Chroma Key (chromal) wrote,
Chroma Key
chromal

British EU vote

Every now and again the world seems to shift and twist and I have an opinion about it. Sometimes I've only got a reaction ready, other times a response. My reaction to the British referendum on remaining in the EU:

Leaving the EU is a mistake, and all the populist arguments I've heard in favor of the British EU exit struck me as demagoguery, hysterical, or some combination of the two. This is not in the best interests of Britain, the EU, nor, I suspect, the world. It is a very extreme remedy to the challenges faced in the EU, and it seems like more than a slim majority can reasonably demand of a huge minority. So many were opposed to some fate and some world they reject, and yet now the thin majority would force it upon them. It seems indecent, uncivil, hysterical and unenlightened, and, again, not in any peoples' best long-term interests.

All I can say is that, as an American who has endured the worst political-social aspects of the past sixteen years, this is just another old familiar situation. Why is it now in Britain, as in the United States, that our democracies are pushing people apart with hysteria rather than bringing them together with sound reasoning? I believe that the cosmopolitan peoples in Europe (including in the British parts of Europe) are shocked and mortified in a way that's novel to an entire generation.
Tags: britain eu progress
Subscribe

  • Livejournal departure

    Whoops, I should have mentioned a month ago: Please continue to follow my journal over here at Dreamwidth.org, hosted in a place in which and by…

  • travel break

    Well, turning a page... Late last month, I reached a strange moment of restlessness. It had been a long wintertime, a lot of adjustment faced with a…

  • Livejournal.com betrays The Internet, the future, and decency itself

    " Mitch Wagner writes, "LiveJournal is a venerable online community that predates Facebook and even blogging. It got acquired by a Russian company…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments