First They Came for My Commode . . .

If you want to understand why Brexit passed and why more revolts from us peasants are likely ahead, take in this story from The Telegraph today:

EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after Brexit vote

The EU is poised to ban high-powered appliances such as kettles, toasters, hair-dryers within months of Britain’s referendum vote, despite senior officials admitting the plan has brought them “ridicule”.

The European Commission plans to unveil long-delayed ‘ecodesign’ restrictions on small household appliances in the autumn. They are expected to ban the most energy-inefficient devices from sale in order to cut carbon emissions.

The plans have been ready for many months, but were shelved for fear of undermining the referendum campaign if they were perceived as an assault on the British staples of tea and toast.

Time to adapt the famous Niemoller quote for our time, something like this:

First they came for my toilet, mandating only 1.6 gallons per flush, and I did not speak out, because I could flush twice. . .

Then they came for my shower head, but I did not speak out, because I could just run the water longer. . .

Then they came for my light bulbs, but I did not speak out, because I have a whole basement full of the good old incandescent ones. . .

Then they came for my toaster, but I did not speak out, because I am on a low-carb diet. . .

Then they came for my gun, and . . . Just wait till they try that! To quote a great political philosopher, “Go ahead—make my day!”

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