I woke up feeling optimistic this morning. And about half an hour after waking up I was actually even feeling happy.
It’s not usually like that. I usually wake up feeling the leaden weight of the smoking ban pressing down on me. For Britain has felt like it’s been under Nazi occupation since 1 July 2007.
And Britain could have very easily been occupied back in 1940. If the Nazis had enough boats and barges, they could have chased the retreating British army across the Channel, and overrun Britain in a matter of days. Because there wasn’t much left of the British army in 1940, and it had left most of its weapons behind in France. Hitler could easily have been taking tea with Oswald Mosley and the newly-restored King Edward VIII in Buckingham Palace in August 1940, before driving through the streets of London being greeted by rapturous crowds waving swastika flags. For there would have been plenty of eager collaborators in Britain. Hitler would probably have appointed many of them into positions of power, with Herman Goering or somebody as the overall controller. And British life probably wouldn’t have changed very much. But there would have been a strong emphasis on Health and Fitness. Smoking bans would have gradually been introduced, as they were being in Germany itself. Because Hitler would have wanted British soldiers – the Arthurian Legion? – to fight in his projected upcoming invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, and he wouldn’t have wanted “unmanly” smokers in it.
And this is what may as well have happened on 1 July 2007. Because Britain has effectively been under the total control of the EU continental power for the past decade or more. And we’ve been run by a political class of collaborators or quislings (Blair, Brown, Cameron) who take their orders from Brussels rather than the British people. And much like in WW2, the EU continental power extends across the whole of Europe, and deep into eastern Europe, and even the Ukraine – just like Nazi Germany in about 1942.
The only difference between the new Nazis in Brussels and the old Nazis in Berlin is that the new Nazis didn’t arrive with armies and tanks and bombers, but instead advanced their cause with binding treaties and rules and regulations. It’s a soft Nazism, and we should be thankful for that. The new Nazis don’t wear jackboots and uniforms; they wear well-cut suits.
But the new soft Nazi EU empire has now probably reached its high tide, much like the old Nazis, at the gates of Moscow. For the British have resisted/revolted (Brexit), and the Americans under President Trump are about to step in to decisively support Britain just like Roosevelt in 1942. And, just like in 1942, there will be an Anglo-American-Russian alliance forged in a new Tehran conference where, in place of Roosevelt and Stalin and Churchill, there will be Trump, Putin, and Farage plotting the demise of the EU. And it probably won’t be held in Tehran this time.
After that, the EU empire will be in headlong retreat. Taking their lead from Brexit and Trump, one European country after another will revolt against the Brussels yoke. The EU will contract rapidly. And finally, when it has been completely defeated, the victors will set up a new European order, consisting of sovereign nation states held together in a loose community of shared interests, sealed with a new treaty.
And that’s why I was feeling optimistic this morning. Liberation was on its way! The Yanks were coming! I was even humming the tune.
It’ll be a few years yet before Britain is fully liberated. It’ll be a few years before the Nazi smoking ban is finally lifted. But it will be lifted sooner rather than later.
Or is that over-optimistic? Yesterday I was listening to Alex Jones on Infowars.com (as I have been for months), and instead of saying that the election was going to be stolen, he was now saying that Trump was going to be assassinated, or the result otherwise annulled.
But I don’t think that’s going to happen. Clinton and Obama are showing every sign of accepting the result of the presidential election. The American people have spoken, just like the British people spoke with Brexit. Obama and Trump met and talked for an hour and a half yesterday in what was said to be a very productive meeting. Trump has already invited Theresa May to meet him as soon as possible. I suspect that talks with Putin have already started. Trump is set to hit the ground sprinting in January.
Events will then start to move very rapidly. There’s going to be a huge economic boom as first America and then Europe are deregulated, and begin to recover their vitality. The political talk in Europe will be about the shape of post-EU Europe. The entire world will be in ferment.
And today is Remembrance Day. I’ve kept a photo of my Spitfire pilot uncle on my mantel for years. He was fighting for freedom when he died.
And so also, I think, was Leonard Cohen.