I’m using the Facebook system less and less these days. If ever a system was devised to keep the sheep in the pen, this is it. This morning, I dipped in briefly, to look at the details there of a name which had come to my attention. I am told there that this person has over 2,000 ‘friends’, each of which has, on average, more than 1,000 ‘friends’ of their own. It tells him nothing really. How many of the ‘friends’ we have against our Facebook ID could we actually call on, if we needed real help?
I often say, phlegmatically, that I have a recurring nightmare, in which I discover to my horror that Mark Zuckerberg turns out to be George Soros’s grandson.. What is for sure is that this diabolically cunning invention is proving to be a bigger time-waster than Baird’s gogglebox.
There were said to be more than 17.4 million of us UK citizens who, when David Cameron finally acceded to incessant pestering, graciously granting the sheeple a choice, surprised him by not obeying his instructions to vote REMAIN – in the EU. When he retired to nurse his bruised ego, had he possessed any shred of social conscience, he would have asked one of the 138 others of the Tories – who had said ‘Let’s get OUT’ – to pick up the reins and steer us away from Brussels. Then we may just have had some slight respect for ‘Old Sarum’. No chance, we end up with Teresa May-be.
Folks, if we trust her, we’ll all finish up, at best in BRINO, at worst, we’ll all be running around with our EU membership number tattooed on our foreheads. (I suppose at least then, the despised Burkha will have been declared ‘illegal’). We are going to have to dig much deeper than that, to get this nation on any sort of solid foundation again.
As I see it, we can all shilly-shally around, finding theoretical ‘friends’, thinking that ‘we shall be heard for our much tapping’, or each of us can take a really brave step into the unknown, and send our name, town and email address to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and there become a part of the move to re-unite the millions who voted to LEAVE the corrupt EU – a failed vanity project, if ever there was one. There, you may just find out, who is actually ready to stand back-to-back, shoulder-to-shoulder with you, now the Thought Police have started restricting our right to meet and discuss anything more weighty than the soccer results or the weather.