Thursday 30 June 2016

Why the Globalists are Demolishing the EU & What Its Replacement Will Look Like

ED Noor: Thank you, Zen. Folks, this is an essential read.
Commentary from Zen: It’s a very strange time energetically, and what things seem to be are rarely if ever what they are…the mix constant shifting and the awakening vibrations and apparent desperation at times on their part and it makes a very fluid dynamic. This article takes a very realistic theoretical approach that’s good to be aware of. All of this speaks to me the same, the futility of fighting them on their level on their playing ground inside the same glass box.

No matter what people try to “change” they’re still in a box, so if it appears we’ve made some major strides or victories all the better for them perhaps, provides a much needed release value and phony sense of security and empowerment. Our way out and what will bring the dissolution of the control system is our personal spiritual and vibrational transformation, moving into the unknown for the tools and spiritual technologies that disempower and dissolve the ability of the transdimensional source of all this to control us any longer. Happy trails!
Stay grounded and centered and beware of what you put your energy into, even alt information is becoming more and more toxic. 
Have you noticed how hard the controlled alternative press are working to convince you that the globalists / NWO / banksters are frightened by the BREXIT result?

From the Drudge Report, Breitbart, and Infowars
Well nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the collapse of the European Union is a necessary step in building the New World Order the Rockefellers and Kissinger outlined back in their late 1950’s NWO implementation plan.
Take special note of the first passage: “The hoped-for result is peace in a world divided into smaller units…” So is the EU a “smaller unit”? No, an EU superstate with its own army is a larger unit than its constituent nation-states, so it clearly wasn’t built to be part of the real New World Order. Rather, it was built as an expendable tool to help the globalists get to the New World Order.
So what was the EU’s raison d’etre, you ask? To tie as many European nations as possible into a political and currency union, then crash the union to create political and economic chaos. And on the currency side of it, they put the planned result of this crash right on the cover of The Economist back in 1988…
On the cover, you see national currencies burning in a bonfire (The Great Economic Crisis of 2016), as well as a phoenix arising from the flames (in 2018). This phoenix represents a new global currency, and this is what the article said about it…
THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century…
~ The phoenix would probably start as a cocktail of national currencies, just as the Special Drawing Right is today. In time, though, its value against national currencies would cease to matter, because people would choose it for its convenience and the stability of its purchasing power…
~ The phoenix zone would impose tight constraints on national governments. There would be no such thing, for instance, as a national monetary policy. The world phoenix supply would be fixed by a new central bank, descended perhaps from the IMF
~ Governments are far from ready to subordinate their domestic objectives to the goal of international stability. Several more huge exchange-rate upsets, a few more stock-market crashes and probably a slump or two will be needed before politicians are willing to face squarely up to that choice.
Pencil in the phoenix for around 2018, and welcome it when it comes. 
As the article suggests, national currencies will not disappear after this year’s crisis (although the Euro will). But they will become increasingly disused as the banksters make it more attractive to use the new global currency. As for the euro, it is a component of the IMF’s SDR, so the IMF might make arrangements to allow its member nations to exchange their worthless Euros for a special allotment of SDRs (the citizens would trade their Euros for their new national currencies, then their governments would trade the amassed Euros for IMF SDRs). This would turn the world’s existing euro reserves into SDR reserves in a single stroke, thus aiding the new global currency in its rise.
It is worth noting that the “evil Western globalists’” supposed opponents, the Chinese, are fully cooperating in this “SDR to phoenix” plot. Just have a look at a 2009 speech from China’s central banker, Zhou Xiaochuan, titled Reform the International Monetary System. Here are some key excerpts:
The desirable goal of reforming the international monetary system, therefore, is to create an international reserve currency that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies
The scope of using the SDR should be broadened, so as to enable it to fully satisfy the member countries’ demand for a reserve currency.
~ Set up a settlement system between the SDR and other currencies. Therefore, the SDR, which is now only used between governments and international institutions, could become a widely accepted means of payment in international trade and financial transactions.
~ Actively promote the use of the SDR in international trade, commodities pricing, investment and corporate book-keeping. This will help enhance the role of the SDR, and will effectively reduce the fluctuation of prices of assets denominated in national currencies and related risks.
~ Create financial assets denominated in the SDR to increase its appeal. The introduction of SDR-denominated securities, which is being studied by the IMF, will be a good start.
~ Further improve the valuation and allocation of the SDR. The basket of currencies forming the basis for SDR valuation should be expanded to include currencies of all major economies, and the GDP may also be included as a weight. The allocation of the SDR can be shifted from a purely calculation-based system to a system backed by real assets, such as a reserve pool, to further boost market confidence in its value.  
Isn’t it remarkable how the Chinese are calling for the very same role for the SDR that the “evil Western globalists” have been planning all along? 
Can you think any others who’ve been screaming about the need to move away from “credit-based national currencies” in favor of currencies “backed by real assets, such as a reserve pool” and gold? That would be practically all of the alternative media, right? This is because practically all of the alternative media either work for the globalists or parrot the globalist message out of lack of discernment.
Now if we look at the political side of the EU collapse, I wrote about what would happen last year during the globalists’ aborted attempt to start the collapse using the Greek debt crisis.
“…the globalists intend to take down the EU central government and break Europe into smaller units bound by a new regional multilateral framework.” ~ From: The Greek “People’s Revolution” and the New European Renaissance, brought to you by the NWO
And wouldn’t you know it, George Soros chimed in over the weekend to talk about “thoroughly reconstructing” the EU.
From Fortune
So what form will the new “EU” take, you ask? It will no longer be a strong federalizing force for its member nations; most likely, it will be a relatively weak “multilateral framework for cooperation” that offers a-la-carte conventions onto which the nations of the region can sign (if they so wish). And getting them to wish to participate in the new framework is where the “smaller units” concept comes into play.
As we go forward, the globalists will go beyond merely breaking up the EU. They’ll also be breaking many EU nations into smaller units. This is what I wrote about it last year in The globalist plan to break up the great nations
The globalists want the NWO 
to consist of “smaller units”
because smaller nations are less likely
to be self-sufficient in maintaining their security
and a modern standard of living.
They want all the nations to be dependent
on the multilateral framework
for their security and economic well-being.
Besides the Rockefellers’ NWO architects, can you guess who else is talking about “smaller units”? Ron Paul (in this interview on RT)
“I happen to believe in smaller units of government; the larger the unit of government, the worse things are…
So I think people should have the right to leave a larger unit of government.”
And what else is Ron Paul talking about? Secession in the US.
  Note that he gave this speech at a Mises Institute conference called Breaking Away: The Case for Secession
[Starting from the 1:20 mark] ~ “I would like to start off by talking about the subject, and the subject, of course, is secession and nullification ~ the breaking up of government. And the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening. And it’s not gonna be because there will be enough people in the US Congress to legislate it ~ it won’t happen. It will be de facto.”
So we know the globalists are aiming to break up the EU (which is the Interim World Order in Europe), and Greece is where that will begin. But will they also break up the USA so it can never rise again as the power it once was? Will Russia and China meet the same fate at some point?

ED Noor: Of course they are aiming to break up the United States. It is already divided into ten regions for future disintegration. America is scheduled for total destruction to bring it down to third world status as has been the plan since the onset of “globalization”. When it comes to international communism, all gentile slaves must be equally broken.
With that last question in mind, have a look at an Economist article I ran across today:
UNDER Vladimir Putin’s presidency, Russia is seen in the outside world as an expansionist power trying to revise post-Soviet borders and rebuild an empire. But what if Russia itself ~ a country of nearly 200 nationalities that stretches across 11 time zones ~ is in danger of crumbling?”
It is quite interesting to see this coming out of the Economist. If we look back to the their infamous cover from early this year, we see Putin (and other major leaders including America’s Obama, China’s Xi, and India’s Modi) presented in the color of ash.
~ which is the color of the phoenix eggs on the woman’s hat. This would indicate that those leaders will be part of the ash heap from which the NWO phoenix will rise.

ED Noor: Hillary? Of course how old is this picture? Is it a pre-Trump vintage? Why is the half of Obama's face along with his upraised hand on the right? 
After seeing the Economist article, I decided to check into China and came across this Wall Street Journal article.
”Despite appearances, China’s political system is badly broken, and nobody knows it better than the Communist Party itself. China’s strongman leader, Xi Jinping, is hoping that a crackdown on dissent and corruption will shore up the party’s rule. He is determined to avoid becoming the Mikhail Gorbachev of China, presiding over the party’s collapse. But instead of being the antithesis of Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Xi may well wind up having the same effect. His despotism is severely stressing China’s system and society ~ and bringing it closer to a breaking point.”
Upon checking into India, I came across this paper from Arshi Saleem Hashmi. Here is a germane passage…

(from pages 38-39)
It makes sense that the globalists will want to break up the large nations because it fits in to their PR strategy of restoring the appearance of sovereignty (while actually undermining sovereignty by making the divided peoples less able to resist the power of the globalist institutions)
Once separated from their central governments, the newly-minted nations will need assistance in getting started, and to whom will they turn for guidance and help? To the United Nations and the multilateral institutions of course!
ED Noor: "The United Nations is nothing but a trap-door to the Red World's immense concentration camp. We pretty much control the U.N." ~ Harold Wallace Rosenthal, Zionist, The Hidden Tyranny
They will turn away from the old power centers of Washington, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi and turn towards the new power center, the UN Complex. And this predictable dynamic gives us a clue as to the timeframe during which the breakups will occur.
Common sense suggests that the great nations will be broken up once the multilateral institutions and agreements that will pick up the pieces are finalized. That way, when they break up into their smaller components, those components will be offered continued membership in the multilateral institutions their former central governments set up. And since they’ll need help, they’ll accept that continued membership and thus become dependent on the UN and the regional and functional multilateral institutions (just like the Rockefellers planned back in the 1950’s). Given that the BRICS institutions have been rushed into existence this year, I would expect the breakups to occur sometime between September of this year and 2020, with most of it done by 2018.
Now that we’ve seen that the globalists intend to break up the federalist EU and replace it with a “sovereignty-respecting” multilateral framework of cooperation, it’s time to look back at the other statement from the Rockefeller Reports:
As you can see, it talks about regional institutions, “an international body of growing authority,” and how the combination of the two will be able to deal with problems the separate nations can’t solve alone. Now if we put this together with what we’ve already covered, a very clear vision of the real New World Order takes shape.
The globalist will use this year’s big crisis to begin separating the nations into smaller, less independent units. Scotland will leave the UK, Catalonia will leave Spain, Texas will leave the United States, and so on and so forth all over the world. 
So why, again, are they doing this?
Take a moment to think of the United States. If the US has a drought in California, Americans don’t starve because the country is so big that other agricultural areas can pick up the slack. But what if California were broken off as a “smaller unit” and became its own nation? How would the Californians avoid starving in such a drought? They’d have to turn to globalist-controlled international trade and the globalist-run multilateral institutions for help, wouldn’t they?
A big country like the US is capable of being independent when it comes to food, military security, border control, and many other things, but a smaller nation is less capable of that. The smaller the nation, the more problems it “will not be able to solve alone.” That is why the globalists want smaller units.
The NWO builders want the smaller, more numerous nations of the post-crisis world to flock to the globalist-controlled regional institutions instead of the federal governments they used to turn to. But as the Rockefeller Reports point out, these regional groupings will not be the ultimate authority; they will be “under an international body of growing authority,” which the Reports identify as…
The United Nations 
So a more powerful UN will be the centerpiece of the New World Order, but for it to openly become the ultimate authority in our world, two things need to happen:
1) Any potential rivals must be eliminated. There can be no super-powerful nation-states like America, a federal EU, China, or Russia that can defy the UN.
2) The UN must get an image makeover to distance itself from its checkered past.
This is where the EU takedown and the globalist-created BRICS alliance come in…
1) Just like the BREXIT is meant to inspire other EU nations to jump the sinking federalist ship, the “people’s revolution” that demolishes the EU is meant to inspire the people of other federalist super-states to secede from their unions. 
But the coming worldwide “people’s revolution” is not what it seems.  
In the great “Global People’s Revolution,” the people will just be along for the ride. And when it’s all over, the New World Order will be standing, and people will think that it’s something we won, not something that was forcefully or sneakily imposed upon us. Why shove a New World Order down people’s throats when you can convince them that it’s something they wanted and created for themselves?
2) The BRICS alliance was created to be the controlled opposition to the “evil Western globalists,” and it is they who will give the UN a fresh new look and usher in the real NWO. 
But don’t take my word for it; just ask a Chinaman.
From the UN News Centre
So at some point during the climax of this year’s crisis, the BRICS will lead a revolution within the United Nations to “free it from Western domination.” The UN will then undergo reform and appear to have new management. And what will the new management do? They will strengthen the UN so that “no unilateral power like the US can ever threaten world peace again”’
From the Hurriyet Daily News
And just like that, the Rockefellers’ dream will become reality. We’ll have the globalist-controlled, United Nations-centered New World Order lording over a world of small, dependent nations ~ it will be “One World of Nations,” as the globalists disinfo agents like to call it. But my question is this…
If enough of us are aware of the trick, 
could it have a significant impact 
on the eventual outcome?
I certainly hope so, and that’s why I flap my quantum butterfly wings on this blog. Whether my efforts bring a hurricane down on the NWO or merely stir up a dust devil in the desert, I do what I can and leave the rest to the Universe.
Much love…

How the West Was Lost and Other Joys of Greedy Sociopathy

ED Noor: This is a most interesting and slightly different take on Brexit and international politics but well worth considering. He does seem to be quite anti-Brexit but his points are well taken. Very well taken. Of course the author does not mention neocons or the specifics of the establishment of their JWO/NWO designs for the planet, but that might be almost asking too much. He is short on specifics but long on generalizations it is still a compelling read.
By David Michael Green
June 27, 2016 

"Woohoo! Doesn't that feel good?!"

Well, in fact, for some folks it does. In particular, if you’re an unempowered bloke, lacking much personal sense of agency, and you’ve watched your world get whittled down bit by bit over the last several decades, the sense of doing something, anything ~ the sheer joy of authoring some real wreckage ~ is tasty ~ and all the more so because of its rarity. It’s been so long since you got to poke some joker in the eye, who cares who it is or what comes next, eh? Just do it.

Whatever the motivation, this is a milestone. The direct consequences of the British referendum vote are likely to be substantial, if not profound. But it is the indirect consequences, and the symbolic import, that are most significant.
For this is, make no mistake, the first but likely not the last major manifestation of a long-brewing discontent that threatens nothing less than the unraveling of a post-war world order of (mostly) peace and prosperity.
Worse, the looming possible catastrophe has been eminently avoidable. But certain actors had a strong interest in getting what they wanted, and damn the costs. In the end, this is a story of what greed buys. And all too often, what greed buys is death and destruction.

The phenomenon we’re talking about ~ let’s call it Trumpism, for lack of a better term ~ is sweeping the Western world. All across Europe and North America and beyond there has been an explosion of flailing political rage and stupidity in recent years. Whether it takes the form of the avowed Nazi-sympathizing Golden Dawn in Greece, the less-avowed Nazi-sympathizing National Front in France, slobbering Sarah Palin enthusiasts in America, or agitated Brexit voters in the UK, it is essentially the same concept everywhere, driven by the same factors.

Given that this is a cup of tea that has been steeping at least since the 1980s, the current boiling point we’re witnessing is in many ways actually less surprising than that it has taken this long to happen.

Some of the factors paving the road to this rash of Neo-Know-Nothingism have been benign if not laudable in their intent. Or, they have been simple products of historical evolution, rolling along with no intentionality, at all. Nobody makes tsunamis or earthquakes (though DARPA has no doubt tried), and nobody has any reason to do so (did I mention DARPA?), but still they happen, and with enormous ~ dare we say, tectonic ~ consequences. 

Similarly, at some point in history somebody invents the printing press, or manufactures gunpowder, or sequences DNA, and the world is rocked, however little global revolution may have been part of the original intent.

In our time, three such tendencies have conspired with especial consequence to unmoor the foundations of the post-war compact in Western societies: 1. technological revolution, 2. globalization, and 3. civil rights movements. The last of these is certainly the more intentional of the lot. (ED Noor: Consider the disastrous effects of liberalism and cultural Marxism driving the madness of political correctness today.) The second is partly the consequence of the first (that is to say, it’s a lot easier to globalize when you have the technology of satellites and oil tankers and the Internet with which to do so).
But what they share in common is a slow tsunami-like effect on Western societies ~ and, especially, on certain demographic cohorts within those societies.
There is much to say about the explosion of technological capability in our time, of course. We could fill entire libraries with just a card catalog (for one indicator of the degree of technological change, remember those?) of what has been said and needs to be said on this subject. But, for our purposes in exploring the current political meltdown of the West, what matters most are the largely unmitigated human-level economic by-products of these changes. 

One can build a robot to make widgets on an assembly line without any other intention than, say, to innovate, or to make money selling a product to manufacturers, or to increase productivity. It doesn’t matter so much what motivated these technologies, but it does matter that their near-universal effect is the destruction of working and middle class jobs. It can be argued that this ‘creative destruction’ process also produces a raft of new employment opportunities, but even if that is true, the dislocations are still massive, not least because 50 year-old blue collar assembly-line workers are not especially good candidates for being retrained to write computer code or design fiber-optics networks.

While those pressures have been crippling workers for decades, perhaps an even more consequential development has been the advent of globalization. This has meant many things, some of them pretty great. If you like eating Thai food, Skyping with your pal in Kathmandu (for free, no less ~ remember how expensive international (audio only) phone calls were not so long ago?), or economic development opportunities for Koreans, Taiwanese and other formerly impoverished folk, you can’t in fairness be a total critic of globalization. Its consequences have been absolutely enormous, and by no means are all of them bad.

But, again, to understand why Western politics is now going off the rails, it’s crucial to note that some of them are in fact very nasty, especially for certain particularly vulnerable folks. And these mal-effects in the workplace have only exacerbated those of the aforementioned technological change. Indeed, perhaps even more than robots and computers, it is ridiculously cheap labor costs in Mexico ~ followed by China when Mexico was no longer cheap enough, followed by Vietnam when China was no longer cheap enough ~ that have massively undercut the position of blue-collar workers in the West, with their (once) decent salaries, health plans, pensions, vacations and sick time. Remarkably, this effect can now increasingly be seen in white collar sectors as well, with First World professional jobs in law or medicine shipping off to India and beyond.

ED Noor: The above could be considered the Walmart business model in action. 

Finally, a series of civil rights movements have transformed the Western world over the last half-century, most visibly in America. It would not be overstating the case to argue that these are among the greatest of achievements in all of human history, right up there with the advent of democracy, the abolition of slavery and the dismantling of colonialism. 

For the first time ever ~ in ethos and mostly in legal code, if not always in practice ~ these societies have embraced the idea that everyone is entitled to the same opportunities, treatment and share of political power, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex or sexual orientation. As noted above, this is a landmark development in human history, and it’s especially great news if you happen to be brown, female or gay.

But what if you’re the opposite of all those things? Let’s assume that the distribution of power in a society is a zero-sum game, meaning that for Individual A to obtain X amount of additional power, Individual B must lose precisely the same amount (add the two quantities together and you get zero, hence the term). That’s an arguably incorrect proposition, and there certainly are non-zero-sum games identifiable in the real world. But I think the assumption is largely true in this case. Thus, if we acknowledge that women and people of color and non-straights have more power than they did fifty years ago, we must also account for where that power came from in our zero-sum game. And the answer, of course, is from straight white males. And while we might argue that a more inclusive society benefits all (an example of a non-zero-sum effect), for many folks in this category ~ especially the less educated and therefore more economically vulnerable ones ~ the tangible negative effects of yet more competition for scarce resources are far more palpable.

ED Noor: Lest you forget, dear reader, as you go through this article: "We intend to keep bashing the dead whit males, and the live ones, and the females too, until the social construct known as "the white race" is destroyed, not "deconstructed" but destroyed. Even if reason tells us, even shouts with all its force the very absurdity of this confrontation between the small and insignificant people of Israel [i.e., all Jewry worldwide, not just “the State of Israel”] and the rest of humanity… as absurd, as incoherent and as monstrous as it may seem, we are engaged in close combat between Israel and the Nations ~ and it can only be genocidal and total because it is about our and their identities. ~ Yitzhak Attia, Israel Magazine, April 2003

Nor should the psychological add-ons to shrinking wallets be ignored. Let’s be real here. Humans are... well, human. If you were the all-powerful king of the hill yesterday, and today you’re just another schmo, it’s probably gonna sting, even if your income were somehow unchanged. Maybe there will be a few enlightened souls from the former privileged class who never felt comfortable with the evils of inequality even while it benefited them, and therefore welcome these changes, but these folks will be dwarfed in number by those whose self-esteem has been damaged at least as much as their paycheck. In addition to being poorer, they are going to be angrier and more resentful as well. It may not be pretty, but there’s no sense pretending this isn’t a part of human nature.

ED Noor: Nowhere here is addressed the closure of entire towns and villages as globalization set in. Entire populations are displaced with the stripping of assets by foreign companies, followed by the closure of mills and more rural businesses. A good example where I live is the clear-cut strip-harvesting of raw timber then shipping the logs off to foreign countries for "processing" because the products can be created their more cheaply than if created here. Instead these jobs are carried out in foreign countries. Who gains? Not the workers or their families who, after generations, are left struggling. 

So, to recap the story so far, if you simply look at this constellation of effects over the last half-century ~ technology, globalization, civil rights ~ it’s proven a very rough go for certain categories of individuals. They’re beat-up, beleaguered, broken and buffeted. If you’re surprised that they’re scared, angry and desperate, you haven’t been paying attention to the way the world works and how people are wired.


But here’s where the story gets really interesting. To understand why, let’s go back to our earlier analogy. Suppose you knew that a tsunami was headed towards your country’s shores. Of course, there’s nothing you can do to stop it ~ big damn waves go where they want to go. But there are some things you can do in advance that can make the ensuing tragedy better or worse. You can, for example:
~ evacuate coastal regions. 
~ Or, alternatively, you could move the whole population there instead, right in harm’s way. 
~ You could mobilize medical personnel and relief workers and helicopter crews and get them ready to roll. 
~ Or, you could send them all off to another continent to enjoy a three-week paid vacation. 
~ You can lay in supplies of food and water to prepare for the coming disaster. 
~ Or, you could organize a national potlatch blowout to consume and waste as much as possible before the big water hits.
See where I’m going here? If huge proportions of your society are being clobbered by technological change, globalization and the flooding of the workplace with tens of millions of formerly suppressed workers as new competition for jobs ~ none of which you can do much about ~ you nevertheless still have a choice. You can enact policies that make it even harder for those folks. Or you can take steps to at least soften the blows of the inevitable tidal wave.

If you were in fact to do the latter, it might be because you were simply stupid as a society, and prone to bumbling policy choices. But another explanation would point to motivations that are far darker.
What if you took these catastrophic steps because of the greed of already wealthy, already powerful individuals who saw opportunities to benefit at the expense of the suffering of hundreds of millions of others? 
What if, while technology and globalization and new workplace competition were already battering workers, you adopted adverse trade policies on top of that because the one percent got rich while the 99 percent got stiffed? 
What if you deregulated for the same reason? 
What if you shifted the tax burden around simply to satisfy the pure greed of the rich? 
What if you shredded labor movements to transfer wealth away from workers?
What if you made education (and thus the opportunity for upward mobility) more expensive, so that the rich could save a few dollars in taxes? 
What if you privatized societal functions like education and criminal justice, so that profits could be made off of them by a small few?
If you did these things ~ and Western societies in varying degrees did them all ~ you would, of course, make an already bad situation far worse. And that is exactly what has happened. The tsunami has been hitting, but the hospitals are closed, the drinking water long ago poured out into flower pots, and the helicopters grounded. 

Why? Because that’s better for the one-tenth of one percent at the top of the economic pyramid who are already obscenely wealthy, and screw everyone else.

And now we can understand Trumpism, in the same way we could understand Hitlerism. Desperate people turn to desperate solutions. And Western policy makers have made people desperate by serving the interests of the over-class during already massively stressful times. This greed and treason has been incalculably stupid, even for the perpetrators, in the same way that FDR had to save capitalism from greedy-to-the-point-of-self-destruction capitalists in a prior telling of this same tale. Their greed is so insatiable they are bringing the house down around their own heads too.

And so there is rage, often of the blind, unthinking sort. Like I said, for me, the wonder is not that it’s happening, but that it’s taken as long as it has. In European and other countries, that delay probably can be explained by relatively robust welfare state programs that substantially cushion the blow. In America, it has a lot to do with the political power of bigotry. The Republican Party has been dining out on the faux enemies of the white male working class for decades now. Give ‘em somebody brown or female or foreign to hate and to blame, and they don’t notice while you’re picking their pocket. The Democrats of the Clinton/Obama era, meanwhile, pretend to give a shit, all the while doing arguably even worse damage to their historical constituent base (i.e., America) than Ronald Reagan ever did. What a racket.

What has all this to do with Brexit? 

Well, everywhere you turn you see surly bodies politic, fed up with the destruction and deceit. 

Everywhere you look you see the collapse of centrist, status quo political parties that can no longer offer any remotely realistic solution to what ails people, and that probably can no longer be trusted with power even if they could. 

And everywhere you see the rise of Trump-like individuals and parties offering even more destructive and ~ importantly ~ even more deceitful ‘solutions’.

These policy ideas are stupid on their face, even when they are coherent enough that one can figure them out. But desperate people ~ Britons, for example ~ are likely to rue the day they shot themselves in the foot and ditched the EU. Indeed, of all people, they should have known this. They turned up their nose at joining the nascent organization in the 1950s, only to spend the next two decades trying get past a petulant Charles de Gaulle and scramble back in, seeing what a mistake they had made. Betcha they’re doing the same in 2030, assuming there’s an EU then left to return to.

Or take Trump’s idiocy (please). Imagine you’re a good ol’ boy in ‘Bama, watching your football games at home on the big HD screen with 7.1 surround sound, nursing your case of Coors and scarfing up pizza and wings, sitting on the sofa underneath your framed Confederacy flag. The Donald has just deported 11 million undocumented workers from America and built his Great Wall. You shout “Hell yes!!” to your TV set and celebrate. And why shouldn’t you? Think of the new opportunities open to you. You can now take a shitty job picking grapes, washing dishes or cleaning toilets! And you can pay lots more for everything you buy, including dinner at Cracker Barrel (with its more expensive produce, dishwashers, warehouse workers and so on) and the mowing of your lawn. What a deal, hus? You go, Bubba!

ED Noor: Check out: Dirty Jobs That Nobody Wants

The good news is that these Trumpian monsters, these mutant PT Barnums, have so far largely remained peripheral to gaining real destructive power or having significant impacts in the world (though arguably they rule Russia, Turkey, Hungary and other not-insignificant countries already). The bad news is that a swing of two percent of British voters has now changed that. The horse is out of the barn. Where we go from here, of course, is unknown. But history may well record that the significance of this vote is that it marked the day when a replay of that delightful 1930s biopic of homo sapiens – special IMAX 3-D version this time ~ began rolling.

We’ve seen that movie before, of course, which makes current developments especially egregious. Do we really, really want to wreck the world for the short-term benefit of a handful of sociopathic oligarchs? Call me crazy, but I don’t. Seems like a pretty crummy deal to me.

Let us hope ~ and strive ~ for the world sobering up, and fast. Trump-like figures are inevitable, but they only thrive when times are lousy, mainstream politicians are worthless (or worse, Bill, Hillary, Barack), and ludicrous ‘solutions’ thus seem to struggling voters like worth trying since they just might ~ you never know! ~ be better than the stagnant and fetid status quo.

Yes, as improbable as it may seem, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump’s policies might just make things better.

Of course, there’s also that other thing that can happen...

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York. -  (