We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Friday, June 24, 2016

Even if Brexit Vote Wins, there may be No Brexit: Daiwa

Click here to access article by Wolf Richter from Wolf Street

Well the Brits did vote to leave the European Union in spite of all the scary stories and threats. That could never have happened in the USA because our masters would manage the elections to produce a positive outcome (for them). Richter finds some people who claim that in Europe this vote will be ignored just like many others or until they vote right.
...Daiwa’s prediction that a Brexit vote may not lead to a Brexit is well-founded in the EU’s gloriously democratic history: referendum results when people voted the “wrong way” have been disposed of one way or the other every time.
Also Bernhard of Moon of Alabama doesn't think that Brexit will be permitted by Empire masters in an article entitled "The #ReverseBrexit Campaign Has Begun".