Brexit Requires Courage

It is clear that this Brexit deal was badly managed.  But what else could you expect from a duplicitous leader, a puppet of corporate interests, not to mention the Rothschilds, who never wanted the UK to leave anyway?

The prime minister slow-walked Brexit and then came up with a deal that is of course worse than leaving.

Let’s assume, though, for the sake of argument that Theresa May has a good heart and negotiated in earnest.  What would be clear is that she has never had a real job in her entire life, because if she’d had a real job, she would’ve understood that when a job becomes too unbearable the only solution is to take your chances by walking away. You just do it.

The fact that she didn’t have the guts to do that indicates that she’s a wimp.  And what the UK doesn’t need is a wimp in charge. What the  UK needs is someone with steel and nerve.

Was Churchill a wimp? Was Lord Nelson a wimp?

As many Brexiters (I reject the term Brexiteers; there is nothing Mickey Mouse about leaving a bad union) have already stated quite clearly: Leave means leave. You take your lumps. You pull out your big checkbook and start paying down on your obligations. You don’t stand there, with your hands outstretched, asking Mr. Bumble, “Please, Sir, may I have some more?”

“Whaaat,” screams, Mr. Tusk, er Bumble. “Moooooore!”

Well, you know the ditty that follows from the popular play.  It goes on out about canisters down banisters which is where the UK will be relegated for daring to question the established order of things.

But, of course, stories can have happy endings.  Oliver does break free of the workhouse, as can the UK break out of its indentured servitude.

But you don’t break out by breaking in or by getting a worse deal for yourself.

You have to leave first.

You have to roll the dice. 

It requires courage, a commodity that is in short supply on Downing Street.

 

Chequers and Chess

There is an alternative to the Chequers plan, you know.

Britain can negotiate a new European Union.

The problem was never that a EU was not a great idea but that this EU was a terrible idea.

Of course, it was. It was devised by greedy elites for greedy elites.

Given that, Britain can exit and develop its own EU and ask the current EU to join it.

There is precedent for doing so.

Plenty of smaller companies have bought out larger, more dysfunctional concerns.

Some simple changes that Britain must insist upon are the following:

  1. All EU law must emanate from the EU Parliament.  No law may emanate from the Council of the EU, or worse, the European Commission.  This is to ensure that law is reality-based not utopia-based.
  2. No member state may be restricted from engaging in any type of commerce.  A true competitive marketplace must exist within the EU.
  3. Federal debt must be shared by all member states.   Nothing binds people together greater than a leaky boat.
  4. A federal force must exist to protect the borders of the EU.
  5. The EU must act in the best interest of the EU in promoting stability in regions contiguous to the EU.  A functional EU based in reality, not utopia, would not have permitted the destabilization of Syria and Libya.  In other words the EU is going to have to kick a few people in the nuts.

It’s never too late to do the right thing.

Brexit and You

Maybe if you live in the United States, Brexit is not a big deal for you. Is it a big deal, however, for what it reveals about our “leaders.”

Almost two years ago, the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. By all accounts it was a fair referendum. Generally speaking, people are expected to abide by the results of a referendum; if they don’t, then why have the referendum in the first place?

What happened in Great Britain was the unexpected. The people who voted to leave won the referendum; the “remainers” lost. In a nutshell, the elites lost; they got caught napping with their pants down. It’s the old story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoises worked; the hares slept.

But you see, old chap, elections only count when the elites win; they don’t count when the people win. When the people win, why something must be wrong.

Thus the push by the elites for a new referendum on Brexit.

People clearly didn’t know what they were voting for, right?

Au contraire; they knew exactly what they were voting for which invites an important question for leaders all over the globe.

Which is this: Why are you elites different? Why must we, the regular people, abide by the results of a referendum when we lose, yet you are not obligated to do so when you lose? Why must we eat the pain and suffer silently when we lose, but you must not? Why are you different?

Why We Lose

Have you ever wondered why we the regular people usually lose?

We lose because a) so many of us don’t care, b) we aren’t organized, c) we underestimate our opponents, but mainly d) we are always reacting to what the elites are doing.

Let’s take Brexit as an example.

The LEAVE camp won the referendum almost two years ago and then promptly sat on their asses, basking in glory, assuming that the elites would take this sitting down.

Rule number one: the elites never take anything sitting down. They never accept a defeat. They are ruthless and uncompromising. They fight to the death.

And so they did not and do not. Slowly, slowly they are conditioning the people of the United Kingdom to hold another referendum. The trickster Theresa May, the prime minister, states that she is against holding another referendum; but if she was truly against holding another referendum, she would simply say nothing. By denouncing another referendum, she legitimizes it.

The UKIP and other proponents of Brexit helplessly sit back and stew about the lack of energy pursued in exiting the EU. They are being slow-walked to the abattoir. What UKIP and the other Brexiters should be doing is taking the battle to the Remainers by offering a superior option to the EU.

There is nothing wrong with a EU, but there is something wrong this EU. This EU, they should point out, is bad because it is a top-down, antidemocratic, biz-ocracy run for the benefit of the rich. What UKIP should be offering the people of England and Europe is a dynamic alternative to the current governmental structure of the EU.

Five hundred years ago there was another battle on the European continent between the regular people and the rich. It was called the German Peasant’s War. The peasants, tired of being pushed around rose up to fight for their rights. On the other side stood the worthless nobility backed by the immoral Jacob Fugger. The peasants were too kind; they might have won, but they didn’t. Over 100,000 peasants lost their lives.

The peasants underestimated just how greedy these financial cancer cells were – and still are today.

Cancer must be fought and defeated, wiped out dead. There can be no compromise, no rest, no reconciliation.

The cancerous rich take no prisoners.

Cold Water

There is only one way to go into cold ocean water.

Jump into it and scream.

Standing on the water’s edge thinking about it won’t work.

Gradually tiptoeing in won’t work either. You’ll only prolong the agony.

Wishing the water were warmer?

Nope.

Chickening out?

Well, then you’re a chicken, and you deny the reason why you decided to go into the ocean in the first place.

You decided to go because you wanted a better place.

Your old life wasn’t working out.

So what are you going to do?

The only way to do it is to do it.

Pay the price.

In many respects entering the cold ocean water is like getting out of a bad lease.

The only way to get out of that bad lease is to whip out your big checkbook and start writing checks.

There is always a price to be paid to get out of something bad.

So it is with Brexit.

The British felt that something wasn’t quite right with their current EU life.

So they bravely went down to the water’s edge, tipped a toe in and said, “My, the water is a little colder than I thought it was.”

So they backed off a little.

Sometimes the waiting is worse than the medicine.

Now, some are saying, “Wait a minute, we should rethink this.”

Maybe so, maybe not.

Maybe Britain needs to bite the bullet, scream at the top of its lungs and jump in.

You know, you can always scamper out.

Or maybe you’ll like it.

Maybe you’ll enter a better place and be glad you did.

Slow-Walking Brexit

If we look at Brexit today, we see that the situation is bogged down by the Irish Border. At least that is what the “leaders” want people to believe.

Jargon such as “backstop” is bandied about.

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, states, “Nobody said Brexit would be easy.”

Actually, Madame Prime Minister, Brexit is quite easy when you want to do it.

You put your right foot first, then your left. The body will follow.

Of course, if you drag your feet while resorting to silly buzzwords like “backstop” you’ll be able to fool the people that real work is being done.

While you are dragging your feet you can say things like: “Good people are working very hard on this thorny issue.”

Yes, we in the United States have seen this trick this before. Say, do you leaders get together and share ideas?

Some years ago, when the talk in the United States was all about restraining the budget – none of that quaint talk anymore – some bozo in the United States Senate thought of the buzzword sequestration. If the Senators couldn’t agree what to cut, the Senate would go into “sequestration.”

What a howler that was.

Of course, nothing happened, but the public was fooled. There’s nothing like a good buzzword to make the public think that something real and substantive is going on.

The game, of course, is to delay, delay and delay.

Until what?

Until the British economy collapses?

The people voted to get out because the economy wasn’t working for them. That’s the true message of the referendum.

The Remainers don’t get that message. They don’t even push for an alternative arrangement with the EU. To them the EU was okay as it was. Of course it was when you live in the City of London.

That should show you how insensitive they are to the plight of the people.

To the Remainers, the message of the referendum was that they didn’t get out their vote. So they play games.

They push for another vote; they state that the Leavers are stupid and jingoistic (maybe so, but a vote is a vote). And when that doesn’t work, they create a bogeyman in the form of the Irish border.

Oh, my gosh, the Irish Border. What will we ever do?

I’ll tell you what you do.

You do what the people told you to do, Ms. May: Leave.

A New Nation

What can be done to fix Brexit?

It stands between a rock and a hard place.

Donald Tusk has spoken; he was quite intransigent.

His intransigence makes the case Nigel Farage has patiently tried to explain for years now – that Brussels is a tyrant.

Since there will be no compromise from the bullies in Brussels, Britain must choose between acquiescence or liberty. It’s never an easy choice.

Stay pat on fourteen or take a hit.

There are no guarantees in life.

Britain stands at a crossroads like no other.

Leave means leave. Leave means no security within the existing union.

It’s always a scary choice.

Now is not the time to be timid. What is required now is a bold stroke by a bold leader.

Ironically Brexit has forced open a sticking point in Brexit that could be used as a means to an end.

That sticking point, of course, is Northern Island which has always been a sore point between the British and Irish.

Rather than view it as an obstacle an enlightened leader could use it as a means to solve a problem.

Northern Ireland, of course, is Irish, not British, and should be part of Ireland. Yet an Ireland separate from Britain is, like Britain, too weak alone to withstand the tyranny of Brussels.

An open border or a closed border would only lead to conflict as one side would inevitably become more prosperous than the other.

In short Britain and Ireland need each other as they always have.

For better or worse, nature has chained them together at the hip.

What Britain and Ireland can do is forge a new nation with the five regional states of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland giving each a fair amount of substantive home rule – which is what they want.

The United Kingdom would cease to exist.

Northern Ireland would be its own boss within a greater union.

The British would thus leave Northern Ireland for good.

What the British would ask of the Irish is simply this: You join us in leaving the European Union.

We all jump together, or none of us jumps at all.

And why you may ask would the Irish join; the Irish economy is doing great, right?

Not as well as you might think.

The Irish economy works for the information and finance sectors. There are still many people left behind.

When Britain finally does leave the EU, the lot of the common man in Britain will boom. Human capital will move east and goods will flow west.

Britain will boom and Ireland will suffer.

The EU will demand a hard border between the two Irelands, but the Irish will know better that they are better off with Britain than standing alone, like Greece, at the mercy of Brussels.

What should we call this new nation?

The EU Will Fail

Ultimately this EU will fail.

Brexit may not be the precipitating cause, but ultimately this EU will fail.  It will do so for the same reason that all governments fail:  failure to respond to the needs of the people.

Whether a government be monarchy, democracy or theocracy, the leadership must respond to the needs of the people.  Failure to do so will lead to overthrow of that government.

That power resides in the people is not a fanciful ideal but a factual reality.

Thus far the EU does not seem to recognize this.

We can see evidence of this in the heavy-handed way in which the Greeks were subjected to austerity measures.

We see further evidence in the brusque way in which Donald Tusk dealt with Theresa May.

Apparently, in the mind of the EU, Brussels is not to be fucked with.

And it’s not in the mood for listening.

This is a pity, for a great leader must listen.

What the British are saying to the EU is that something about the EU is not working.  And what is not working is the structure of the EU itself.

The current methodology in the way that law is passed is fatally flawed.

Law emanates in the EU from the top down, from the Council of the European Union (and the European Commission) to the European Parliament instead of the reverse.

For workable law that suits the needs of the people, the representatives closest to the people need to fashion the law.

Local knowledge must be taken advantage of.

The Council of the European Union and the European Commission are too far removed from the daily grind of the people.

And so these more centralized bodies implement policy that make people’s heads shake.

What results is bad law, bad economics and bad outcomes.

If the structure of the EU were sound, the issues of Grexit and Brexit never would have arisen.

A wise leader listens.

A workable EU is a great idea, and Britain should join one.

This EU is a bad idea.