A few observations on the vote to withdraw the UK from the EU:
- IMO this election result was driven by elitist/Borg visions of a Europe and eventually a world re-organized; without countries that are more than a sentimental memory, a fully globalized economy governed by the principle of comparative advantage accompanied by the inevitable poverty of those dispossessed of prosperity by capitalist magnates who revel in their opportunism, a world in which the ancient ethnic nations of Europe are expected to accept inundations of people alien to their cultures who would inevitably and irreversibly make, for example, France into a different country.
- Resistance to this set of ideas is variously described as "traditional xenophobia," and the "ideas of the ignorant, elderly and unsophisticated." These are characterizations heard today in American Borgist media. Christopher Dickey referred on the air today from Paris to the French as "the present residents of France."
- Is it not likely that the French are looking across La Manche to Dover with envy at the possibility of regaining control of their fate?
- This must be a great blow to Obama, the prophet and organizing force in his imagined coming world utopia. For Hillary Clinton, not so much, she will "go with the flow," but Obama's vision of a world increasingly globalized under American hegemony (leadership) is badly damaged in its prospects by the English decision to leave the EU.
- The American media have already begun to describe the menace of analogous revolt in November, once again implied to be a revolt of rural, ignorant buffoons.
- A question - Why did Scotland vote so uniformly to "remain?" The regions of England just south of the border voted to "leave."
- England will remain in NATO.
- Intelligence cooperation between the UK and US dates from WW2, is very close and will in no way be affected by this change. pl