Not proud to be British today...

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments


My response to today's referendum results


I am sure that 48% of the British who voted to remain in the EU are feeling the same way as I do now – shocked, sad, disappointed, disillusioned, confused, anxious, pessimistic, and very angry. And we have every right to be angry with what has happened. Perhaps we are in need for some group therapy sessions to calm us down right now.

Why 'Brexit' – and I hate this word – is a global crisis that will have a triggering effect on the entire world? Let's not even discuss the economical impact, but look at it from a wider perspective. These results indeed reflect how divided our world has become. The division happens not only within the UK, but also in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Russia, Africa, South America and Asia (pretty much the entire world). The rise of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage is not a coincidence, as they represent the older white working class voters who are anti-globalisation and racist – even though they would never admit this. Nationalism and xenophobia is spreading like a virus, and it brings out the worst in humanity. I think we ought to pray for the next and future generations, because they will grow up in a more dangerous and intolerant world that is likely to be run by fascists.

Yes, the economy will suffer for some time, but it will recover one day. Yet our confidence and trust in humanity is greatly tarnished by this so-called democratic referendum – which we never asked for in the first place – and I am not sure how we can fully recover from this. If we look at the poll results, we can see that 75% of people aged 18-24 voted to stay, while only 39% of those aged 65 and over backed to stay. Thanks to these patriotic pensioners, the younger generation in Britain will suffer from the consequences in the years to come.

It is not hard to see why these English working class voted the way they did. They are angry about job losses, big corporations dominating the market, the influx of immigrants and most importantly, the loss of their English identity. They are also angry at the Government because their voices were not heard, so 'Brexit' was their revenge on the Government. Yet this was a selfish move, and I don't think they realise the enormity of their decisions. The fact that 52% of the population are more concerned with their own self-interests makes me feel ashamed to be part of this nation. But ultimately, it was David Cameron (who I didn't vote for) who let both sides down. It was his misjudgements and smugness that got all of us into this mess, and although has paid a high price for this, it is relatively insignificant compare to the future of this country.

If buffoons like Boris and Donald end up running the UK and USA, I think I will seek asylum in Mars or any other planets! The thought of this sends chills down my spine, and I sincerely hope that this day will NEVER happen. But the fact that I am writing about this is already quite worrisome, because who is to say that another Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot or Stalin-like figure will not rise again? We now live in a world where people choose to see the differences between people rather than the common ground. This, to me, is the most distressing message that I received from this campaign.

Today is a historical day that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Will the 52% Brits regret their decisions in the coming months/years/decades? We shall see. Meanwhile, the rest of us will have to digest the news of divorce with immense sadness and disbelief.




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