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Thread #160019   Message #3796544
Posted By: peregrina
19-Jun-16 - 04:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Thank you Steve Shaw.

Teribus, the tone and content of your message exemplify precisely the kind of toxic discourse of contempt and partial truths and justification of inhumanity that can bring such terrifying consequences.

My long reply was just swallowed up by a technical error, reminding me that I can look for serenity and try to do some good things nearby instead of choosing to tilt at windmills.

I will only say: children are taught to share toys and talk instead of hitting. It's a hard lesson. Europe is now one of the richest areas of the globe. yet in the UK, the poor are demonized, food bank use is going up, while executives get pay rises too large to spend on necessities in several lifetimes. Fear of foriegners, refugees, and of redistribution fuel the brexit campaign.
We should be ashamed to dehumanize people in need and people fleeing desperate conditions that would make us flee too. Turning victims into targets of fear and hate.

Before people complain of loss of sovereignty, they could do well to look at the grave flaws in the British system: no proportional representation, supposed mandates railroaded through by a governmet elected with a tiny majority and chosen by far less than half the population, and so on.