I am pleasantly surprised that the “Leave” side won in the UK today. As a nationalist, I generally support other nations putting their independence above the interest of global governance and multinational corporate/banking elitism. In the short to medium term, the prospect of the UK leaving the EU will cripple the Pound Sterling and, likely, dip the country into recession. Nevertheless, if they had stayed in the EU, then they would have lost their country soon enough to the Islamization imposed upon them by Brussels. I am not just referring to the Syrian refugee crisis. Rather, I am referring to the long term EU policy of importing cheap labor from North Africa and the Middle East – labor that will not assimilate to the West and, if unimpeded, will turn Europe into a majority Islamic region in about fifty years. Chairman Mao had been correct when he said that the capitalist would sell to his executioner the rope used to hang him. I would include in the definition of “capitalist” the globalist, the corporatist, the free trader, and the open borders libertarian.
There are several lessons we can learn from the Brexit Exit vote:
1.) Pollsters underestimate the populist agitation against globalism. My guess is that this is true of the amount of Trump support in our country. Polls generally focus on high likelihood voters based on those voting 4 out of the last 5 times, but populism is better than any other movement in attracting first time or infrequent voters. From what I have read, this had been the case with the Brexit Exit vote.
2.) Middle class folks are increasingly tired of being overrun by peasants who refuse to assimilate. Just as Sweden has been expelling unassimilated Muslims, we can expect to see similar moves in other European countries. Brexit is a green light to expunge the Muslim cancer before it is too late.
3.) Free trade reduces cost in theory. The problem is that a lot of the trade pacts being sold as “free trade” are in fact cases of “managed trade” skewed in favor of the multinational elites against those competitors who do not have the means to relocate their factories to Bangladesh. Moreover, while reducing cost overall, these “managed trade” pacts are crippling the manufacturing economies of first world nations, which is overall good for rich stock market players but bad for blue collar workers. Chronically high joblessness is too high a price to pay to reduce the price of goods in Walmart. Middle class folks are wising up to this fact. I mention this in this context because exit polls suggest a lot of the “Leave” vote had been motivated by hostility to global trade and regional governance.
4.) Nationalism is making a comeback in the West. This means the beginning of the end of the Bretton Woods system. I see immigration restrictions, especially with respect to migration from the Muslim part of the world, protectionism, and currency warfare in the future. The result will be a less stable world that rejects Metternich’s regional governance and Woodrow Wilson’s idealism for the hard realpolitik of eighteenth century geopolitics.
The ride is going to get a lot bumpier from now onward. Though I acknowledge as regrettable some of the hardship to come, as a nationalist I must prefer the eighteenth century model to the late twentieth century “new world order” model.