Saturday, 1 February 2020

Where's my milk and honey?

I voted to remain and although initially pissed off with the referendum result, over time I just got bored of the shit show and tried to ignore the whole thing.  But I can't ignore that this is the closest thing to a real democratic vote this country has ever seen and I have to respect that vote even if I don't like it.  I don't have a problem with that bit.   The vote was held after campaigns from both sides of the argument that were farcical, full of misinformation, lies and what you and I call bullshit. We didn't really know what we were voting for.  That is the bit that itches my arse.  

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

I agree that the EU is a farce of fuckery.  It is a giant cow pat of bureaucracy; undemocratic, corrupt and cruel; it badly needs reform but then Westminster is all of those things and its a whole lot closer to home.  No matter how bad Brussels is, our own parliament is a hive of bastards, hopefully the real problem will now be more obvious.

"The English electoral system, for instance is an all but open fraud.  In a dozen obvious ways it is gerrymandered in the interests of the moneyed class"

You see the trouble with Corbyn was he gave the likes of me hope, but too much media shit stuck and it was never going to be allowed to happen.  What we need now is a socialist successor without the smears who can ride the tide of muck that will inevitably be hurled her way.  Ultimately we need electoral reform, true proportional representation and we might not get the former before the latter.  

"We shall have to fight against bribary, ignorance and snobbery.  The bankers and larger businessmen, the land owners and dividend drawers, the officials and their prehensile bottoms will obstruct for all they are worth.  Even the middle classes will writhe when their accustomed way of life is menaced."

Reading back I realised I've used a reeking pile of fecal references, this wasn't deliberate but it does seem to fertilize things appropriately.  All of the quotes were written by George Orwell in 1940, during the darkest days of the war.  Europe as a whole is in a much better state than back then, thank God.  Unfortunately English politics and English politicians are a fucking sight worse.

"... a few rich men and their hired liars..."

But the last word goes to Johnny.

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