This is how I felt when Bush Jr. was elected. I'm so sorry.
Brevity can be so eloquent. An alternative is to address another subject entirely but which - somehow - impinges. As I did. On your visits to this country I promise to meet you at the douane. There we will dance the Schengen.
sitting in warsaw, fearing for the EU. 2016 is turning out to be one hell of a year. i'm sorry.
Cheers dears.Robbie - it was a choice between brevity or not knowing where to stop. I'll be practising my steps.
The referendum results strike a note of concern to we sane ones in the U.S.A.
It would be most unfeeling of me to intrude on your private grief, Lucy.
Nothing private about it, Avus. Though I tend to read that particular expression as gloating, and gloating does tend to be rather intrusive.
It really was not meant that way, Lucy and I am very sorry that was how you took it. I am, in fact, really sorry for you in your particular situation.I have a sincere sense of regret that the "Common Market" I signed up to in 1974 has turned itself into an undemocratic, oligargic bureaucracy that does not seem to want to listen to its population. The American states ceded from GB after the war of independence with the phrase "no taxation without representation" - and Obama had the cheek to come here and tell the UK to do exactly the opposite.Politics must not get in the way of friendships Lucy, which is why , along with religion, I seldom discuss them.
Avus: Ah yes, but the floodgates, once open, not only discharge oligarch-cleansing pure water. Filth too pours out. We now have half the electorate who potentially believe, as yesterday's news showed, they're entitled to say "Immigrants out!" And why not? The Leave campaigners majored on that, thought it tickled the populist fancy. It may also tickle the fancy of some fledgling Hitler in say, Hartlepool, who reckons his views aren't getting the airing they deserve.The ironic thing is I share some of your concerns about the EU but this proposition was never a single-issue decision. What we may be facing is a revolution and in revolutions people tend to get hurt. I know you well enough to say you would not wish to see people hurt but voting Leave carried implications that were rarely raised during the so-called hurly-burly. European peace should transcend even a dislike of uncaring bureaucracy but where was its spokesperson?You may say this development was not what you wanted and I'm sure you'll be telling the truth. But remember Yeats' deadly lines:The ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.Not speaking about politics isn't the answer. It's like ignoring the fact we breathe. Politics surrounds us, informs most of the things we do and say. It's far more than Rev vs. Blue. To touch on something you hold dear, politics plus "lack of conviction" wrecked the British car industry. Politics has also ensured that beautiful Kent hasn't been turned into a wasteland of ribbon development. Politics is dirty hands as well as clean hands.
Thinking of you caught in the historical tides.
Thanks all, we suddenly find ourselves caught in rather more immediate and personal tide of demanding and fairly catastrophic events, which I will inform about anon, hence my lack of response. We are fine but have our hands full. Back soon.
Thinking of you, dear Lucy. So sorry for all of your very sad worries. I am with you on the Brexit one. The shocks and aftereffects are felt worldwide, as you know. A terrible time.
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