Update: A British Member of Parliament was shot today. Initial reports are the vicious shooting is related to the Brexit vote and the shooter might be a Brexit supporter. Both sides of Brexit have temporarily suspended their campaigns days before next week’s vote.
The shooting confirms the Bloomberg headline Brexit Battle Gets Bitter With Polls Showing ‘Leave’ Holds Lead. “Bitter” indeed!
It’s about punctuation. This June will witness the penultimate political upheaval of generations. This June’s political earthquake will only be topped in importance by the American elections in November.
The “Brexit” vote, whether “Br”itain should “exit” the European Union, will take place this June 23. The Brexit vote is about punctuation – an exclamation point or a question mark.
The chorus of that most British glorious hymn “Rule Brittania” makes this proud boast: Rule Brittania! Britannia rule the waves. Britons never, never, never shall be slaves. The Brexit vote will determine the truthfulness of that British claim. In short, the Brexit vote will determine whether “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves” ends with an exclamation point or a question mark.
We Americans know a bit about punctuation in songs, which our cousins across the pond might wish to consider. Our national anthem, alone amongst national anthems, begins with a question and ends with a question. Our national anthem begins with the question Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? We end our homage to our history with O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave – o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? This year, in June and November, the English speaking peoples, that lead the freedom loving West, will either reaffirm that the star-spangled banner and the Union Jack wave over a brave and free peoples prepared never to surrender our liberties and way of life, or sink beneath the waves.
Despite threats from Britain hating Barack Obama, and a campaign of lurid fear-mongering from the opponents of the Brexit, the freedom loving inhabitants of the British Isles appear prepared to assert they “never, never, never shall be slaves.” The British people, according to the latest polls, appear to reject a modern day version of feudalism in which they will become vassals and England a fiefdom of continental lords.
In the former colonies, set free by the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the American people will likewise be tested. Make America Great Again! Or, “make America great again?”
Donald J. Trump supports the Brexit. The issues that have propelled Trump forward despite near united opposition from Big Media, the opposition party, and the establishment of his own party are the issues that roil the world. Issues such as the murderous tide of Muslim terrorism, open borders bereft of guards, the soft invasion of the West by Islamic immigrants who do not wish to assimilate, wage depression desired by elite economic institutions who promote illegal immigration, all resonate on both sides of the pond. Even in continental Europe, whose elites welcome the destruction of their societies with capitulation to Islam, the resistance is rising.
On June 23, 2016, Britain will either once again become Great Britain or become a vassal state.
All too often the West wakes up to peril only when it is almost too late. It is already almost too late to save the West but there is always hope when sleeping giants awake. The giants usually sleep because voices within, aided by voices without, sing lullabies of appeasement and weakness. At this perilous point in the history of the English speaking peoples and the entire freedom loving West an unexpected voice sounds the alarm. The Dalai Lama:
BERLIN: Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama said in an interview published that Europe has accepted “too many” refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries.
“When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering,” said the Tibetan spiritual leader, who has himself lived in exile for over half a century.
“A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,” he said, according to the German translation of the interview in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country,” he added with a laugh, the daily reported. “Germany is Germany.
“There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.”
The Muslim and Buddhist worlds are at war in places such as Sri Lanka. Perhaps that is what motivates the Dalai Lama. Or, perhaps it is the realization that, as we have written, the West is under threat of a “soft invasion” and a successful Muslim destruction of the pluralistic West will lead to theocratic war against all religions including Buddhism.
It is not immigration alone that propels the worldwide revolt of the common man and woman. Terror attacks in America, France, Brussels, and elsewhere add to the crisis. Leaders such as Donald J. Trump and Boris Johnson in Britain provide the opportunity for the rise of the revolutionary fervor.
In Britain, Big Media institutions are finally listening to the people. Today The Spectator declared for freedom:
Since 1975 the EU has mutated in exactly the way we then feared and now resembles nothing so much as the Habsburg Empire in its dying days. A bloated bureaucracy that has outgrown all usefulness. A parliament that represents many nations, but with no democratic legitimacy. Countries on its periphery pitched into poverty, or agitating for secession. The EU’s hunger for power has been matched only by its incompetence. The European Union is making the people of our continent poorer, and less free.
This goes far beyond frustration at diktats on banana curvature. The EU has started to deform our government. Michael Gove revealed how, as a cabinet member, he regularly finds himself having to process edicts, rules and regulations that have been framed at European level. Laws that no one in Britain had asked for, and which no one elected to the House of Commons has the power to change. What we refer to as British government is increasingly no such thing. It involves the passing of laws written by people whom no one in Britain elected, no one can name and no one can remove. [snip]
With the EU’s fundamental lack of democracy comes complacency on the part of its leaders and the corruption of those around them — which has led us to the present situation. Voters are naturally concerned about the extraordinary rise of immigration, and their governments’ inability to control it. Free movement of people might have been a laudable goal before the turn of the century, when the current global wave of migration started. But today, with the world on the move, the system strikes a great many Europeans as madness. The EU’s failure to handle immigration has encouraged the people trafficking industry, a global evil that has led to almost 3,000 deaths in the Mediterranean so far this year. [snip]
Unable to make a positive case for staying in the EU, he instead tells us that Britain is trapped within it and that the penalties for leaving are too severe. His scare stories, peppered with made-up statistics, have served only to underline the emptiness of the case for remaining. It also represents a style of politics that many find repugnant. The warnings from the IMF and OECD and other acronyms have served only to reinforce the caricature of a globalised elite telling the governed what to think.
In 1776 the American colonists faced the same fear mongering, the same staggering fight against world powers, the same questions faced by free peoples. Our answer was the great Declaration. Independence! We hold these truths to be self-evident…
Britain and those in favor of Brexit need to understand the full impact of remaining in the tentacles of the Feudal Union. Some of the dangers are purposefully kept secret:
British voters are being “conned” by Brussels officials who are keeping plans for a European army secret until after the referendum, leading Tories have claimed.
Liam Fox, the former defence secretary who served under David Cameron, told The Telegraph that the ambitions showed the EU is wedded to the “dangerous fantasy” of creating a single defence force.
Another eurosceptic Tory MP said voters were being “deceived” and “hoodwinked” about the true scale of the EU’s drive to create a single army.
The backlash came as it emerged plans to move towards the creation of a European army are being kept secret from British voters until the day after next month’s referendum.
Live Free or Die is the official motto of New Hampshire. Increasingly, it is the theory behind the Brexit vote. The British Sun:
We urge our readers to beLEAVE in Britain and vote to quit the EU on June 23
THIS is our last chance to remove ourselves from the undemocratic Brussels machine … and it’s time to take it
WE are about to make the biggest political decision of our lives. The Sun urges everyone to vote LEAVE.
We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels.
Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis.
Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and historic mistake.
It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in.
Outside the EU we can become richer, safer and free at long last to forge our own destiny — as America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other great democracies already do. And as we were the first to do centuries ago.
If we stay, Britain will be engulfed in a few short years by this relentlessly expanding German dominated federal state.
For all David Cameron’s witless assurances, our powers and values WILL be further eroded.
Staying in will be worse for immigration, worse for jobs, worse for wages and worse for our way of life. [snip]
To remain means being powerless to cut mass immigration which keeps wages low and puts catastrophic pressure on our schools, hospitals, roads and housing stock.
In every way, it is a bigger risk.
The Remain campaign, made up of the corporate establishment, arrogant europhiles and foreign banks, have set out to terrify us all about life outside the EU. [snip]
Vote Leave, and we will reassert our sovereignty — embracing a future as a self-governing, powerful nation envied by all.
We will re-establish the basic principle that we are governed by politicians we elect or eject every five years, not foreign bureaucrats.
Make Britain Great Again!
Make America Great Again!
But first, Make Britain Great Again!
On June 23, Great Britain returns.