Because I’m working tonight I only have time for three quick thoughts on the Brexit vote before I crash:
MSM in Mourning:
The first I heard of the result of the Brexit vote was as I left work & turned on EWTN radio morning to hear Morning Glory radio announce the improbable win. By the time I got through the Holy Doors and home and turned on the TV it was clear that the only thing missing from the MSM was black armbands. I haven’t seen such gloom since the Scott Brown win in 2010. What was most amazing was the attempt to spin the results, particularly by Katty Kay, as if the voters really didn’t mean it. (six hours later MSNBC is still playing this card big).
Nothing scares the elites like the will of the people.
Scotland the tame:
Thanks to movies like Braveheart and the past history of Scots in America many Americans have an image of Scotland not consistent with today’s reality. The overwhelming STAY vote in Scotland (Not even London gave a higher percentage for the status quo) suggests a reality that the region doesn’t mind being told what to do by nameless bureaucrats as long as it means subsidies keep heading their way, and as long as said bureaucrat isn’t an Englishman.
Of course other than the symbolic nature the real question is: By the time a new Scottish referendum rolls around will Brussels decide Scotland is a net plus or minus and will the Scots decide the costs of leaving Great Britain (as comically illustrated here) be worth the price.
I’ll tell you when it’s time to panic
When I started this post story after story talked about both stock markets and the pound tanking I literally crashed in the middle of the last paragraph and waking up five hours later and turning on CNBC that the markets have continued to go down. The reality is this reaction is less about the actual companies having weakness and more about the elites being in panic as not only has their ability to soak the British Taxpayer to finance the European bureaucracy that they are heavily invested been hit, but pet companies that live off of said bureaucracy, which said elites are also highly invested in are too
In the long run Britain will do quite well without the EU and the EU knows it. It’s that reality that panics Brussels more than anything else.
Look in the Mirror:
The media the elites and Brussels are now all pointing fingers over the result in Britain, blaming people’s “ignorance” for the result. But while Brussels and said elites are rushing to head off other countries from following Britain’s lead, the dirty little secret is that if the folks in Brussels had not attempted to micromanage every aspect of people’s lives and the political class in Britain took care of their people this vote would have never even taken place let alone go against them.
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