“Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses.”
“A heartfelt message to all you mainly English, nationalist, voices-of-the-past, British Empire, flag-waving, Brexit, twatriots:
My dear rightwing twatwiots. i give you the following words writen by a friend of mine. Please learn your history and realise that here as in America and as here ..the old lies fool you and the projected hates obscure you……when oh when will you wake up to the fact that all the populist right right does is to destroy and divide? .perhaps some of you are wakimg up?.;….its about time…
A heartfelt message to all you mainly English, nationalist, voices-of-the-past, British Empire, flag-waving, Brexit, twatriots:First, YOUR predecessors “lost” the British Empire. (“Get over it”, eh? 😉 ) A British construct based on exploitation, armed force, subjugation, slavery, protectionism, and wilful murder by violence, torture, starvation, famine and neglect of hundreds of millions. A construct that funded Britain’s industrial revolution, financed further wars and lined the pockets of our aristocracy.
Second, you’ve effectively lost that Empire’s successor, the Commonwealth, which you mistakenly think is a trade opportunity and not the monarchy-based ex-Empire social club that it really is. The reality is that memories of past Empire injustices and occupations are long amongst their current populations and leaderships, particularly in countries like India and Sri Lanka. Before British military occupation, India as a country and continent was one of the richest and most prosperous in the world. Two hundred years of plunder and deaths, to finance Britain’s industrial revolution, monarchy and aristocracy destroyed that. As an aside, relations with Sri Lanka were effectively destroyed by Cameron during his visit several years ago, despite his subsequent “dressing down” by the Queen. Furthermore, Commonwealth countries already have perfectly satisfactory, good, cheaper and quicker, trading arrangements with countries far closer than Britain. Additionally, and ironically for you, the only way to ensure even passable trade deals would be to accept higher immigration from them, as demonstrated with India, for example.
Thirdly, you’ve damaged our future trade and other relationships with the world’s biggest trading bloc. Goodness only knows how that’s going to pan out – most probably, on present showing, as a complete disaster, economically, socially and for domestic and international politics.
Fourthly, with Scotland and Northern Ireland showing huge majorities for Remain, you’ve risked the future of our own United Kingdom. Incidentally, it seems to have escaped your notice that it is, in fact, a British version of that very, non-existent for now, voluntary, one currency, EU federation, that you so vehemently oppose! The effects are clear, yesterday in Northern Ireland, with the likely return of direct rule, another version of the troubles, perhaps bringing back Irish terrorism to towns and cities across Britain. The vexing EU border problem between the two Irelands can only add fuel to that situation, perhaps insoluble without a one Irish state solution?
With all the above, do you REALLY think that British politicians and businessmen will receive greater bargaining power and profit from a global trading and international relations future outside the EU?
What a complete and utter mess you’ve gotten us into!
So much for all your “regaining control”, nationalism and twatriotism, eh? :’(