HOW BREXIT WILL CHANGE AMERICA AND THE WORLD - by Daniel Greenfield
Yesterday the British people stood up for their freedom. Today the
world is a different place.
politicians swarmed television studios to plead with voters to stay in the EU.
Anyone who wanted to leave was a fascist. Economists warned of total collapse
if Britain left the European Union. Alarmist broadcasts threatened that every
family would lose thousands of pounds a year if Brexit won.
Even Obama came out to
warn Brits of the economic consequences of leaving behind the EU.
gimmick was rolled out. Brexit was dismissed, mocked and ridiculed. It was for
lunatics and madmen. Anyone who voted to leave the benevolent bosom of the
European Union was an ignorant xenophobe who had no place in the modern world.
And that turned out to be most of Britain.
that post-British city of high financial stakes and low Muslim mobs, voted by a
landslide to remain, a decisive majority of the English voted to wave goodbye
to the EU. 67% of Tower Hamlets, the Islamic stronghold, voted to stay in the
EU. But to no avail. The will of the people prevailed.
And the people did not
want migrant rape mobs in their streets and Muslim massacres in their pubs.
They were tired of Afghani migrants living in posh homes with their four wives
while they worked hard and sick of seeing their daughters passed around by
“Asian” cabbies from Pakistan in ways utterly indistinguishable from the ISIS
slave trade while the police looked the other way so as not to appear racist.
And, most of all, they were sick of the entire Eurocratic establishment that
let it all happen.
British voters chose
freedom. They decided to reclaim their destiny and their nation from the likes
of Count Herman Von Rompuy, the former President of the European Council,
selected at an “informal” meeting who has opposed direct elections for his job
and insisted that, “the word of the future is union.”
When Nigel Farage of
UKIP told Count Von Rompuy that “I can speak on behalf of the majority of
British people in saying that we don't know you, we don't want you and the
sooner you are put out to grass, the better,” he was fined for it by the
Bureau of the European Parliament after refusing to apologize. But now it’s
Farage and the Independence Party who have had the last laugh.
The majority of
British people didn’t want Count Von Rompuy and his million-dollar pension, or
Donald Tusk, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and the rest of the monkeys
squatting on Britain’s back.
Count Von Rompuy has
lost his British provinces. And the British people have their nation
The word of the future
isn’t “union.” It’s “freedom.” A process has begun that will not end
in Britain. It will spread around the world liberating nations from
During Obama’s first
year in office, Count Von Rompuy grandly declared that “2009 is also the
first year of global governance.” Like many such predictions, it proved to be dangerously
wrong. And now it may just well be that 2016 will be the first year of the
decline and fall of global governance.
wind is blowing through the creaky house of global government. The peoples of
the free world have seen how the choking mass of multilateral institutions
failed them economically and politically. Global government is an expensive and
totalitarian proposition that silences free speech and funnels rapists from
Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan to the streets of European cities and American
towns. It’s a boon for professional consultants, certain financial insiders and
politicians who can hop around unelected offices and retire with vast unearned
pensions while their constituents are told to work another decade. But global
government is misery and malaise for everyone else.
The campaign to stay
in the EU relied on fear and alarmism, on claims of bigotry and disdain for the
working class voters who fought and won the right to decide their own destiny.
But the campaign for independence asked Britons to believe in their own
potential when unchained from the Eurocratic bureaucracy. And now Brexit will
become a model for liberation campaigns across Europe.
And it will not end
Brexit showed that it is
possible for a great nation to defy its leaders and its establishment thinkers
to throw off its multinational chains. And while the European Union is one of
the biggest prisons forged by global government, it is far from the only one.
America and Britain are sleeping giants covered in the cold iron links of
multinational organizations that limit their strength and their
It is time to break
Americans who want to
cut their ties with the United Nations have found Brexit inspiring. Leaving the
EU was once also seen as a ridiculous idea at the margins that could never be
taken seriously. Serious politicians refused to listen to it. Serious thinkers
refused to discuss it. And then it gathered speed.
There is growing
opposition even among Democrats to treaties like the TPP. Trump has challenged
NAFTA. Americans across the political spectrum are suspicious of economic
treaties and organizations. Support for Brexit came from Labour areas in the
UK. Support for Trump’s challenge to multinational treaties and alliances could
very well come from unexpected places, like Bernie Sanders backers.
Brexit has shown us
the weakness of the multinational establishment. Its vast bureaucratic power
rests on using the media to suppress political dissent. When the media’s
special pleading fails to stop the democratic process, it is more helpless than
any dictator when the outraged mob pours into his palace.
What was true of Britain, is also true of America. Our
elites are just as impotent. The power they have illegally seized is defended
zealously by a media palace guard that spends every minute of every day
lecturing, hectoring and messaging Americans. But when no one listens to the
media, then the men and women who run our lives, who feed off us like a colony
of parasitic insects, are helpless.
Their power is purely persuasive. When we stop listening,
then we are free.
That is the lesson of Brexit. It is the future.
The future is not a vast
behemoth of global government that swallows up nations and individuals, that
reduces democratic elections to a joke and eliminates freedom of speech, but
the individual. The elites have gambled everything on big government, big media
and big data. But all of those lost to Brexit.
They lost to Brexit in
the UK. They can lose in the US too. And they will lose.
The power of the establishment is illusory. Like the naked
emperor, it depends on no one challenging it. The harder it is challenged, the
harder it will fall. Brexit was an impossible dream. Then it was reality.
Our impossible dreams, the policies that conservatives are
told by the establishment are not even worth talking about, can be just as real