Brexit and other matters of interest

It’s become very difficult to follow just what is happening with Brexit. Things seem to change from day to day. As of now the elusive exit is supposed to happen on January 31.

John Derbyshire writes about Brexit, Trump, and the ‘two Anglo-Saxon cousin’ nations, that is, the U.S. and the UK, experiencing parallel political crises, and offers his thoughts about the situation. Both our nation and our cousins in the UK voted for change, and it seems that our systems have not worked to achieve the changes we voted for.

As so many people in this country have been saying, we can’t ”vote out way out” of the present predicament. The trouble is, what is the alternative, then? That’s the question. John Derbyshire goes into some detail in explaining the situation in the UK. It’s worth reading.

I like that Derbyshire refers to our nations, the USA and the UK as ‘Anglo-Saxon cousin nations.’ That’s what we are, despite the fact that some Americans don’t like the English or the British, and vice-versa. We are kin; there was a time when we all knew that, and that fact should be acknowledged. It’s odd that the ‘system’ would have us regard people who are very distant from us as our brothers while we downplay our kinship to the Anglosphere peoples.

Also The Thinking WASP blog has a piece about Guy Fawkes Night, which has just passed, and about the relevance for today. The post concludes with this:

“Remember your history. Savor and celebrate your way of life.”

I second that. I’m very much in favor of doing just that.

5 thoughts on “Brexit and other matters of interest

  1. Bravo BonnyBlue1607!

    Thank you for the mention. I feel so strongly about this. There’s so much negativity in the world and we often forget the beauty, wonder and achievement we have created as a people.

    I love the way you have drawn these threads together in celebration of who we are.

    There’s a gorgeous Turner painting which is a metaphor for Brexit. You’ll see my short critique of it at Ablaze, October 18, 2019, again at

    Again, thank you. Your blog is important.


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    1. Hi, and thanks so much for commenting and for your words of encouragement. It’s gratifying to hear that you consider my blog important. I appreciate that and I hope to keep this blog going, though my postings may be fewer than I’d like.
      FWIW I think you are doing great work with your blog.
      It’s true that there is a lot of negativity in the world and especially on the Internet; it’s easier for people to be unpleasant to someone we interact with only in cyberspace, rather than face-to-face. It’s an effort sometimes to keep up one’s spirits but we have to make the effort. It seems being a ‘WASP” or Anglo-Saxon (whether in the U.S. or elsewhere in the ‘cousin nations’ is very much out of fashion. So I feel as though I should speak up for our forefathers and our living kinsmen. It really is a bond and a matter of loyalty.

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    2. That’s a lovely comment. Thank you for YOUR thoughtfulness and encouragement. You and I agree on this. So do hundreds of millions around the world. And what are fashions if not there to be remade and reimagined. Let’s do that together with cheer and good spirit, bringing our cultural cousins with us on the adventure. Yes?

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  2. What’s up?

    I found this article very interesting…please read!

    Do you remember the blockbuster hit film The Matrix that was released in 1999? You may not know this, but it has deep spiritual implications concerning the times we are living in and Bible prophecy.

    It tells a story of how these “agents” are trying to turn us into machines. We are closer then ever before for this to become a reality when they cause us to receive an implantable microchip in our body during a time when physical money will be no more.

    You may have seen on NBC news concerning the implantable RFID microchip that some people are getting put in their hand to make purchases, but did you know this microchip matches perfectly with prophecy in the Bible?

    “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name…

    You also may have heard of the legendary number “666” that people have been speculating for possibly thousands of years on what it actually means. This article shares something I haven’t seen before, and I don’t think there could be any better explanation for what it means to calculate 666. This is no hoax. Very fascinating stuff!

    …Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666″ (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

    To see all the details showing why the Bible foretold of all these things, check out this article!


    GOD is sending out His end time warning:

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    Seek Jesus while He may be found…God bless!

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