Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Farther Left Applauds Brexit


For John, BLUFIt is a class issue, when you get down to it.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Truth in advertising, the headline from Nation of Change should have read "Why Progressives Must Support Brexit".  But, that is a detail.  What we are seeing is people on the far left (but still Americans) who recognize that the European Union is not about democracy, but rather about an elite that wants the Proles to do what they are told is good for them.

The author of this linked piece is Mr Chris Kanthan and the date is 3 July.

Here is the lede:

Corporate media has successfully portrayed Brexit as an issue primarily about immigration and, taking it one step further, xenophobia or racism.  This narrative has influenced many liberals in America – except for a few such as Green Party’s Jill Stein – to instinctively oppose Brexit.  The truth is far more nuanced, with Brexit being a democratic uprising against an authoritarian and unaccountable European Union, excessive globalization, loss of jobs, reduction of wages and benefits, and destruction of British Middle Class.
Finally, some rational writing about the folks who voted to leave.

The article does tell us about the European Union bureaucracy and the less than democratic governing mechanism.  Here is the windup paragraph:

As for the United Kingdom, it will be wise to stick to the referendum and leave the unaccountable, undemocratic and over-regulated EU that is flirting with imperial goals.  Shaken but not stirred after Brexit, Great Britain will be just fine.
Regards  —  Cliff

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