Today I am left feeling bereft, horrified and fearful.
Yesterday I was horrified and saddened. The senseless death of an innocent, vibrant young woman (mother, daughter, career woman, carer, ambassador, advocate), shocked me beyond words. The images of her with her children brought me to tears. The words of her husband broke my heart.
This morning I feel sick to the stomach. This senseless, tragic death has become the advertising board for the average Brexit voter. Jo Cox, peace keeper, humanitarian. What would she think of us all? She has, overnight become an excuse for hate and a political shit covered stick with which to beat 50% of the population.
The Referendum is simply a UK wide OPINION POLE. The result, unless it’s Remain, is unlikely to bring forth any government change that will result in a Brexit. At best a large vote or a majority vote for Brexit will cause a much needed shake up in UK politics and EU structure. But, based on the fact that no Brexit plans have been revealed to back up a political (as opposed to race hate) campaign, suggests that there are no plans to follow through on a Brexit vote if that’s what the referendum (opinion poll ) suggests.
When the Referendum first began, I was (and still am ) a Brexiter. However. This is a MASSIVE HOWEVER. Brexit campaign has been commandeered as a race hate, xenophobic, fascist platform. I can’t imagine that the majority of Brexit-to-be-Voters ever wanted or expected this. For me it’s never been about immigrants. But the campaign has come to represent ONLY immigration and race hate. Honest, honourable, humanitarian, Brexit campaigners have been drowned out by a collective VoteRemain spin and an extremist VoteLeave front man, Nigel Farage .
And now poor Jo Cox, whose life was dedicated to peace and humanitarian causes has become, overnight, the ‘evidence’ of a divided, race hating Britain.
I am sick. Sick to the stomach of what we have all become since we were offered a referendum. On both sides we have become savages. I place some of the blame on the politicians, much of it on the media. But as human beings I blame most of it squarely on the shoulders of each and every one of us . Every individual who has lost sight of the facts and leapt onto the hate and spin bandwagon.
Shame on the people of the UK. Shame on the people of Europe and the world who are choosing to add fuel to the fire. Shame on us ALL
Jo Cox; Human Being, Woman, Mother, Wife, Daughter may your memory cease to be tarred with anything other than your goodness and kindness . RIP