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a small island - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
flavius_m
flavius_m
a small island
This island feels much smaller now. In various senses. It feels meaner, less generous, more selfish and vindictive. At least in London we may be spared the worst of the xenophobic -no, wait, already a friend was told to go back to 'wherever she came from'. She's not even European. Those of us that are a little darker, have a funny accent, look different may not feel safe.

I also feel a bit.. disappointed, shall we say, by not being able to take part in a vote that was going to decide the rest of my life -and that of many others, even after nearly 30 years here. Maybe 'disappointed' is too mild a word. I feel like I've been put in my place as a second class citizen and I'm only good for paying taxes and be a good sheep. This is not a good feeling.

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djpsyche From: djpsyche Date: June 30th, 2016 10:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Hugs. I logged off Facebook on Friday after a last-straw comment along the lines of, I'm Scottish but I didn't vote because I didn't think it was fair long-term immigrants weren't allowed to vote.
AND YOU DIDN'T VOTE "REMAIN" ON THEIR BEHALF!?

Where can we all go? I am ashamed to be British now.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: July 5th, 2016 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you should be ashamed of being British. There' are enough good people in this island. There are also the others, of course, the selfish, the thuggish, the wilfully ignorant. But I expect you'll find them everywhere.

It is difficult to see ahead, or what can be done. A common friend of us, a goth lawyer, was saying that at a large meeting of barristers to discuss the situation post-Briexit, the consensus amongst leavers and remainers was that, whatever happens, there is a high probability of riots. This is sad and it makes me angry that the people who set this thing in motion and are therefore responsible for the mess that may come, have all pulled out and pretty much washed their hands off the whole thing.

Edited at 2016-07-05 10:18 am (UTC)
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