I can’t quite process my thoughts coherently at the minute, but I would like to get a few things off my chest.
Firstly, I don’t believe it. I still genuinely can not believe it. I also can not believe that after all this, I still don’t know what the hell it is we’ve done. Why has politics become a shouting match and defamation campaign, rather than rational and reasonable debate? Why have we been given stats tailored to suit viewpoints, opinions disguised as facts and sometimes, downright lies.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 24, 2016
How this is even legal is beyond me. People deserve much better and I can’t help but feel that had the population been more aware of the facts surrounding the referendum, we would have had a thought out vote rather than a knee jerk reaction to fearmongering. I’m so angry at the supposedly impartial media for perpetuating propaganda to fit their own agendas/make money, too. The Metro had a four-page, front and back spread advert for the Leave campaign.
You can see the tiny word ‘Advertisement’ on the top of that ad. No really it’s there, maybe get your glasses, it’s just above the huge stamp that says TAKE BACK CONTROL. Cue three lions roaring and cups of tea victoriously sipped throughout the land amongst cries of:
“YEAAAHHH, TAKING BACK CONTROL!”
“From what? Who!?” cries the world.
The word irresponsible comes to mind. Impartial certainly does not.
The fact that so many people voted despite not knowing the full consequences either way is terrifying. There has been lots of googling today and those search results suggest that more than a few might regret not doing so sooner.
Honestly, though, I am horrified at how divided it has made us. I glared at an old lady when I left my house at eight o’clock this morning because I assumed she had voted to leave. I immediately checked myself, smiled and said good morning, but for a few seconds I was furious with her. This poor, random, old lady who may or may not have voted to leave for reasons I will never know. Sorry. This kind of anger is what got us into this mess in the first place and sure as hell isn’t what’s going to fix it.
I can only hope that things aren’t actually going to be as bad as they seem. Right now things are looking pretty bleak but I would love to be proved wrong. Whatever happens I will try my hardest to make the best of this situation by being as kind, honest and open as I can.
I only hope my country will do the same.
Peace and love, always.