NotInvisible wrote: ↑
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 10:38 pm
Depressing to see anyone defend Trump at this point in time, really drives home how badly our education system has failed us.
Thing is, it’s fine not to like Trump’s policies, or not to like Brexit. 16 million people did not support Brexit, many people don’t like Trump’s policies. I am sure they were all decent people and I totally respect that. But for those people who are anti Trump’s policies, or remainers, to suggest in any way whatsoever that their stance is intellectually superior or that people who do not agree with their views are “stupid”, or that “the education system has failed us” as you just said, well, seriously, I’ll be polite (as Neil suggests good manners are important) and I won’t say the rude phrase in my head. And it’s definitely no way to win hearts and minds.
But that attitude of supposed intellectual superiority on their part just drives home the true definition of “populism” which you can find if you Google it or look at the first line of the Wikipedia article: “Populism is a political philosophy supporting the rights and power of the people in their struggle against a privileged elite.” Yeah, absolutely it is. Trump is kicking up a stink, breaking the old rules, and finally getting results which have evaded the old politicians for decades. Anti-globalisation, retaining the individual characteristics which make your country great.
I voted to leave the EU because it is a bureaucratic gravy train for failed politicians which seeks to homogenise Europe, centralize power, and remove the freedoms from individual states and citizens. It’s a monolithic superstate trying to smother us with compliance and conformity. Look at poor Greece and Italy - their spirit has been crushed. It’s anti-freedom and anti individual creativity. Let’s get Britain back and unleash our creativity again.
“The UK joined the European Union on 1 November 1993 when the Treaty on European Union (otherwise known as the Treaty of Maastricht) came into force.” Yeah, almost precisely the time when British pop music went down the pan after 30 years of dominance, and the kids all started to look the same.
Oh, and I’m not thick. Thank you. And neither - absolutely neither - are the 17 million bloody great people of this country who bravely voted to leave.