I am so weary of us being accused of aggression. We are passionate, of course. We are passionate because we are campaigning for a fairer country and world. The ridiculousness of us being accused of aggression is startling.
We are aware of the links between the UK and global horrors – the UK’s role in directly and indirectly generating terrorism and suppressing democracy, in plundering resources and facilitating tax evasion, in increasing inequality and societal division, both locally and globally, and its planet-destroying pursuit of profit.
The UK supports Israel. The UK supported Pinochet and Suharto, both mass-murderers and torturers. The UK backed the Taliban. The UK brutally kicked the Chagas islanders off Diego Garcia, to clear it for a US military base. Now we have an amazing opportunity to break up this aggressive entity, peacefully and legally. Bearing in mind the words of Pastor Niemöller, we surely must take action. He said:
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
I think the least we can all do, to make the world a better place, is to avail ourselves of this unique opportunity and vote Yes.
And yes, I do think that those who fail to do so are to some extent complicit.