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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