You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
Truth be told, I feel gutted.
I want to golf clap 55% of my fellow countrypeople. But I’m not going to.
I want to rant about lack of vision, lack of empathy and lack of backbone. But I’m not going to.
I want to throw my hands up in disgust and give up on the whole thing, because clearly I’m in the minority (as always). But I’m not going to.
I voted Yes in this referendum because I want to see change in our society. For it to be more fair, more inclusive, more progressive. I knew it was a long shot and that a lot of hard work would be required to make it a reality. I wasn’t even sure it was possible, but there was at least a glimmer of hope.
Well guess what? I’m not about to let one (albeit monumental) lost vote stand in the way of that goal. I refuse to roll over and go back to sleep. If it takes me the rest of my days without victory, I’ll still keep going. Because I fundamentally believe that it is the right thing to do.
Oh, I don’t doubt there will be days, weeks or months when I will lack resolve, I’m only human, but I have to come back to this, because it is who I am.
But here’s the rub …
It’s not just Yes voters that feel this way. There are plenty of No voters that I’ve spoken to that want to see this change too. They would just rather see it in the whole United Kingdom.
Well we have no other choice for now. We either fight to make the UK as a whole a more fair society, or we give up and go back to moaning about it in a fit of impotent rage on Twitter.
Ball’s in our court. ;)