I don’t think that Charlie grown to maturity would choose death when one more treatment was available. But even so I don’t think it is my call – and for that reason it is not the state’s call either. Je suis Charlie – with such an overreaching state, we are all potentially Charlie.
After all this time hard remainers are still campaigning to stop Brexit as though the referendum is taking place next week. Over a year later surely it’s time to accept the democratic decision and rally together to make a success of independence.
If we fail to remain vigilant to what is going on, and fail to act as a voice of calm, of reason, of freedom, of individual liberty, there is every chance the trend of violence will grow until the state has the perfect excuse to curtail our liberties even further – which would indeed have been the whole point all along.
This is the real battle. Whatever we think of membership in the EU, we must think more of democracy. It has its flaws, but in spite of those its roots are in the right place for the most part – the will of the people.
I’m not sure sure it really is a surprise to governments how they get in debt, but it certainly seems to be a surprise to many of us voters. Otherwise surely we would stop demanding what we stopped being able to afford long ago. Otherwise surely we would stop maxing out our kid’s credit cards.
Our response to patriotism has many potential pitfalls. On the one hand we are expected to stand resolute, hand on heart and sing the national anthem or be branded a pariah Jeremy Corbyn style. On the other hand displays of patriotism attract anything from patronising ‘little England’
Most young people living in the UK now have never experienced true free market capitalism and when they complain about capitalism are actually complaining about corporate-socialism and statism. Labour favours one, Tories favour the other, but they are both statist, they both wield state force to take from the worker without directly returning value and in the middle is the productive worker forced to pay their own bills and everyone else’s.
If they think the state system is going to change how it operates in the face of such unassuming reasonableness, they are going to keep getting abused by a partner who has a completely self-centred agenda.
What kind of party makes it a selling point, to deny voters their democratic voice on a decision of such import as EU membership? What kind of voter thinks this denial of democracy is worthy of support?
You might be forgiven for thinking it would be the intervention of dusty old Deans and Chancellors overseeing ‘correct’ dissemination of opinion, but in fact the research revealed that the Student Unions, not the Universities, were actually the most restrictive.