Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Samizdata put together an image that pretty much describes exactly the dilemma that Britain finds itself in as it attempts to wrestle away from the dead grip of the European Union. It makes it very clear why it is proving so hard to enforce the will of the people.

The problem is not that the people don't want to leave or that the regions don't want to leave or that the various constituencies don't want to leave, it is that the damned legislators don't want to leave and are doing everything in their power to frustrate the will of the people. Kind of like what our legislators are doing now in trying to frustrate the will of the people most of whom want to end illegal immigration by building a wall and actually enforcing this country's laws.

Somebody with the inclination could probably produce a schematic much like the one above and show that most Americans, most of America and most of the States want this flood of illegals with no visible skills to end and end now. Then we could just look at who keeps voting to frustrate that policy in Congress which is where year after year the will of the people in this regard has been tossed out on its ear or ignored altogether.

One of Samizdata's commenters mentioned a phrase that became quite popular a few years back.
“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”
Free month of reading this blog for anybody who knows who spoke the words quoted. I was going to say the same for the origin of samizdata but it's a little obvious.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Ollie Cromwell.

HMS Defiant said...

Yep. He must have been a real pain in the ass but he did some things well considering he was an utter complete fanatic.

Anonymous said...

As a Southerner, a descendant of folks who participated in two revolutions on this continent, I ought to like Cromwell. He was against monarchy, in favor of allowing Protestant worship, etc.: however, he didn't believe in true religious freedom, and was a dictator & general asshole (among other things, his persecution of the Scots, a large part of my ancestry). I just can't like the man.
--Tennessee Budd

HMS Defiant said...

I think he is/was an impossible man to like. It is not always a requirement that good be done by those who are liked. He did some good but as you say, he was an absolute asshole.