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To Be or Not to Be? The Peasants' Revolt

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Britain isn't the only one asking this. Resentment is rising against the Western ruling elite. Secession calls are getting serious in Scotland, Catalonia, Transnistria, California, Texas, Vermont. Crimea and Donbass have left. France's Yellow Vests have taken to torches and pitchforks for six straight months. Revolt is in the air.

The Brexit betrayal gives away the elite's game plan. Those imperialist, profiteering, warmongering, tax strangulating, snooping, lying, two-timing critters of the transatlantic Swamp. Stall, pretend, make up stories, blow dust in the eyes...grind people down till they give up. If that doesn't work, the mask comes off and the fangs come out -- as in Spain and France. 

How will it end? 'Gradually, then suddenly', Hemingway would have said. In a fizzle or fission? Take your pick. But read the article to know how it turned out 600 years ago in the same Britain.

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This month makes it three whole years since a majority of UK voters chose to leave the EU. But UK is still right where it was, clutching the EU's skirt, too scared to leave momma's home. No matter how much she scolds, abuses, slaps you around.

We have been entertained to much snorting, whinnying and pawing of the air. But this horse ain't going nowhere. Indeed, it may not be a horse at all, more a mule. There is now growing talk of a second referendum. Ostensibly to get further 'instructions' from the voters on how best to leave. In reality, to overturn the first referendum and sit tight. The first one caught the British ruling class by surprise. They never seriously thought the peasants would actually want to give up all that moolah for something called freedom. A liberation that exists only in their imagination as they lost it long back.

So here comes Plan B. Make sure this time around to rig it good. Bring in the artillery and big ammo. From scaremongering and brainwashing to outright lying and cheating. Until the peasants fold. Until the 'preferred' democratic choice is finally made.

There is humor in it. Just think of it. The mule is making a jackass of the suckers who thought they could just walk away.

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What you describe in Plan B (and Plan A) we have in theme with what Mark Twain described after much reflection; "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session". Out waiting the opposition is plan A?

Or is Plan A ala Macron and his repeal of the latest gas tax that had exploded into "Mouvement des gilets jaunes"? What he offered in his "let them eat cake" showed a miscalculation of not comprehending reality or as I might suggest, understanding that a populist, grassroots repeal revolutionary political movement was not "cake" but for an over haul of economic justice that reemerged in France during October 2018 and continues as we speak. Then came the reaction ; RV"scaremongering and brainwashing to outright lying and cheating. Until the peasants fold. Until the 'preferred' democratic choice is finally made".

This has now advanced to the "Bring in the artillery and big ammo" which has shown 6 months of street protest and the bloody marshaling of the full force of police and army units as in running red suppression of the peasant citizenry's economic justice and an equal fair voice (requires not just pitch forks but also continuing presence) in determining our (mine & your) future.

Is not anyone asking why anymore of what has birthed the movements of resistance to inequality of "99%" of the populations? We have seen this in Brexit and Mouvement des gilets jaunes with the major difference being the French citizens on the streets of France in solidarity but the UK does not appear to have that or the fire & spirit of the Peasant Revolt of 1381

Humorous KV, as sarcasm I might see it but I neither like mules nor jackasses as portrayed. There is more to it than that to consider but the outcome is always in doubt for any duration of time for stability but there is nothing wrong in "I'm tired as hell and I ain't going to take it anymore" to balance the standard.

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I'm still pulling for Nigel and Jeremy/

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Appearances can be deceptive, George. It might seem the British public is drowning its fire and spirit in pints of ale at the neighborhood pubs. The American public might seem to spend all its waking hours guffawing at Trump's wrecking ball feats and gawking at the Kardashians' ample endowments.

But across the West, the peasants are more awake, more aware that things are terribly wrong. For now, they are pinning their faith on the democratic process and giving the elite the birdie whenever they get a chance to vote. The more the elite weasel out of the voters' choice, the closer these countries are heading to the edge of open confrontation. While each society has its own threshold of patience, revolt itself has a threshold beyond which it can become a pandemic.

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Perhaps once we realize that they cannot be trusted we can mercilessly destroy them.

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here's another view: "toff" was originally a corruption of the word "tuft" which was a gold tassel attached to the

graduation-cap of a son of a peer, denoting 'upper crust'.

Then it became 'toffee-nosed', perhaps. new to me,Just checked wiki.

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A really good Article. An analogy that was easy to understand.

When Brexit was first voted upon I thought that it would be good for G.B. to keep their sovereign status. I wondered why it was taking so long to implement. There was a lot of "static" in regards to racism, immigration, etc. Now I see it is a well practiced stratagem ( the old switcheroo).

Thanks for the link, Ramani

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Glad you appreciate it, Tom. Wish more people would read it.

I guess we are all suffering from Brexit fatigue. It's like a Shakespearean tragedy that goes on forever without an end in sight. All deliberate of course. This is being dragged out with a clear objective to reject the popular will. The good old switcheroo. Theresa May is being roundly condemned as an ineffectual leader and is on the way out. In my view, she should be given an Oscar for best actress. She has played her assigned role as patsy superbly!

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It seems as though this ("The Old Switcheroo") is Standard Operations Procedure for The Power elite". Whenever they hear the sounds of pitchforks being sharpened, we are thrown a bone like The EPA, CDC, or The FDA to make things better. And we all cheer about how we are being saved by The righteous Democrats or the Religious Republicans because of the implementation of these new agencies. Great headlines for a short while and then when we've "all gone home bed, thinking those who once existed must be dead" (apologies to The Bee Gees), out come the long knives and we don't notice because we trust in "our brand".

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Being a tad bit evil is similar to being a tad bit dead. All of the peoples movements have ended up essentially the same. The old switcheroo.

The evil ones get to keep their wealth which they eventually use again to control the important levers of power.

The mistake of course was to allow the evil ones to keep their wealth and heads.

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