|A super state|
Now that’s not to say I don’t like being told what I can and can’t do (Just to clarify I don’t), but I respect my family encouraging me not to do certain things. I respect Mrs Kipper worrying about me. I respect my grandmother who thinks I don’t drink or smoke the good stuff, telling me never to start. What I hate is people who have never met me, who don’t know me, who don’t know how much my body can handle telling me what is and is not acceptable in the privacy of my own home. This is why I pay no mind to drug law, this is why I don’t give any thought to how much the Government recommends I drink in a week. I don’t care what the Government thinks, if I choose to go and snort cocaine then I will. If I want to destroy my life drinking alcohol or shooting heroin I will do so, that’s my choice, it’s my life.
The definition of Governing is to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of (a state, organization, or people) with authority. This is all I see the EU as. It does not want to serve people it wants to govern. Not to support people, not to raise people up, but to keep people down for me that is what governing is. It keeps people down. There is no governing in a free society. A state shouldn’t govern it should serve and protect this is fundamentally why I want to leave the European Union. And it’s taken me over two and a half years to realise this.
When people have asked me in the past why I want to leave the European Union I’ve always said something along the lines of its undemocratic or it damages sovereignty. Now and again I’d throw something in about immigration. But here I am on the laptop, Netflix on in the background finally realizing that 3 years ago as a communist studying politics at college as a hard-core leftard I still had contempt for being governed. It didn’t take much for my immature 16 year old mind to realize something was wrong with our relationship with Europe. It was the mere facts of how the EU works that I learned in the first lesson that turned me off and set me on a course where I am now branded as an extremist. Well you know what I’m going to stand up and say I have been well and truly radicalised. Within a month of my first lesson about the European Union I had become ashamed of the fact I was once a proud communist and I had also become a member of the United Kingdom Independence Party.
My questions now are; do people like being governed? Do people like being told what to do? Do people like being told what they can and cannot do in the privacy of their own home? Yes of course people may not be aware of the facts, be disenfranchised, or not politically active, but those who have even a slight disliking for being governed would make it their business to find out the facts. So one can only assume that they do not mind being governed. However I do so I will be voting leave.
It has also made me realize why I a Eurosceptic ended up in a relationship with a European bird. It is our mutual hatred of being governed and this is precisely how we met. She cast a ballot last September for her country’s October election. And I realized then how lucky we are to have Nigel Farage and UKIP. Now I am not being a romantic Kipper here, the top four Portuguese political parties in order of vote share are:
- Portugal Ahead; a Centre-Right (Although I am duly informed by Mrs Kipper are as right wing as call me Dave’s) Europhile party.
- Socialist Party; Europhiles, with no real substance
- Left Block; Libertarian socialist Europhiles. (Once again informed by Mrs Kipper that they aren’t very Libertarian, but the least shit of the lot despite being leftoids)
- Unitary Democratic Coalition; Communists. No more to be said.
It’s time to take our country back
It’s time to take control
It’s time to control our own destiny
It’s time for freedom
It’s time to VOTE LEAVE