Hindsight is a wonderful thing

So the Brexit thing rumbles on.

There seems to be no getting away from it.

I'm at a bit of a loss as to the reaction though.  I have never seen such bitter venom and bile being thrown around by the losing side.  Even the winning side seem to be losing the plot a bit with the accounts of xenophobia being tossed around in the meeja, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least if those reports were put out by the Remain crowd as at this stage there seems to be no end to their anger.

This referendum was in the air for years [God knows there was a big enough build up to it], so why are the Remain crowd so amazed at the result?   Did they somehow imagine that their arguments were so persuasive that they couldn't possibly lose?  Were they so cock sure and confident that they couldn't even comprehend the idea that they mightn't get their way?  Quite frankly the Remain side are coming across as a bunch of childish whingers, throwing their toys out of the pram and stamping their feet because they didn't get their way.

The Brexit affair bears some resemblance to the smoking ban.  Back then we heard mutterings that there was a ban in the offing [not that we were consulted or anything] but most just assumed it was some hairbrained scheme that everyone would ignore and that eventually it would become consigned to a dusty basement somewhere.  After all, no one could be so insane as to ban smoking everywhere?  It would never happen.

But it did.  For those of us who enjoyed a smoke with our pint, we suddenly woke to a new world where nothing would ever be quite the same again.  How we would have loved to turn the clock back a few months to put our arguments more forcefully.  How we would have loved to step back to a time where there was no "them" and "us".  But there were no riots or large scale protests: we just got on with life.  But where we had little or no warning as to the radical change in our futures, the Brexit Remain crowd had every warning.

So stop wining.  Stop blaming the elderly, the Lower Orders and anyone else who you think is to blame.  Stop this notion that if everyone was as intelligent or as well educated as you that Remain would have won.  That is just condescending shite and a sign of a small mind.  You lost your argument and your life will probably never be quite the same, but you'll just have to learn to live with it.

Now maybe you know how smokers feel!

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing — 11 Comments

  1. I'm sure these people with their current positions of power are quite accustomed to stepping on whomever they please for the results they want. They've just gotten a taste of what it feels like to be under a grimy set of boots. Poor babies.

  2. I would not be in the least surprised if the 'racist' attacks and graffiti have been carried out by furious remain/ left wing activists. In my experience they are far more likely to act this way to cause resentment and blame the outers.

    • There are always a few knuckle-draggers who would see Brexit as a grand excuse for a bit of Paki-bashing [haven't hear that expression in a while…] but the Remain crowd are making the most of it and "collecting evidence" that all Leavers are racist xenophobes.

  3. That’s what the fascist leftist brain dead youth are saying ….’the old people voted to leave but they won’t be around in 10 years we will suffer the result’. So wonder what’s the EU will pull next no vote if you are over 50. Carol42 is spot on I also believe that these attacks and pictures of notices saying Poles f… o.. are all a scam done by the remain zombies to stir up trouble.

    • What self respecting right winger would spray graffiti and make off on a bicycle ! It just isn't their style and I don't believe in a sudden increase in racially motivated attacks or sob stories either. 

  4. At street-level, no-one's talking about this – much in the Granddad style 'ah, it'll all come out in the wash'.  I don't live in a city, and so so-called 'diversity' is a gentle mix in the usual style of movement, so that we voted in large numbers to come out is more what it always was: a sort of Thatcher non-conformity to private members clubs/Blitz spirit survival.  It feels optimistic, spring-in-yer-step, lets crack-on, eh?  But, oh, no, lets fill the news with doom and Corbyn shall not be moved, etc, etc. I'm afraid 'the left' are dead because it is middle-class grandkids of the hippies crowd waving their drawings about. This has nothing to do with making things easier when big-money goes mad on your head.  It's a terrible thing to watch because most of us are the descendants of the industrial working-class.  The 'hard left' are but the new aristocracy who hates workers who fund their ways. It is an amazing switch-about.  Real classy stuff.

    On a brighter note: exports'll be up, so a nice bit of overtime for manufacturing.

    Keep the faith – grass'll still grow, and the sky still seems located above my head in the same ole way.

    • In my humble opinion the Leave campaign just tapped into a movement that is sweeping across Europe and the States – people have become so disillusioned by the current politics where politicians, bankers and Big Business rule the roost and run the system for their benefit and not ours.  The pot hasn't quite reached boiling point, but it's getting close.  I hope.

  5. "Now maybe you know how smokers feel!"

    You summed it up perfectly Grandad!

    I'm gonna spit (or cough) that in their precious little faces now!

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