Brexit, Ukraine and globalisation
Globalisation is still dominant within ruling elites, but with Brexit and a real chance of Donald Trump becoming the US President next fall the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction..
Last few days many Ukrainians went lashing out at Britons for exercising their democratic right to choose their future, for their decision to leave the EU on the referendum.
Being Ukrainian myself I find it rather unfortunate. Not so long ago and even as we speak Ukrainians are fighting against Russian hybrid army of thugs, rapists, murderers and war criminals. Ukrainians were fighting against Russian empire for about four centuries. They were fighting for saving their national identity, their language, their land. The best of them are still dying in that war every day.
And yet they lash out at Britons who have chosen by the majority of votes leave the EU, a supernational structure that has its own anthem, its own president, its own parliament, its own currency, its own constitution, and even attempts to create the EU army now.
Look and think: all named above are attributes of the Nation State, like Ukraine.
Did you ask yourself a question why?
The answer would be obvious to anyone’s eyes. Because some forces that have most of the influence on markets and politics are striving to global domination.
For quite a while western world praises “multiculturalism” as their “strength,” and governing liberals pushing for more and more immigration influx in order to make world’s nations to disappear.
In fact, Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau already proclaimed Canada a first Post-national state.
Globalisation is not favourable to homogeneity. Only one nation on the planet that remains unapologetically homogenous is Japan. They are preserving their own culture and don’t allow thousands of immigrants into their country, according to Lawrence Solomon’s “Brexiting for diversity” article in the Canadian “National Post.”
For the last year Japan had not accepter any Syrians and just 11 asylum seekers from more then 5000 who applied.
As for Europe it takes them by hundreds of thousands of them without really checking their credibility. And worse, once in Europe, they are allowed to go wherever they want. Brussels went as far as imposing migrant quotes on member nations and even attempting to fine them if they don’t accept it.
It leads, as we all saw lately to terror attacks, suicide bombers, mass shootings.
Living and functioning inside the EU is heavily regulated. More than 60 per cent of the UK laws are written to conform to the idea of homogenizing the entire continent.
Isn’t that what Russian empire wanted to do past 300 years? Make everyone the same. Mix every nation in a big boiling bowl.
For business and industries also there are tonnes of regulations and rules that virtually make small local businesses impossible for the sake of big global corporations well being.
Before the referendum there was the story about UK fisheries that were forced to cut their businesses to minimum and were asked to destroy their boats because someone else was doing fishing business in the EU.
And the last example, again, according to Lawrence Solomon, recently there was the EU directive “to tell the British Public which kettles they could use and could not use to make their tea.” That one was postponed till after the referendum to not to draw “the public ire”.
Now if Ukrainian government officials were not that much engaged in robbing their own nation, they would most likely draw some conclusions from Brexit, i.e., rethink the entire EU idea.
Maybe the Intermarium is much more viable, as all nations from Baltics to the Black sea have a common enemy – Russia and common interests, so they will support each other and stand up for each other.
Globalism is still dominant within ruling elites, but with Brexit and a real chance of Donald Trump becoming the US President next fall the pendulum seems to be swinging in the opposite direction.
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