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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The American Brexit

Nigel Farage's visit to Jackson, Mississippi, made official the new transatlantic alliance between those fed up with Londonistan and Brussels, and those fed up with Washington.

From the BBC:
Mr Farage told local radio in the state that the similarities between Brexit and the US election were "uncanny".
Mr Trump, who is trailing his rival Hillary Clinton in the opinion polls, backed the UK's exit from the EU.
In a tweet last week, Mr Trump said: "They will soon be calling me Mr Brexit."
Mr Farage, who attended the Republican convention in Cleveland last month, said he would not "fall into the trap" of personally endorsing Mr Trump in his quest to reach the White House, but added that he would not vote for Mrs Clinton "even if you paid me."
For Donald Trump, the British Brexit vote is a harbinger of a political revolution that will soon crash on to American shores.
The Republican nominee said as much as he stood on his Scottish golf course the day after the UK voted to leave the EU.
"People are angry all over the world," he said. "This will not be the last."

From the Daily Mail:
He predicted that Trump, who supported Britain's departure from the European Union, would stage a comeback and win in November.
Trump called Farage's appearance an honor and said: 'The nation's working people will take control again.' 
Farage framed Brexit as a victory for the anti-establishment movement -- a theme that is also popular in Mr Trump's campaign.
He said: 'Anything is possible if enough decent people are prepared to stand up against the establishment.'
In my book, I call this "A Cause without a Rebel." Trump is the rebel. He knows his place. He calls himself our voice, just as Nigel Farage was Britain's. Interestingly, both Farage and Trump were private businessmen -- not career politicians. Once Brexit passed, Farage announced he was leaving politics. Mission really accomplished.

With the exception of Japan, the governments of the Western world have failed to protect their citizens from Muslim terrorism, and bureaucratic bullies. Japan simply bans Muslims.

If you fail to protect your borders while you stick your nose in my business, You're Fired.


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  1. Love Farage's line, "Yes, we were visited by one, Barack Obama. And he talked down to us. He treated us as if we were nothing. One of the oldest functioning democracies in the world and here he was telling us to vote ‘remain.’"

  2. The key is breaking down privilege, and doing so from the top down, not from the bottom up. The mistake the Republicans have made down through the ages is to only see privilege when it was helping the old and the disadvantaged. This blindness toward their own privileges was what brought the contempt of the working class against them. In my own case I was hit in the face with a brickbat when I read Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman and came face to face with my own privilege, which I had been blind to: participation in a hyper regulated monopoly by means of government licenses. People are slaves to my profession and its ancillary services to the tune of twenty percent of their income (or more), and if they don't play along they are fined. The only historical similarity to this is when Frenchmen were forced to buy salt or pay the gabelle to the Farmers General. Progressive government has built itself by selling privilege over the past hundred years in the same way the French kings sold titles of the mobility of the robe. We will have a revolution as they eventually did. It can be peaceful now, or violent later. The key is to attack privilege, but it is so intertwined with every aspect of life to the point that we must start at the top and work down. There was a day in the French revolution when the nobles in the Constituent Assembly renounced their feudal privileges. I don't see the Goldman Sachs bankers doing this, but if enough of us realize what privilege is and make our minds up to fight it we can defeat it. Progressivism can't live without it. Without privilege progressivism dies.

    1. Nobility of the robe. Damn autocorrect.

    2. And, of course, no-one has privilage like Leona clinton.

    3. Leona Helmsley was a tough, sh*tty boss and had a monumentally abrasive personality, but legend has it she was not above getting down on her hands and knees to use a toothbrush to clean the bathroom floor around a hotel guest's toilet so it would be spotless. I can't see Hillary ever deigning to get down on her hands and knees for anyone or anything.

  3. We need to disestablish the "establishment".

  4. I always liked the term "sea change." One is coming. Hopefully, it will be for the better. With Hillary, it will certainly be for the worse. - Elric

  5. Maggie got in just before Ronnie did, so the parallel is striking.

  6. The problem isn't "Washington". That's just a place. The problem is the Federal Empire. Unfortunately, the historical record on the replacement of a Republic by an Empire is you don't get to go back. Like every commie/socialist state ever, the only thing autocrats do effectively is acquire and hold onto power until it all falls apart and the Dark Ages arrive. Or as Robert Heinlein called it, 'bad luck'.