The votes are in and unless the establishment can do some mighty fancy footwork to counter it, it would appear that Britain is going to go it alone after 40 years of being a part of the EU.
Being a Texan, I have a great leaning toward independence but will reserve judgment on the results of Brexit. Given the wide world of possibility for unintended consequence to rear its ugly head I don’t think anyone can adequately predict all, good or bad, that might ensue from this action. The future of England, and the EU itself, will now depend on the level of cooperation, or of the resistance to forming a new norm, that will occur.
Globalism is a great leveler of the economies involved in it and for that reason I am not a great fan. If I were a citizen of an impoverished third world nation I would be an enthusiastic supporter because the leveling effect would be an asset to my economy. As a Texan, and citizen of the USA, and having lived through many decades of recent history, I have had a front row seat to the spectacle we all know and love as “the erosion of the American manufacturing base.”
Watching our once prosperous middle class slowly slide toward oblivion while the driving forces of globalism grow ever richer through the leveling process that is lifting other economies at our expense has not been a pleasant experience.
Call me selfish, isolationist, xenophobic, even ostrich-like, head buried in the sand as the rest of the planet marches lockstep toward the glorious future of One World United. I prefer to think of myself as a person who, after first first taking care of our own, is completely willing to freely share any surplus. But in order to share a surplus one must first have a surplus.
In a greater sense, given the rapid rise of terrorist threats and actions, juxtaposed on a world stage increasingly dominated by those seeking a One World Order, I see the future as one of continued conflict between two irreconcilable forces, the Globalists and the Mahdis.
I blogged on this subject a few months ago and invite you to revisit it via the link below:
BREXIT is just the latest in the growing pains our planet is experiencing as we grope toward some common ground in creating a fair and equitable system that will include all the inhabitants of Spaceship Earth. But while we make strides in that noble quest we must not lose sight of the very real conflict between those two forces that view victory as a zero sum game and will be content with nothing short of the total defeat of the opposing side.
This is my opinion and I welcome yours.