Sky News has just announced that a UK ticket holder has just nabbed the £121.3m EuroMillions jackpot. But what can they buy with the money; to which I replied: A one-way plane ticket out of what has become a sh*thole of a country?
Dirk Bogarde, interviewed in 1981, on why he had moved to France, replied that England was no longer the country which he ‘knew’, that when he did return he felt himself an ‘alien.’
How many of us, depending on our year of birth, feel exactly the same? How many of us feel, likewise, aliens in our own country?
More importantly, how many of us ‘stood by’ – and kept ‘silent’ – while 650 of a political elite changed our country without our specific agreement? Over centuries we have stood firm against foreign countries and their rulers who wished to change our way of life, most recently during the 1940s; yet since then have allowed those within to accomplish just that, without ‘firing a shot in defiance’.
This ‘acquiescence’ has continued to/by those who believe they know better than us, who believe our country is theirs and not ‘ours’, who believe that they have the ‘right’, through the position they have ‘inherited’/’enveigled‘, to change our society/values/traditions, in the name of progress/multiculturalism.
In the same context it continues today with Brexit, in that they, our ‘political elite’ so continue by obfuscation and deceit for their own ends. Oh, for sure, we continue to elect these ‘democratised dictators’; but for how much longer will we continue so to do, before the proverbial ‘penny drops’? When will the people of this country realise that the word democracy stems from the Greek: Demos: people, Kratos: power, ie: people power and realise that rather than be the servants of a select few, that the ‘few’ are but the servants of the people?
Switzerland realiased this basic fact of democracy many centuries ago with the introduction of direct democracy, whereby they gained control of their politicians. How many more centuries must pass before we in the United Kingdom do likewise?
Tony Blair, for poliIical purposes and to garner votes, introduced an ill-thought-through ‘devolution’ for Scotland and Wales; and look at ‘the mess’ that has brought us. If Switzerland can manage to have 26 ‘self-governing’ regions, surely it is not beyond the wit of the UK to manage just four?
In conclusion, where I lucky enough to come by the financial means I too would vacate a country that has ‘lost its way’ through the apathy of its people – but not before placing a ‘time-bomb’ amongst my remaining fellow men.