Trust in me – the entrancement by a snake

Well, yesterday was a day to remember – was it not? We had a spectacle of politicians who know nowt about the subject matter spending more than three hours questioning a prime minister who was likewise unknowing and who lied through her back teeth.

We had calls from some politicians stating that as they, the politicians, were unable to solve a problem which they had chosen to  solve and found themselves  unable so to do; they therefore wished to pass the buck back to the electorate. So those that know nowt ask those who also know nowt for an answer to their dilemma.

Where Brexit and today’s developments are concerned, coupled with our media ‘flocking’ to those who appear to know nowt, I am drawn to a quote from Alice in Wonderland:

In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: and in that direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.” “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Chapter 6, Pig and Pepper

I watched the entire proceedings of what amounted to an extended ‘PMQs’; and the resultant feeling was, was usual, of questions from those who knew nowt being posed to one who knew nowt. Many tried to suggest that there were only three options; namely ‘No Brexit’; No Deal; and the ‘May Plan’.

In respect of the preceding paragraphs I am reminded of the lyrics from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arther’s Court:

We’re busy doin’ nothin’,
Workin’ the whole day through,
Tryin’ to find lots of things not to do,
We’re busy goin’ nowhere
Isn’t it just a crime,
We’d like to be unhappy, but,
We never do have the time.

Which sums up, in a nutshell, the attitude of our political class where the future of our nation is concerned; be that Brexit or any other matter.

There is, however, a fourth option: EFTA/EEA, which had it been adopted would have negated all the hot air we have endured for the past two plus years from both our political class, the media and all those entrenched in the Westminster Bubble.

It is a continual wonder of mine that our political ‘great and good’ – including the media and think tanks – seem unable to separate ‘membership of the EU’ and ‘membership of the political construct of the EU’. In that regard it is beyond belief, to my recollection,  that not one Member of Parliament. nor anyone from the media, has raised this point.

As I have written previously, for too long we, the people, have been conditioned by the state that we, the people, should not think for ourselves or worry about ‘matters nation’ as the state will ‘care for us’..  As a result we, the people’ have become a tad complacent nay, subsequently, ‘innocent’.

Think Jungle Book where politicians and their words are concerned:

Trust in me, just in me
Shut your eyes and trust in me
You can sleep safe and sound
Knowing I am around

Slip into silent slumber
Sail on a silver mist
Slowly and surely your senses
Will cease to resist

Trust in me, just in me
Shut your eyes and trust in me

We have  been lied to on many occasions, none more so than in the this latest ‘Agreement’:  which reminds me of a reputed quote by Ernest Hemingway:

All things truly wicked start from innocence.

Coupled with a reputed statement by Stephen King:

The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.

Just when will the electorate realise that a politician who campaigned to remain in the EU  is only too ready to ‘arrange’ for an agreement to keep us in the EU? Who knows just what shenanigans were carried on behind closed doors in this regard? There are calls for ‘legal opinions’ to be published. Hows about ‘minutes’ of the negotiations being published so that we know just what was discussed?

Wherefore democracy?

Readers will have noticed that I have quoted liberally from fairy tales because that is what we heard and saw – he government front bench was led by Kaa who faced off to King Louie.

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