Brexit To Defend the Commonwealth
By Anthony J. Mountjoy | Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:00:00 EST
Will Britain leave the European Union? [That was the question.] Given that over 100,000 bureaucrats in the EU make more annual take home pay than the Prime Minister. Given that almost all other EU countries are tanking while thousands of refugees flood across the border. Given that the British people no longer have direct influence on their economic or political affairs, I'd say there's a strong chance they'll leave and retake their sovereignty along the way. Can anyone really blame them?
[The answer is yes. Brexit happened and other members of the EU may soon follow. Those who led the Brexit movement are even now offering their services to others anxious to regain their independence.
Sovereignty turned out to matter more than the socialists in the EU realized. The border-less world sounds nice on TV but in reality borders matter. Property matters. Being able to dictate who can be in your house or in your yard; or in your Country matters.]
[Of course there's some sour grapes, protests, and calls for do-overs, but it's a matter of sovereignty
.] Many saw the election of a Muslim mayor in London, Sadiq Khan, as a turning point. Some for cultural relations and others for the end of their historic claim to national identity. What is British? Is it the laws? The history? Maybe its just those who happen to be within the borders at the time of census. Immigration is a touchy subject for many, given our diverse past and at this point many of us can trace a history across many countries.
The issues seem to conflate when it comes to the economy. When labour needs and appeasing the endless list of global economic planners seems to take centre stage all the time. The people notice the bridges aren't being repaired, the roads suck, and yet the GDP keeps going higher and we're told all is well. For a long time open border policies in Britain, designed to shore up labour shortages, have eroded the sense of inclusion and value citizenship once held.
Those who come in are loyal only to their job, and those who remain spend more time reminiscing and less time hoping for a future of diverse nationalism. What is British? Do the bulk of these new immigrants even care? For a thousand years the empire has repelled all comers. Yet, many see the end in just the next few years. Many see a future where all western thought is erased and replaced.
All the great sciences and histories absorbed and copied by people who still cleave to ancient fallacies, enabling them to punch way beyond their weight class. The way oil has allowed the Saudies to run the table. Hard earned product claimed by those who have inherited the wealth and taken territory through political gamesmanship.
What does citizenship mean to you? Are you a Canadian? Do you appreciate the science and philosophy that created this great country? Are you loyal to your nation or your religion? Because someday you may have to choose and I wonder when it really comes down to it, where do your loyalties lay?
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