Liberal elitists have thrown every slur in the book at those British citizens who voted the UK out of the European Union last week. On good days, they say these voters were swayed by “right-wing populism.” On bad days, they call them “concerned nationalists.” More often than not, though, they get straight to the point and just call them racist xenophobes who don’t even know what’s good for them.
Open borders weren’t the only factors driving the “Leave” vote last Thursday, but even if they were…why is it suddenly a hate crime to want a strong nation?
For more than thirty years, Westerners on both sides of the Atlantic have (more or less) patiently gone along with the inexorable move towards globalism. We’ve bought into the rhetoric. More immigration means more jobs, not fewer! Multiculturalism is a beautiful thing! Free trade agreements will eventually lead to an explosion in employment! Besides, what are we going to do? Lock our doors, turn off the lights, and hide in the basement? Globalism is happening whether you like it or not, so you may as well get on board, pal!
Alas, enough time has now passed that Americans and Britons are beginning to understand that it was all BS. Terrorists are streaming through our borders. People who hate everything about Western culture are settling in with the intention of changing it from the inside out. Our trade agreements have hollowed out many of our most important industries. Wages have remained stagnant for decades. It’s not just that we were given false promises; we have been going steadily downhill.
“I love to see people take their country back,” said Donald Trump of the Brexit vote. “And that’s really what’s happening in the United States.”
Trump and his supporters, we need not remind you, have been tarred with all of the same slurs now being thrown at the “Leave” voters.
That’s no coincidence. Elitists in America and the U.K. share the same fears: That their decades-long power trip is coming to an end. The people of these nations are finally standing up, looking around, and saying, “Nah, sorry, this isn’t what we signed up for.” So the powers-that-be are bringing up the Nazis and Japanese internment camps and anything else they can find to scare away this unfortunate rise in patriotism. And in doing so – in taking such a hostile attitude towards democracy – they are proving that they never had our interests in mind to begin with.