I got bullied in school. A lot. Walking the corridors was a nightmare. I rarely made it between classes unscathed. It wasn’t actually the abuse which really stung, though, but the illogical mind-set of the bullies. You can’t reason with the illogical. You can’t make it see sense, no matter what angle you tackle it from. I remember vividly the intense frustration at that.
Decades of both the tabloids and dodgy politicians spewing hysteria, hate and flat-out lies to an audience who can’t be bothered to look out at the wider world, or at history, have come back to bite us.
Just as in school, I feel my fate is in the hands of illogical forces that can’t….couldn’t be reasoned with. An hysterical mob which voluntarily close off routes to all manner of exciting possibilities and progress because they read in some ratty publication that the EU was so invasive and bureaucratic that they even insisted