Brexit, Frexit

My comments to Lord Haseltine’s interview on Brexit in a video posted on Linked-In

Lord Heseltine video

I could not disagree more with Lord Heseltine. Those 70% of young people would do better to heed the wisdom of the 70% of old people.  The EU is dragging its nations and people backwards to tyranny, loss of sovereignty and loss of individual freedoms gained in long and deadly struggles since the Magna Carta.  Merkel and Macron openly tell you that must give up your sovereignty.  Staying in the EU means you will lose your culture, your society, your history and lose control of your daily life.  And for what?  Much better to heed the wisdom of Vaclav Klaus.

No, Mark Holmes, I do not agree that my point is too blunt.  Europe’s long history of wars was not due to the regular people of one nation wanting to fight the regular people of another nation.  These were elites and royalty fighting elites and royalty, but under Europe’s feudal structure the elites/royalty commanded their people to fight for their elite/royal cause.  These wars were disputes among elite royals.  Regular people were canon fodder.  (That includes WWII.  There is nothing more elitist than the belief in the superiority of a pure Arian race/bloodline.)  The EU structure with its unelected bureaucrats, complex bureaucracy, taxing without functional representation – the representatives are there to talk but not affect changes – is a useless waste.  Multi-lateral or bi-lateral trade agreements and treaties can accomplish the same goals without the giant bureaucracy and without the taxes.  The EU is setting up a new empire complete with uberwealthy supranational elites, which is not different from royal families and their courtesans.  For example, the people in the UK voted to leave the EU and that democratic decision has been rejected by whom?  By the new elites in Brussels and by the old elites in the UK…the Lords.

Good plan?  Set up a government that is so expensive that both parents must work.  That is what 50% taxes means.  Then the couple has fewer kids on average.  So then gov’t decides it must import people to work to keep the economy going. So gov’t opens borders and demands tolerance of incompatible cultures and people.  Freedom of speech is taken away.  There is no way to screen these incoming people since the systems for that do not exist in their former country.  Many of the newcomers do not work, live on welfare, adding strain and more cost on the gov’t, and they have habits which add further strain and cost.  So, elites invent problems that do not exist to justify more taxes.  Your culture and values become diluted beyond recognition.  Your elite leaders say you have no unique culture.  But the lords and elites do not worry about such things for themselves.  They live behind walls, live on investments, and have bodyguards.  They live in a class-based society, as they always have, and your rules do not apply to them.  When people protest, they will take you to war.  And so they build military.   Dr. Vaclav Klaus has a few words to add. 


About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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