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January 22, 2014

Romans and countrymen

Filed under: Despair — bitchontheblog @ 15:37
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There have been many reasons, offered to me on a platter both personal and political, when and why I should have left England years ago.

I was ready before. I am ready now. Have never acted on it. Doubt I will.

Today’s news that there are voices which ask water canons to be legalized in Britain to keep masses at bay.

Reason: ‘Austerity’ makes people ‘revolt’. Really? Who’d have thought it.

If I were a man with enough testosterone in me I’d trash something. That angry I am this minute.

U

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16 Comments »

  1. So why not leave England? What’s stopping you? As the years go by, you might regret not following your instincts….

    Comment by nick — January 22, 2014 @ 17:48 | Reply

    • What’s stopping me?

      I have plenty of instinct, Nick. Mainly to follow my nose where it leads me.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:23 | Reply

  2. It’s too late for me.
    I wouldn’t know my way around, wouldn’t know modern life, wouldn’t be able to conform anymore.
    I am no longer tidy enough. I have got into the habit of sitting on a park bench without wiping it first.
    Also, I no longer have any real family there.

    So, here I am, and here I’ll stay.

    But I want my ashes to be chucked into a river that flows into the Nordsee and eventually I will end up back on home ground.

    Comment by friko — January 22, 2014 @ 17:51 | Reply

    • What a heartfelt answer, Friko. My early life was such that I’d be at home on the moon. Though dare say there won’t be a garden to dig over.

      I like your romantic notion of ashes into the river (I can guess which one) but what if, like me, you’d rather prefer to be buried? Worms and all that. Dear dog in heaven.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:28 | Reply

  3. it’s never too late Ursula, I upchucked everything 10 years ago and never looked back. It was (then) now or never. I needed the ocean in my veins, clean air in my lungs.
    The very best thing I’ve ever done.
    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — January 23, 2014 @ 00:37 | Reply

    • I am glad for you, WWW, that you are happy with your choice.

      I don’t think of life so much in terms of ‘choice’ as where fate (or is it destiny) will lead us. I am like a leaf in autumn wind. The upside being that I never seem to mind where I end up. As long as it’s not in prison. Couldn’t stand being buried alive.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:35 | Reply

  4. I was never there on a permanent basis to start with but can relate to your angst. I am increasingly being exposed to a lot of nonsense from the UK that I never thought was possible. We have followed the, what is called, the West Minster model over here and we are having as much nonsense here as over there, but leaving is not an option for the simple reason that the reasons for staying on far outweigh the ones for not. The alternative places for one!

    Comment by Rummuser — January 23, 2014 @ 00:43 | Reply

    • It’s not the first time, Ramana, that I have just about had it. There was a time, when the Angel was still little, I could hear (in my imagination and nightly mares) planes roaring over, Britain been in the first line of revenge, being Big Brother’s little brother. Let’s not pinpoint the year. Anyway, that was it a bit of a storm in a large teacup.

      As to the ‘weighing’ you mention – well, that lies all with how well your scales have been weighted in the first place.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:40 | Reply

      • Whose revenge?

        Comment by magpie11 — January 29, 2014 @ 14:37 | Reply

  5. “If a genie granted you a wish and you can’t fail, what is the one thing you would want to achieve and then the next question is what would you give up for that grand dream … Very often in life, we never ask the second question, when we get the first one. All of us have the genie at our beck and call, it’s called a wish and everything you wish for is usually granted, when it is not granted it simply means it wasn’t meant for us or we didn’t wish for it deeply enough. The Universe is the genie.” That quotation came from a very bright young mind taking on the establishment over here.

    Comment by Rummuser — January 23, 2014 @ 00:49 | Reply

    • Wise words, Ramana. Yet, what if – like me – you don’t have ‘a grand dream’?

      I love the concept of your ‘genie’. I call it luck. And luck is fickle. Easily distracted. All over the place. A sprinkle here, a shower there. The ultimate flirt.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:45 | Reply

  6. So, what are you angry about? The water canons idea or the austerity? (It’s too late to think further han this…at least clearly)

    Comment by magpie11 — January 23, 2014 @ 01:44 | Reply

    • Are you still with it, Magpie? Water canons, of course. Can’t wait for the next hose pipe ban.

      To tighten belts is easy.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:46 | Reply

      • Water canon? They have been suggested several times in the past… hopefully they will go the same way as Ideas of having all our police armed with guns…I wonder what other countries there are that do not habitually arm their police?
        People are surprised that the government actually considered putting the Army on the streets during the Scargill fiasco yet I fully understand it as Scargill’s aim was to use the miners to overthrow the elected government……. I still pity the miners as they were caught between two very determined people… the mines would have closed anyway Pure economics would have dictated that.

        I wonder if any one wil suggest the deployment of “Sound Canon”.

        Comment by magpie11 — January 29, 2014 @ 14:44 | Reply

  7. This reminds me that I don’t know much about water canon engineering.

    The BBC has an article about the Aussies returning from the UK.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25401024

    The Indians have a self-help website, returntoindia.com, recognizing that was is significant isn’t where you are returning “from”, but where you are returning “to”.

    Comment by Looney — January 23, 2014 @ 14:25 | Reply

    • You don’t know anything about water canon engineering, Looney? Since you appear to be fast learner it won’t take long should you be so inclined.

      Yes, turning ‘from’ but where you are turning ‘to’. A concept my father instilled in me early on: “Nicht wovon, sondern wozu.” Ha. Bet Goethe thought about it first. What if you are foot loose and fancy free?

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — January 28, 2014 @ 23:50 | Reply


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