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Thread by @IAmMardikins: "I went on the dreaded Fakenewsbook yesterday and posted a tweet to encourage people to book onto the coaches. Boy. What a glorious reception […]" #brexit #NoDealBrexit #SorryNotSorry #FBPE

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I went on the dreaded Fakenewsbook yesterday and posted a tweet to encourage people to book onto the coaches.

Boy.

What a glorious reception I got.
One person interacted with my post. A brit in EU27. One person.
I replied to my own post how it was telling that one person reacted to my post... and they are living in a different country.
Another person then responded to my snarky reply.
I'm paraphrasing but essentially this person asked if I was going - with a hint of snark. This person knows I can't afford it.
I tell them why I can't go but that I'm doing everything in my power to campaign and stop this assault on democracy. Writing to my MP, working with grass roots organisations like @finalsayforall and donating what I can to different campaigns.
The response? Save your money. People will need it for what's coming.
I explained that money won't help if there is no deal. Food would run out in 2 weeks and people with chronic conditions depend on meds to survive.
The response? UK won't become a 3rd world country. Save your money. Think of your children. Invest in them.
I replied that I have to fight the rise of fascism #brexit has unleashed. I have to do that for my kids.
We agreed to call it a night there but it shows a few things very clearly. People are still sticking their heads in the sand. I can tell this person is scared - they are paralysed with fear.
They are willing to just accept what is happening because "politicians have decided".
Perhaps we need to really look at the term democracy and what it means. Accountability doesn't just begin and end with politicians. We need to also take responsibility. Democracy is a privilege AND a duty.
This person doesn't think I'm investing in my children... Well fighting for the democracy is THE biggest investment you can make. You are fighting for yours and all children's future FFS
A final note. We are all getting hyped about the march on here and I do think it will be the biggest one yet. But there is so much complacency out there. Complacency is a much tougher enemy than ERG and JRM.
Make no mistake. This is how nazi Germany happened. People didn't wake up until it was too late.
I felt so disheartened. I looked through all my "friends", stared at their smiling faces and felt disgust and anger. I felt like shutting down my account.
But do you know what I did? I posted another post this morning which outlines the full horror of #NoDealBrexit. If I wake just one person up it's worth it.
I'm sorry facebookers if I've interrupted your baby-wedding-cake-holiday-crap-memes post with a big hard dose of fucking reality.

Actually no I'm not. #SorryNotSorry

#FBPE #PeoplesVote #The5million
UPDATE: Since my post on FB today about no deal fall-out (courtesy of @uk_domain_names) I had someone reply thanking me(!) They said they'd found it so hard to explain to people in RL why it would be so disastrous. So... don't give up! ❤❤❤ Thanks all for the support 👍
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