Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Brexit balls - the missing variety

In case you missed it, here is a Brexit comment on a WUWT post. Part of me wishes I could write with such passion, it clears the air and brushes aside all those nit-picking arguments. Perhaps our balls have withered after decades of political correctness.

Gary Pearse April 12, 2016 at 7:30 am

UK Brexit. Reject the EU before it is too late! I’ve been appalled at expressions by seemingly intelligent commenters talking about the risks of leaving! Fear from the greatest empire builder the world has ever known!!

Please, be afraid instead of what this sick continent will ultimately do to you. Indeed this could be the last referendum you will ever be allowed to have. These people never had an idea of freedom. It was invented by you guys! They invented the mouldy marxbrothers and it keeps rising from the ashes of every one of its failures.

You invented the industrial revolution. You and your English speaking progeny garnered most of the Nobel Prizes! Dig down and find your pride and the good sense you also invented. I’m just a prairie boy from Manitoba but I have the guts of a lion that you also gave us all. Don’t let us down! You have a whole world to trade and do business with. Remember you have a couple of billion people who have your language, values, energy, talent and ferocious desire for freedom! I wish this letter could be put in front of every one of you.


DCBain said...

We can only hope that the drones, after years of conditioning, don't believe the lies being spread by Cameroid, his electronic propagandist the BBC and others who want their noses kept in the trough.

Henry Kaye said...

There are many of us who desperately want to leave and our reasons are many but the important one is that we want our country back. We don't want to see it amalgamated into a single unit that slowly but surely destroys our culture, our history, our traditions, our identity. The possible impact of our leaving is of no consequence to us although we don't accept that there is any insurmountable problem.

It is unfortunate, though, that so many of our fellow countrymen and women don't seem to share our passions and may yet vote away our heritage - a heritage that they don't realise they value just as much as we do and won't feel their loss until it is too late. They simply don't understand what is at stake.

Sam Vega said...

An excellent piece of writing. One of the main problems here is conservatism. Too many people have grown up with the EU, and for them it is merely wallpaper. For them, things seem to be OK, or at least problems can be attributed to more specific causes than our belonging to an empire. It would be interesting to see stats on the proportion of such "youngsters" within the electorate, and also how they are likely to vote. Cameron, of course, is one of their number.

Born slaves.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to say I think this piece contains a very poor argument for Brexit. The implication is 'if only the Brits could get some balls (aka break a few rules, kick a few arses) then all would be right with their world. After all that strategy worked in the days of empire.

Well those days are over, there will be no more empire building (aka exploitation, robbery and slavery). We have indeed spread English to the internet (via the Americans) and the City of London was never all that interested in the industrial revolution, there were far richer pickings to be had in trade. Now every semi-competent country is much the same in education, industrial and trading capacity and infrastructure, the world is levelling up (or down) fast.

So what to do. TBH I don't know, I suspect the stultifying tedium of Brussels is probably a least bad option (it keeps the useless classes from doing harm). But I do see a problem, the British government and parliament still retains deluded folk who think there is some magical solution to our problems - I am pretty sure there ain't. I think that delusion is preventing the necessary focus on hard work and hard choices that we need.

Derek said...

No "balls", and no desire to have any. Precisely why both sides of the House are advocating remain, the reigns and responsibility has been taken out of their hands. But the cardboard cut-outs still stand and berate/applaud each other as in the debate in the House on the EU Referendum Act on Monday 11th April during which it is clear that government along with the opposition are in the majority advocating remain, despite the realities of our experience of being members for the past forty odd years during which time we have seen our fishing industry decimated, our steel industry brought to its knees, and farming in dire straits. There is no certainty of that situation changing in a "reformed" EU (what reform?) only of more of the same if not worse. Yet our 'government' see nothing but sweetness and light, and portray the future of remaining as the best for all. Who's filling their pockets? Who's doing their job for them and saying "Well done"? The "stultifying tedium of Brussels" is working to plan: eradication of individual thought. Forty odd years of homogenisation into the hive, a bit at a time, until there appears no safe alternative than to remain in the hive.

A K Haart said...

DCB, Henry and Sam - it seems to be a close call at the moment. I don't think many people research the issues at all and have no real notion of what political independence might mean. It's more a question of feelings, familiarity and wondering if continental holidays might be put at risk.

Roger - I see it as an ideal, not in the starry eyed sense but as a means to remind ourselves about political independence and its responsibilities. I don't think many voters have ant desire for either, but to my mind the ideals are still worth polishing up and sticking on the sideboard. Apart from our own governing clowns, Mr Pearse reminds us of the other great unknown.

"Please, be afraid instead of what this sick continent will ultimately do to you."

Derek - I agree. Remain is the feeble option, the one where we are least able to steer our own course. Not that we are likely to steer it well on our own, but taking back the wheel from Brussels has to be the least bad move.