In a stunning rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron and their ruling classes the British voted yesterday to keep Britain British. They walked out of the European Union… the better to defend their borders from alien invaders.
Tony Blair was distressed. So was Lindsay Lohan. Clearly, it will mean a major disruption. Yet, the British people knew that it would be painful. They voted for Brexit anyway.
The markets are already in turmoil around the world. And yet, the voters were choosing between bad and worse. They were tired of being ruled by bureaucrats in Belgium. They were tired of having an endless stream of regulations imposed on them by people in foreign nations.
And yet, in the end, it came down to the issue of immigration. The British people wanted to reclaim their nation. They wanted their nation to be their nation. They did not want it to turn into Germany. They wanted the hordes of immigrants camped out in Calais to stay in Calais. They had had had enough with British girls being “groomed” by Muslim men.
They knew that they were risking opprobrium for failing to appreciate the contributions made by Eastern Europeans.
So, they were willing to pay the price, to make the sacrifice, in order to close their borders. The British people have made sacrifices before. They have suffered to defend their nation. The cost did not scare them off.
It isn’t just about the Muslim hordes, but a great deal of it is. Everyone has been following, with chagrin, the Muslim invasion of Europe. Everyone has become on edge about terrorism and about predatory behavior by Muslim men, especially against European women. Sweden and Norway have become rape capitals, with the feckless authorities doing no better than to tell women not to go out at night and not to dress provocatively. Said authorities are, of course, feminists. Who is promoting rape culture?
It was one thing to suggest free movement of peoples across the borders of European countries. Churchill himself had recommended it. And yet, opening your nations to a flood of non-European immigrants because another European nation has chosen to do so takes it one step too far. If you allow it to happen your culture will no longer be English. In place of the Common Law you will have Sharia Law.
And besides, when you have a continent so clearly divided into rich and poor, the rich nations will find themselves on the hook for the failures of the poorer nations. First, their welfare rolls will be overrun by immigrants from poorer nations in the EU. Second, their banking system will be threatened by defaults by the Greeks or the Italians. It’s one thing to pay for your own irresponsible behavior. Why should you pay for the bad behavior of others?
In exiting the European Union the British have put an end to a grand multinational and multicultural experiment. Before the idea entered the empty head of Barack Obama, Europeans were trying to join together in a union that would supersede national identity and make everyone a citizen of Europe. Again, this is not the same as open borders. It supersedes free trade. It imposes a new culture and a new identity.
When the European Union was formed, it was a step toward freer trade and economic progress. It was a blow against mercantilism. And, it was also a way to compete with the United States, and with the almighty dollar, in the world markets.
And yet, it cost people their identities as British or French or Italian citizens. And it gave power to bureaucrats who wanted to impose their will on the continent. They did so through endless rounds of regulations, roughly as the Obama administration and its bureaucrats have done over here.
I suspect that Brexit was also a rebellion against the newly feminized Europe. Whether through Mama Merkel in Germany or the feminists running Scandinavia, the European Union had become weak and effeminate.
One no longer has the right to say such thing, but Britain has just declared itself to be a bastion of manliness in the face of a rise tide of girl power. Since girl power, in Germany and Scandinavia has meant opening the nation to hordes of invaders… the British, once again, have stood strong against a tide of madness coming from Germany.
Like it or not, Brexit was a stinging defeat for feminism. It was a stinging defeat, not for world trade and capitalism, but for bureaucrats who impose their will on their peoples. It was a defeat for idealism and a victory for British empiricism and pragmatism.
It was not about the economics as much as it was about the culture wars. Britain saw Europe caving in to an alien culture and it decided to do what was necessary to defend itself.