Everyone knows the ship is sinking/ everyone knows the captain lied.
These lyrics were repeated to me last night in wake of the referendum’s results.
Also from the same song;
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
There is definitely a feeling of decline present in Turkey, in the young, in the educated, in the secular, in the liberal, corners, in which I often find myself. Many Syrians were already resigned here — now crestfallenness has come to the Turks.
It is important not to be a fatalist.