Anne Marie Waters
Sunday 24th January 2021
It’s probably an understatement to say that things are difficult for us all at the moment. Every day it seems we wake up to yet more bad news, particularly surrounding COVID-19. This morning for example, the first headline I saw? “Covid: Vaccinated people may spread virus”. That headline screams at me first thing in the morning, telling me ‘the vaccine we said was the way out is not the way out after all’. It’s tough.
It’s also tough to be in a world of growing censorship. This censorship is blatant and unashamed. It exists in a mainstream press that is openly political and happily promotes lies and smears. We only need to look at the treatment of Donald Trump to see this. Never before has a US President been held in such open disdain, and never before has a US President been the victim of such outright lies in both American and European media. It is sadly a sign of the times.
We have entered a world where consensus is required in public life. We must all agree that globalism (the end of nation-states and governance by global bodies) is a wholly positive thing and that to facilitate it, borders of Western countries (because they’re the rich ones) must come down and the West be handed over to all but those who built it. If you don’t agree with this, you’ll be labelled a “racist”, but not until we’ve made the word “racist” so terrifying that it causes more fear in us even than harm to our own children. This is not an exaggeration: I’ve seen examples of parents, such as those of ‘grooming gang’ or terror attack victims, who still refuse to express any entirely appropriate criticism of the mass migration that has brought these dangers to our shores. “Racist” has no clear definition and is thrown around like confetti, creating people too terrified to object to globalism even while its dangers are glaringly obvious.
This is the crushing of dissent. It’s dark, and it’s here.
I have always maintained however, that if we do not use our democracy to regain truth, sanity, and our ability to disagree with the powerful, then violence will result. We must therefore give our democracy every chance, and I believe in it. We can succeed in winning back our freedoms (and our nations) at the ballot box. Even if you’re not convinced, isn’t it worth a try?
Over the past week, For Britain has been discussing how to carry on the battle for elected seats in our council chambers across the country, and one thing we must do is believe in, and understand, what we can achieve by fighting for and winning those seats. In this era of enforced political conformity, our councillors have made headlines by being the only voices in elected chambers speaking on behalf of the silenced millions. It’s powerful, it’s needed, and it will take us to where we have to be.
Here is Karen King showing the courage to speak on behalf of so many, she was the only dissenting voice.
Here is Julian Leppert doing the same; the only voice for the millions who know this ‘refugee’ fiasco is a sham that is significantly harming the British people.
Look how important they are! Other councillors try to censor them, but they carry on. It is heroic and it symbolises our party perfectly.
It’s also important to point out that Karen and Julian won their seats not on social media (neither are particularly prolific users of big tech) but by going out and knocking on doors. They worked hard and grafted and they did it! It can be done.
This May, we have a chance to do it again by following their wonderful example.
On my Wednesday YouTube videos, I have been reading what I think are inspirational quotes from those who have fought hard and won, often against all odds. Today, I would like to share with you some of my favourites.
Today is a day for optimism, strength and hope. These things have carried others through the darkest of times, and they will do the same for us.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and Government officials but the voters of this country.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for our future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see and pursuing the vision.” – Howard Schultz
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop if by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Thomas Jefferson
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills