A victory for nationalism
Posted on June 29th, 2016

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Courtesy The Island

The British vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU) -Brexit-has been called by some commentators as the biggest uprising against the people who have run the UK since the Peasants Revolt of 1381. Fortunately for the ruling elite, Brexit did not replicate the killings of the King’s Treasurer and the Archbishop of Canterbury involved in the previous revolt.

Brexit clearly marks the beginning of the unravelling of the post-1945 world order imposed by the United States and its allies. More importantly, it signals the failure of post-colonial machinations designed to dilute nationalism in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

The sky has failed to fall down following Brexit as the globalist scare campaign predicted. And in any case, as the wide gulf between the vote of bankers in the financial City of London and that of the East Midlands-the most deprived area in the UK-showed, the people could not care less about any financial fallout from their principled decision. The elite’s revenge of a ten percent decline of the pound sterling lasted a mere 24 hours before they got back into money making through the pursuit of speculative currency trading. None of the other calamitous forecasts for Britain eventuated.

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Brexit is a significant world event: it is the first blow of a popular revolution against globalism of the financial sharks, the political class, and corporate media manipulators. Their relentless campaign of globalisation has hit a snag. Significantly, the snag has its roots among the very people who were being lied to that they were the beneficiaries of the immense wealth transfer (from the poor to the rich) that globalisation represents; it is simply a loud and clear announcement by the common people of Britain that they would reject the economic and moral values system designed by the global elite wrapped up in the ‘engineering’ of societies like the crusty octogenarian globalist George Soros-to suit their vested interests.

The British decision to leave the EU shows that the elite had clearly underestimated the value ordinary people attach to their rich and complex national histories over civic identities manufactured by those seeking global exploitation. The British people have chosen to put their national identity and sovereignty above a set of meaningless indicators of GDP performance designed by vested interests.

As noted by a disappointed Barack Obama the day after Brexit- remarkably at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at Stanford University-“the vote speaks to the ongoing changes and challenges that are raised by globalisation”; Obama is clearly worried because a similar movement is brewing in the US as the shocking and overwhelming victory of Donald Trump as Republican Party presidential candidate is pointing to.

From the perspective of the EU, Brexit which marks the first exit of a member state is easily the greatest disaster to befall the bloc in its 59-year history. The president of the European Parliament, the German politician Martin Schulz appeared so jolted by the event that he promised to urgently look into the ways of preventing “a chain reaction”, with demands for plebiscites growing in France, Denmark and the Netherlands.

A victory against all odds

The British peoples’ victory was achieved against odds: the opinion polls (an important deceptive weapon in the globalists’ armoury) never predicted a Brexit win; The EU cheer leader mob kept bombarding the people with false information designed to make them doubt their own perception and sanity: they were told repeatedly that leaving the EU would lead to implosion of their world as they knew, would herald economic catastrophe, and would make them “nothing” outside the EU. Predictably, the Remain campaign was led by bankers, economists, company bosses, politicians representing vested interests, church leaders, and hired sports people and celebrities: faded ‘stars’ like the footballer David Beckham, and rockers Bob Geldof and Bono tweeted in favour of the Remain campaign.

An example of a striking demonstration of the insensitivity of the wealthy elite to the real issues facing the ordinary people-and misjudgement of the mood of the people-was their warning that the housing market would collapse upon Britain leaving the EU: little did the money bags realise that a collapse of the speculative housing bubble was exactly what the poor Britishers were waiting for lower rents and lower house prices wanted! Other campaigns of fears that banks and financial firms in the City of London would be stripped of their lucrative EU “passports” that allow them to sell services to the rest of the EU were the least of the concerns of the poor; the suggestion was ludicrous anyway, in view of the obvious “unity” of this particular cabal parasitising the people across national boundaries.

Voters also took precautions to ensure that their votes did not go waste; showing signs of a decline of trust in government systems in general, the Brexit campaign urged people not to use the pencils provided in polling stations to mark their vote, and to use their own pens. They also advised volunteers to photograph the loading of ballot papers into vans, to trail ballot boxes to the count, watch them being unloaded and to covertly watch election officials.

The move initiated by the Scottish National Party (SNP) and UK Independence Party (UKIP) was based on their suspicions that the 2014 Scottish referendum was rigged in favour of the ‘No’ campaign. A YouGov poll revealed that half of all voters believed there was a plot to rig the vote, while a third believed the domestic intelligence agency MI5 was involved in rubbing out the crosses on their ballot papers before they were counted.

Conspiracy theory or not, the world seems to be learning from experience!

There is panic in the sky scrapers

Clearly the Brexit result sent shock waves through the elite establishment including the western corporate media. They appeared to have been offended by so many people choosing to ‘disobey’ the orders of the media and their political leaders, signifying a total rebuke of the normal tactics used by cultural elites to crush popular uprisings. They found the failure of techniques such as the branding of independent-minded voters conspiracy theorists, racists, bigots, and uninformed a worrisome development.

Defence and foreign affairs ‘experts’ reacted with dismay to the shock of the Brexit vote, warning it would lead to a more fragmented West and make the world a less secure place. They declared, in unison and without proper reasoning, that the successful exit vote was a victory for Russia. They threatened that Britain’s exit would distract the country’s image as a reliable security player and possibly diminish Washington’s “pivot” to Asia, with global consequences.

The Brexit win also appeared to pull all ‘retired’ globalists out of the woodwork: Tony Blair, the epitome of globalism revealed that Brexit made him “sad for his country, for Europe, for the world”. He warned of “very big consequences” and hit out at the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for his refusal to toe the line with an energetic Remain campaign.

Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell also had his two pennies worth by noting that the UK is now entering “uncharted territory”. The former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt (a noted globalist busybody who was refused Sri Lankan visa to visit Pirapakaran in his lair in May (2009) called the results “beyond comprehension”.

Other ambitious and elite-compliant British Labour Party politicians tabled a motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Strangely, Corbyn has been held responsible for the exit preference of Labour voters.

The aftermath

The exit of Britain from the EU does not take effect for at least another two years. The rules for exit contained in Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon on European Union give two years to negotiate a withdrawal agreement. Article 50 does not set out a formal process for activating exit negotiations other than formal notification of the intension to withdraw, starting a two-year clock running. The terms of exit will be negotiated between Britain and the 27 remaining EU members, each having a veto over the conditions.

The British Conservative Party politicians including those who supported Brexit-like the Justice Secretary Michael Gove representing the elite establishment-appear to be seeking to delay the start of negotiations with the EU as long as possible David Cameron’s timing of his resignation is also evident of this strategy to delay the termination of the EU connection. They are likely to seek the ‘best of both worlds’ by way of continued unfettered access to the single market, without subscribing to the EU charter on free movement of people.

The preference of the leaders of the Brexit campaign however, is to start negotiating with the EU immediately: UKIP leader Nigel Farage and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have called on the government to invoke Article 50 “now” due to the urgent need to redress cuts and economic dislocation.The EU establishment deeply unhappy about the exit are also demanding that Britain activate Article 50 “as soon as possible” in order to end uncertainty.

The UK will have to negotiate at least two major exit agreements: a treaty to wind down British contributions to the EU budget and settle the status of the 1.2 million Britons living in the EU and 3 million EU citizens in the U K. The timing of the negotiation process is unclear at this stage.

Will Great Britain become Little England?

The other complexity of Brexit emanates from the stark divisions between the strongly pro-EU Scotland and Northern Ireland, and pro-Brexit England and Wales. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had prepared Scotland for this eventuality by declaring that demand for a second independence referendum would be “unstoppable” if faced with leaving the EU against its will.

The Brexit development also fulfils “significant and material” change in circumstances proviso laid out in the SNP manifest to for another ballot for Scottish independence. Statements have already been made by the SNP calling for a break away from the Union.

The Northern Irish situation becomes more complex due to its sharing a land border with the Republic of Ireland which is for Brexit. Northern Ireland also receives considerable financial support from the EU in the form of so-called ‘peace money’ to fund projects aimed at supporting the region’s peace process. Some have speculated a physical border and passport control checks could be erected between the two, or to draw boundary around British mainland Britain, shutting off Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK. Irish nationalist leaders there called for a poll on leaving the UK and re-uniting with Ireland.

The long awaited Scottish independence and a reunification of Ireland will remove the last vestiges of the empire, resolving some of the long standing grievances about the evils of colonialism. England will then be able to re- join the world community as a member entitled to equal treatment like the rest.

A weakened EU would be a welcome change for the developing world

The developing world would naturally rejoice at the prospect of Brexit marking the ultimate dissolution of the EU. The motives behind forming the EU, by transforming the original European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) formed in 1951 to keep Germany under check and to trigger the Cold War, was always suspicious.

The EU was established under its current name in 1993 following the Maastricht Treaty. Britain made its first attempt to join the Common Market in 1963 but was vetoed by the French President Charles de Gaulle. Today, the EU has grown into a super nation with its own flag and an anthem (that comes from Ludwig Van Beethoven’s the Ninth Symphony). European leaders will mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the EU’s founding document, probably with less champagne flowing due to the latest developments.

A large part of the motives behind forming the EU was to counter the rise of China by forming a negotiating framework of a ‘single market’ that would be making collective decisions. But uniting the ‘white race’, by bringing together hitherto discriminated against Slavic peoples, was one of the undeclared objectives. This particular underlying feature of the EU was effectively kept under wraps by displaying an enthusiastic support for human rights enforcement in Africa and other less developed regions of the world. The objective of the global Zionist movement, keen to minimise anti-Israeli sentiment at the UN, by reducing independence of countries to determine foreign policy probably overrode all other objectives.

Under the cloak of being primarily a trade bloc, the EU was preoccupied with bringing the foreign policy positions of its member countries under one common umbrella. The aim was realised with the creation of the post of ‘The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy’ as the chief co-ordinator and representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), occupied by the former NATO chief Javier Solana for ten years. The Clinton administration gleefully announced that Solana was the “fulfilment of Henry Kissinger’s desire to have a phone number to talk to in Europe”. The current occupant of the position is a 33=-year-old Italian politician named Federica Mogherini, Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs for eight months in2014.

The CFSP is the agreed foreign policy of the European Union (EU) for security and defence diplomacy and for implementing peacekeeping missions. Decisions require unanimity among member states in the Council of the European Union. This requirement clearly conflicted with the British desire to have independent relations with the world. The relationship between the EU forces and NATO is described as “separable, but not separate”. Proposals for closer defence integration between the EU and NATO, prepared by Federica Mogherini were due to be sent to national governments on the day of the Brexit referendum. That is likely to be put on hold for now.

Brexit exposes the fatal flaw in the globalist ideology that tries to convince ordinary people that the vagaries of the economy would be all that matter in their lives. Brexit shows that people think about such things as their nation and culture, political sovereignty, and national pride. Elites sneering at such concerns deeply embedded inhuman nature would do well to recognise that the wider world has little time for the cold worlds of Davos, Bilderberg, and Strasbourg, inhabited by cold-blooded men in their identical suits. Threats of economic turbulence do not always frighten people into submission. They seem to value freedom more than the strength of the pound.

And that’s why globalisation will fail.

One Response to “A victory for nationalism”

  1. aloy Says:

    No mention of SL’s context anywhere in this. Copy and paste Dr. Kamal?. If so the original should be mentioned.

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