As my regular readers will know I have been avoiding the news as much as I can, but I am an avid follower of twitter and even reading with one eye scrunched up (that's how I read now) I have not been able to avoid that tonight, or is it tomorrow, Brexit will happen.
I am sad indeed. I don't want to be 'a little Englander' or a whinging POME, a prisoner of mother England, unable to play nicely with our closest neighbours because they are foreign. The kind of people that insist their streets and neighbourhoods remain in a timewarp with the same white neighbours from generation to generation. Sad old farts that simply cannot handle change. I would pity them if their malevolent views were not so pervasive, but sadly they appeal to the lowest echelons of society, the uneducated.
We are entering a new dark age, something that should be recorded somewhere in history. Greed and nationalism has won over equality and compassion. Aldous Huxley has won over George Orwell, we are not in the grey regimented communist world of Orwell, we are in the groteseque, throwaway world of capitalism. I have no doubt, we are probably being graded into alphas, betas and epsilons as I write, our value determined on the number of likes and followers we have in the current world.
Greed is good, greed works, until it causes chaos and turmoil for millions of ordinary people doing ordinary jobs. They are the first to suffer when the drug fuelled spin of the throw the dice tactics are used by the purveyors of high and fast finance. They crash the world's economy, the poor people pay the price. And it's worth mentioning here, that the poor people are the biggest majority. Nuts huh? William Blake prodded the poor.... 'tiger tiger burning bright' , oh if you only knew what power you had. 300+ years later, it is still the same old story, hey poor people, why do you keep voting for the richest to keep getting richer?
I despair, but in a good mood tonight - off to listen to 'Back to Black'.