Brexit

Can’t tell you all what a sad, sad day it is over here. I think that over the years, so many of us have begun to feel part of this giant, messy, but courageous and, in my mind, necessary European project. To have Britain walk out, abandon the younger generations who already feel part of a larger world, to give into fear instead of the desire to be part of a community¬†designed to nurture the well-being and the security of all concerned (remember WW2 anyone?)…well, I just feel sad, angry and, weirdly, personally hurt, because this will affect all of us.

I’ve had it with politicians taking people’s understandable fears and using those fears to further their own power and agenda. And I’m afraid I’ve had it too with people not being educated and aware and plugged-in enough to know how their collective decisions are going to effect those far outside their own neighborhoods and countries or how it is they are being manipulated by politicians who peddle in anxiety instead of humanity.

I hope the US doesn’t follow suit.

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10 Responses to Brexit

  1. I’ve been following the news and the vote closely. It’s rather shocking to see that the Brits really did vote to pull out of the EU. What a shame. I’m left wondering if more older voters who have problems with allowing more immigrants entry into Britain and with fears of job loss might have voted in larger numbers than younger voters?

    It’s scary to see what’s going on here in the Us with Trump’s supporters. While he lies non-stop and is focused so much more on himself than anything, or anyone else, people still want to vote for the guy.

    I’ve got the ability to gain Irish citizenship since three of my grandparents were born and raised there. It’s time for me to seek this dual-citizenship in case the Rightwing Republicans win in the fall. I have family that still runs an inn and pub on Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands, off the coast of Galway. It’ was the seat of Druid learning 5,000 years ago and might be a perfect place for my future home. I’m also tired of politicians, especially one like Trump.

    It seem so unlikely but the numbers mystify me. I would have bet that Britain would have voted to remain in the EU!. They’ll have to abide by the EU’s trade laws and now won’t have a say in creating or revising them. My guess is that the EU members won’t make the future easy for the Brits after they’ve abandoned the community.

    I wish the EU and all the good people in Europe much luck and good fortune in the future. Who knows, this might be for the best in the long run.

    • Your last sentence is what makes it bearable. Despite all the hideous and incessant journalistic prognosticating and speculating (why can’t they stick to facts), we don’t know how it will turn out. If you come to Ireland, let me know!

  2. dayphoto says:

    I am just stunned at all of this. I wonder what will happen here in November.

    Linda

  3. Sheena & Co. says:

    i know, honey. i know. >

  4. Debra Kolkka says:

    I am extremely disappointed with the British vote. I think the unfounded fear of immigration was the key factor…how small minded and short sighted. I hope this is a warning for the people of USA to be very mindful of a protest vote. The world will be a worse place if Trump becomes president.

  5. Gerlinde says:

    People are so ignorant and unaware of the consequences of their action. I just hope for the best so that the next generation can live in peace and harmony. Sadly, it doesn’t look that way!

  6. I think in this case the younger generation might just “get it back”…I hope they do.

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