Dear United States, the United Kingdom would like to bend your lug-hole for a min…
Just imagine for a minute you’re British. I know, I know, a painful way to start a blog post by donning an imaginary red-coat, but there’s good reason this time. I do pledge to reward you with Eagles, Freedom and Flags at the end. Honest guv’.
You’re gently supping your tea (recently recovered from some “Harbour” incident), you’re enjoying the warm cloudy weather and already looking forward to the next slither of sunlight that may appear this afternoon.
But that morning, your bowler hat is a little off, it’s bit knocked out of joint because the status quo of your life has been rather awkwardly changed and you’re heading to a weird and very un-certain future you didn’t want.
Some bloody chap who’s frankly “anti-establishment” and should be horrifically un-electable has just changed something major for you and your beloved Country. This chap, has just led your country into a world of racism and un-certainty.
Notice any similarities between the USA and UK yet?
It’s just weird because, your own side has had experts, facts, business leaders and sane people busy proving that the UK is better in the EU, telling us realistically how the UK will suffer if we leave and showing us facts about how we’re so much better in the EU.
However, something crazy just happened to us all. It was only marginal, but the crazy person’s side just won and we’re exiting the EU, you may know it as #brexit. That crazy “leader” who’s been bothering you all just marginally swayed a country to his xenophobic and previously un-electable ways…
Does this type of political person ring a bell with someone in your current politics? Someone, who no matter the awful things they say, they’re lauded as a breath of fresh air. No matter the un-proven lies they keep spouting they only seem to grow stronger? No matter how many facts there were, feelings rather than thruth won out… is something like that happening in the beloved United States too?
No matter how many facts there were, feelings rather than thruth won out…
We would hate for our wonderful allies to go through the pain of the mistake we’ve all made of “not doing enough” and just hoping your fellow citizens will vote your way. For us, we were a strong force, where United we stood, now divided.. we look like fools.
Also, in hindsight, it turns out we should have done more than just Facebook posts to my already converted online pals. Turns out I should have but a couple of quid (hard cash money cash) into the side I believed in. Turns out, that weekend there was a march in the city, we should have gone and increased the numbers. Looks like I should have knocked on doors. Whilst yes, we had facts, I’m afraid you may need to fight some fire with fire and appeal to people’s hearts too. Only presenting, “facts and experts” seems to naturally scare people and further enamour their feelings to ignore the facts and those people bullying them into thinking they are wrong.
So pretty much we should have done anything a little more. Because the win was only marginal (48.1% Remain, 51.9% Leave), but now we all have to live with the cloud over our head that is #Brexit.
Don’t make yourselves have to live under the cloud of rubbisheness’ we all now have to. I’d hate for you to wake up after the election, and the side you’ve voted for lost… marginally.
Now as promised my American chums, throw off the dusty red-coat and Queen’s taxes and enjoy a smattering of Eagles, Freedom and imgur 🙂 Just hand me back that tea and don’t do anything rash with it… we’ve already got a bruised nose over that one.
Now as promised… your Eagles of Freedom!
Birth of freedom
MRW I See That It’s July 4th
Don’t know why this isn’t on the front page on July 4th