“The party is over. Everybody out of the pool - at least for the moment.” Britain, by only a very small margin, elected to leave the European Union. This, most probably the Brit’s last stand for independence, is an object lesson that absolutely should not go unheeded by the United States that is aspiring, tooth and nail, to be the next Finland.
It was Finland’s former prime minister, Alexander Stubb, who last night tweeted that Great Britain’s leaving the European Union was the beginning of a ‘bad nightmare’. The Finns have to think like Finnish people because they are nothing like a world power, but one of many little nations who have chosen to lean on the might and subsidy of a union with other nations (that have similarly caved) in order to feel strong. What every member of the EU knows but does not easily admit, is that the cost of that union will eventuate in the relinquishment of the freedoms and individuality of each of its parts. The United Kingdom is gasping its last breath trying not to be absorbed into that totally compromised obscurity.
As America was pursuing her manifest destiny, the sun never set on the British Empire. It was very much the British influence that began a movement on this continent that had originally produced Americans who refused to behave as one of a crowd. And yesterday’s referendum in the UK showed that there is still just barely enough of that spirit alive to resist the illusion of security offered by a ‘union’ destined to be reined in and controlled by leadership careless of Britain’s best interests. In short, a little over half of the thirty-plus million British voters expressed they’d had enough of the yoke they had naïvely taken on over forty years ago.
Right after the end of World War II Winston Churchill was promoting the idea of sort of a ‘United States of Europe’ in order to somehow prevent Europe from again battling with itself. Although at the time even Churchill didn’t want Britain involved with that. In its conception the idea was not to homogenize Europe but rather to form an organization similar to the United States (whose individual states retain certain rights). Today the ‘One World’ movement is fully afoot - and the European Union is already in place as the ideal, slippery slope to bring that about globally. Plutocrats everywhere are drooling to finally containerize and control those who Aaron Copland so reverently referred to as the ‘Common Man’.
In 1985 the European Union engineered the Schengen Agreement which initiated the fall of the borders in Europe. That folly wasn’t as a result of a deficit of wisdom and foresight on the part of its authors. It has abundantly proved to be a diabolical methodology allowing an uncontrollable infestation of foreign terrorists, and given an evolving world government the unchecked authority to profile and gather information about anyone it pleases. And it’s all done under the pretense of maintaining the Intel necessary for ‘freedom of movement’. Thanks to a borderless Europe, the invading political bludgeon of Islam can ravage Scandinavia, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, etc. etc. - and the EU can easily document and punish any who might try to resist that.