Saturday, June 25, 2016
Brexit, Trump and All That
Vlad and I are in shock. That Britain should have opted to turn the clock back and leave the EU was unimaginable. The tiny margin between the 'leave' and the 'stay' votes speaks about a country strongly divided. The situation in GB in fact, mirrors what is taking place in the US with the nostalgia for days past when people felt that they had a secure place in a country that resembled them.
What saddens me is that 74% of people under 24 years old voted to stay in the EU on Thursday night. Does the future not belong to them?
I don't like what is going on in the world most of the time. What is taking place now feels close to home and completely unrealistic. When has wanting to go back to the way things were in the past ever possible or thinkable?
In a time of globalisation how is it possible to think about becoming more insular? And how is it possible to think that exclusion is a step forward?