Many readers of this space believe that independence is impossible in our time. I never said it would be easy, and I agree the hurdles are, at the moment, high. However, I would quote the Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009):
It may well be that the impossible at a given moment can become possible only by being stated at a time when it is impossible.
-- Quoted by Kirkpatrick Sale in Human Scale (1980), p. 519.