I have now finished How To Be Right: … in a world gone wrong by James O’Brien and it has proved to be a hugely enlightening read.
Snowflakes – a word I hate which is often used by right-wing people to describe those of us that care about racism, any form of political correctness and so many other human attributes such as common decency. He turns it around beautifully and kind of proves that right-wing people are the biggest snowflakes of all (because they get upset by everything in 2018).
Being gay – you have to read this part to truly understand the craziness of those who believe it is a sin.
Brexit – oh yes indeed. The event that he states was great for his career and bad for his soul. He strips it down perfectly and evidences why the hardened Brexiteers are what they are.
I ended up buying the audiobook as well as the Kindle edition so I could get through it quicker on my daily commute and it will stay with me for some time. Sadly, the people it needs to have an effect on are impervious to common sense, decency and facts, and are too far down the path of believing what they have been told for decades, but for the rest of us it is a fantastic read from a person of sensibility in what increasingly feels like a world full of fools.
The reason they have been hoodwinked can be displayed in the following two links-
Fake news to influence the UK public to vote for Brexit has mostly come from our very own so-called professional journalists right here in the UK. Here’s a list of fake news by the UK press over the last 20 years. Every single story here has been debunked as fake news. It’s hard to pick just one but my personal favourites are ‘Euronotes cause impotence‘ by the Daily Mail and ‘EU puts speed limit on children’s roundabouts‘ from the always entertaining Daily Express.
Myth: Curved bananas have been banned by Brussels bureaucrats, with shops ordered not to sell fruit which is too small or abnormally bent.
Sources: The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Express (21 September 1994)
Truth: Yes … and no. Curved bananas have not been banned. In fact, as with the supposed banning of curved cucumbers, the Commission regulation classifies bananas according to quality and size for the sake of easing the trade of bananas internationally.
The evidence is there and in millions of places on the web and in the real world, but so many people do not want to see it, or they can’t because they have believed the bullshit for too many years and they will continue to do so. It’s tragic.