I'm heartily sick and tired of hearing the 'great and good' intone that they know what's best for us so they're going to raise taxation to spend on projects which will, they think, make us change our beastly, uncivilised ways. I'm pretty sure that well over half of our 649 MPs and all of our current government think we're nose-dripping, sleeve-wiping, forelock-tugging work units.
I'm reasonably happy at the moment to let them continue with their fantasy; after all, we need to see the whites of their eyes and have something in the barrel before they twig that they under-estimated us.
Let them think us fat, doltish and lazy; let them think that we're too stupid to have read the EU treaties that they signed without our permission; let them think we're only interested in tv, Cheryl Kardashian or getting legless and knickerless on a Saturday night; let them think we're gutless; let them deride us, ignore us, pat us on the head.
They haven't read their social history of the English people, for which I'm grateful.
Once again, two quotations ring in my ears:
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."Churchill, The Gathering Storm, p348.March 31, 1939. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain had informed the House of Commons that Britain would support Poland against any action threatening its independence. This marked the end of appeasement to Germany. Churchill thought the decision should have been made sooner when it would have been easier to stop Germany.
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day that my child may have peace."Thomas Paine, Englishman, 1727-1809. His writings played an integral and inspirational part in the 1776 American Revolution.
What brought this on? Nothing really, just Hague saying a vote for UKIP was indulgent.
My advice is what it has always has been: question and evaluate everything those in 'authority' tell you. From time to time you may think it's reasonable to comply but, on the whole, I'm guessing that you're better off if you Just Say No.
These people did: Just Say No
And oh, so much more. Believe me, I could witter on for hours about politics in company and I can drain a party atmosphere 'just like that'. Ultimately, I don't know who are the greater fools: us for letting them get away with it for so long or them for assuming that a vote to represent us in Parliament gives them carte blanche to control our lives.
The biggy that's never addressed is the right to determine our own laws as a Sovereign Country. That's the one. Not many people seem to realise that, since Maastricht, the Monarch of this country is a citizen of the European Union and I think that's desperately sad.
The bottom line is that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has been brought low in order to 'harmonise' with other countries in the name of equality and integration.
I see that some bloggers are proposing a new agenda for democracy in Britain but I worry about the incestuous nature of the posts and I worry that one is deemed the natural leader and others the acolytes.We need a true grassroots revolt, by the people, for the people.
I see the whites of the eyes of the EU but I'm not seeing any British opposition. Read, recognise the truth, teach your children and don't leave their education in the hands of the state. Demand better - you pay for it through taxation. Call the State out on it and don't let them hive off your taxes in order to support ideologies that you don't agree with.
England is the country most threatened yet it's the country that is never acknowledged by any politician; it has no Parliament; they say we never existed or that we're just mongrels yet the truth is that when England falls, all is lost. England is their historical enemy and their target.
With thanks to the The BS Historian for the pic.