Race. Rage against the ravings of the right... whatever Friday brings it will not be pleasant. It's not even about the EU or indeed remain or leave . It's about what comes next, it's about what comes with it and who will be next. Whatever the Lexit campaign says , whatever criticism is levelled at the EU nothing compares to the shrinking of our outlook and perceptions. The 'other' will be next, the disabled, the benefit claimant and the different. On Friday the Street Gangs of the Far Right will brandish the Union Jack and cast their hateful eyes upon who they will come for next. There is a closing of the mind here on Brexit Island, a closing of tolerance, respect and understanding. I have no sympathy for the bland centrism of the #FBPE types yet I have a toxic fear of right wing natavists of the right and what they will do next and who.
At 11am on Friday the lights will go out as they did in an August over 100 years ago. It is not the EU I mourn for but instead a European attitude and the recognition of European History, Culture.and thought that will be lost in a flood of chlorinated chicken and the rank philisophy of the Trumpian rust belt. Those who celebrate the 'leavening" the most will know the history, literature and culture of Europe the least. For whom will the bells toll and boom the most? For the most vulnerable, the fragile and exposed. They will come for those of different cultures and ethnicities, identities and sexualuties. Friday will bring a post modern neo fascism scratched upon a 50p coin and those who march behind it the reality of the Mail, Star and Daily Express....Rage, rage against the coming of the Far Right...this is the age of Mark Francois, Farage and Fascism. I hear the kipper 'ex pats" living in Spain celebrate Brexit and yet they still remain. In the words of Leonard Cohen 'every soul is like a minnow , every mind is like a shark" And like the Emperor clothes they do not see they are economic migrants clinging to white fragility and ontological insecurity. They know not what they do or indeed who they are. .Rage, rage against the coming of the far right. Auschwitz has been liberated but 75 years and now xenophobia and prejudice close in once more, hate crimes surround us... Rage rage....against the shadows of the fascist night. the ghosts of Kristallnacht walks in that darkness..and the glass shines in the streets..