Friday, 17 June 2016

Trumpitude and Brexititude

Well we are in a tizzy, aren’t we. Right thinking people everywhere are profoundly annoyed that their views are being ignored by the ‘profanum vulgus’ and the normal ‘arceo’ is suspended by a democratic process. (Odi profanum vulgus et arceo - I hate the common mob and keep them at a distance : Horace) Trumpitude and Brexititude are being equivilated, the same educational level evinced by both, the same twitter led bolshiness. One thinks of Matthew Arnold and the Populace whose goal is to do as it likes. You taught them to read, and gave them the vote; now look. One agonia aunt on Crooked Timber claims that once out of the E.C.. if such should happen, he will feel less European. Oh my God, do you remember Cona coffee?

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