Morning campers, you might have been wondering what’s been going on with the Lord of Leisure all this time, given the last post was about the UK General Election which took place back in December 2020 and since then, you’ve seen various tweets and Instagram posts going up, but very little else. There was the cleanup of one outstanding part of the Outer Worlds Livestream being put back online but other than that, not a hint of a Twitch livestream, YouTube video or even a terrible Christmas and New Year ramble on this old web site.
Well, to be honest, not a great deal.
Jaunary has been a time of getting thoughts together, getting other things ready and seeing what lies ahead. For all the madness in the world, the chance to sleep and take stock of what to do next with things. From a personal perspective, I did the exact opposite of what everyone else does for “New Year, New Start” and stopped going to the gym and just decided to enjoy some time off from a lot of the usual meh that plagues us all, still talking with friends and family of course but for all purposes. I’d just slumped on the sofa and wanted a breather.
In a way, I regressed back to happier times, rewatching old TV, replaying old games and even attempting to do some DIY that I’d long put off. Nice and Simple. I even got up one day this week somehow with a state of childlike euporhea and skipped around the flat, much to the annoyance of the downstairs neighbour. Why? Because my eyes are on a different prize now.
This is the part of the blog post where you will just have to imagine me turning around a chair and sitting on it backwards to start being real. Actual personal opinions backed up with relevant internet links are coming, so you know it’s going to be deep. Normal service of screwing around and being thicker than the village idiot will resume afterwards, I promise!
It’s sad timing that this post will end up being posted on the day the UK leaves the EU and the fresh hell of the news stating whose fault it is when it comes to trying to negotiate complex trade agreements in less than 11 months. As the news will be flooded with it all day today, I’d still like to share some thoughts about the whole Brexit mess, even if it won’t win any friends.
There’s been litterally no benefits given as to what we will get out of all this, even as the real work of trying to resolve the mess made by Brexit now has to begin.
Bare minimum in terms of what we can expect in the UK, life gets harder and more costly with much more paperwork causing more delays. UK chaps and chapettes will still be able to look at moving to another European country, just the work and money needed will increase greatly from 2021. All the while, certain invidiuals will continue to think that because the withdrawl process no longer can be stopped, they still will be allowed to be cancerous assholes.
The funny thing is, there will also be those who will say “What was all the fuss about?” come tomorrow morning when everything is the same in terms of still being within the Single Market and thus having all the same rules apply but we don’t have any future say in them. One now former Brexit Part MEP laughably then raised this as an issue, almost like they were admitting, to quote Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys; “This shit just got real.”
Perhaps others who will also be asking what the fuss was about, are easily wanting to forget that the transistion period where nothing changes will have kicked in and we will only be staring at the true outcome come the end of December 2020 onwards. People will believe it’s all done when the word’s no longer mentioned (by government edict it seems) when the real work to try and get some of what we’ve lost back begins in earnest. The efforts to already pretend it’s all done and focus on other things are underway and people will buy it hook, line and stinker. Look at the shiny shiny everyone!
Lies, trechery, deceit and complete stupidity won, and will continue to win for at least the next decade, given the severe lack of true objective news reporting and any effective opposition for the time being. But even that was the fault of Brexit, rather than the failings of completely useless idiots who want their own utopia of, I have no idea what. Long story short, we’re in for a lot more insanity and I for one, feel like I’m the mad one for questioning it at all. I will never get a decent argument for any of this. I never will.
It’s clear we’re all too entrenched in our beliefs, not even reality will change that.
We all each now have to get on with look after ourselves explictly, screwing the rest if you have to. It’s an awful way to think but, what other conclusions can you draw? Despite what some will say, that the fight continues and we should continue to be doing this, that and the other to help, I’m of the ilk of no, enough. No-one’s coming to help now. We are each on our own, with a small circle of true friends and family. It’s time to do as we each see fit, and make sure that we’re alright, we’re OK. Selfish? Yep. Do I feel bad about it? Nope, not any more. It’s done wonders for the mental wellbeing.
So for 2020 ahead, personal change is required. How and when that comes, it’s not narrowed down exactly but it’s been discussed with enough that I feel good about what’s to come. A change is as good as a rest some say, and I intend to change things up quite a bit. Things were on hold long enough so time to get to it.
There you go campers, I got something off my bigger man breasts now. I must confess I do feel much better. Let’s move onto more fun stuff like talking about video games, terrible films at the cinema, maybe even the livestreaming returning as well on the old Twitch and YouTube. Chuffing yes!
Let’s also leave the mad bastards to their “whatever they think they’ve got”.