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Brexit and the decline of the West

July 1, 2016 (Rorate Caeli) – The British referendum of June 23rd (Brexit) has sanctioned the definitive collapse of a myth: the dream of “a “Europe without frontiers”, built on the ruins of its national States.

The Europeanist project, launched by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, had in itself the seeds of its own self-destruction. It was completely illusory to expect the implementation of an economic, monetary union before a political union; or, even worse, to envisage using monetary integration in order to establish political unification. The plan, though, to reach political unity by extirpating those spiritual roots that bind men together was even more illusory.

  • What may be even more illusory is the idea that the Brexit vote will be honoured. The Left is working feverishly to find a way to keep Article 50 from being invoked.

    David Cameron should be tarred and feathered for not invoking it immediately — he campaigned on giving Brits the referendum, and now he’s copping out from his responsibility to honour the results. Leaving the decision to future politicians and future elections means it can be held in limbo forever. Meanwhile the Left (including the Obama administration) is organizing protestors to intimidate the general population to backtrack.

    Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are smart, but not smart enough — they need to demand that Cameron invoke Article 50 before he steps down. It’s a slap in the face to the democratic will of the people.

    The E.U. itself is calling for the Brits to invoke Article 50 immediately, but more as a veiled threat if it is in fact invoked: “You can never go back” — the propaganda value is obvious. Cameron started this and he needs to finish it — he’s a cop-out and a traitor to free democracy. The Brexit people need to demand that Cameron act now.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      David Cameron is the asshole who didn’t flush the toilet before I went in to use it next.

    • I think there are two reasons the Euro dictators are demanding it be implemented immediately – one is the desire to seem in charge, and the other is the hope that the rush will make it chaotic.

      Britain should not invoke it until they feel all their ducks are in line. Given time, the Continentals, who badly need to continue trading with Britain, will come up with all sorts of compromises. Germany is already muttering about a “special relationship”, while France and Finland have declared that there will be no ‘red line’ limiting the extents of negotiation. If that strutting comic opera emperor Juncker interferes I suspect he will be told to run along and not speak until spoken to.

  • “The Europeanist project, launched by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992”

    The initial implementation of the EU was put in motion in 1943 by the Nazis. Research EU Nazis.

  • Cameron, as Prime Minister, should have remained strictly neutral on Brexit, so that he could serve the people by implementing the result of their plebiscite. Serving the people was his job.