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When focusing on the political and economic aspects of Brexit, it is easy to forget the human drama it represents for many people.
No, it's really not.
We're heading towards literal fascism.
Some idiots now feel justified in venting their rage at European immigrants as if they're less-than-human undesirables.
Of course we've already seen state violence against the poor and needy, and anti-EU racism is part of the same package.
The EU - quite reasonably - is worried that if this continues anyone who is a little bit different is going to be rounded up - and then who knows what's going to happen.
In fact it's been happening for a while under the radar. The Home Office has been "accidentally" sending out "Get out now" notices to people who have every right to stay.
Worse, the prison at Belmarsh has been a Home Office detention centre for illegals - as defined, rather randomly, by the Home Office - for a long time, and conditions are reported to be nightmarish.
The roots of this are in 9/11, and the Islamophobia it created. By a crafty conflation the real knuckle-draggers believe Islam and Europe are synonymous, and free movement from Europe is a plot to force Sharia Law on innocent white virgin women.
It has all the makings of a perfect storm of fascist insanity - and there are reasons to believe there are elements in the establishment who want this outcome, and are working hard to engineer it.
Most of the population wants nothing to do with it, but every day people who used to believe that friends, neighbours and family members were sane, normal people are discovering they are actually delusional kooks with only the most remote understanding of politics and economics.
So I risk sounding as ridiculous as Mike Ditka suggesting that cos he's never seen any oppression, there isn't any.
keep to the Fen Causeway
*Corbyn sitting on a train floor is okay.
They know the public has a fuse and if they keep piling on they know it will blow eventually as what's left of the bubble-enervated, crash-exhausted economy staggers to an ignominious halt, the last pennies siphoned up to the 1%.
But like Neapolitans planting vineyards ever higher up on Vesuvius' slopes, the elite cannot resist the lure of risk and the allure of profit. Not knowing the limits of public patience, their pathology permits no circumspection or prudence, just as any Vegas gambling tables addict.
So they ratchet it up slowly -they hope imperceptibly - always pointing at the big boogeyman under the bed, so we know it's 'forever for our security' and after not too long hardly anyone remembers Piazza di Spagna before the permanent police vans, or your local tube station has a nice young man auditioning for some scyborg action movie protecting you from your own shadow. Funny time of year for a balaclava, wouldn't you say, Edith?
You said you wanted more public services!
How about that uniform then? That schmutter didn't come cheap!
Now go your bars and sports events, nothing to see here, move along please. Keep consuming calmly. Your credit score is slipping.
We've been through the blitz and the troubles, we can cope with a few stroppy Ayrabs. Buy shares in crowd control companies, make capitalism work for you, stop the whining, get a job that doesn't exist or go back to methylated sleep under the bridge.
Now repeat till internalised, all together now, with feeling:
"Bad, bad Corbyn!
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
On the subject of Tory values, here's @natalie_bloomer's report on how things are going in the NHS ID-check pilot https://t.co/rafB2sZ3jX pic.twitter.com/HzbVvoOQOH— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) 13 de octubre de 2017
On the subject of Tory values, here's @natalie_bloomer's report on how things are going in the NHS ID-check pilot https://t.co/rafB2sZ3jX pic.twitter.com/HzbVvoOQOH
In the same vein, Sadiq Kahn "doesn't look British" either.
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