An Open Letter to my British Friends

Published by Link the Writer in the blog My First Internet Blog. Views: 185

Hey, I've been doing some preliminary readings involving the UK leaving the European Union across the various forums. Some of the British folks I know there (and some here) are afraid, panicking, etc. Reactions vary from one end to the other, and some are very upset about this, especially in the other writing forum. If I remember correctly, a British poster on the Zelda Universe forum even declared that this was the demise of the UK.

Now a caveat: I'm an American. I've absolutely no clue about how British politics and laws work. This may sound a bit arrogant of me because who am I, an American on the other side of the world, to tell the British what to feel when their country voted to leave the European Union? Still, I wanted to get this out to you all.

<puts on preacher robes and stands on a conveniently placed soap box>

In short... Whatever happens, whatever consequence arises from this choice, you all will pull through. Yeah, it must be scary because it's different, something new (something old, something blue-*is shot*) but you all will pull through. One way or another, you all will pull through. You've done it before. When World War II happened, and it was just you lot against the terrifying might of Nazi Germany, when the London Blitz was raging in the skies, you all pulled through. You all survived. Hell, dare I say it, I think the UK and the USSR basically won World War II all by themselves. Everyone else (who could) just helped.

For those who didn't approve of Margaret Thatcher and her policies? Well, you survived that as well. Northern Ireland survived all the bombings and shootings in the latter part of the 20th-century. This just illustrates to me how powerful a nation can be, its people. Everywhere in the globe. No matter what happens, no matter what changes or calamity visits a people they pull through. They survive. Whether it be the UK leaving the European Union, or the US facing the reality of a Trump or Clinton presidency, or all the horrible shit you see on the news. People pull through. They adapt. They survive.

So whatever happens, I think you all will survive. The UK will keep on doing its thing. It did before, I see no reason why it couldn't do it now.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest.
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