Sunday 1 September 2019

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Mine is not a political blog, overtly or otherwise; I'd much rather be talking about biscuits. Or bass players. Even brass bands. Not Brexit, that's for sure. That said, it's not difficult to ascertain which side of the divide Are We There Yet? resides. But I can't let the events of yesterday go unrecorded. The recent actions of our new government, this far right Nationalist Party under its de facto leader Dominic Cummings (Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a mere puppet, albeit a vey dangerous puppet) meant that yesterday, I went on a march. Along with hundreds of thousands of like minded citizens up and down the  country, I stood shoulder to shoulder and demonstrated that what is currently happening in this country and its imminent crash out of Europe will not be carried out in my name.

I know that a lot of you feel the same. If you do, please do something (I'm sure some of you already are): sign a petition, write to your MP, attend a rally, protest, march. Doing nothing is not an option. This chilling quote (right) is from a dystopian future - A Handmaid's Tale - but could so easily have been written about these times. Our times. Please do everything you can to ensure we don't go down without a fight. To say that next week is probably the most important week in peacetime Britain is not hyperbole. Make yourself heard. It might be your last chance.


  1. Good man yourself, John. I was in Liverpool yesterday, and tomorrow I shall be in Manchester at the site of the Peterloo memorial. I completely agree with this post comrade.

  2. Well done on joining the march. I've seen that Handmaid's Tale quote being shared quite a bit of late - Scary how the term "dystopian future" doesn't work any more, as the word "future" now needs to be dropped. Scary also how DC, the puppet-master, is now in charge - I suppose that's the dystopian bit.

    The next few days will be crucial - Our system of politics that stayed the same for decades, if not hundreds of years, no longer works. If there were to be a general election it wouldn't result in a hung parliament but more like one dangling on flimsy thread.

    Rant over.

    1. I've been glued to both the radio and BBC Parliament all day and feel utterly wrung out. And sad.
      Things can only get better; can't they?

    2. If they continue to be this bad for BoJo the Clown, they'll be good for us in the long run. It's just riding the frenzied wave to get there