Yesterday, the UK voted—essentially by accident, both on the part of the pompous drip who called the referendum and the voters who didn’t bother to learn what it meant—to exit the European Union. Today, David Cameron resigned, the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985, global financial markets plummeted, and this woman has already changed her stance on the whole thing.
Naturally, across the pond, Republicans could not be more thrilled.
Sarah Palin took to Facebook, as is her wont, to issue a triumphal collection of very odd words comparing the Brexit to the Declaration of Independence, paired with a photograph of the one and only Margaret Thatcher. Palin referred to the EU as a “One World Government mini-me,” a definition that is incredibly unique, if nothing else.
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...
The UK knew - it was that time. And now is that time in the USA.
The Brexit referendum is akin to our own Declaration of Independence. May that refreshed spirit of sovereignty spread over the pond to America’s shores!
Congratulations, smart Brits. Good on you for ignoring all the fear mongering from special interest globalists who tend to aim for that apocalyptic One World Government that dissolves a nation’s self-determination and sovereignty... the EU being a One World Government mini-me.
America can learn an encouraging lesson from this.
It is time to dissolve political bands that connect us to agendas not in our best interest. May UN shackles be next on the chopping block.
Noted Islamophobe and failed GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (who happens to be in Liverpool this week) wrote a blog post on his website in which he expressed jubilation over the UK’s decision to seal its borders against the terrifying Other, and also over the diving British pound. “Good thing I brought some US currency to trade!” he wrote.
Why does this matter to YOU in the USA? Because it was a foreshadowing of what will likely happen in November. Those who lead the political and financial institutions will push strongly that we “go along” our path and elect “Hellary” Clinton. There will be a large number (I believe a majority) who in spite of the uncertainty of specific policies, will vote to kick the political and financial institutions in their wide and arrogant rear-ends.
The votes in the UK to get OUT of the EU were those of workers tired of seeing their jobs taken by immigrants who didn’t share the British tradition, culture, and spirit. Many of our neighbors across the pond have felt they were losing their country and culture and that unrestricted immigration was changing their nation. It didn’t help that those wanting to stay in the EU branded the “out” group as racists or xenophobes. It was that many long time subjects of the British empire felt that their country was being lost to those who came to claim “free” benefits, jobs and education, but who also wanted to ignore what made the UK a great country and economy: its commitment to a moral authority and the rule of law and order.
Taking a quick break from ensuring that everyone in America dies of a gunshot wound, Sen. Ted Cruz released a victorious statement on the Brexit vote. His stance isn’t particularly surprising, seeing as working with others is not a concept that he is much familiar with.
The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national sovereignty. The British people have indicated that they will no longer outsource their future to the EU, and prefer to chart their own path forward. The United States can learn from the referendum and attend to the issues of security, immigration and economic autonomy that drove this historic vote.
Arkansas Senator and possible Trump VP pick Tom Cotton took this opportunity to remind his constituents that the world is an absolute trash fire whose problems can only be solved by not engaging with them at all. From Politico:
The U.S. not only respects the British people’s decision to exercise “sovereign right of self-government,” Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said, but also celebrates their democracy.
“Meanwhile, the result of this referendum should remind leaders in Washington, London, Brussels, and across Europe that our citizens are dissatisfied with stagnant economies, declining wages, uncontrolled migration, rising crime, and terror attacks at home. It’s time to abandon the failed policies of the past and solve the real problems of the present.”
Trump, a dusty, half-melted ping pong ball in your parent’s basement that smells faintly of stolen beer, happens to be in Scotland right now—not for the Brexit vote, of course, just to check on his golf course. Trump only recently learned what Brexit is, and just barely; despite this, of course, he is pretty sure he loves it. Tremendous!
Scotland voted largely in favor of remaining in the EU, and has indicated that they probably will, in fact, take their country back, in an altogether different manner than Trump is describing here.
Later on Friday, during a news conference, Trump suggested that an economic downturn could be great for his business, and also that golf courses are just like countries:
“I think it’s a great thing that happened,” Trump told reporters shortly after his helicopter landed at Trump Turnberry. “People are angry, all over the world. People, they’re angry.”
“When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnberry, frankly,” Trump added during an afternoon news conference. “For traveling and for other things, I think it very well could turn out to be a positive.”
He also suggested that running a golf course was comparable to running a nation: “You’ll be amazed how similar it is. It’s a place that has to be fixed.”
Congratulations to all.
Image via Associated Press.