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Thread #165570 Message #3986692
Posted By: DMcG
10-Apr-19 - 02:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Similar remarks apply to Donuel's interpretation that none of this really matters. I agree with him that in 6000 years this won't matter much - if we are still around as a species, it will be of the same sort of relevance to everyday life as the battles between Hengist and Horsa. But the path we take to get 6000 years hence does matter, so what happens in the next 6, 60 and 600 years does affect people's lives greatly so it makes sense to care passionately about it. Not to the exclusion of all else that affects their lives, though. It would be a serious error to concentrate on Brexit so much that you ignored everything else. In fact, I care very little about Brexit, really. What I care about is how Brexit impacts all these other things - the environmental controls, people's rights, the ability to limit multinationals, solving problems by negotiations, not physical or trade wars, and so on. Abstract theories of sovereignty or whatever do not really matter to me. How are actual people's lives affected does.