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Brexit and the New Global Rebellion | Campaign for America’s Future

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Brexit and the New Global Rebellion

“The world’s financial and political elites must now face the fact that resistance to their economic order, which has shaped the world since the Bretton Woods conference of 1944, is a major phenomenon. These elites are apparently more out of touch with the citizens of the industrialized world than at any time in modern memory.

 

Make no mistake: The “Leave” vote was a rejection of globalization, at least as it’s currently structured. This was a revolt of working class Britons who have seen their postwar prosperity erode around them and their social contract eviscerated by the corporate and financial oligarchy.

 

But it was also the sign of a darker and more sinister worldwide phenomenon: the resurgence of global nativism and xenophobia. This worldwide turn toward fear of the Other is globalization’s shadow self.” ~ Richard Eskow

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

5 Comments

  1. penniewoodfall

    Everyone carries a shadow,” Jung wrote, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.”

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Great quote. We see this play out in the politics of hate and scapegoating. Lack of self-awareness is a greater threat to humanity than “uninformed” voters.

  2. smilecalm

    maybe they’ll
    go back 🙂

  3. Sha'Tara

    I agree with the thoughts expressed. It is a sort of mild resistance, but it is also a path to the dark side.

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