If ever there were an indication that the world is slowly descending to hell in a racist bread basket, it was the Brexit from the European Union. I’m referring of course to the people of Britain voting to leave the EU, thereby desolving the relationship that kept Europe stable and united for decades. The decision has already sent jolly old England onto a road to perdition. The economic and political ramifications, for example, are already being felt: British Prime Minster David Cameron has announced his resignation and the British pound has already fallen to a three-decade low.
Who is responsible for this carnage? Meet Nigel Farage, the UK’s version of Donald Trump but with better hair.
Farage is a lifelong Euro-skeptic and led the movement towards leaving the EU. While the EU has indeed caused a lot of hardships for many ordinary people, the decision to go nuclear and kill your own economy is a level of crazy that is astonishing.
Here was Farage following the UK’s referendum to leave the EU, via the IndependentUK:
And we will have done it without having to fight, without a single bullet being fired, we’d have done it by damned hard work on the ground.
Um, awkward? Twitter quickly pointed out the shameful and ignorant nature of Farage’s comment.
Scott Bixby is referring to the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed to death because of her support for refugees and her commitment to tolerance. It is reported that the attacker shouted “Britain first” – the rallying cry of the UK’s nationalist movement – three times before shooting Cox in broad daylight.
Well, smoke if you got em’; we may not even need Trump to experience a full-blown Idiocracy.
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