My fears about the Brexit vote came to fruition when, in the middle of the night last night, I woke up and checked the news. I don’t pretend to understand the full breadth of the vote’s ramifications on the world economy, but I suspect they will be significant. I sincerely believe the rationale for the decision, at least for many voters, wasn’t economic sovereignty they claim. Instead, I think their decision to vote to leave the European Union was based on their xenophobic fears about living under EU immigration policies. The success of the LEAVE supporters has already given far-right factions in France and other places around Europe the fuel they need to fan the flames in their own countries. I wonder now whether the EU can survive for the long haul? And I wonder whether the success of the anti-immigrant factions in Britain will add fuel to the fire in the U.S., leading to the horror of a Trump presidency? If I were a praying man, I’d pray for divine intervention to ensure that Trump never gets near the White House.

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2 Responses to Brexit

  1. I am almost to the point of PRAYING our people are intelligent and decent enough to not let that happen…

  2. The Non-Political Regular Guy says:

    I think (at least I HOPE) that our people are intelligent and decent enough to not let that happen…

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