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The mice roared.

June 24, 2016

The  global goal of equality through mediocrity just took a bit of a hit.

In another failure of the pollsters, the “leaves” won out over the “remain” side of the Brexit argument.

Waxing all poetic and prescient  over the global impact of the departure of Great Britain from the EU is rather a bit premature.

On a purely human level, what the 52-48 vote may illustrate is that politicians really can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

Europe has had the EU in its current format  since 1993, although an article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph traces  its roots back to the 1950’s.

As long as the EU and its predecessors functioned solely as a regional trade and economic coalition it seemed to enjoy general support.

However as such things are likely to do, it wasn’t long before the coalition decided to assert itself as the arbiter and finally the dictator of social policies.

When the EU mandated immigration quotas that prioritized Syrians, Iraqis and Eritreans and imposed financial penalties on members that opted out of the scheme, things started to unravel.

That quota mandate didn’t go over very well, as illustrated in quotes recorded and published by the BBC in 2015.

Shortly after the mandate was in place, the terrorist attacks began in earnest.

The EU’s answer was to support virtually unrestrained immigration, with the original annual quota of 120,000 increasing more than ten-fold by March,  2016. The EU effectively abandoned even a semblance of verifying the origins and intentions of the immigrants early on.

With all of that background in play, it isn’t hard to see why the majority of Brits made a connection between the EU and the diminished personal and economic security of western Europe and Great Britain.

Borders started looking like self-defense counter-terrorism measures.

In the United States, a similar scenario has evolved regarding the liberal left’s demands for unfettered immigrant flow and equality through support for national mediocrity via selective income redistribution.

Fortunately for us, we do have the benefit of being able to evaluate the effect of six decades of socialist economic policy and social experimentation in Europe.

The result is that a large number of people here and abroad are now willing to say that this social experiment has failed its phase four clinical trials.

It remains to be seen what the final outcome of Brexit will be for Britain.

Given the immediate response of the EU leaders calling for an immediate retaliatory freeze-out of Britain, the near term looks a bit rocky.

Britain has survived worse.

Coming at the time it did, smack in the middle of the 2016 U.S. presidential melee, it will be interesting to see whether the one-worlders or the nationalists win out here.

Given the recent spate of terrorist attacks here, and the U.S. Attorney General’s sage observation that it’s all due to a lack of love, the outcome may not be as much in doubt as the media might want to make it.

From → op-ed

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