Today is one of the monumental days for the world. Voters in Great Britain have decided to leave the EU (European Union). I suspect this will be bad for GB in the long run. I’m fairly certain it will be bad for Europe and the rest of the world. Yet the risk of this happening was inevitable because decisions have consequences. And a lot of bad decisions paved the way to this spot in the road.
For quite some time now, the powers-that-be who run the EU, GB and Germany have chosen to cater to business (more precisely, to major shareholders and the wealthy finance and management classes who finance and run big business) and the entrenched elite while ignoring the concerns of the working and middle classes (solid folk as C.S. Lewis called them). Housing prices in London have put their very own capital city out of reach of the ordinary English. Uncontrolled immigration has driven down purchasing power and diminished opportunity for common folk. The sense of loss of sovereignty has not been off-set by widespread prosperity. The rich got richer. Finance dominated. Yet ordinary people were left to think government was not working for them. Life was not as good for ordinary Britons as the elite insisted it was.
Sound familiar? Continue reading Decisions Have Consequences