The ripples from Brexit will travel far and wide, and in their turn give rise to more of what happened in the UK. Brexit and its aftermath will once again confirm what we have here argued for years – people want to live where their culture is dominant and celebrate the self-determination to make it so. That widespread sentiment, summarized as ‘local control’ or ‘local governance’, applies to jurisdictions that span continents to counties (e.g. the SoJ movement). It is also a fundamental element of populism.
Now we see serious discussions of the Great Divides, yes plural, starting to form. Scotland will no doubt take another swing at separating from Great Britain, and so will Northern Ireland whose citizens will now want to ‘stick to their own kind’ and join their kin on the remainder of their island. We already saw the Great Divides in the Balkans and what was Czechoslovakia. Catalonia and the Basques may also find additional motives to separate from Madrid, and the Italian boot may abbreviate into a more fashionable calf high model.
In the US the Democrats are scared silly that their progressive globalist message will finally be outed as nothing but the road to tyranny. There is no denying that all countries are better off trading, but couching new trade agreements so that they only trade goods and services and not sovereignty will be a definite pushback for those one-worlders who recognize neither Islam nor the US Constitution. A clutch of them were seen attempting to subvert House rules in order to continue their diversion from terrorism to gun control.
What is most amusing in all this is progressives attempting to discount Brexit as an aberration of the older voters (who still understand British culture), voters not long for this world after which the younger millennials will set things right and again bow to Brussels. These innumerates never learn that the older demographic is constantly more than replenishing itself with new voters whose years have also come with the wisdom of a lifetime. And that is a never ending process, the older generation is never going away, it will always be there with values few of the young have yet acquired.