I wasn’t going to write a post.
It just causes fights and tension. But the longer the day has gone on, the more upset and demoralised I become.
Today was the EU referendum in the UK. We got our say on whether or not we wanted to stay in the European union.
Somewhere corruption is swept under the carpet, somewhere people from another country, who we didn’t even elect, gets to make decisions on how our country is run.
Being British used to be a good thing. We held onto our values of freedom of speech and equality. We held onto our British sovereignty and it was a thing we were proud of.
Now you’re a bigot, a racist or a fool even?
Now you are thick.
You just flushed our whole future down the pan.
But how do we know that?!
I have seen people say “if you voted leave i’m ashamed. If you voted leave you have destroyed our children’s future. If you voted leave you will be sorry, If you voted leave please remove yourself from my online presence.”
So tell me. Since when has someone who has a different view point been something we have the right to dictate? We all have different opinions. We all saw and read different things. We all had different reasons.
You are basically telling them they are wrong. Wrong for thinking differently and having a vote. Wrong for staying true to their views.
That not only makes you a hypocrite but bigotted too.
We all have the right to vote.
There are no right or wrong answers and if you can’t have these, nice, kind, friends in your life because they don’t think like you, then what does that make you?!
That’s like saying “if you are not a Christian please remove yourself from my timeline.”
Because they, we are different.
I voted leave.
I voted leave because I want my children to be proud to be who they are.
They can still travel freely. With a passport. Which you need anyway. They can still have family and friends within the EU, because leaving doesn’t stop us from being morally united.
Leaving gives us freedom to use our own political process to pass laws. From people who are living in our country.
It gives us a chance to be British and proud. And that’s okay. We can still be a multicultural and diverse nation. Together.
I am not a bigot. I am not a racist and I am not thick. I follow politics. I make informed choices. I also hate Farage and Brexit.
And the fact that other countries are now wanting to leave the EU means the something isn’t right there. Becuase if it was all that, they wouldn’t feel the need to follow suit.
People are regretting voting leave. And the reason why they are is because those who voted IN are spreading hate and forcing opinions on people.
It seems the IN campaigners who shouted the loudest before are still shouting.
And that shouting got them nowhere yesterday.
So before you attack someone. Or call them stupid or thick.
Take a minute and realise we are all people.
We all have different opinions and beliefs.
But what’s done is done. So let’s just band together and make this a good thing. Instead of trying to emotionally attack people into changing their minds and feeling guilty.
We are not all the same. And that is okay.
I am excited for change. I am excited to see what this will offer my children.
And that’s okay.