As someone who lives and breathes the events in Europe, I think I have underestimated Brexit. Indeed, I am sure of it.
While folks in the UK, and around the world, have been looking toward June 23rd with great anticipation, I did not place upon it the same importance. This was because I reasoned that no matter what happened with the vote, the immense numbers of Muslims already in Britain (and the insanity of its governing elites) meant that the peoples of the UK would need to fight a long, bloody civil war anyway. What did a vote on EU Membership mean next to that? In many ways the vote seemed a meaningless bureaucratic mis-adventure, that, while potentially interesting in the short run, would have little meaning in real life (a recurring pattern with EU votes).
A couple things have changed my mind about Brexit however.
The first is the increasingly shrill and hyperbolic tone of the discourse surrounding it. Specifically on the Stay side, the David Cameron’s and Angela Merkel’s seem to be coming a little unglued. This has to be a good thing, and must harken to the possibility of greater things to come. Anytime our enemies are starting to squirm it pays for us to take note.
We have seen the same thing in the days since Jo Cox was murdered. Left-wing journalists and thought leaders immediately started to blame it not just on “the far-right”, but on the entire Leave movement. It was as if Michael Gove or Nigel Farage had pulled the trigger himself. Yet, UK voters didn’t resign themselves like sheep to the slaughter in the aftermath of the attack. Rather- if one trusts the polls- they grew even more pro-Leave, a rather stunning (and heartening) phenomenon. This is energy we have long wished to see in Europe, and while I would pause before labelling it pure “Preservationist” energy, still it is of a highly welcome variety.
The second reason is an insight I had while discussing politics with someone who I respect and look up to very much. He is a highly intelligent, common-sensical man in his 80’s who considers himself a Left-Wing Progressive. While surely on economic items he is (although also rather moderate I would say), on social issues I believe he can no longer truthfully call himself such. He disagreed, and on and on we went over just what the world of today looks like, and just what “Progressives” today believe.
We eventually came to a point in conversation where we each articulated our “ideal society” as one like Finland, or Latvia, or even a smaller version of Japan- a country that has a strong and homogenous culture, deep traditions, and loyal “honor group” population which takes care of its own. I eagerly pointed out however, that such nations are the very antithesis of modern Progressivism. Progressives want a “global village” and regularly point out that the “homogenous” “White-Christian” countries of Eastern Europe are living in a fantasy land when they imagine not becoming multicultural and multi-racial. Modern Progressives believe in a globalized world with global government, in which traditionalism is the enemy and “progress” demands complete deracination and utter dependency on the government.
It was then I realized that such issues are also very much represented by the Brexit vote. Indeed, this is a vote, which, if ‘Leave’ wins, at least symbolically strike at the very heart of such Progressive thought. It might not specifically be out immigration, but the issue has, at least in the popular conception, become attached to it. I would say the same about culture.
By rejecting EU Membership the people of the UK could ceremonially wound the monster of globalization and de-culturization that has been devouring Europe for the last fifty years.
Afterwards they will still be facing the horrors yet to come, as they are forced to either a) submit to a slow process of Islamic enslavement over the next 25 years, or b) rise up, strike down the traitors in their midst, and then wage a bloody and horrific 4GW battle to expel the Muslim invaders. B is the right and honorable course, and my hope is that a Brexit victory- while even just a symbolic strike at the heart of the monster- will be looked back at someday as the catalyst that spurred the warriors of Britain on to real battle- to death, glory, and freedom for their sons and daughters.