Brexit Smexit, Why we should all be feeling the Bern and the UK referendum on EU is of no consequence in or out.
Bernie Sanders won in Michigan how many UKIP supporters that want out and how many SNP and Plaid Cymru supporters who want in, realise the significance of that?
Whilst several months of media navel-gazing and media scaremongering will enthral the British Chattering classes until the June date. Whilst until June the European and British Political elite would have us all believe there was and is a lot still at stake. Please consider the Atlantic horizon and not that of the English Channel we are in the age of Aircraft Carrier groups and not Longboats.
Witness Mark Carney and his speech conjuring ´úneasy markets”, look back at the cliffhanger of Cameron negotiating through the night, waving his version of ´´Peace in our Time”. Neo Liberalisms version of appeasing rapacious Globalism. ´Give me a Break´!
It’s not called the Washington Consensus for nothing and Nato manoeuvrings and Federal Reserve interest rate policies are of far more moment to British Subjects ( not Citizens) than the EU Brexit Pantomime. ´´ Oh no it isn’t” they will cry. ´Óh yes it is’!
Roman Historians shaped the perception of British history to the extent that from the Stone age through to The exit of the Romans in circa 450 AD, we are reduced to a bunch of savages. By the Roman account, we savage Britons are civilised by Rome and then left to rot in the Dark Ages. The modern-day Bede’s and the Anglo Saxon Chronicles of alternative media notwithstanding, our Current media may just as well have the same Latin Spin as the times of Romans in Britain. The real bowler though is not a bowler but a pitcher and the pitcher’s mound is in the District of Columbia and the Capitol of Washington. The game we play politically is most definitely no longer Cricket.
So whos on First Base?
Tacitus explains the policy of his father-in-law, Agricola, in bringing the comforts of Roman civilization to the barbarous British:
‘His object was to accustom them to a life of peace and quiet by the provision of amenities. He, therefore, gave official assistance to the building of temples, public squares and good houses. He educated the sons of the chiefs in the liberal arts and expressed a preference for British ability as compared to the trained skills of the Gauls. The result was that instead of loathing the Latin language they became eager to speak it effectively. In the same way, our national dress came into favour and the toga was everywhere to be seen. And so the population was gradually led into the demoralizing temptation of arcades, baths and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as ‘civilization’, when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement.’
Tacitus Agricola chapter 21, translated by H. Mattingly, Penguin 1948, 1973
Read more: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=288#ixzz42Ur1m0hA
alis…mihi uidetur, rex, vita hominum praesens in terris, ad conparationem eius, quod nobis incertum est, temporis, quale cum te residente ad caenam cum ducibus ac ministris tuis tempore brumali, accenso quidem foco in medio, et calido effecto caenaculo, furentibus autem foris per omnia turbinibus hiemalium pluviarum vel nivium, adveniens unus passeium domum citissime pervolaverit; qui cum per unum ostium ingrediens, mox per aliud exierit. Ipso quidem tempore, quo intus est, hiemis tempestate non tangitur, sed tamen parvissimo spatio serenitatis ad momentum excurso, mox de hieme in hiemem regrediens, tuis oculis elabitur. Ita haec vita hominum ad modicum apparet; quid autem sequatur, quidue praecesserit, prorsus ignoramus. Unde si haec nova doctrina certius aliquid attulit, merito esse sequenda videtur.
- Translation: The present life of man, O king, seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad; the sparrow, I say, flying in at one door, and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry storm; but after a short space of fair weather, he immediately vanishes out of your sight, into the dark winter from which he had emerged. So this life of man appears for a short space, but of what went before, or what is to follow, we are utterly ignorant. If therefore, this new doctrine contains something more certain, it seems justly to deserve to be followed.
- Book II, chapter 13
- This, Bede tells us, was the advice given to Edwin, King of Northumbria by one of his chief men, at a meeting where the king proposed that he and his followers should convert to Christianity. It followed a speech by the chief priest Coifi, who also spoke in favour of conversion.
Neo-Liberalism is the new Christianity and it comes not from Rome but from Washington. EU neo-Liberalism and Conservative and Labour Party Neo-Liberalism will as surely exit the hearth of our Vassal politicians according to the political expediencies that emanate from Washington. There the creed presently is Neo-Liberalism/Neo-Conservatism. But not if the Sanders love train steams into Town.
TTIP it is whether in or out just as the Irish had to Swallow the Euro despite voting against it, the question will be asked again or the policy imposed according to the imperial powers will and not according to the local power structures whose power is merely leased or draped over convenient political intermediaries.
Remember when the Romans left Britain’s shores the Dark ages did not descend Hobbes ”brutal and short life is the received Establishment propaganda of the enlightenment era and rationalisation of Roman foundation myths mixed with Christian/pagan confections. The centralisation of Power from a Heptocracy into a single monarch and the divine rights of kings is that political epochs foundation myth or noble lie. If you want to go Back to the Greeks Plato´s Republic will give that civilisations version of the playbook. So going into the seventh inning who´s on 3rd base?
If Bernie is coming in to hit a home run at the top of the ninth inning, Brexit is really just the little league. If Bernie ushers in the beginning of the end of the neo-liberal globalist experiment Washington may stop meddling in Europe and the Middle East just as Rome retrenched to the Eastern Empire and Byzantium. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_Empire.
So for the seventh inning stretch of the truth forget the little league of EU politics and look for the Dangerous pitcher and hitter a movement that will bring that super-predator of all super-predators , Wall Street to heel. If you aren’t feelin the bern and are still watching the little league you haven’t been paying attention these past 36 years since Thatcher and Reagan sent us all on this wild goose chase of Game theorised dysfunction.
#feel the Bern!
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