Wanted to see what the New World Order press would say about Brexit, so I’ve tuned into CNN. The contrast between them and Fox is staggering. Fox is discussing the issues, CNN is discussing how stupid the Brit voters are. Christiane Amanpour is calling the vote racist and anti-immigration, and twisting the meaning of the facts. For instance, she is saying that the voters who are expecting a change in immigration policy are going to be disappointed because “more than half of Britain’s immigration comes from outside the EU”.
That’s true! But she’s implying that because they come from outside the EU, that it must not be directly correlated to EU policy. That is a false. Once you are in the EU, you are free to travel among EU member nations. The “country of origin” doesn’t change (non-EU), but they may be in countries other than their original entry point because of the EU borderless policy.
“Brexit” vote is in. Tomorrow will be a very volatile day for the markets.
Aside from the short term financial impacts, I think there is a very deep sociological/cultural meaning to this vote. Politically I think it’s a rebuke – of sorts – of the concept of socialism from a macro economic perspective. The fiscal irresponsibility of Greece, Portugal, et al has been profoundly felt within the more responsible nations within the Euro. It would not surprise me to see a similar movement brew in Germany (pun intended).
But perhaps the more profound message to this vote may actually be a rebuke of open borders, the relaxing of national security efforts, and the cultural erosion that much of Europe has experienced.
I doubt you’ll hear much talk on the subject (it’s very politically incorrect to discuss, don’tcha know), but the impact of the Sharia Law motivated Muslim immigrants, who are unwilling to accept the native culture, laws and traditions, is leaving a profound impression on many Europeans. The Brits are neither blind to the culture clash in France (the infamous “Muslim ghettos” where French law enforcement no longer enters) nor have they been immune to it themselves.
I don’t consider that to be a “racial” issue whatsoever. My experience with Brits is that they are among the most racially accepting and UN-biased folks I’ve run into. I also would not consider it to be a “religious” issue from a classic definition. “Islam” is both a religion and a political/ideological movement. There are indeed Muslim faithful who are religious but not political (call it “non-caliphate” Islamists). I’m not sure anyone can accurately put a number or percentage that these good folks represent. But they are out there, they are our friends, neighbor’s and co-workers.
However, there is a significant population of the “pro-caliphate” Islamists, who are clearly on a global mission to segregate themselves first, then conquer us. The correlation/connection to the “non-caliphate” faction is a tragedy, but it’s real and unavoidable. It’s not unlike the tainted image that Germans – as a people – were painted as a result of the Nazi movement.
To that problem, the only answer I see is for non-caliphate Muslims to cleanse themselves from the cancer within, just as the Germans should have rejected and destroyed the toxicity of Naziism before it took over.
“Brexit”, I believe, is a complete rejection – albeit by a slight majority – of political, social and fiscal “progressive liberalism”.
Only time will tell how much punishment the “progressives” will dole out on Great Britain for their defiance to the new world order. But mark my words, our friends will suffer dearly for their insubordination.
It will be VERY interesting in the coming days to see how Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton respond and spin this historic event and its meaning… Don’t expect them to acknowledge the merits behind the vote. Rather, I expect a typical dismissal of the vote as ignorant, xenophobic and “regressive” that “sets back progress….”. There will certainly be claims of “hanging chad” proportions, as well as a demand for a new vote on a day that the rain isn’t so bad….
I suspect Mr. Trump – in all of his brash, unfiltered and unrefined style – will have a relatively “spot on” analysis of the true meaning of the vote, and will also be summarily vilified as a “RACIST!!!!” for his efforts.
(Never mind that “Muslim” and “Islamist” is not a race.)
“Muslim” and “Islam” refer to a religion, not a race. (Unless you are referring to “ISIS”, “ISIL”, Al Qaida, Boco Haram or “the Caliphate” – which are not in any way related to the peaceful religion…).
I wonder what would happen if we had a national referendum on NAFTA? Or the UN?…
“We wanted to share with you all a situation one of our members encountered while at the HARKINS THEATRE in FLAGSTAFF within the last couple weeks.
Our member, who is a State Certified Sworn Peace Officer, was off-duty and at Harkins where they were contacted by Harkins Management about a firearm they had concealed on their person. They were advised they had to be escorted out of the theatre to put the firearm away before they could return inside. Management was made clearly aware at the time of this members status and certification as a peace officer but this ultimately did not matter as they were advised it was Harkins policy and the member ultimately left and did not return.
We find this unbelievable. Police Officers take an oath to serve and protect the community on duty and off. With the trend of Active Shooters since Columbine High School, this makes absolutely no sense. Research the Trolley Square Mall Shooting in 2007 that occurred in Salt Lake City, UT and you will see how an armed off-duty Police Officer saved countless lives that day by engaging an Active Shooter inside of the mall while off-duty before uniformed police officers arrived.
Police Officers live very hyper-vigilant lives on and off duty and removing an armed off duty sworn police officer from the theater, who is probably the most trained and efficient person, who WILL take action to deal with the situation of a shooting or active shooter, is ridiculous. Aurora, CO, which occurred at a movie theater, could have potentially saved a lot of lives if there was an armed off-duty police officer in the theater.
George W. Bush’s signing of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act in 2004 enabled Active and Retired Officers in the United States to conceal carry a firearm throughout the country with certain limitations. But for whatever reason, 12 yrs later with countless more deaths from these monsters and Active Shooters throughout the country, an off-duty Police Officer is going to be told they cannot carry a concealed firearm while inside Harkins. Do you think every one of these monsters and worthless beings who have committed mass murder and active shooting events have paid attention to any sign barring firearms from their property or someone telling them they could not do something!?!?
A letter is being sent from this Member to Harkins Theatre Corporate and we will ensure to update all of you on the response. Thanks and stay safe!”
I can’t help but to mourn the loss of common sense at the hands of the imbeciles who think a “GUN FREE” zone is anything other than a SOFT TARGET for bad guys! Who in their right mind would NOT want an armed off duty officer in their midst in an otherwise defenseless position?
This is pure insanity.
Godspeed to the brutally murdered, peace to their loved ones, and a speedy recovery to all of the wounded.
This was a horrific tragedy. Unconscionable. Senseless.
Now is NOT the time to politicize the situation.
Yet, it Has already been been shamelessly used to promote agendas.
That is revolting.
I will certainly weigh in with a discussion, but in due time, and with great respect for the victims of this outrage.
On a rare “non-political” note… I recently purchased an interesting looking bottle of Jameson, barrel aged in Oak Ale barrels (it doesn’t say they are Guiness, but I assume). I am sipping it, and it’s bringing me directly back to a “bucket list” fishing memory – of dubious origins that is an entirely different story – that took place in the wee hours on a private stretch of river in the outskirts of the town of Enniskerry, County Wicklow, just outside of Dublin Ireland. It was a small stretch, densely choked with vegetation, that reputedly carried occasional runs of sea trout. It was the most technical fly fishing I have experienced in my 48 years. It was in the middle of the night, with a half moon, on completely unfamiliar water. I may have had a single, subtle take during the hours that I fished. Or maybe it was a stone or branch, maybe even a fallen leaf that I failed to recognize under the pale moonlight dancing across the water. I can’t say for sure.
What I can say is that despite the circumstances that led me to this stretch of private water (it is a vintage story) with the landowner and his neighbor, I somehow earned a bit of comraderie with my reluctant host. Following our piscatorial pursuits (the neighbor had briefly hooked, then lost a fish), my host invited me back to the barn for a few belts of Jameson. All was forgiven, and a friendship had been forged.
Which brings me right back to now. On my couch, with the murmur of cable news in the background pontificating about Trump and his protesters.
This Jameson. It’s good. Not exactly the same as that night in County Wicklow, but close enough to bring that amazing night’s adventures to the forefront of my cerebral cortex.
Strange how our palate can be so remarkably connected to our memories!