Brexit: Why tyranny, coercion and power struggles won’t end – because of “freedom”
I was surprised to hear that people actually and truly think that 52% of the British complicit … I mean, British voting public (which actually ends up being maybe around 25% of everyone who lives in the UK) choosing to tell the govt that they want to leave the EU (for whatever reason, stupid, racist, or well thought out, no one knows the heart of every individual) was “Britain” choosing to take back its freedom. Some take it as if “Britain” is choosing to stand on its own.
I would just ask someone with some critical judgment to just think through the reality of this with just a bit more depth to grasp a different point of view. And this should be done in the knowledge was given to us by the vote counters which may or may not reflect reality. You only have to look at the way voting numbers can be manipulated in various elections around the world to know that we are not dealing with absolute and objective truth that cannot be questioned. I have to take their numbers on trust, a trust that I cannot justify or verify.
Grasp this! Half the voting herd that turned up to vote, the actual minority (around 25%) of the whole population, have in a way made a decision for everyone else. How did I get approximately 25% when the vote was said to be 52% against 48%? Think about it! The total population of the UK is about 65 million. The amount who registered to vote is 47 million. 34 million are said to have actually voted (that just over half). 52% of 34 million are said to have voted to leave the EU. That’s 17.68 million. That’s 27%, approximately 25%. Just over a quarter of the UK get their unintelligent voice heard, unintelligent because a yes or a no displays no intelligence or reasoning, you don’t see why the decision was taken, only that it was taken.
Look at that! 27% becomes “Britain!” This is “Britain” taking back its freedom, right? Effectively a quarter of the population drags their almost equal opposition, as well as those who didn’t vote and who couldn’t vote, in the unintelligent direction that was given to them. That is freedom?
And let’s not forget it’s called the united kingdom for a reason. It’s made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Yet the “majorities” (take that with a pinch of salt as voters may not make the true majority) of Scotland and Northern Ireland wanted to stay in the EU. But they too are dragged out of the European Union.
You have to chuckle. Some years ago, there was a referendum for Scotland to see whether they wanted to remain part of the UK. And with a similar voting result, slightly more than half of the turnout voted to remain. One of the promises used to convince people to remain part of the UK was so that they could remain part of the EU as well. Well … that didn’t go so well now, did it? I’m laughing as I type this. So much for freedom and democracy.
But you see, despite its inherent failure and disappointment, despite its tendency to separate people, despite it being more about the power of advertisement and marketing than trying to get meaningful information from a morally educated populace, the worship of democracy continues untainted. Despite it always being about collectivism, the desire to acquire the might of government to fulfill one’s end, to oppress the minority and the non-voters and those who can’t vote, despite all that, democracy is still touted as a wonderful system, and the reliance on it unfazed. That’s why tyranny, coercion and power struggles will not end: because too many people believe that as long as they wield the cogs of dominance over their fellow, then it’s all ok. As long as it is believed that the people hold the weapons of force and aggression, then fairness can ensue. But as can be seen in the last century up until now, all that really happens is that the death toll and the amount of victims increase while the citizenry gorge themselves on fairy tales.
Ok, so let me consider this “freedom” some more.
So here I am, the individual. What practically has changed for me? Well, before the EU vote, I had politicians, their agents and the complicit population over me dictating to me how I must live, to cross their line means the threat of one harm or another. Now after the vote, am I really any freer? Does the distance of the dictator truly make any qualitative difference to the threat?
I appreciated what was said by a dear friend, that a layer of bureaucracy had been removed. I think she said something true. But effectively what has happened is that a few seats, maybe a few more distant seats, may in the future be removed from direct influence on the making of threats on people (yes, I mean law making). Of course it doesn’t remove indirect influence, but hey … errrr …. freedom, right? Right?
So for me, in my day to day life, there’s nothing real difference. Another friend of mine joked around with me the day after the vote and said, “Things a bit different over there today?” I think we both know how truly uneventful such an occasion was.
You see, there’s nothing inherently good or righteous about “Britain,” whatever that means, leaving the EU. There’s nothing good or righteous about “Britain” supposedly standing on its own. Neither the people nor the politicians become more righteous.
What can be learnt from every electoral voting session is this: people want to control each other. The freedom to vote is the freedom to attempt to impose one’s own views on their neighbour and boss someone else through the force of government. It’s not working together. It’s not cooperation. It’s a tug of war, those who participate try to pull the others their way and pray there’s enough force to do so. It’s not freedom but rather a call to imposition and coercion.
Let me tell you about freedom. Let me tell you about freedom. There are a bunch of people worldwide, not just in the UK, but all over, that will say “Britain has chosen to leave the EU.” And before and after today, people will say the people of Britain said this, or the people of Britain feel sorrow for some perceived tragedy or whatever. Someone makes a statement that glibly covers every inhabitant of this land. How can an individual have so called freedom of speech if the voice of the collective can and does drown out that voice? What can a man say when all that is advertised is the imagined voice of a legal fiction as is the nation?
So a so-called independent Britain does nothing for freedom, except the freedom of the politicians to impose their will on the people by means of the people.
Ok, let me switch it a bit.
I am not a worshipper of freedom. It’s not my end goal. I am however an ardent advocate for the seven laws and faithfulness to them. I know that UK law and its courts spit on the seven laws. So does this referendum result do anything to bring us closer to a time when people will accept the seven laws volitionally? Of course not. This referendum had nothing to do with morality. So where it counts, this referendum was practically useless.
What was telling is l that the Prime Minister resigned. And it’s not simply that he resigned. Rather, he chose to recount some of his highlights, the good things he has done during his time in the office. One of those things was the legalisation of homosexual marriages.
When enough people want to protect as legal that which the seven laws prohibits, I can be sure that society is not moving in the right direction.