Brexit is a Parallel to the Make America Great Again Movement
Normally, I do not talk about politics on this blog to keep it light. I just want to highlight a monumental and historical global event that happened. My intent is not to regurgitate the information. There are plenty of outlets and news sources that will provide you with the education about the referendum in the U.K.
I woke up this morning and found out that 400 of the richest people in the world, lost approximately $127 billion as a result of the decision for the UK to leave the European Union. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos — all names we are familiar with lost billions. The financial markets reacted on Friday 6/24 to the news and closed 600 points down. The overall markets turned negative for the year as a result of the news. I am not sure what the long term impact will be from this, however I started, doing some additional research and my suggestion is that folks in the United States wake up and pay attention.
Some of the major reasons why the people in the UK wanted to leave the EU (European Union) was because they wanted to “take back their country,” they did not want multiculturalism, they want immigration reform, and other social issues that they want control over. Sound familiar?? This Brexit movement sounds very similar to the Trump Movement. I know the politics are different in the UK compared to the US, however, I can’t help but draw close parallels to what the vote in November could look like.
I keep thinking about the “Yes you can” movement in 2008 and we saw an enormous outpouring for “change.” Albeit, the change we expected did not happen, however, what could be interesting, just like in Brexit — is that you might see right wing bigots come out of the wood work to vote for Trump because they want to “take the country back” or “Make America Great Again” into the dark ages. Every political expert is saying Trump can’t be President based on where the polls are now, however, I think you could see a similar situation that happened in the UK, where old school folks voted for regression instead of progress into a new world. An eerily similar message that Trump is pushing.
I want the best for America and I vote between parties for the lesser of the two evils. I think Clinton is the devil we know and Trump is the devil that wears Prada.
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