Being an indigenous person I am an advocate for sovereignty, and that includes the sovereignty of a nation like Britain – the below is a copy paste of a comment made in the link that accompanies this blog.
“Why is everything I read about the Brexit so negative? The economy is ruined, the young people’s future as Europeans is at stake, the currency is devalued, trade is threatened, immigration is threatened, ….stop. Just stop and realize NOTHING is going to be different. What, all these countries are right now radioing the captains of cargo ships laden with jeans and walkmans and telling them “OMG TURN AROUND AND COME BACK!!” The future of Great Britain is NOT contingent upon membership in the EU. There are positives and negatives to staying, there are positives and negatives in leaving but the sky is NOT falling!”
The EU long ago overstepped it’s original intent and mandate, it has become an out of touch juggernaut attempting to regulate every aspect of member nations while pushing corporate interests.
It’s long been my belief that Una Merkel of Germany has attempted to position herself as the guiding force and her personal agendas seem to be to establish a Fourth Reich with monetary interests being the new weapon of choice.
An elected government is required to represent the will of the people, those who elected them and those who in theory they are obliged to serve, admittedly that has become something of a novel idea among democracies throughout the world, that is the litmus test.
Yet it is an idea that has gained traction beginning with the people of Iceland who took their government back amidst the same corporate elitist predictions of doom and gloom.
Obama played his part for corporate interests in the not so veiled threat that Britain would find themselves sitting in the back of the bus when it came to trade deals with the U.S. – a shameless and equally baseless attempt to influence the Brexit vote.
What will be interesting and reflective of the banking and corporate interests is the pound of punitive flesh they most surely will attempt to extract in an effort to keep other nations within the fold.
Iceland survived and is better off now than it was, I believe inspite of all the Wall Street, EU, and banking industries cries and howling that the sky is falling Britain will as well.
It will take a little time for the dust to settle and there will be bumps along the road, there will be threats and warnings of dire consequences, perhaps even manipulated events meant to coerce but it is about much more than towing the line – to paraphrase it is about “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
Not only do I agree with the expressed sentiment in the above quote that journalists if not nuts demonstrate a supermarket rag magazine approach when it comes to “filler” and creating news ……. as well as blocking it.
Too bad the people of this nation haven’t the fortitude to demand a referendum and exit the wage suppressing, job exporting “trade deal” known as NAFTA – but then that would be bad for corporate profits and Wall Street wouldn’t it?
Or would it? As such entities always find a way to profit just as they did during the bail out a few years ago in this country after driving it into a financial crisis.
The people of Britain have spoken, now it is time for them to not only hold the line but to hold the feet of elected politicians to the fire.