Was Brexit a Blind Choice?

It is not surprising that these are the top five questions about the EU asked of Google in the UK after the vote for leaving the EU.

What does it mean to leave the EU?
What is the EU?
Which countries are in the EU?
What will happen now we’ve left the EU?
How many countries are in the EU?

It indicates that the choice was made not on rational but emotional grounds. Just as is the case with trump supporters in the US, there are millions of people who are angry at the “establishment” without being able to put much rational thought into how to address it other than saying No.

What is amazing in America — and maybe in the UK as well??? — is that the leaders of the “establishment” seem unable to grasp that their ways are being soundly rejected. Whether we look at Clinton or McConnell (Senate majority leader), we just see a continuation of the old ways. Paul Ryan in the House, who is third in line for the presidency in case of the incapacitation of both the President and the Vice-President, seems to me to be trying to find middle ground between the blind anger of the trump gang and the old-fashioned politics of the “establishment,” is clearly not succeeding. Caught between a rock and a hard place, he is simply getting beat up.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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