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Dearly Beloved Sheeple

“T’was a dark and stormy night, and the captain said to the mate “T’was a dark and stormy night…” ad infinitum.

So now we have a dark wintery date for the UK BREXIT election. Dearest Sheeple, you will be asking me, your bellwether, who to vote for. What will be my advice, my prediction, my answer? Well, perhaps Jules (Pulp Fiction) would know? Or perhaps we need to consult an oracle.

Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.” Jules (Samuel. L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino).

It seems obvious that the difference between ‘remainers’ and ‘leavers’ in the BREXIT debate is the level of emotional engagement. This will translate to ‘voting intention’.

BREXIT has become a religion for those that want to ‘leave’. It is the ‘Will of the People’ (aka God). There is no engagement with facts, reality, rational consideration, planning or analysis of the outcome of leaving (impact statements? Hah!). Farage, Johnson and Cummings (Ak…Ak…Ak) know and understand this. It is effective and working. Conservative politician followers like Rees-Mogg (as a devout Catholic) are highly susceptible to this kind of brain washing.

If Remainer parties want to succeed they have to ‘get religion’ fast. They have to use the emotions and words of religion. They have to start ‘believing‘! They need a revelation. Policies are not enough.

The BREXIT parables

“Mortal, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them shall issue from the same land. And make a signpost, make it for a fork in the road leading to a city; mark out the road for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites or to Judah and to Jerusalem the fortified.” Ezekiel 21:19–23

A vityaz (Russian knight) comes to a fork in the road and sees a menhir with an inscription that reads: “If you ride to the left, you will lose your horse, if you ride to the right, you will lose your head“.

The BREXIT riddle

A voter comes to a ‘fork in the road’ which leads to two choices. In one political Party the politicians always tell lies, and in the other Party the politicians always tell truisms. The voter needs to live in a world where politicians tell the truth (more or less).

A politician from one of the Parties is standing on your doorstep, but there is no indication of which Party he/she is representing. The voter asks him/her one question. From the politician’s answer, he/she will know which way to vote.

What did the voter ask? (Put your answers in the comments)

See you at #dogsatpollingstations

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