I've been a member here for years - I'm not the most popular guy, but I have had some nice feedback on some of my comments here and there. I hold
views which are in equal measure mystic, pragmatic, scientific & dogmatic, all in a finely blended mix which somehow suits me perfectly.
I want to share a couple of thoughts with you regarding Brexit. As you probably know, the UK (Great Britain, not just England) has voted to secede
from the European Union, of which it has been a member for 41 years. When we joined it was simply a trading agreement, but over time it gathered a
much more holistic political nature. There has been a lot of scaremongering on the part of both Leave, & Remain campaigns in the past few months -
but here we are.
Now one thing which has struck me quite keenly is that a lot of Americans here on ATS think that our secession is a wonderful, liberated thing. I can
assure you, it is not a clear-cut dash for liberty which has driven the debate, or led to the outcome. In fact, in terms of social debate on issues/
type of voter taking which choice/ narrative we are being asked to believe, it ended up being quite a complex, and bitterly divisive issue. There was
by no stretch of the imagination a clear, strong majority decision either way - the results went 52 to 48 percentage points in favour of leaving,
which is not an overwhelming margin.
Personally, I voted to remain, because I sensed that much of the nationalism which was being screamed from the rooftops was actually rooted in good
old-fashioned racism, intolerance & general bigotry. Don't get me wrong, I am most certainly NOT in favour of uncontrolled migration, and I'm not
left-leaning when it comes to matters of national security. I understand the ideological schism between the West & the Islamic world, for example,
and I support extremely stringent security screenings of anyone from those cultures trying to claim a place as a 'refugee'. There are simply too many
ideological red flags for us to all live happily ever after. However, our economy is largely propped up by migrant workers, and multi-culturalism
generally is a very good thing (at least where it is in reasonable proportion to the native population, and integration is a key aim of both natives &
Now then - moving on to the crux of the thread. I'm not posting in this forum because of my intellectual conclusions regarding the Brexit situation.
I'm not simply 'predicting' what may or may not happen, based on logical deduction. I'm posting in this forum, because I have had a couple of very
specific dreams - one based in literalism (Dream 1), the other based in symbolism (Dream 2), and both predict something rather important, with respect
to the result of the referendum.
I'll keep this fairly brief, because I don't believe rambling on will be helpful, and I'm keen not to bore people, I want folk to get involved &
respond with any other insights they may have had, etc.
This dream occurred in fact three years ago, before there was any talk of a referendum (at least, before it was officially discussed in politics,
media etc as something that would definitely happen). In the dream, I was shown a scene which would sum up the general attitude of the British
people, a few years after the fact, were we ever to vote to leave the European Union. I was shown what would happen to us if we resorted to an
isolationist national policy/ public viewpoint. I saw a journalist, speaking into a camera, reporting from some random area (I think it was a local
park) where he had come to canvas opinions on the subject of immigration, as a result of some recent happening on the subject. NB - The reporters in
our country at present, are largely quite respectful & tolerant, possessing values somewhere between liberal & conservative, not extreme in any way,
just decent, thoughtful & polite people, regardless of their actual political position. In the dream I saw that such qualities had been cast to the
wind, for this reporter was now speaking in a most intolerant, & essentially racist, bigoted manner. He was in fact trying to manipulate native
British public opinion by appealing to their sense of superiority over other races & nations
. He was willfully speaking to people in such a
way that it was clear he was trying to curry favour with the far-right. In the dream, therefore, the far-right was no longer taboo in the United
Kingdom of Great Britain. In fact, the far-right had become the contemporaneous NORMAL political viewpoint in British society, and the reporter
clearly felt very comfortable whipping up further intolerance & hatred.
It was made more insidious by the fact that it was being spoken of as
though it were perfectly rational, logical & ethically acceptable.
So that was dream number one. At the time I experienced it, I remember thinking, "N'ah, that could never happen - could it?" This morning I
remembered the dream, after having experienced a second dream, though this time the dream language was more symbolic (but extremely clear in
In this dream, I found myself on a large ocean-going vessel, a large cruise liner of sorts, surrounded by members of my own family, and many others
along for the journey, as we embarked on this voyage. For some reason we had chosen to travel a perilous route in part of the Pacific, with many
hazards (weather, venomous sea creatures, etc). A member of my family, who in real life supports extreme views, far-right in nature, began shouting
in excitement, because the UK had voted for independence in the referendum. But he was suddenly overcome with uncertainty, bordering on fear, because
outside the windows of the vessel, we could see two things occurring. Firstly, the ship had suddenly accelerated to an insane speed, and was
screaming along, kicking up an immense wake, and in fact was sailing in a very rapid & disorienting circular course, making navigation (from our
perspective as passengers) almost impossible - in fact the wake of the ship was a danger too, as we were crossing over our previous path repeatedly.
Secondly, and this was really making everyone else
very scared (the far-right family member thought this next bit was great) - there were
massive, fifty metre Great White sharks chasing the ship, jumping out of the water in great arcing leaps, trying to catch us. The danger was
immediate & deadly, and a panic set in amongst the adults on board. Despite all of this, there was a hope shared by all passengers, that somehow, we
would still be able to get where we were headed. The hope was largely drowned out by the panic, and I sought for any semblance of normalcy on which
to base the next move. My attention was drawn to the cabin which housed much younger members of the ship's passenger manifest. Children & teenagers
from my own family, and the children & teenagers from other families, were all bunked together in one particular cabin. These kids, the younger
generation, were the ONLY ones among the ship's passengers who were NOT panicking. After I explained to them the risks facing the ship, and the
perils to our ongoing voyage, they immediately - calmly, and with integrity, in all seriousness & full of optimism - began to take action to remedy
the situation, and to recover the voyage for the benefit of all.
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