You can tell that my heart's not really in this blog because I hate complaining and whining but feel that I have to do this one about stuff that annoys the hell out of me.
Brump is my word for the car crash that is Brexit and Donald Trump.
The two big intertwined snakes of Brexit and Donald Trump's Victory have left me open to accusations that I don't know what democracy is and I should shut the f**k up and accept the "will of the people".
My counter argument is that the people who voted were blatantly lied to. When I point this out I'm told that people "should have known" that they were lies. Well if you go and buy a Ferrari that is advertised as having a top speed of 300 mph, it gets delivered , and it wont top 30 mph because it only has a 500cc engine , what would you do? Should you have known?
Brexit promised immigration control, money for the NHS , more control and none of those are going to happen and in fact our government are selling off everything to foreign governments while still plunging the county into further debt. It's funny how austerity only hits the poor.
Trump promised to take on big business , bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA, build a wall, to keep out Mexicans but the electorate were wary that Hilary Clinton would just get into bed with bug business and the rich would get richer and the poor will get poorer.
I remember Margaret Thatcher once saying she wanted a "return to Victorian values" and for years I thought she meant no sex, no nudity, no swearing, but then I realise that what she really meant was that she wanted a slave underclass who didn't need paying because they would just kow-tow to their betters. That's what the Tory "Austerity" program is aimed at.
These two events (Brexit / Trump) have validated racist and homophobic opinions resulting in people being attacked and killed, the fall out from these events have proved that they are wrong.
And back to democracy. A vote should be based on truths and not the opinions of the best con men. Here's Wikipedia's definition.
Check out Adam Curtis' Hypernormalisation here which gives a good insight into why we are in this situation
OK That's it out of my system but we are in a bad place and I hope that the good and sensible ones among us can mobilize and do something about it.
Have a great day my friends.
Musically we'll go with Dick Gaughan's "World Turned Upside Down" and provide some amusing political insights from PJ O'Rourke.