After 'Brexit,' Can We Exit a Few Things Too?

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Published : June 27th, 2016
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Last week's UK vote to leave the EU may have come as a shock to many, but the sentiment that led British voters to reject rule from Brussels is nothing unique. In fact it is growing sentiment worldwide. Frustration with politics as usual, with political parties that really do not differ in philosophy, with an economy that serves the one percent at the expense of the rest of society is a growing phenomenon throughout Europe and in the United States as well. The Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena are but one example of a frustrated public sensing something is very wrong with society and looking for a way out.

What is happening in the UK, in Europe, and in the US, is nothing less than a breakdown of the entire system. The EU was meant to be a customs union where post-World War II Western Europe could rebuild itself through free trade and a reduction in bureaucracy. Through corruption and political ambition it became an unelected bully government in Brussels, where the well-connected were well compensated and insulated from the votes of mere citizens.

Whatever happens in the near future - and it is certainly not assured that the vote to "Brexit" will actually end in the UK's departure from the EU - a line has been crossed that supporters of more personal liberty should celebrate. Rule from London is preferable to liberty-minded Britons than rule from Brussels. Just as Texans should prefer rule from Austin to rule from Washington. That doesn't make either option perfect, just more likely to produce more freedom.

Is Brexit the first victory in a larger freedom movement? Can we get out of a system that creates money out of thin air to benefit the ruling class while impoverishing the middle class? Can we get out of a central bank that finances the wars that make us less safe? Can we exit Executive Orders? Can we exit the surveillance state? The PATRIOT Act? Can we exit NDAA and indefinite detention? Can we exit the US worldwide drone program, that kills innocents overseas and makes us ever-more hated?

Getting out of NATO would be a good first move. This Cold War relic survives only by stirring up conflict and then selling itself as the only option to confront the conflict it churned up. Wouldn't it be better to not go looking for a fight in the first place? Do we really need still another NATO military exercise on the Russian border? It should be no surprise that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was fear-mongering on the eve of the Brexit vote, warning UK citizens that if they vote to leave they could face increased terrorism.

Likewise, the US would do well to exit the various phony "free trade" agreements that provide advantage to the well-connected elites while harming the rest of us.

The act of exit is liberating. We should make a longer list of those things we would like to get out of. I am only getting started.


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A third party would make no difference except to ensure Queen Malecifent Hitlery's ascension to the throne she has lusted for her entire adult life. Ron Paul, on the other hand, could possibly make a tremendous difference...except I have the gut feeling there would be (and probably were) threats on his and his family's lives were there any possibility of his ascending to that throne, which he doesn't really want, except to serve. He stated with finality that he would never go back into politics...and I believe him.

And the worst threats would come (and probably came) from the Republican neocons who have been backing Hitlery...just to show you that there is no Republican party...these are traitors to everything this once patriotic party stood for, and Hitlery has shown, and probably promised in back rooms, that she would back whatever police or military violence or covert operations or extortion or blackmail or torture they find necessary or useful for their own personally profitable ends (under the guise of natl security or "making the world safe for democracy," of course).

Just remember that the disgustingly underhanded and devious activities that prevented RP from making his mark on the Republican Natl Convention in 2012 (remember Rule 40?) came from that same lot of warmongering RepubliCon sociopaths. They want war and mayhem...the more the merrier as they and their MIC corporations and friends (including those in the darkops industry) profit from it all, along with their bankster (and drug lord) connections that help fund them. And Hitlery is on board...undoubtedly one of the most dangerous, conscienceless, sociopathic, criminal liars of our day.
I'm voting Ron Paul for POTUS, we need a 3rd party, independent.
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A third party would make no difference except to ensure Queen Malecifent Hitlery's ascension to the throne she has lusted for her entire adult life. Ron Paul, on the other hand, could possibly make a tremendous difference...except I have the gut feeling  Read more
j T. - 7/2/2016 at 10:14 AM GMT
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