On the last days of the year, it has become customary in the Media to provide a more or less interesting and truthful review of the year just passed, garnished with the obligatory photos of what the politicians and celebrities did.
This is not another one of those reviews. Instead, when looking back on 2015, I noticed something new has been happening, and is still ongoing. That ‘something new’ is not a single event but is made up of many events which looked like straws in the wind while they happened.
That ‘something new’ is a slow but accelerating change in the attitude of so many people towards the EU as she now exists – an ever increasing dissatisfaction which is not restricted to us here in the UK.
I call it “The Beginning of the Great Unravelling”, because it reminds me of unravelling a knitted jumper, something my grannies did in the last Century, when they wasted nothing. Such unravelling always started slowly and with difficulties because one must find the final knot with which the knitting had been secured, because the last rows always had been knitted very tightly and because one must avoid destroying the actual wool threads. One never started at the beginning of the knit, one always started at the finish, and while this unravelling started slowly, it then picked up pace and lo and behold: suddenly there was no old jumper but balls of re-knittable wool!
So it was in 2015: the knot keeping things together, the MSM, has finally become loosened, and thus the unravelling has started.
This can be seen in the reporting of the ‘refugee’ crisis across the EU where establishment politicians and their willing helpers in the MSM have been singularly unsuccessful in selling this invasion to the citizens of their countries as a ‘humanitarian’ duty. No better example can be found which illustrates the words of Abraham Lincoln, that one can fool some people all of the time and all people some of the time but never all of the people all of the time.
For the first time this century, the difference between what the politicians and the MSM said and wrote and what the people saw with their own eyes in their neighborhood was so huge, it could no longer be brushed under the carpet. Everybody saw that not children and women came but a multitude of healthy young men. Everybody suddenly started to understand that they were being lied to, and that they were expected not just to swallow those lies but to pay for them. Everybody started to understand that what TPTB were telling them to believe was based on lies serving the Establishment, from the actual ‘refugee’ numbers to the reports and vituperations of foreign political parties and governments for being “extreme right wing” when they actually, for all to see, were not raving fascists but ordinary patriots.
Also, in glaring contrast to the attitudes fifty years ago, left-wing parties and governments are rarely remarked upon, and treated as ‘natural’ by the EU politicians and MSM even when they come close to or into power, like Syriza in Greece, or Podemos in Spain: they are part of the structure, but patriotic parties and patriots like Victor Orban in Hungary are vilified by them.
But people watch and see, and they have seen the events, the lies, and are becoming aware of the fact that their leading politicians have no clothes, just as the fabled emperor – and that it is now OK to mention that.
Even some in the MSM here in the UK are slowly and carefully starting to back-pedal. The floods up North are the best example, because far too many remember what happened in Somerset just about two years ago at the beginning of 2014.
At that time, mentioning the EU directives and the lack of dredging as having led to these devastating floods was never done in polite circles in Westminster and the MSM. Now relevant articles are printed in local papers, and the nation is given the opportunity to snigger about yet another photo opportunity of ‘Cameron in wellies’ by the Westminster Court meejah.
Yes, these events looked like nothing very momentous in the grand scheme of things, or so the usual suspects in Westminster and Brussels would want us to believe. But the shift in popular opinion, against the EU, the Brusselocrats and the Brussels policies is now noticeable and is growing greater by the day, right across the EU.
When even Germans, the staunchest of defenders of all things EU are saying in ever greater numbers that it would be better to end this EU, then you know that the first row of stitches in the knitted fabric of the EU is being unraveled by the ordinary citizens – and that events and history are on our side: BREXIT will happen!
Happy New Year to you all!