A beautiful thread by Nicky James on why, in the end, selflessness is the winning path.


First published in July 2020.


Yesterday, I had a conversation with my friend @ColonelEscargot and found that I am not the only one feeling overwhelmed by the avalanche of terrible things happening.

I am always impressed by people who have the ability to list all the awful things that have happened over the past days, weeks, months and years. For some of us with anxiety that is a dream we will never achieve.

My instinct is that the flood of bad news and lies is designed to demotivate and shut us up. It is very easy to feel that it is all too much and we are fighting windmills. Of course, that is not true.

If it were true that there is no point, the onslaught would have ended and we wouldn’t be seeing an increase in trolling. Someone is still concerned enough about us to bother trying to silence us.

Things never stay the same and the fact is that we will win in the end. We are no longer in a battle to keep the UK in the EU. We are in a more important battle against those who would destroy everything and everyone for their own personal gain.

Our motivation is stronger than theirs, because we are not motivated by money. We are doing the right thing. A friend once told me that there is no stronger motivator than that, as it won’t change.

Let’s keep holding them to account.

Keep writing to your MP (the response is of less importance than your letter).

Keep talking to those around you.

Stop arguing about the past with people from other opposition parties. We all have one job now and that is to oust the Tories.🔷





[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 8 July 2020 with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected, and published with the author’s consent. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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