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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 04:43 PM

2016 was the portend. 2020 is the result. [View all]

I have been thinking about this a lot recently. Both the UK and the US had a seismic event in 2016. Based on lies, populism, xenophobia, and bigotry – with lots of help from Russia, our fellow citizens ceded control to far right batshit cray cray ideals. For you Trump, for us Brexit. So here we are, in the midst of a pandemic, our economies in ruins, our family and friend’s dead, people queuing in both countries at food banks. My government has such a majority that they get to break international law with impunity. Your government would not recognise law if it jumped up and kicked it hard in its lardy orange arse.

And so today we see lawlessness on the streets ( I am talking about the boogaloo’s and vigilantes), families barely or not coping under the economic strain that they have wrought and a tribalism from the right that defeats logic every day.

When I stayed up and saw the result of the referendum, I knew that logic had lost to lies, populism, xenophobia, and bigotry. When I stayed up and watched the results of the US election, I knew that logic had lost to lies, populism, xenophobia, and bigotry. Both times I sobbed and turn off the news for 24 hours, cause I could not even. 2016 sucked and 2020 is of course the predicted outcome.

And here we are. Trump trying to steal the election. A no deal Brexit, and all that infers, in the New Year. Deaths and excess deaths beyond despair. We need to get serious about what it means to be progressive, what it means to be liberal, these fucking populists are kicking our arses because they do not care about breaking the rules. And you have to be in power to change shit. 2016 was the portend to the nightmare that is 2020. Gird up your loins, on both sides of the pond it is time to fight to put these last 4 years where they need to be…. 1930’s Germany be like welcome back! They need to go back where they came from. Stat.

We don’t need to go high. We need to win. We go high, they steal democracy from under our noses.

Just sayin’

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