translating this article because this is so important
1. “Monsieur Ebola can solve the problem in three months”
– Front National’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen about how an Ebola…
This shit is one reason why I’ve been trying to work out how rapidly my partner and I can leave the EU. It’s terrifying. I look at the concept of being in many parts of Europe at the moment and go ‘oh, shit, don’t want to be there’.
On the one hand, the proportion of people who voted for these nutballs is very low; on the other, the proportion of people faced with the prospect of nutballs getting in to power who didn’t even bother to exercise their vote in any way is very high. As I see it the ratio of
Nutballs : Person who cares enough to do something to stop nutballs
is not concordant with a comfortable, peaceful life, in the EU at the moment, at least if you’re not white and rich. Being neither white nor rich, I find that quite worrying.
I used to make a joke about being in a minority of one, because I fit so neatly into so many minority boxes. At the moment, being that person’s quite unnerving.