I have not commented on Brexit here in the UK because during the lead up to
the referendum there were high emotions between friends, relations and
families throughout the country which had the potential of causing division. Although
I have not broadcast my feelings on the matter it is obvious from my previous
posts that I was always in support of
exiting our membership of the EU.
Just a few days ago the
United States of America elected Donald Trump as it's 45th president and the
backlash is similar to that experienced in the UK in June following the Brexit
referendum, but more so.
I will not expand on that
now as, firstly, it is done, and secondly it's not the issue that I want to
Apart from the obvious what
does this tell us about modern day politics?
To me it says that the
public are so fed-up with politicians thinking that they can run rough-shod
over the people they are elected to serve. Instead of the dog wagging the tail,
for years the politicians have been under the impression that the tail can wag
the dog, to their downfall.
This should be a wake-up
call to anyone across the world who is in authority, and who may be reading
Listen to those below you
and ignore them at your peril.
Also, why is it that there
is large number of people in both countries that feel that they can ignore the
democratic wish of the majority and demand a re-run and do their best to
disrupt the democratic process.
Democracy, according to the
Cambridge Dictionary, is 'the belief in freedom and equality between people, or
a system of government based on this belief, in which power is either held by
elected representatives or directly by the people themselves'. Why is it that
people find it so hard to accept this principle?
Or is it something deeper
Is it possible that the
younger generation have been brought up to believe that no-one loses and
everyone wins? And in the guise of political correctness we have led our
children to believe that there is no such thing as failure?