EU Wankers gone mad…

In some ways, I’m a bit British. Mum was from England, and some things British just “connect” with me.

I’ve played this for my spouse, and needed to ‘explain’ it. The basic point is that the UK is a thin veneer of Roman Empire laid over a fundamentally Celtic / German randy and rebellious core. So the EU, as the Roman Empire redux, is basically antithetical to that core.

So, the EU decided to decide what people could say… And this is going to ‘play well’ with a culture devoted to individual choice, individual expression, and freedom of speech how? Exactly? Now the USA as Britain Redux has a Celtic Thread of the same sort woven though the middle of it. What we lack is that British sense of word play, of “I can say it 1000 ways so ban one and you get 1000 in return”.

Frankly, I just love this song for the simple way it demonstrates ‘passive aggressive “in your face” British reserved resistance’.

So listen and enjoy:

That it is done by a Lady is just icing on the cake… and adds to the “strain” between expectations and reality. That whole Celtic thing of Women being fully empowered to raise an army and start a war if “their cause is just”.

I really have to wonder just how long the strain between the EU and the UK can stand before the UK says “Chuck it all, you wankers” and goes their own way (as they always have).

The Brits have an astounding ability to ‘tolerate’ and put up with shite… but at some point, it goes all Celtic on your arse and I suspect that point is near.

Unless, of course, as my Mum said, the brave ones had packed up and left for the USA, Australia, Canada, etc…. I do hope she was wrong about that…
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18 Responses to EU Wankers gone mad…

  1. Simon Derricutt says:

    English seems to have so many more words than other languages, possibly since we swiped a lot from those languages and incorporated them. Of course we preferentially swiped the pejorative words, too.

    Maybe England did export the misfits to the States and Australia a while back, but a new batch has been born just as spunky as the earlier deportees. We’ve been putting two fingers up at people for a very long time. It’s part of the Celtic tradition.

  2. Steve brown says:

    It’s happening, Chiefio, it’s happening. It’s slow, I admit. But the anger is rising. The determination to throw off the EU Yoke, with the excessive costs to us here in the UK (£33 million per DAY) grows daily.
    https://fullfact.org/economy/cost_eu_membership_gross_net_contribution-30887
    When you remember that Governments don’t have any money, they only have our money to splurge, then there is good reasonn for we Brits to become somewhat disturbed. To see what this really means, see below:-

    The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
    The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
    Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
    The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”
    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels …
    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
    Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.
    And as a final thought – Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.

  3. tchannon says:

    Tiresome business.

  4. tom0mason says:

    But it takes an Irishman, in the form of Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, to explain to the English who they are when he said:

    “Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just as they die of any other disease. Fortunately, in England at any rate, thought is not catching. Our splendid physique as a people is entirely due to our national stupidity”

    Also, for good measure, he said:

    “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.”
    I would assert that the EU appears to be tedious for the English.

  5. Larry Ledwick says:

    Well here in American the same sort of slow simmer of rising irritation.
    We have moved from “You’re kidding right”, to “WTF are they smoking” to “This is about to piss me off” regarding a continuing drum beat of government shenanigans and “Grubering” from both sides of the legislative branch and the executive branch.

    The President has failed to recognize the fact that most of us don’t even bother to tune into his speeches any more because we know it will be just more BS. He thinks we are not active because we are in agreement. Just like the last election he got his butt handed to him and yet in his narcissistic haze thinks the low participation rate was because we agreed with him.

    In my 60+ years I have never seen average folks so pissed. It is a deeply controlled anger, but they are really not happy, and this quiet before the storm will not last long. I suspect next summer will be another long hot summer like the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    In reality that tuning him out is the modern media equivalent of Gunny Highway’s comment to his Major in the movie Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Where as he sits on a wall puffing on his cigar and says “With all due respect, sir, you’re beginning to bore the hell out of me.”

    Unfortunately the folks in the Washington beltway like the EU drones are so insulated from and isolated from the concerns of the average citizen that they don’t see the pot lid on the kettle starting to rattle as the pressure rises and things come to a boil. Meanwhile they are doing everything they can to incite anger thinking they are helping when they are really poking the average Joe in the eye every time he/she turns around.

    It is like the guy in the bar who has been arguing then suddenly gets quiet — normal folks know he is trying mightily to control his anger and this is the last warning you get before he rubs the back of his neck,he takes a deep breath and then decks someone, but the oblivious loud mouth just has to say one more thing and get in the last word and pretty soon fists are flying.

  6. M Simon says:

    Love the Kurt Weil style.

  7. M Simon says:

    And the English have done something on their own about wankers:

    http://www.samizdata.net/2014/12/samizdata-quote-of-the-day-508/

  8. Jason Calley says:

    @ E.M. “Unless, of course, as my Mum said, the brave ones had packed up and left for the USA, Australia, Canada, etc…. I do hope she was wrong about that…”

    Another factor at work is one that often happens to empires. For two centuries, the Brits sent their most aggressive young men to battles all over the world. The ones that died never came home to reproduce. The ones that lived often did most of their reproducing overseas amongst the ladies of the newly conquered lands. Britain becomes more docile — and its colonies become more aggressive. I suppose that nature always seeks a balance.

  9. Richard Ilfeld says:

    Perhaps the EU will tax tea.
    This is a well proven methodology for enhancing rebellion.

  10. NeilM says:

    Thanks for that, my eyes are now streaming with laughter.

  11. Verity Jones says:

    @EM and Jason Calley,
    My mom always said American’s had plenty of ‘get up and go’ because the place was populated by people who did just that.
    @Richard Ifield +1

  12. Another Ian says:

    E.M.

    The tersest description I’ve seen on Agenda 21

    http://cherylgallant.com/2014/08/28/report-parliament-9/#gform_wrapper_42

    Via Small Dead Animals

  13. Retired Dave says:

    Chiefio – Don’t you just love Victoria Wood – a true British National Treasure. Always very clever and funny with words whether it is in stand-up, song or sit-com script.

    Thanks for posting that one.

  14. Verity Jones says:

    I suspect you will like this politically incorrect Irish comedian:
    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/eu-wankers-gone-mad/#comments

  15. clive says:

    Chiefio,we here in Astralia call them Dick-Heads.

  16. oldfossil says:

    EMS wrote

    Unless, of course, as my Mum said, the brave ones had packed up and left for the USA, Australia, Canada, etc…. I do hope she was wrong about that…

    All the smart ones left for the colonies leaving behind everyone who couldn’t read.

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