pwa wrote:roubaixtuesday wrote:pwa wrote:We have traditions that help us out though. We have a tradition of respecting the opinions of others within certain limits. That tradition exists in some other countries, but not all.
Yet here we are,
(1) with a campaign whose main slogan, on the side of a bus was a lie, later condemned by the UK statistics authority when Johnson repeated it as Foreign secretary
https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/ ... retary.pdf
(2) with a campaign who used a dishonest leaflet threatening the arrival of 72 million Turks to whip up xenophobia.
(3) With politicians now using the threat of violence from thugs outside parliament to justify not holding a 2nd referendum.
It is this very belief that our traditions will save us which is dangerous. They have already been ripped up, without anyone even realising.
Bosnian Muslims had similar beliefs before the Yugoslav wars, having lived in harmony for centuries.
Well I for one won't be attacking anyone in the street because of a difference in political beliefs, and anyone who does so is my enemy.
It's not so much the people on the streets, it's those who use the lies and xenophobia to incite them. Are they your enemies too? Because that's where the true root of the problem lies.