Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why Brexit Happened,
What To Do Next
Sunday Night Special
We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are, & Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts. How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism? Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world .. 17 minutes


Anonymous said...

It is pretty obvious to me ... jihad Johnny woke the British up from their day dreaming.

Traveler said...

We should reject the globalist narrative that pride in your nation and culture is something wrong. That to reject the notion of having your country invaded by peoples whose religion and values are not only antithetical to yours but downright dangerous to your life is "xenophobic"

Anonymous said...

Traveler ... well said

The British have bent over backwards to be NOT xenophobic. Nevertheless, there has been very little by way of integration particularly in England of the muslim community. A political system that seeks to diminish anyone who is not in that particular political club is completely against democratic values.

I am just amazed it has gone on of as long as it has. I suggest basically it is because of ignorance, particularly in expedient political circles.

That chap who blasted Trump recently, asking him if he has read the American Constitution (presumably he thinks Islam is just a religion) being the father of an American hero, might be asked what he knows of his own religion/political system and how it can possibly be congruent the U.S. constitution.

The people in the UK have chosen uncertainty and hard times over simply loosing the soul of their proud nation. They should be saluted not diminished and portrayed as silly in just about every news article post Brexit that appears.