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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Independence Day, UK!

Almost a year ago, I wrote in this little blog about the forthcoming Brexit vote. I noted that,
the British, not known for welcoming invaders, have had enough. Well, those who are still British and appreciate their country and its history. Let us not forget that there was a deliberate Labour policy to alter irreversibly the social composition of Britain so as to make it much less British.
I sorta predicted Brexit would win, noting that whenever the progressive establishment keeps calling a vote as "too close to call" that usually means the progressives crazies will lose. Brexit won the referendum despite the establishment media pile on and the decades of Labour devised social engineering in immigration and education that seeks to undermine British society. I also noted in that same piece that the vote would be over not economic issues but social and cultural ones,
At the risk of being reprimanded and corrected by this blog's one or two British readers, I offer that the force driving the pro-Brexit movement is not solely or even mostly about economics, or finance, or currency exchange rates. It is about something much, much more important. It is about reclaiming the soul of Britain; preserving and restoring that which made Britain, notably England, one of the world's greatest countries, a nation of stunning consequence. It is about deciding whether the great British traditions and innovations that have made our modern world are worth saving or should be discarded.
I think I was right about that. I also in subsequent pieces (here for example) worried that the establishment counterattack would be not long in coming and be fierce,
We've seen lots of stories about a petition launched immediately after the Brexit victory calling for a second referendum on the basis, I guess, that the people who voted for Britain to "Leave the EU," didn't understand that "Leave the EU" meant "Leave the EU." All sorts of breathless accounts of how this petition drew signatures from thousands, tens-of-thousands, hundreds-of-thousands, millions even of Britons who felt defrauded and had not understood for what they had voted. Look, I am no expert on things computerish and internetish but, I have serious doubts about that petition. In this age of hacktivists, spambots, and web pranksters, can we really take such a petition seriously? Nothing suspicious at all over how quickly the list of signatories grew? Just saying
I had strong doubts about PM Theresa May who took over from the hapless David Cameron in the wake of the vote. I wasn't at all sure that the new PM, clearly not a Brexiteer, would follow through and execute the will of the British voters. The establishment counterattack mentioned before, of course, was fierce and for a time it seemed that May, in Thatcher's immortal phrase, would go "wobbly" in the face of it. At least from the outside, it looked as if the progs and their world order allies would manage to nullify the vote. It seems, however, that she withstood the slings and arrows--or maybe found herself with no other choice--and has signed the Article 50 notification informing the EU that Britain is leaving. The reaction from the EU has been as expected, with the bureaucrats of the EC, the EU's bureaucratic arm, wailing that one of the EU's biggest cash cows is walking out of the barn. It seems, so far, at least, that May is holding tough in the face of EU threats and demands, and I hope she doesn't yield too much to demands re EU citizens, trade, and court rulings.

Leaving is a complex process, and the progs want to make it as complex, time-consuming, painful, and downright difficult as they can. My two-cents of advice to the British: hang tough and keep it simple, to wit, you're leaving whether or not the EU likes it. Remember, the EU needs you more than you need the EU.

Anyhow, congratulations to the people of Britain who will experience a rebirth of freedom.

24 comments:

  1. I have no doubt that the EU/ progressive / remoaner approach is to make the process and as difficult, complex, expensive and generally fraught as they can, and then demand another vote on the basis that no one properly understood the consequences at the time of the referendum.

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  2. It is no longer Theresa May ... it is Theresa Will (or, better, Did)!

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    1. By George, I think she's got it... ;)

      OW~~~

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  3. Well, I know why I voted leave. The ruling classes think I am a pillock and I think they are a bunch of plonkers. They don't care what I think and I don't care what they say. The referendum was my first chance since 1975 to let them know what I think, and it only came about because the Prime Minister of the day was a complete plonker. I took the chance.

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    1. That sounds entirely understandable. And I think it about sums up why Hillary lost in the USA elections.

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  4. Republicans might want to think about how this applies to exiting Obamacare.

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    1. Yes, especially the part about 'screw the Press' and the "plonkers"!

      OW~~~

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    2. They did. It's one of the reasons trump won.

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  5. Makes me want to SING~~~ ..."Rule, Britannia! Britannia rule the waves: Britons never will be slaves."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHNfvJc99YY
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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  6. They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
    Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
    They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
    They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
    And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
    Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.

    We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
    Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
    It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
    Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst.
    It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
    God's scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
    But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
    Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

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    1. Author! Author!
      OW~~~

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    2. It is a poem called The Secret People by G.K.Chesterton. Link here:

      http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/secret-people.html

      However, I think Kipling captured the sentiment a bit better in these two :

      http://www.europeanamericansunited.org/school1/Fiction/kipling/awakened.htm

      and as a warning to the rulers, this one:

      http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/norman_and_saxon.html

      Phil B

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    3. Bravo, and 3 cheers!
      For the misunderstood Poet
      in most of us.
      Tks Phil...
      On Watch...

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  7. I'm proud of my older cousins the Brits. Go get'em fellows, or as one of your fairly famous guys once said "engage them more closely"!

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  8. Now to see if the Brits can do something really radical and return all the Muslim "refugees" that the EU foisted on them back to the EU.

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    1. Not sure, as I too am but a distant cousin of the Brits, however, metinks much of the 'foisting of the Muslim refugees' and 'street-arabs' too, was pandered by himself, the royal cross-dresser, affectionately known to his Subjects as Clown Prince Charlie! Hence the vexatious expression "Thar Blows sometin rotten at Windsor"...

      OW~~~

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    2. Re Charles and Islam: I read huge amounts about Diana as a "working princess." Didn't care about her love life or woes with Charles, but wanted to know what job of being a royal princess entails. There are a number of descriptions of trips abroad where Diana and Charles shared a plane for part of trip but then Charles peeled off to go on private vacation at home/compound/tent of some sheikh or another. The various chronicles (including one by Diana's chief of staff who accompanied Charles on one such jaunt) say Charles was really drawn to these men and something about their way of life. Don't know what, as his lunacies so far do not include suggesting burkas or segregating women or killing infidels.

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  9. "Leaving is a complex process": if it proves too tiresome we can just bid them a cheerful "up yer bum" and stalk off. They're hardly going to invade us, are they?

    I suspect that most eurocrats have no idea of just how powerful the Sovereignty of Parliament is. As long as our bloody judges don't let us down. For correcting them we'd need to turn to Shakespeare.

    Dick:
    The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

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  10. To my eye, Brexit is being completely sabotaged and will not happen. Britain will have the worst of all worlds, still in the EU stranglehold, but now openly treated as a pariah. I don't know whether this question is related: if populism is winning: why did Wilders not win in the Netherlands, and before that, the nationalist party in Austria, and given circumstances in Germany and Sweden, how do their ruling parties have any support at all? Who is it in Germany who supports Merkel and thinks things are just ducky?

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  11. Msher,
    I can't agree, all they did in Austria and the Netherlands is slow down the inevitable.

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    1. Perhaps I didn't write my post clearly. I mean populism is not winning. Wilders and the Austrian nationalist party lost.

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    2. Msher,
      No, you were clear enough. I just think that there is a movement afoot worldwide that in the end can't be stopped. All the Globalist were able to do is slow it down and give themselves the illusion of defeating it. Of course I could be dead wrong, but I don't think so.
      I truly believe that what has gone on at least since the end of WWII is done for, a force that has expended itself. Now where this movement I speak of will end up, I really don't know, but again at the moment I don't think it can be stopped.

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    3. Sorry, I misunderstood your post. I dearly hope I am wrong and you are right. I also have some heightened concerns again for America because I think Trump is too trusting of Ryan (Why was Trump fighting for that Ryan abomination of a healthcare bill?), doesn't understand how truly ideological Dems are (perhaps including is own son-in-law) and that they will not work with him except to destroy him and he doesn't understand legit concerns of Freedom Caucus and is now trashing them. I am concerned he will get played by Dems and is going to lose conservative support, and then we are lost too. And American business, corporation by corporation, has climbed on the progressive bandwagon, to say nothing of schools and universities. So I am pretty pessimistic in general.

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    4. "I am concerned he will get played by Dems and is going to lose conservative support, and then we are lost too."

      Oh Ye of little faith!
      Trump, and his legions of deplorables are cut from the center of the Pie! What little is left on the fringes, are what remains of the Progs, and their toadies, those who've all but devoured the American Pie.

      Nobody said re-baking America was going to be easy, and picking fights before you are capable of winning the fight,is not necessarily a good strategy for winning the war! Unless you're probing to reveal the enemies position, or testing your own Forces strength and weakness. The enemy is digging in, the 'holes reveal where they are...

      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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