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Rebellion Against the New Feudalism
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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