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Brexit - Nonsense on stilts and turning cartwheels

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Added: Monday, February 11th 2019 at 10:49am by ill-mind
 
 
 

So, Dear Reader.


I've been away for a very long time and much has happened in the meanwhile. None of which do I intend to tell you about.


My black and bloody Darling recently was in receipt of a comment on one of her posts (that has nothing at all to do with this one) - made by an American friend of hers - to the effect that he, MaxLiberty, had never seen a good argument against Brexit. This is my attempt to supply that deficit.

 

The single greatest argument against British exit from the European Union is that it puts in jeopardy the Union between England and Scotland that has been in existence for six hundred years. That Union came into being in the immediate aftermath of the death of Elizabeth R (Elizabeth 1) - England's greatest Queen - and the ascension of James 1 as King of both Scotland and England. That's six hundred years of fighting together against common enemies instead of against each other. Six hundred years of blood shed together makes a wide red river, and a current that's deep and strong.


It threatens the Union because Scotland remains a part of the EU. With England, Northern Ireland and Wales outside of the EU, the Scots (always bloody-minded, rebelious, and unruly) will see far greater opportunities for advancement and development within the EU than as part of the Union. And their itch for independence will grow. And independence for Scotland cannot possibly be allowed.


England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, are a single, unitary, unified State. Different peoples. Different Nations. One State. One State that it has taken 953 years of bloody struggle to achieve, at the cost of uncountable numbers of slaughtered dead.


Would I give up any part of that? No. Would I allow any part of it to be given up? No.


And this has nothing whatever to do with any question that might remotely be thought to be democratic in nature. Democracy is a sham, a rubber stamp that legitimates the rule of our Domestic Tyrants: credit agencies, the banks, the markets, the rotating cabals and dynasties of plutocratic oligarchs who form the 'political elite'. It has nothing to do with the interests and political aspirations of The People, still less with their economic interests per se.


It has to do with the the State, unified, legitimate, and Sovereign.


I am almost sixty now. If the Union is seen to begin to dissolve armed resistance to its dissolution will emerge, led again by Parliament (I would very much hope) and Britain would enter into its ninth Civil War (yes, we've had eight others). I would go back and fight on the side of Parliament, or any force whatever that fought to defend the Union. And I would not stop fighting until its every enemy was dead and cold.


You think Lincoln wanted to keep the American Union together? You have no idea.


So, Dear Reader.


Let me say now that I don't by any means think that the question of the Union is the only reason not to leave the EU. It's simply the most important reason.


There's is also the rapidly developing flight of major businesses such as Nissan from the UK - up to one in three. There is the question of a resurgent 'hard border' between the Five Counties of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and with it a return to the vicious political sectarianism of The Troubles, through which I lived and which killed my best friend.


There is the question of the ruinous loss of inward investment from the EU in the form of social and cultural funding, as well as the equally ruinous loss of European investment related directly to economic output.


And there is, not the question but the certainty of, the complete loss of all ability to influence and help direct the future development of the European Union, the world's largest trading bloc and single largest economy. That alone marks Brexit as not merely nonsense but nonsense on stilts and turning cartwheels.


Think of the EU as a Walled City, and the UK as a single merchant who as a citizen can trade there freely, enjoys its protection and support, and through the power of its influence in the world enjoys unparalleled opportunities and access to markets he could never reach alone. And then he exiles himself, in the blind and fatuous belief that he can somehow do better on his own, that, like some buccaneering flea he'll go hopping and skipping through the world, making profit from simple-minded foreigners who will succumb to his dazzling wit and charm.


Fleas are easily crushed.


Now, imagine this merchant, instead, remains a citizen, and works tirelessly for the City's betterment and improvement. At every turn, with every effort, he works to increase the City's place in the World, and in doing so he succeeds in bringing improvement and positive development to the lives of every other citizen.


This merchant rises to become, not a Dictator, Tyrant, or King, but First among Equals, exercising influence in accordance with and in the degree to which he has contributed to the development and increase in the City's welfare and power in the world.


The only way the UK can, now, be anything more than a small island off the coast of Europe is to remain in the EU. And I see absolutely no reason why the UK could not rise to the position of First among Equals in a federalized Great Union of European Nation States which agree to act collectively in matters of global economic, political (as in the management of events, not in the promotion of human good), and military interests - but which internally are entirely Sovereign


Such a Union would see the disappearance of pan-European institutions such as the Court of Justice; the farce that is the European Parliament; the Common Fisheries and Agriculture Policy; the Shengen Area (free movement of persons without passports or visa controls); and the rejection of all 'human rights' law incorporated into the legislation of the member States.


Outside the EU the UK is a flea to be crushed, destined to become (if it's lucky) a kind of theme park, a Medieval Fayre such as we are familiar with here in the USA, and the horrible tendency of the British people to ape the very worst of American culture will continue unabated, will accelerate and grow infinitely worse.


There is only one thing more important to me than the Union between England and Scotland.


England.


England itself.


I became a Citizen of the Republic of the United States of America ten years ago. It was the single proudest moment of my life. It still is.


But England is beyond pride. England is the marrow of the bones that form me, the heart that pumps and the blood that flows, inescapable and inevitable.


I can bear to watch England, First among the Equals of the United Kingdom, change and grow. But I cannot bear to see England, as part of the UK, wither, disappear, and be forgotten.


And continued membership of the EU, whatever the result of that damnable exercise in fraud, deceit, lies, manipulation and contempt for the future of the people of the UK as a whole, known as 'the referendum, is the only way to ensure the survival of England.


And in case I have made myself seem like some antiquated nostalgic Romantic and hopless conservative reactionary I will say this. I don't want the England of the past. I want the England that is to come, and I understand that the State, unitary, unified, legitimate and Sovereign, is the necessary structure of power, authority, and continuity with the past that protects and promotes that continued development into the future.


One more thought. Democracies? I like them because they're funny. But I couldn't eat a whole one.



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{#basic-cool.gif}   Thank you, darling.  I will respond properly after I watch the video.

I love you.

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All achieved with chemical assistance.

Seems Blogsterites are too American to give a damn either way, sugarbooger, but I care.

~bites~

I give a damn.

Good.  What are your thoughts on the matter?  Keep in mind that the writer here, my husband, has lived in the USA for the last 17 years, and hasn't been personally exposed to everyday life there for a long time.

I care too.  I appreciate this perspective very much. 

I told her to tell you to take it easy on me.... no memo? lol

The single greatest argument against British exit from the European Union is that it puts in jeopardy the Union between England and Scotland that has been in existence for six hundred years.

I have heard this point put front and center many times. I understand where you're coming from as I have with others who share that view. But I see it exactly the opposite. The EU will destroy what you suggest is sacred. You see it as not giving anything up, and I see it as giving everything up.

It has to do with the the State, unified, legitimate, and Sovereign.

Under the EU it will be nothing close to that. It's not that now but on paper.

I have plenty idea what Lincoln wanted, and what the British wanted.

And I see absolutely no reason why the UK could not rise to the position of First among Equals in a federalized Great Union of European Nation States which agree to act collectively in matters of global economic, political (as in the management of events, not in the promotion of human good), and military interests - but which internally are entirely Sovereign.

Lol there is no agreement. It's either do as the EU says, or suffer. Do you listen to the people you wish to be your masters? There will be no first among equals under a EU authoritarian body. You're all the same, and will be treated in such a way that future generations won't even know the stuff you previously mentioned. The Super State EU is about control the present and erasing history, just like they've been doing in Germany. You make some excellent points about survival for the U.K. within the EU, and I agree with your point about fleas... but you seem to assume the EU will survive. I'm not so sure. I'd take my chances as an Island.

I'd rather have American influence over the cultural Marxist, politically correct nightmare spreading throughout the EU right now. All the BS we have now comes from the same screwed up minds running the EU.

I don't think it's development in store, more like dismantling. For whatever good would come from being in the EU, I think it's worth the cost.

My family are from Scotland and they hate England. So, as I'm reading this I realize I'm hearing a passionate case which is personal and kind of goes beyond what my concerns are. I completly get your position as it relates to England and can respect that 100%.

And continued membership of the EU, whatever the result of that damnable exercise in fraud, deceit, lies, manipulation and contempt for the future of the people of the UK as a whole, known as 'the referendum, is the only way to ensure the survival of England.

I think it's certain death and irrelevance. Not what I'd call survival. I'd rather die on my feet than on my knees which is where everyone is gonna be under the EU. They treat dissenters like that right now.

Like I said, you make an excellent case but I think for you to understand where I'm coming from fully, the conversation needs to be about globalism and the push for One World Governance (by the EU), not Brexit - because that is where my support for Brexit comes from.

Like Maggie tho, I very much appreciate this perspective and thanks for sharing.

My keyboard is screwed and I'm picking this out one letter at a time with the mouse on a virtual one. It sucks. I'm going to be slow...

I have a spare keyboard if you guys need one

Simon's on a laptop.  Then again, he runs double monitors so why not an external keyboard?

Pretty sure I have a couple USB ones in the basement. Got a port working and available?

We have an old keyboard he can try, he's just being lazy because he's not really writing much anymore, it's been years, really.  But I guess he's doing ok with his games, otherwise he'd be fiddling with it until it worked, lol.

He thinks it's software related, I'm not so sure.  Our keyboards get pretty grotty, and I know a *lot* of people with keyboard issues on their laptop.  Even Blogster's own maggie has had to teach herself to re-type as various keys died on hers, a couple of times, even!  (i think she uses her phone now, can't imagine it myself.  My texting skills suck the big wazoo and my eyes ain't too good, either.

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