Brexit Smexit, Why we should all be feelin 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 enthrall 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 maneuverings and Federal Reserve interest rate policies are of far more moment to British Subjects ( not Citizens) than the EU Brexit Pantomine. ´´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 altenrative 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 pitchers 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
#feel the Bern!