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April 09, 2019

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition


I will quibble with the title, because I am not confident that Britain has not already failed. But...Brexit is certainly its last gasp. The failed post-WWII venture into full-blown socialism has failed (Great) Britain, and has destroyed whatever chance it had to recover from the tremendous blows of 10 years of bearing the brunt of two wars. The vein of socialism runs deep and old in Britain, and the famous ability of the British to "Keep Calm" in the face of adversity may have contributed to their current existential woes. A few crowds bearing pitchforks and torches visiting the socialists would have sent a message that Britain would just as soon remain as it is, not become something from the fever dreams of innumerate fools named Owen and Marx and Engels, and the Chartists and the Methodists...

If Brexit Fails, So Does Britain

Charles Moore today ends his weekly Telegraph column, which has become required reading for both supporters and opponents of Brexit, with a gloomy forecast that the only way of saving Brexit from its betrayal by a Tory prime minister and government is her replacement by a new leader who then reforms the Tory party along lines that would allow local Tory associations to deselect Remain MPs and replace them with Leavers. His final paragraph reads:
It does not sound very likely, does it? The only reason to think that it might happen is the prospect of the alternative, which is annihilation.
Does “annihilation” sound a trifle over-dramatic? Well, I suspect Moore intends that it should have a shock effect on his readers — a metaphorical shaking of the shoulders to make them realize what’s at stake. What is at stake is not the physical annihilation of the Brits but the absorption of their self-governing democracy into an undemocratic European empire called the European Union. And that prospect justifies the gloomiest of forecasts.
What's really interesting is how the Remainers are attacking Brexit supporters.
So they have to take refuge in running down Britain as weak, powerless, second-rate, etc., etc., etc.; in mocking Leavers as old, ignorant, uneducated, xenophobic, racist, etc., etc., etc.; in deceptive advertising of May’s deal as “the Brexit you voted for”; and in increasingly desperate attempts to change the parliamentary and constitutional rules to force through a Potemkin Brexit that fails to deceive anyone and enrages almost everyone.
Sound familiar?

Donald Trump is our protection from the multi-generation idiocy that is currently destroying Britain. And we are very lucky to have him, because we are on the same progression as post-war Britain, only a few generations behind. Is there any difference between their importation of much of South Asia, the National Health Service, cradle-to-grave welfare, and a host of other insanities, and what is currently on the forefront of much of the American Left's rhetoric?


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