Rebellion Against the New Feudalism

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Rebellion Against the New Feudalism
by Fjordman

The debate in Britain about whether or not to remain in the European Union has revealed a bitterly divided nation. Some would say a bitterly divided continent. This fact will not go away after the referendum, regardless of the outcome.

Public enthusiasm for the EU project has been steadily diminishing for years, even in core EU countries such as France or The Netherlands. Voters across Europe are increasingly abandoning established political parties in favor of new movements. The underlying reasons are frustration with mass immigration, and dissatisfaction with a political class that is perceived as remote and arrogant.

There are similarities with the popular support for Donald Trump across the Atlantic. Throughout the Western world, we are witnessing a rebellion against the neo-feudalism of transnational oligarchs.

Under the feudal system of the European Middle Ages, feudal lords were at least expected to provide basic security for their subjects. Today’s feudal class of open-border Globalists don’t even do that. They have essentially abandoned their own countrymen to hostile foreign groups who are colonizing their lands.

Europeans are finally rebelling against this injustice. This trend is not limited to the British referendum about EU membership. It will continue for years to come. The end result may well be that the entire European Union falls apart.

Whatever the outcome, the referendum in Britain “may trigger the process of EU disintegration,” said Mario Monti, who held posts in the European Commission and went on to lead a government in Italy after the financial crisis. He described the aftershocks from Britain as a greater existential threat to the EU than the migration crisis or the Greek debt crisis. “You’re never the same after a near-death experience,” said a senior EU official in Brussels.

In the past decade, the approval ratings for the EU have fallen sharply, from Spain and Italy to Germany. From Portugal to Poland, the EU is being viewed by many as a political and economic failure.

The EU may finally have succeeded in uniting Europeans — against the EU.


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6 thoughts on “Rebellion Against the New Feudalism

  1. Am I mistaken, or didn’t Greece vote to leave the EU, and then was back-stabbed by their President/Leader/Puppet, forcing them to stay? What makes anyone think England, Italy, France, etc, will be any different?
    Who was it that said, it matters not what you vote, it only matters who counts the votes?
    I know it was Mark Twain that said; “If your vote counted, they wouldn’t let you do it”.

  2. Actual feudalism was a decentralized system, wereas the EU is centralized. In the Middle Ages, technology and communications were too slow for centralization, and it was only during the Victorian Era that this became even remotely possible (though it was still unsuccessful).

    The EU is not neofeudalism any more than Islam is neoShintoism. Their entire philosophy is radically different. Centralization puts all decision-making at the top, and everyone below merely executes their decisions. Decentralization puts the decision-making into the hands of those who will execute their respective actions, with the higher-ups providing guidance, desired end-results, and retaining the ability to override lower decisions. The higher-ups act as a buffer, and are kept as small as possible, in order to keep them constantly busy, and thereby prevent drift towards centralization.

    BREXIT 2016!!!! 😀

  3. Excellent essay, Fjordman. Thank you. But Mr. Gladius, bear in mind the fight for Britain to exit the EU has only begun. First, centralization of power is now scattered. There’s a battle cry for London to remain within the EU. (That a Muslim was “appointed” mayor of London by elitists is now seen as a safeguard against a possible Brexit outcome.) Other countries within the UK are considering referendums to remain. And emboldened by Brexit, France and Italy are thumbing their noses at Brussels and questioning its authority.

    Second, the Brexit vote is not binding. Elitists could hold another referendum, then another, and another until they get the outcome they desire — the people’s will be damned. There are huge forces of power behind this effort to globalize and these deep pockets will not go away. The fight for autonomy has only begun.

    What’s tantalizing to the “remain” crowd is that the vote was so close. Solution to that? Import more “immigrants” and hold another vote, or employ additional scare tactics which the globalists are very good at.

    • The vote (roughly 52/48% for leaving) wasn’t so close, if you exclude the Scots and N Irish, the first of whom will likely vote to leave the UK in a future referendum (and good luck to them). The English (except London) and Welsh voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU.

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