A word on international solidarity

As a proudly international project, Deviant Robot would like to reassure our community that it stands united with our European friends; just as it stands with our friends around the world.

As a seemingly divided Britain slowly turns in on itself and away from the European Union; many far-right and nationalist parties have grown in confidence and seek to induce similar outcomes in their own countries. In response, the Left seems increasingly sensitive and hostile to any alternate views and has become all too quick to attribute dark motives rather than recognise nuance.

It is clearly in the interests of political and social movements to divide and define us by our differences. It is at time such at these that we can't underestimate the important of coming together under the banner of our shared interests and passions, to recognise how similar we all are, and how much we have in common.

The concern is not BREXIT; it's is not about the arguments for and against the European Union. The concern is the erosion of discourse, the impact of escalating tensions and the perception of the broadening divides.

Deviant Robot was created as a platform to help form bonds of friendship through the shared exploration of universal ideas; especially those ideas that build our resistance to ignorance and intolerance, to fear of others and fear of the world around us.

In the words of a great man: -

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address (1861)