On August 13th 1961 Work commenced on the building of an Edifice that was the embodiment of Oppression, Division and Paradox. For everyone on one side of it it meant 28 years of a Darkness that saw their lives atrophise in Regimes that weren't at all what they seemed - and certainly not 'as described'. They had their brief - all too brief - moments when it might end in 1968 and 1981 - but these were brutally crushed by the Regimes that supposed to represent them. Everyone was equal they were told as they saw Zil Limousines cruise past in the Grey Streets, heard Speeches written in Country Dachas as they watched those TV's they waited 10 years to get, in Flats that might be damp, sometimes without Electricity. They ate processed everything - an approximation of 'as described' - while others ate well.... and on it went. But this was all done for 'The People'. On November 9th 1989 that thing that went up 28 years previously finally came down. It was the end of the Cold War, the end of the Warsaw Pact - and the People of Romania were given the Christmas Present they never thought possible - the end of Dracula!
On June 24th 2016 we blinked in the Sunlight as our Prime Minister announced we had voted to leave the Europact. A 'Union' that was done 'for the People', but it seemed that the more 'the People' gave them, the more they wanted. Other Countries had seen their 'People' become unemployed, Countries seemed to empty as their Industries were shut down 'for the People'.
The problem throughout was another Wall had gone up - a Wall between us and them, an invisible Wall - but as divisive and oppressive none the less. While all this was done we were told it was done 'for the People'. We were also told that we were 'included'......... as we saw less and less of 'People' we used to see quite regularly. Some we never saw again.
Then we were told we had to have a War, because, apparently 'the People's' lives were threatened, except - by then - it was difficult to know what 'People' they meant. It all became very absurd and abstract.
Sometimes you might see them, wanting our Vote 'for the People' - but it seemed 'the People' only existed every 4 years. Then they would have Dinner 'for the People', travel 'for the People', schmooze and claim Expenses 'for the People' - and we 'the People' would watch it all on TV.
Then, on November 9th, 2016 something extraordinary happened. Something that started a few Months before - in June this year, where 'the People' decided to vote for something that didn't assume their Vote. What happened that day was felt on the other side of a new Wall that had gone up a few years before, and recommenced the Cold War. They were the 'bad People' we were starting to be told, that everything on this side was good - and we should poke them in the Eye at every opportunity. That anyone this side being friendly to those on the other side were also 'bad People' - or even 'non-People'.
But, like that day 27 years ago a Hole appeared in it meaning the end of Hostilities and a potential for Peace 'the People' had thought impossible only a day before. 'The People' had thought the same about something else 27 years ago until this day in 1989.
I have to say Thank you for ending many years of an Assumption by some that would have 'the People' in the Rhetoric, the Jargon, the Cliches, but never in Reality. What started in June this year has ended today - ended something that some could compare to those others who assumed everything for 'the People'. Everyone was equal we were told by the 'Liberal-left' for many years, except some were more equal than others.
From someone connected with 1968, '1968' in 1989 - and was Purged at the same time someone from 1960-3 was when 'Liberal Inc' became the Government in 1993 - an Approximation of 'as described'!
You couldn't make any of this up!
This wasn't either - and hopefully one day it might not be again..............
No War......................................................нет войны