Tuesday , May 28 2024

Brexit is an act for individuality against the EU’s false god of uniformity

On BBC 4 recently there was a very interesting documentary on the Pacific Northwest Indian tribes in Oregon and British Columbia. The programme dealt with the huge history and cultural development of the indigenous peoples and how their customs and way of life were handed down through the generations.

The bequeathing of their culture and heritage remained untouched right up until the arrival of mainly European settlers who brought disease and rapacious land grab with them and a refusal to understand the Indian way of life. This was all very similar to the advance and destruction of the Indian tribes in most of North America so unevenly depicted in the Hollywood western. The Indian was seen as a threat to the white man’s civilisation. That the white man was a threat to the hundreds of years of Indian civilisation was not a consideration. The Indian was a savage, unsophisticated pagan venerating gods that the white man didn’t understand or care to learn about. The Canadian authorities were so frightened of the Indian culture that they forced Indian children out of their homes and villages into boarding schools where they were force fed European ideas and Christianity to displace the Indian worship of their own gods. It could be argued that the African black peoples were similarly considered a threat and only good for enforced slave labour by some white European settlers.

What is so evidently true about the European is that despite the proposition of unanimity, Europeans are all very different. We all speak different languages, we all have individual histories, religions, political beliefs and economic contributions to the world over many centuries that make us fundamentally different from one another. We have waged serious wars with one another over hundreds of years in the pursuit of power and dominion even with a world war just over 70 years ago in which cruelty on an industrial scale was perpetrated against whole peoples mainly because they were different. In that respect, not a lot different to the thinking of the white European settler in North America.

Given that kind of European background, ask yourself what is so different to the thought processes behind the development of the EU since the 1950s? The fear of difference has pushed Europe more and more into a desire for conformity at the total expense of all that made the European nations different from one another. Despite the evidence being so available that even though we belong to one continent, Europeans are fundamentally different from one another, the EU has developed a misplaced thought process that it can legislate for acceptance of uniformity. Not now with the bullet as in 1939 or 1914 or in North America through land grab and a desire to rid a whole continent of an indigenous ethnic group but through political and economic force whereby the individual sovereign states of Europe are required to morph into a consolidated whole at the expense of their individuality.

All of that thinking was sailing along nicely until the British threw a colossal spanner into the lies and obfuscation of politicians and bureaucrats. The certainties of De Gaulle, Monnet, Macmillan, Heath, Kohl, Merkel, Major, Blair, Macron and the current crop of unelected parasites on the budgets of sovereign European countries were suddenly dealt a harsh dose of reality as to the untrammelled way forward when the British said enough is enough. We want out of this continental movement towards uniformity. The British voters in their millions said we do value our history, our sovereignty, our understanding of law and order, and our Parliamentary democracy. These are the gifts we have given to the world, the wars we have fought to protect our heritage, our ability to innovate and make our own way in the world and our individual optimism for our futures.

This is non-conformist thinking for the mainland European. It is not following the theocracy of the EU. It is pagan in its denial of uniformity. It is worshipping a false god of individual historical development. As with the American Indian it needs to be stopped, to be disenfranchised as unworthy and the Briton to be denied the vote. The Briton needs to be punished, to be put back in his box until he tows the line.

The EU is frightened of change, of things or thinking that are different. The British are not.

The white European settler tried to impose a conformity on an indigenous peoples a little over 150 years ago in North America. The white European bureaucrat of the 21st century is trying to do the same on the indigenous peoples of Britain. We have enough history and personal development in this country to ensure that that is not going to happen.

In March 2019, Britain will be leaving the European Union.

About Ian Pye

Ian is grammar school educated although he briefly flirted with the idea of becoming Britain's answer to Breaking Bad's Walter White with a short sojourn at university. The constant smell of hydrogen sulphide caused the break up of that partnership and thereafter he pursued a career in sales culminating in partnering with his second wife for many years in their own recruitment business. When the second marriage came to an amicable end, so did Ian's allotted time in the world of commerce and he became a retired person of no means but a still active brain. He lives on the outskirts of the great metropolis of Manchester and has close affinity with the red side of the football city being a United fan of over 50 years. He has deep interest in British politics, is conservative by nature and persuasion as well as reading much on aspects of religious theology particularly the works out of Albuquerque, New Mexico of Richard Rohr and hitherto Richard's mentor, Thomas Merton. Ian has three children, two of whom live in London and the third in Toronto as well as four adorable grandchildren

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