There have been few setbacks for the move to globalization. There has been this desire to bring all people everywhere together. After two bloody world wars the desire to build global community has met with little resistance. It seems right to all that we get along and work together.
But, now that things have not worked out as promised there is another movement afoot. This is a move to independence. National sovereignty and self-reliance are once again winning the day. This is nowhere more apparent than in the Brexit victory Thursday.
European politics and world financial markets were thrown into disarray Friday, after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a move hailed by nationalists as the country’s own version of Independence Day.
“The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. “Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day!”
This surprising victory has left the markets in a downturn and politicians running for cover. Prime Minister Camron has promised to resign by October. He has little left to do now that he has failed on his promise to keep Britain in the EU. It would be difficult to direct a country into areas you feel they should not go in the first place.
Obama, who hoped to scare the Brits into remaining in the EU, was surprised by the move and has had minimal things to say. Even though he had threatened to relegate the United Kingdom to the “back of the queue” for leaving the EU, he has now come out with a different tone.
As I reported, Obama had told the nationalists to get used to globalization. That there was nothing that they could do to stop the globalist takeover of their country and economy. Wonder if he still feels the same?