To the British who voted to remain in the EU....
I'm so sorry.
The fact that none of you are exhibiting that famous British Pluck in the face of adversity and saying "We're doomed" rather than "We'll get through this/We can fight this/It ain't over" seems to indicate that something really epicaly awful must have occurred.
I may be a "dumb American" but I always had the impression of that you Brits were all "Keep Calm And Carry On"....that you didn't even let The Blitz pummeling your cities defeat your spirit.
Now; I'm reading about that dumb Brexit vote and everyone is literally like, "WE'RE DOOOOOOOMED!".
There's no encouragement. No hope. No "we can get through this".
The fact that your country voted for this despite Jo Cox's death fills me with fear.
After her death, I assumed that people would realize how crazy the Far-Right is, honor her memory and respond to the tragedy by voting "Bremain".
But Britain went against everything! Even common sense or humanity!
It make me fear for my country.
It makes me disillusioned! It makes me rethink my post with that "Tarkin Effect" pic.
In a normal world full of normal people with normal brains, Jo Cox's murder would have meant an instant WIN for Bremain!
That's how it's SUPPOSED TO GO!
When "Tarkin" tightens his grip....the more things slip through his fingers!
The worst actions of the extremists is supposed to strengthen the opponents.
Now; I'm so confused and disillusioned.
Everything I believed has been one big fantasy.
I try to stay positive. I try to have hope. I tell others to stay strong but even I am faltering.
In Britain, which I assumed was smarter and saner than America, voted this way....how much more dire things woulds be here in The United States of "The Fat, Dumb and Stupid" America!
I'M SCARED! SOMEBODY PLEASE COMFORT ME, TELL ME IT'S OKAY AND THAT THERE'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.
Was that "English Pluck" a lie? A mask? A cheesy stereotype akin to "Old guy with umbrella and bowler hat saying 'I say!' and 'Cheerio'"?
I NEED COMFORT. IF I CAN'T GET IT. I'm moving to Canada!
I hope Scotland tries and succeeds in leaving the U.K. The sane, Progressive, non-bigoted English need a homeland.
If English Wingnuts want their idiot world they got it! Progressives should move elsewhere and then let the Far-Righties feel the consequences! Smart Brits will live in Scotland!
And smart Americans will live in Canada!
Sometimes the best way to fight stupid is to give them what they want! When dopes like the OP here are starving and wallowing in poverty while a bunch of normal English are happy as immigrants to mainland Europe and an independent Scotland and thriving, maybe some of them might learn their lesson.
I must prepare! I must get a move on with my writing! Gotta self-publish!