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835 Thierry Meyssan: Brexit akin to Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thierry Meyssan: Brexit akin to Fall of the Berlin Wall

Newsletter published on 1 July 2016

(1) Brexit: the first time that ordinary people went against the 1%
(2) A Different Europe is Possible - by Peter Myers
(3) Thierry Meyssan: Brexit akin to Fall of the Berlin Wall
(4) Why Britain Left: leaders and elites had Mass Migration all wrong -
The Atlantic
(5) Boris Johnson: Britain is part of Europe, but we don't want the
Dictarorship
(6) Brexit is a warning for America - Sen. Jeff Sessions
(7) Communist Party of Ireland welcomes Brexit
(8) John Pilger backs Brexit
(9) Working Class unite with Entrepreneurs against talking heads and
Bankers - Israel Shamir

(1) Brexit: the first time that ordinary people went against the 1%

From: "Web of Debt" <Web.of.Debt@kpnmail.nl> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
13:25:24 +0200

The Powers That Be only need a few insiders or powerfull strawmen to
change the world  according to their vicious plans. That makes it a bit
hopeless.

I am very happy with Brexit.

It is the first time that ordinary people went against the 1% and their
Media propaganda.

Its a beginning.  And in many countries the people may get  ready to do
the same.

Of course the bankers have many weays to punish us for it, but still:
all is better than to be a slave.

(2) A Different Europe is Possible - by Peter Myers, June 20, 2016

At present, the European Council runs the EU. This is like an Upper
House. It appoints the Executive (Commissioners), the head of the
Central Bank, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Lower House, ie
Parliament, cannot initiate legislation, and merely has a ratifying role.

I support Brexit, but would be happy enough with a United Europe on a
different basis from the EU:

- direct election of the President
- direct election of any Upper House (which the European Council is now)
- direct election of the highest Court (since Courts now engage in
political activism, and have taken it upon themselves to re-interpret
the constitution, ie putting themselves above Parliament/Congress, they
must be subjected to democratic control)
- directly elected Parliament/Congress to be able to initiate legislation
- abandonment of "treaties" which constrain Parliament; Parliament to be
in charge, instead
- a Central Bank controlled by Parliament and serving the public good,
not serving the Finance sector, directly funding projects as needed
without debt
- abandonment of open border immigration. Asylum-seekers picked up on
ships would be unloaded at the port they left from
- abandonment of open-door Trade policies; scrutiny of lobbyists as
foreign agents
- abandonment of Neocon foreign policy, reconciliation with Russia
- abrogation of tax-free status of Foundations engaged in political
activism, lobbying, regime-change

(3) Thierry Meyssan: Brexit akin to Fall of the Berlin Wall

From: Paul de Burgh-Day <pdeburgh@lorinna.net> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
20:11:58 +1000 Subject: Thierry Meyssan: The Brexit reshuffles world
geopolitics

http://www.voltairenet.org/article192607.html

27 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics

by Thierry Meyssan

While the world Press is searching for ways to re-start the
reconstruction of Europe, still without Russia and now without the
United Kingdom, Thierry Meyssan considers that nothing can now prevent
the collapse of the system. However, he points out, what is at stake is
not the European Union itself, but the institutions which enable the
domination of the world by the United States, and the integrity of the
United States themselves.

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | DAMASCUS (SYRIA)

28 JUNE 2016

No-one seems to comprehend the consequences of the British decision to
leave the European Union. Those commentators who interpret party
politics, and who forfeited their understanding of international
challenges a long time ago, have been concentrating on the elements of
an absurd campaign – on one side, the adversaries of uncontrolled
immigration, and on the other, the «bogeymen» who have been threatening
the United Kingdom with the direst of torments.

But the stakes of this decision have nothing to do with these themes.
The discrepancy between reality and the discourse of the political media
illustrates the disease from which the Western elite is really suffering
– their incompetence.

While the veil is being ripped apart before our eyes, our elites do not
understand the situation any better than the Communist Party of Soviet
Russia could see the consequences of the fall of the Berlin Wall in
November 1989 – the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, then the
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon) and the Warsaw Pact six
months later, followed by the attempts to dismantle Russia itself, in
which it almost lost Chechnya.

In identical fashion, we will soon be witnessing the dissolution of the
European Union, then NATO, and unless they pay close attention, the
dismantling of the United States.

What interests are behind the Brexit?

Contrary to the boastful claims of Nigel Farage, UKIP was not the
originator of the referendum it has just won. The decision was imposed
on David Cameron by the members of the Conservative Party.

For them, London’s policy must be a pragmatic adaptation to the
evolution of the world. This «nation of shop-keepers», as Napoleon
qualified it, observes that the United States are no longer either the
world’s prime economy or its major military power. There is therefore no
further reason to hang on as their privileged partner.

Just as Margaret Thatcher never hesitated to destroy British industry in
order to transform her country into an international financial centre,
in the same way the Conservatives did not hesitate to open the door for
the independence of Scotland and Northern Ireland - and thus the loss of
North Sea oil - in order to transform the City into the primary off
shore financial centre for the yuan.

The Brexit campaign was largely supported by the Gentry and Buckingham
Palace, who mobilised the popular Press to call for a return to
independence.

Contrary to the interpretations published in the European Press, the
departure of the British from the EU will not happen slowly, because the
EU will collapse faster than the time necessary for the bureaucratic
negotiations concerning their withdrawal. The Comecon states did not
have to negociate their exit, because the Comecon had ceased to function
as soon as the centrifugal movement began. The member states of the EU
who hang on, desperately trying to save whatever remains of the Union,
will fail in their adaptation to this new distribution, and run the risk
of experiencing the painful convulsions of the first few years of the
new Russia – a vertiginous drop in the standard of living and life
expectancy.

There is an urgent need to reform the institutions in order to save the
hundred thousand civil servants, elected officials and European
collaborators who will inevitably lose their jobs, and the national
elites who are also tributary to the system. All of them wrongly believe
that the Brexit has opened a breach into which the Euro-sceptics will
plunge. But the Brexit is only a response to the decline of the United
States.

The Pentagon, which is currently preparing the NATO summit in Warsaw,
has not yet understood that it is no longer in a position to browbeat
its allies into increasing their Defence budget and backing up their
military adventures. Washington’s domination of the world is over.

We are moving into a new era.

What is going to change?

The fall of the Soviet bloc was first of all the death of a certain
vision of the world. The Soviets and their allies wanted to build a
united society in which as many things as possible were to be considered
common property. They succeeded in creating a Titanic bureaucracy and a
grim bouquet of comatose leaders.

The Berlin Wall was not destroyed by anti-communists, but by a coalition
of the Communist Youth and the Lutheran Churches. Their intention was to
refound the Communist ideal, but liberated from the Soviet yoke, the
political police and the bureaucracy. They were betrayed by their
elites, who, after having long served the interests of the Soviets, did
an eager about-face and rushed to serve the interests of the United
States. The most passionate of Brexit voters are attempting to regain
their national sovereignty, and make the leaders of Western Europe pay
for the arrogance they showed in imposing the Treaty of Lisbon after the
popular rejection of the European Constitution (2004-07). They too may
be disappointed by what comes next.

The Brexit marks the end of the ideological domination of the United
States, that of the dime-store democracy celebrated as the «Four
Freedoms». In his address on the State of the Union in 1941, President
Roosevelt defined them as (1) Freedom of Speech and expression, (2) the
Freedom of all people to honour their God in the way they choose, (3)
Freedom from need, (4) Freedom from Fear [of foreign aggression]. If the
English are going to return to their traditions, continental Europeans
are going to revisit the questions posed by the French and Russian
revolutions concerning the legitimacy of power, and shake up their
institutions at the risk of sparking a new Franco-German conflict.

The Brexit also marks the end of the military-economic domination of the
US, since NATO and the EU are simply the two sides of a single coin -
even if the construction of their Foreign Policy and Common Security
took longer to implement than that of free exchange. Recently, I was
writing a note on this policy in terms of the situation in Syria. I
examined all the internal documents of the EU, both public and
unpublished, and arrived at the conclusion that they had been written
without any knowledge of the reality on the ground, but from notes taken
by the German Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was himself reproducing
the instructions of the US State Department. A few years earlier, I had
to do the same job for another state, and had arrived at a similar
conclusion (except that in this other case, the intermediary was not the
German, but the French government). [...]

Thierry Meyssan

Translation  Pete Kimberley

(4) Why Britain Left: leaders and elites had Mass Migration all wrong -
The Atlantic


http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/06/brexit-eu/488597/

Why Britain Left

The June 23 vote represents a huge popular rebellion against a future in
which British people feel increasingly crowded within—and even crowded
out of—their own country.

David Frum

Jun 24, 2016

[...] The U.S. government has long favored Britain-in-Europe, both
because the U.K.-EU single market speeds U.S. business on the continent,
and because U.S. policymakers have long worried about the statism and
anti-Americanism likely to prevail in an EU from which Britain is
absent. [...]

But here’s a domestic question for American leaders and thinkers.

The force that turned Britain away from the European Union was the
greatest mass migration since perhaps the Anglo-Saxon invasion. 630,000
foreign nationals settled in Britain in the single year 2015. Britain’s
population has grown from 57 million in 1990 to 65 million in 2015,
despite a native birth rate that’s now below replacement. On Britain’s
present course, the population would top 70 million within another
decade, half of that growth immigration-driven.

British population growth is not generally perceived to benefit
British-born people. Migration stresses schools, hospitals, and above
all, housing. The median house price in London already amounts to 12
times the median local salary. Rich migrants outbid British buyers for
the best properties; poor migrants are willing to crowd more densely
into a dwelling than British-born people are accustomed to tolerating.
Is it possible that leaders and elites had it all wrong?

This migration has been driven both by British membership in the
European Union and by Britain’s own policy: The flow of immigration to
the U.K. is almost exactly evenly divided between EU and non-EU
immigration. And more is to come, from both sources: Much of the huge
surge of Middle Eastern and North African migrants to continental Europe
since 2013 seems certain to arrive in Britain; as Prime Minister David
Cameron likes to point out, Britain has created more jobs since 2010
than all the rest of the EU combined.

The June 23 vote represents a huge popular rebellion against a future in
which British people feel increasingly crowded within—and even crowded
out of—their own country: More than 200,000 British-born people leave
the U.K. every year for brighter futures abroad, in Australia above all,
the United States in second place. [...]

Is it possible that leaders and elites had it all wrong? If they’re to
save the open global economy, maybe they need to protect their
populations better against globalization’s most unwelcome
consequences—of which mass migration is the very least welcome of them all?

If any one person drove the United Kingdom out of the European Union, it
was Angela Merkel, and her impulsive solo decision in the summer of 2015
to throw open Germany—and then all Europe—to 1.1 million Middle Eastern
and North African migrants, with uncountable millions more to come.
Merkel’s catastrophically negative example is one that perhaps should be
avoided by U.S. politicians who seek to avert Trump-style populism in
the United States. Instead, the politician who most directly opposes
Donald Trump—presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton—is doubling
down on Merkelism.

Hillary Clinton’s first reaction to the Supreme Court decision on
executive amnesty looks at the issue exclusively and entirely from the
point of view of the migrants themselves: "Today’s heartbreaking #SCOTUS
immigration ruling could tear apart 5 million families facing
deportation. We must do better." That U.S. citizens might have different
interests—and that it is the interests of citizens that deserve the
highest attention of officials elected by those citizens—went unsaid and
apparently unconsidered. But somebody is considering it. And those
somebodies, in their many millions, are being heard from this year:
loud, clear, and angry.

David Frum is a senior editor at The Atlantic and the chairman of Policy
Exchange. In 2001-2002, he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

(5) Boris Johnson: Britain is part of Europe, but we don't want the
Dictarorship


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/26/i-cannot-stress-too-much-that-britain-is-part-of-europe--and-alw/

I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe – and always will be

by Boris Johnson

26 June 2016

This EU referendum has been the most extraordinary political event of
our lifetime. Never in our history have so many people been asked to
decide a big question about the nation’s future. Never have so many
thought so deeply, or wrestled so hard with their consciences, in an
effort to come up with the right answer.

It has been a gruelling campaign in which we have seen divisions between
family and friends and colleagues – sometimes entirely amicable,
sometimes, alas, less so. In the end, there was a clear result. More
than 17 million people voted to leave the EU – more than have ever
assented to any proposition in our democratic history. Some now cast
doubt on their motives, or even on their understanding of what was at stake.

It is said that those who voted Leave were mainly driven by anxieties
about immigration. I do not believe that is so. After meeting thousands
of people in the course of the campaign, I can tell you that the number
one issue was control – a sense that British democracy was being
undermined by the EU system, and that we should restore to the people
that vital power: to kick out their rulers at elections, and to choose
new ones.

I believe that millions of people who voted Leave were also inspired by
the belief that Britain is a great country, and that outside the
job-destroying coils of EU bureaucracy we can survive and thrive as
never before. I think that they are right in their analysis, and right
in their choice. And yet we who agreed with this majority verdict must
accept that it was not entirely overwhelming.

There were more than 16 million who wanted to remain. They are our
neighbours, brothers and sisters who did what they passionately believe
was right. In a democracy majorities may decide but everyone is of equal
value.  We who are part of this narrow majority must do everything we
can to reassure the Remainers. We must reach out, we must heal, we must
build bridges – because it is clear that some have feelings of dismay,
and of loss, and confusion.

I believe that this climate of apprehension is understandable, given
what people were told during the campaign, but based on a profound
misunderstanding about what has really taken place. At home and abroad,
the negative consequences are being wildly overdone, and the upside is
being ignored. The stock market is way above its level of last autumn;
the pound remains higher than it was in 2013 and 2014. "We should be
incredibly proud and positive about the UK, and what it can now achieve.
And we will achieve those things together, with all four nations
united"Boris Johnson

The economy is in good hands. Most sensible people can see that Bank of
England governor Mark Carney has done a superb job – and now that the
referendum is over, he will be able to continue his work without being
in the political firing-line. Thanks in large part to the reforms put in
place by David Cameron and George Osborne, the fundamentals of the UK
economy are outstandingly strong – a dynamic and outward-looking economy
with an ever-improving skills base, and with a big lead in some of the
key growth sectors of the 21st century.

We should be incredibly proud and positive about the UK, and what it can
now achieve. And we will achieve those things together, with all four
nations united. We had one Scotland referendum in 2014, and I do not
detect any real appetite to have another one soon; and it goes without
saying that we are much better together in forging a new and better
relationship with the EU – based on free trade and partnership, rather
than a federal system.

I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe, and always will
be. There will still be intense and intensifying European cooperation
and partnership in a huge number of fields: the arts, the sciences, the
universities, and on improving the environment. EU citizens living in
this country will have their rights fully protected, and the same goes
for British citizens living in the EU.

British people will still be able to go and work in the EU; to live; to
travel; to study; to buy homes and to settle down. As the German
equivalent of the CBI – the BDI – has very sensibly reminded us, there
will continue to be free trade, and access to the single market. Britain
is and always will be a great European power, offering top-table
opinions and giving leadership on everything from foreign policy to
defence to counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing – all the things
we need to do together to make our world safer. "Yes, there will be a
substantial sum of money which we will no longer send to Brussels, but
which could be used on priorities such as the NHS"Boris Johnson

The only change – and it will not come in any great rush – is that the
UK will extricate itself from the EU’s extraordinary and opaque system
of legislation: the vast and growing corpus of law enacted by a European
Court of Justice from which there can be no appeal. This will bring not
threats, but golden opportunities for this country – to pass laws and
set taxes according to the needs of the UK.

Yes, the Government will be able to take back democratic control of
immigration policy, with a balanced and humane points-based system to
suit the needs of business and industry. Yes, there will be a
substantial sum of money which we will no longer send to Brussels, but
which could be used on priorities such as the NHS. Yes, we will be able
to do free trade deals with the growth economies of the world in a way
that is currently forbidden.

There is every cause for optimism; a Britain rebooted, reset, renewed
and able to engage with the whole world. This was a seismic campaign
whose lessons must be learnt by politicians at home and abroad. We heard
the voices of millions of the forgotten people, who have seen no real
increase in their incomes, while FTSE-100 chiefs now earn 150 times the
average pay of their employees. We must pursue actively the one-nation
policies that are among David Cameron’s fine legacy, such as his
campaigns on the Living Wage and Life Chances. There is no doubt that
many were speaking up for themselves.

But they were also speaking up for democracy, and the verdict of history
will be that the British people got it right.

(6) Brexit is a warning for America - Sen. Jeff Sessions

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/24/sen-jeff-sessions-brexit-now-americas-turn/

Sen. Jeff Sessions On Brexit: ‘Now It’s America’s Turn’

by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)24 Jun 201644

The British people, our special friends and allies, deserve our full
support following their sovereign and considered decision to leave the
European Union.

The people spoke from their hearts and with conviction. They considered
deep and critical issues never discussed by the international elites.
Their strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for
country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government
in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end,
however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. Often,
Britain makes changes that precede U. S. action. The Thatcher movement
preceded the Reagan revolution. Both were victories for the people over
outdated and corrupt forces. Both were achieved against powerful and
determined establishment forces. Both resulted in historic and positive
periods in their nation’s history.

Now it’s our time. The period of the nation state has not ended. No far
off global government or union can command the loyalty of a people like
their own country. Vague unions have no ability to call on the people to
sacrifice for the common good. They seem incapable of making decisions
and when they do, they have difficulty executing the decision.

Far better to celebrate the wonder and proven worth of good nation
states and to work hard to use that foundation to build harmonious
political and trading relations among the nations. This is the best
basis for peace and prosperity.

In negotiations and relationships, national leaders should first ensure
they have protected the safety and legitimate interests of their own
people. This principle has been eroded and Brexit is a warning for
America. Our British friends have sent the message loud and clear.

The interests of powerful international corporations, media, special
interests, and leftist international forces are not coterminous with
those of our people. This we must understand. The ultimate interest that
our government is legally and morally bound to serve is that of our people.

Just as in the U.K., our November presidential election presents a stark
contrast. The establishment forces, the global powers, are promoting
their values and their interests. They want to erode borders, rapidly
open America’s markets to foreign produced goods, while having little
interest in advancing America’s ability to sell abroad. These forces
have zero interest in better job opportunities and higher wages for our
citizens.

It has been known for years that the European Union has often served as
a barrier to its members taking action that would serve their own
interests. Perhaps nothing proves this more definitively than the
current migrant crisis, where the EU has clearly been part of the
problem, not the solution.

And, consider the promotion of radical trade policies that erode the
power of the people to control their lives. Millions upon millions of
dollars from around the globe are being spent to get America to agree to
the massive, twelve-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership. While sold as a
trade deal, in reality, the TPP is a Trojan Horse for yet another
sovereignty-eroding global pact. If implemented, it would create a new
governing body that would exercise power and make decisions that the
United States Congress would be effectively powerless to block. Like the
EU, each nation gets one vote. Brunei and Vietnam get one vote as does
the President of the United States.

We must remember that the European Union began as a seemingly benign
economic agreement, and we must not forget, that as Secretary of State,
with negotiating responsibility for the TPP, Hillary Clinton promoted it
and called it the ‘gold standard’ for a trade deal. That should give us
all pause. This sovereignty eroding trade deal is in perfect accord with
her globalist agenda.

Too many politicians and pundits here in America have been woefully
oblivious to, or in some cases complicit in, what is going on around us.
The failed European Union experiment, and Great Britain’s rejection of
it, must serve as a wake-up call for all of us in America.

I applaud yesterday’s strong and patriotic action taken by America’s
special friend, retaking its independence. I know that moving forward
the deep and historic ties between Great Britain and America will grow
ever stronger. I believe the American people too will choose
independence this November.

(7) Communist Party of Ireland welcomes Brexit

https://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/another-europe-is-possible-another-eu-is-not/

Another Europe is possible—another EU is not

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland

24 June 2016

The Communist Party of Ireland expresses its solidarity with and
welcomes the decision of the British electorate, with working people
having played a decisive factor to vote to leave the European Union.

The decision of the people is a victory over Project Fear, unleashed by
big business, global banks and financial institutions, with the EU and
the ruling elite throughout the EU, including the Irish government,
playing back-up. We congratulate those in the north-east of Ireland who
had the opportunity to vote in the referendum and voted to leave.

We call for a new referendum here in the Republic on continued
membership, coupled with a halt to any further or deeper integration
within the EU. We need to reassert national democracy and sovereignty.
Also required is an end to the secret negotiations by the institutions
of the EU and the United States regarding TTIP.

The working people of Britain have sent a resounding message to London
and Brussels, that they have had enough of the bullying, enough of
permanent austerity, enough of putting the interests of big business
above those of the people. This is also significant rejection of the
straitjacket economics of the EU. The political and economic strategy of
the EU is an affront to democracy and the ability of people to
democratically decide their countries’ economic and social priorities
and possible alternative direction.

Throughout the EU, millions of workers will welcome this vote to leave,
which may well mark the beginning of the end of the EU itself. Project
Fear, masterminded by the EU, has been used to bully the Greek, Spanish,
Italian, Cypriot and Irish people into accepting debt slavery, that
there was no alternative but to bail out the banks and speculators over
the rights of the people. But not only them: this strategy has been used
against all working people right throughout the EU, using fear to impose
the feeling that there is no alternative, using it to mask savage
attacks on workers’ rights and conditions, and the further erosion of
democracy and national sovereignty.

The cycle of fear has now been broken. Working people need to take the
opportunity now presented to assert their own demands throughout the EU,
to assert themselves and build unity of action against these massive
assaults.

Now is the time for the mobilisation of working people to assert that
there is a progressive left democratic alternative to the the plans and
strategies being imposed big business through the institutions of the
EU. Statement ends

(8) John Pilger backs Brexit

From: Paul de Burgh-Day <pdeburgh@lorinna.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016
15:32:54 +1000 Subject: John Pilger: Why The British Said No To Europe

Why The British Said No To Europe

By John Pilger

June 26, 2016

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44970.htm

The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of
raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied,
intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters
in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy
and the media.

This was, in great part, a vote by those angered and demoralised by the
sheer arrogance of the apologists for the "remain" campaign and the
dismemberment of a socially just civil life in Britain. The last bastion
of the historic reforms of 1945, the National Health Service, has been
so subverted by Tory and Labour-supported privateers it is fighting for
its life.

A forewarning came when the Treasurer, George Osborne, the embodiment of
both Britain's ancient regime and the banking mafia in Europe,
threatened to cut £30 billion from public services if people voted the
wrong way; it was blackmail on a shocking scale.

Immigration was exploited in the campaign with consummate cynicism, not
only by populist politicians from the lunar right, but by Labour
politicians drawing on their own venerable tradition of promoting and
nurturing racism, a symptom of corruption not at the bottom but at the
top. The reason millions of refugees have fled the Middle East - first
Iraq, now Syria - are the invasions and imperial mayhem of Britain, the
United States, France, the European Union and Nato. Before that, there
was the wilful destruction of Yugoslavia. Before that, there was the
theft of Palestine and the imposition of Israel.

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A
nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on
their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern
"globalisation", with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism
for the poor: its freedom for capital and denial of freedom to labour;
its perfidious politicians and politicised civil servants.

All this has now come home to Europe, enriching the likes of Tony Blair
and impoverishing and disempowering millions. On 23 June, the British
said no more.

The most effective propagandists of the "European ideal" have not been
the far right, but an insufferably patrician class for whom metropolitan
London is the United Kingdom. Its leading members see themselves as
liberal, enlightened, cultivated tribunes of the 21st century zeitgeist,
even "cool". What they really are is a bourgeoisie with insatiable
consumerist tastes and ancient instincts of their own superiority. In
their house paper, the Guardian, they have gloated, day after day, at
those who would even consider the EU profoundly undemocratic, a source
of social injustice and a virulent extremism known as "neoliberalism".

The aim of this extremism is to install a permanent, capitalist
theocracy that ensures a two-thirds society, with the majority divided
and indebted, managed by a corporate class, and a permanent working
poor. In Britain today, 63 per cent of poor children grow up in families
where one member is working. For them, the trap has closed. More than
600,000 residents of Britain's second city, Greater Manchester, are,
reports a study, "experiencing the effects of extreme poverty" and 1.6
million are slipping into penury.

Little of this social catastrophe is acknowledged in the bourgeois
controlled media, notably the Oxbridge dominated BBC. During the
referendum campaign, almost no insightful analysis was allowed to
intrude upon the clich├ęd hysteria about "leaving Europe", as if Britain
was about to be towed in hostile currents somewhere north of Iceland.

On the morning after the vote, a BBC radio reporter welcomed politicians
to his studio as old chums. "Well," he said to "Lord" Peter Mandelson,
the disgraced architect of Blairism, "why do these people want it so
badly?" The "these people" are the majority of Britons.

The wealthy war criminal Tony Blair remains a hero of the Mandelson
"European" class, though few will say so these days. The Guardian once
described Blair as "mystical" and has been true to his "project" of
rapacious war.  The day after the vote, the columnist Martin Kettle
offered a Brechtian solution to the misuse of democracy by the masses.
"Now surely we can agree referendums are bad for Britain", said the
headline over his full-page piece. The "we" was unexplained but
understood - just as "these people" is understood. "The referendum has
conferred less legitimacy on politics, not more," wrote Kettle. " ...
the verdict on referendums should be a ruthless one. Never again."

The kind of ruthlessness Kettle longs for is found in Greece, a country
now airbrushed. There, they had a referendum and the result was ignored.
  Like the Labour Party in Britain, the leaders of the Syriza government
in Athens are the products of an affluent, highly privileged, educated
middle class, groomed in the fakery and political treachery of
post-modernism. The Greek people courageously used the referendum to
demand their government sought "better terms" with a venal status quo in
Brussels that was crushing the life out of their country. They were
betrayed, as the British would have been betrayed.

On Friday, the Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was asked by the BBC
if he would pay tribute to the departed Cameron, his comrade in the
"remain" campaign. Corbyn fulsomely praised Cameron's "dignity" and
noted his backing for gay marriage and his apology to the Irish families
of the dead of Bloody Sunday. He said nothing about Cameron's
divisiveness, his brutal austerity policies, his lies about "protecting"
the Health Service. Neither did he remind people of the war mongering of
the Cameron government: the dispatch of British special forces to Libya
and British bomb aimers to Saudi Arabia and, above all, the beckoning of
world war three.

In the week of the referendum vote, no British politician and, to my
knowledge, no journalist referred to Vladimir Putin's speech in St.
Petersburg commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of Nazi Germany's
invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June, 1941. The Soviet victory - at a
cost of 27 million Soviet lives and the majority of all German forces -
won the Second World War.

Putin likened the current frenzied build up of Nato troops and war
material on Russia's western borders to the Third Reich's Operation
Barbarossa. Nato's exercises in Poland were the biggest since the Nazi
invasion; Operation Anaconda had simulated an attack on Russia,
presumably with nuclear weapons. On the eve of the referendum, the
quisling secretary-general of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, warned Britons
they would be endangering "peace and security" if they voted to leave
the EU. The millions who ignored him and Cameron, Osborne, Corbyn, Obama
and the man who runs the Bank of England may, just may, have struck a
blow for real peace and democracy in Europe.

(9) Working Class unite with Entrepreneurs against talking heads and
Bankers - Israel Shamir

From: Israel Shamir <adam@israelshamir.net> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016
09:43:07 +0200 Subject: Brexit is good for you, - Israel Shamir

Victory Is Possible

ISRAEL SHAMIR

JUNE 26, 2016

Few people expected the positive outcome of Brexit referendum. Among
other doubters, I expected the UK government will borrow a trick from
the Clinton collection, and proclaim the Bremain hath it.

We witnessed so many dirty tricks in the Dem primary this year: the
votes were not counted, but the newspapers called Hillary the winner;
millions could not vote at all being stricken off the roll; Trump was
demonised as a new Hitler; so I thought they will do the same in the UK
vote.

The political establishment of both leading parties, the Tories and
Labour, wished to remain in the cosy lap of the EC. This was the will of
the Bank of England, and of the City of London; of the powerful media
lords, of the creative minority of yuppies, of cosmopolitan intellectuals.

They called the supporters of Brexit: racists, country hicks, rednecks,
xenophobes, illiterate bumpkins, proles, nationalists, chavs. They
called for the wizened wizard George Soros and he divined the Brits will
lose a lot of their money brexiting. They turned the tragic death of Jo
Cox into a Bremain feast, including bizarre celebration of the murdered
woman’s birthday on the Trafalgar Square, in the best tradition of the
Masters of Discourse. Now Brexit is doomed, proclaimed the false
prophets of the media.

I have to confess: despite all my conscious life of waging info wars, I
was also misled by the ‘predictions’. Instead of seeing the prognoses
for what they were, namely, crude persuasion efforts or wishful
thinking, I almost believed them. The pessimistic view of "everything is
already settled in the dark back rooms by men of power" seeped in. The
sweeter were the news on Friday morning.

My congratulations to the Brits: you defeated fear and despondency, you
refused to accept defeat. You are the true sons of people who fought the
Battle for Britain instead of accepting the lot decided in Berlin and
Brussels. You dealt a blow to the reborn Reich and you gave hope to all
of us.

The Russians did not and could not interfere; they anyway thought that
the referendum is just a game of Cameron, and that there is no chance to
break away from the new Jail of the Nations. Now they are amazed and
happy: they hope the spectre of war will go away, and the EC sanctions
will disappear with the EC.

Europeans are excited while their ruling politicians are worried. I am
now in Estonia, a small country on the Baltic Sea, and here people are
delighted. There is nothing good about the EC for us, said my friend
Mikhel, an Estonian nationalist. Only politicians after cushy jobs in
Brussels benefit from EC.

This is the feeling in Sweden, where pro-EC politicians unleashed the
migration wave of biblical dimensions, and practically outlawed every
objection as "racist". Swedes were not allowed to have a referendum, but
if they were, they would choose Swexit anytime. The Swedes are
particularly annoyed by nameless and unelected EC bureaucracy, by people
like Donald Tusk, an obscure Polish politician who became an EC
"president". They are annoyed by hordes of Gypsies that camp on their
doorstep. Now Euro-sceptics all over Europe had got fresh wind in their
sails.

Brexit is a game-changing event. We discern a powerful force acting
against the global gang of bankers. Perhaps this force is connected with
the industrialists, with people of "real" economy who suffered in the
neo-liberal, bankers-driven economy. The workers can support them, and
apparently they do, because the bankers wants to destroy the world. So
the rising power that is felt behind Trump and Brexit is an alliance of
working people and real economy entrepreneurs, in opposition to the
talking heads and financiers.

Above all, the Brits gave hope to the Americans. If the Brits could
defeat powerful coalition of party establishment, media, mercenary
intellectuals, bankers, so can the Americans. Now we have learned that
Trump can win. Instead of having a new world war, people can have peace.
Instead of giving all their money to banks and the Pentagon, the bounty
can be shared by the people who produce the wealth of the nation.

The main argument contra Trump that still rules in the social networks
is a PC argument. He is a white man and therefore a racist, he is
against Muslims, he never goes to gay discos, he does not belong to the
approved minorities.

This argument has been brilliantly smashed by my favourite American
politician, by brave and beautiful Cynthia McKinney, the
ex-congresswoman from Georgia and an ex-candidate of the Green Party for
the US Presidency. She was one of the very few who stood against the
almighty Israel Lobby, she sailed on the Freedom boat to the besieged
Gaza, she was against wars in Iraq and Libya, and she paid the price:
she was voted out by the obedient Lobby yes-men. Now she wrote:
"WooHoo!!! The people WIN!!! Cameron Resigns!!! Let’s do it in the
U.S.A. y’all!"

Immediately she was challenged by PC police:

Emerson Leandro How can you be happy about this racist vote?!? this may
see the rise of fascism in Europe. The leavers were on the whole
xenophobic racists. Hate to tell you, but I live here and it’s been
horrible and scary.

And valiant Cynthia aptly replied:

Cynthia McKinney, PhD Honey, there’s very little you can tell me about
racism that I haven’t experienced personally or within my family. You
can start with my last name.

By gad, if I were Trump, I’d take Cynthia for my VP, and win with her
all the way to the White House and glory. Cynthia defeats the lies of
professional antiracists. She is black, but she is the whitest of
Congress people. She is a woman, but she can teach men to brave the dangers.

The whole scheme of identity shell-game, of minorities-against-majority
built by the Masters of Discourse, can and should be undermined. We all
can be together against the financiers and their bought-and-paid-for
intellectuals.

Yes, dreams of Bernie winning were nice, but the Vermont senator proved
to lack stern stuff. He did not dare speak against Clinton; he did not
dare to offer Trump to join forces against the political establishment;
he promised to support Clinton against Trump. Pity this nice man is so
weak. By embracing Cynthia, Trump can gather people who are lost after
Bernie’s defeat.

The Brexit victory proves that victory is possible. It can be done. As
Boris Kagarlitsky puts it, "change is underway, not only because of the
political and social logic, but also due to the fact that the
possibility of maintaining the current neoliberal model of capitalism is
objectively exhausted. And if the left does not want and cannot fight
it, it will be the right-wing populists like Donald Trump in the USA or
Marine Le Pen in France who will strike the fatal blow to this order."

This article was first published in The Unz Review. Israel Shamir can be
reached at adam@israelshamir.net




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