Sunday, July 03, 2016


Deeply regret not having been on the huge pro-Europe march in London today. I intended to go but didn't feel well this morning so stayed home but have kept up with it via videos and photos taken by people who were there. Never mind the politics, feel the humanity!

I'm proud and grateful to live in London where such spontaneous, high-spirited, good-hearted displays of human solidarity are possible and attract so many people. It restores and bolsters one's faith in goodness...yes, that discredited word (and quality) labelled "naivety" etc. by cynics and arrogant pundits. This march, as I see it, was less about politics than it was about a sense of belonging together in a world where hate, racism, prejudice, fanaticism, inequality and all their ramifications are, by common agreement, thrown into the dustbin of history. That world doesn't exist yet, but there's hope for it and demonstrations like this prove it.


Should Fish More said...

Amen, brother. I'm so disturbed by the turn I see the world taking, with the US in the lead: Nativsm, Nationalist, Racist and homophobic....all being tolerated by the big press, and a oddly complacent population.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Hi Mike, yes, not only tolerated but often encouraged by the big press.
By the way, I'm 'sister' and welcome here, brother!