A dragon has been wounded. Inconceivable mortality. Vicious. Dangerous. Its wound, a scratch. Its roar, has a timbre of fear. For now it knows its foe will slay it with a simple word.
Its a little odd to me that the British people’s decision to leave the EU appears shrouded in fear and uncertainty. I think it is the best opportunity to begin to change the things that have, until now, been accepted as unchangeable. While people are exercising their disbelief regarding the outcome of the referendum, the clamouring system is clumsily trying to retain control.
There is a definable ideological debate between the centralisation of control, posited as globalism and internationalism, and a resistance against that. A number of interesting developments have occurred in recent days.
The man appointed to head up the government’s EU exit task force is one Oliver Letwin. His biography demonstrates he is every bit an establishment man and was pro Britain remaining within the EU. Unsurprisingly, a government that is pro EU has appointed someone who is pro EU to head up a task force to determine how Britain will leave the EU. All the while no action has actually been taken to facilitate exit of the EU.
There is now the added distraction of both the Conservative party leadership contest and the Labour party leadership attempted coup. The cries of ‘backstabbing’ regarding the Gove/Johnson leadership coup coupled with the remonstrations for Corbyn to ‘step down’ currently fill the headlines.
This week the long awaited Chilcot report will be released. After years of delays the two million plus word report will be released. It is already clear that, although their may be criticism of the leaders at the time, the only people who will face any serious consequences are smaller cogs in the machine. Presently, Tony Blair is being presented as some kind of elder statesman, to advise the world on the outcome of the EU referendum. His opinion on this matter, along with so many others, is unsolicited and superfluous. Mr Blair has had his day. His legacy is ISIS, the current instability of the Middle East and an unwinnable war against a concept. The ‘war on terrorism’, imbibed and promoted by Blair, is nothing but the promotion of fear itself. Keep the people scared and they will not challenge power.
It is worth remembering that every major bank, head of state, corporation, political party, most of the mainstream media and significant elite affiliated organisations were against the UK leaving the EU.
I am pleased to have been part of a voice that stood up to every major facet of the status quo. In the face of all their power, fear-mongering, resources and 24/7 propaganda machine people stood up and said “no”.
Like all great concepts this was a surprisingly easy action. It sets out the manifesto going forward. We just need to say “no” a bit more often. No thanks. I do not comply. We do not agree with centralised government, international monetary policy, big banks that are ‘too big to fail’, money invented from thin air, wars to ‘bring freedom and democracy’, surveillance of our daily lives to ‘keep us free’, increasingly militarised police force, ‘global problems’ requiring ‘global solutions’, closed courts and wars against concepts.
If we do not comply with this, we can take the power we have given to these people back from them and govern our own lives again. It is up to us to make the change we want to see. We have allowed the system its control. It is power we grant them, not the other way around. We owe it to ourselves and anything we care about to stand up to it. All we need to do is carry on as we have begun and say “No”. We do not need to raise arms. No bullets need to be fired. We just say “No”.
And as we do this we continue to do what we do best. We build and create. We take care of each other. It is people that care for people, not the state. We share. we express. We debate and disseminate our ideas. We do not need an overarching blueprint setting out the roadmap for the future. We are the here and now. We just need to believe in ourselves and observe the natural laws that exist, whether we choose to see them or not. We do this like everything else we have done or ever will do, difficult or easy. We put one foot in the front of the other and keep on walking forward.
Its time to get heads out of arses. Get up, get motivated, stop looking to leaders for answers. Get out of this cycle that every time there is a problem, we react with fear and look outside for a solution. We are the solution. We are the change we will see.