CHARLOTTE, NC, June 27, 2016 – As the French Revolution inspired British reformers, Brexit may inspire the end of the European Union as members consider the impacts of non-elected governance.
The Brexit vote will have revolutionary implications reaching around the world.
Last week, the British people went to the polls and voted themselves out of the European Union. The British Exit, better known now as Brexit, may turn out to be the most important indicator of what to expect in the United States come November.
The pre-election polls showed that the Brits would remain in the EU, and the so-called expert analysts believed them. Whoops.
What they failed to consider was the mood of the people who voted. They used to call them the “Silent Majority.” Suddenly that silence was broken with a resounding clap of thunder and lightening that resonated around the world.
For more than a year Americans have been inundated with poll after poll after poll. Sometimes 2, 3 or 4 a day. We have been treated to the CNN Poll, the ABC poll, the NBC poll, the FOX News poll, the Zogby Poll, the barber pole and the North Pole among others.
Now check back and see if any of the poll results that made news last year at this time have even the remotest relevance to anything happening in the 2016 presidential campaign today.
In truth, the surprise and shock among the establishment elites and the media isn’t much different than their reaction following a terrorist attack. First they ask “Why?” then “How” and then they begin to blame everyone but themselves when the answer has been staring them in the face all along.
The British voters sent a subliminal message to the American people that may turn out be the best indicator of this country’s present mood.
Not that Donald Trump is a panacea for even his most avid supporters, but that the middle class of many nations are fed up with being told how to live their lives by academic liberals who perceive themselves as better and smarter than anyone else.
England simply wants to “take back its country.” Isn’t that the very same thing Donald Trump espouses?
After 8 long years of lies, misdirection, cover-ups, mumbled jargon and watching our own country yield to the wishes of an “intellectual community organizer” who couldn’t help the Pied Piper lead the rats out of Hamelin, Donald Trump has connected with people simply by using the word “we” instead of “I”.
Will Trump be a perfect president should he be elected? Not by a long shot. And like every Republican including Ronald Reagan, the media and stand-up comics will take their shots by calling him stupid. Reagan was a “dummy.” So were Bush I and Bush II.
Certainly Dan Quayle was an idiot because he misspelled the word “potato”. So it stands to reason that Donald Trump will be the next in line.
Of course, Barack Obama thinks there are 57 states and that the word “corps” is pronounced “corpse” but he’s a liberal you see. And liberals are by definition smarter than anyone else.
Ask yourself how many of those “brilliant” reporters and comedians are billionaires?
One thing Trump likely will be, much as Ronald Reagan was, is a strong delegator. Trump’s resources and business contacts will provide a huge pool of talent from which to draw upon for advice.
The Brexit vote was a wake-up call for Americans who believe that we are the only ones dealing with establishment elites. Great Britain’s David Cameron found out the hard way. So may Angela Merkel of Germany. And, over time, if the trend continues, illegal Muslim immigrants who have chosen to invade Europe and the United State could discover some uncomfortable ramifications as a result of Brexit.
The old saying goes “Still waters run deep.” Now there are ripples on the surface of the lake, but the all-powerful elite continue in their failure to see the storm clouds forming overhead. Whether it is because they are so self-absorbed that they cannot recognize their own shortcomings or because they are so short-sighted they cannot accept the idea of being out of power, most Western leaders continue to bury their heads in the sand.
In the final analysis, Brexit may be the most important revolution of all. And if it is, those “smart” people were too “stupid” to see it.
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Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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