Wonderful, wonderful interview. I’ve forwarded to several folks. In a just world, the MSM would present a forum for such discussion.
wonderfully articulate, patient, reasoned, polite, yet forceful, focused and unyielding–greg johnson demonstrates above why i have long considered him the heart and soul of our fight for survival. because of greg and his tireless efforts, many of our best and brightest are now stepping over that invisible line.
Your point about worthiness is spot on. Both my grandfathers fought in the 2nd World War and all three of my grandmother’s brothers died in the trenches of the 1st World War. They fought and died (whether rightly or wrongly) for their nation. That national identity has been systematically destroyed. We have become detached from our history, and our soil. We have not been called upon to prove ourselves in any way for two generations. We fear hardship, we fear struggle, we fear uncertainty and therefore we are easily manipulated and silenced. You are right. There are greater things than economics, and most are probably unworthy. The EU arguments are Talmudic hairsplitting. Your gun analogy works. Getting out of the EU is just one step. One step is better than no step.
@25mins Unless you’re thinking “It’s the Jews!”, which thinking I’m not against, I’d explain it as a toxic combo of, initially, virtuous self-regard, getting younger blood, and then bureaucratic and political inertia, not wanting to be the first to say ‘oh s*’ and start to back-pedal. To do that safely for their careers and even effectively, they’d all have to act together, and face an effortful 180 on philosophy and policy and rules, and would that turn the first refugees even more hostile. So the path of least individual resistance is just to carry on and hope it works out in a generation or two. I really think the explanation is they didn’t expect this many, and now they can’t find a way back.
The UK has not had an influx of Syrian refugees. We have millions of Muslims from the old British Empire – India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, but they have nothing to do with the EU. Our most anti-social immigrants are Christian West Indians, who also have nothing to do with the EU. We have got a million east Europeans but they are good workers and completely compatible. The sovereignty argument is difficult to take seriously when our armed forces are under Nato command and our trade is directed by the WTO. Outside of the EU we would not be one iota less global capitalist. You are tilting at windmills.
The point is that outside the EU you have an iota more latitude to fix your own country.