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A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Published with permission from the Washington Spectator.

While it’s too soon to tell what effect Brexit will have on the U.S. election in November, it’ll undoubtedly act as a shot in the arm for a resurgent far-right. Trump’s campaign has already energized the once-struggling white nationalist movement. Brexit—living proof that virulently nativist politics can find their way into the mainstream and can deal a severe blow to the global order within the confines of the democratic process—can only embolden them.

America’s younger white nationalists have embraced the European far-right as a model for their own movement. The American alt-right—a term devised by National Policy Institute director and noted white nationalist, Richard Spencer—has strong European connections, largely through its embrace of “identitarianism.” The term, borrowed from the French Nouvelle Droit (“New Right”), places race at the center of any political calculus. Racial calculations here tend to be broader than those of some long-standing white power groups; “whiteness” can encompass groups, such as Eastern Europeans, once scorned by, say, the Nazis or the KKK.

The alt-right has rallied, with varying enthusiasm, around Trump, citing his focus on non-white immigration. (See “White Power Meets Business Casual,” WS, May 2, 2016.) That’s not to say that American white nationalists and their fellow travelers are uniformly pro-Brexit or, for that matter, care deeply about an “independent Britain.” Spencer, in a podcast several days prior to the referendum, said he’s a “euro-skeptic skeptic”—after all, “being pro-EU and being ethnonationalist is not a contradiction.”

The anti-Brexit blowback from the “elites” offers a convenient rallying cry, even across the pond.

In other words, Europe can be united against a racialized “other.” “Internal immigration within the European Union—the so-called Polish plumber—is arguably a real instance of cultural enrichment,” Spencer said in a video shortly after the vote. A unified Europe isn’t necessarily off the table. But as James Lawrence, writing at Alternative Right, argues, efforts toward “true and positive” European unity would have to wait until “after the anti-European political establishments oppressing us have suffered death by a thousand cuts.” In some respects, it’s not a far cry from Nigel Farage’s call for a Europe consisting of “sovereign states” that trade together, do business with one another—all while (somehow) insisting that freedom of movement must come to an end.

Still, Spencer emphasized, “The Brexit referendum is a kind of metaphor for nationalism and identity.” It’s, as Farage proclaimed in his ludicrous victory speech in the early hours of June 23, a victory for “the real people, for the ordinary people, for the decent people”—a victory, that is, for those who fit comfortably into the confines of British nationalism.

Others, such as The Occidental Observer—a publication edited by Kevin MacDonald, a former professor of psychology whose research focused largely on Judaism from an “evolutionary perspective”—noted that “the fault lines in British society are now in clear view and undeniable.”

The anti-Brexit blowback from the “elites” offers a convenient rallying cry, even across the pond. Those white nationalists determined to fight the scourge of so-called globalism (i.e., the ideology bolstering those leftist minions of “empire-building . . . corporations” who advocate for “multiculturalism and diversity, and that is killing the white race”) have already embraced Brexit as evidence their agenda can catch on. The fact that popular agitation—framed as a grassroots struggle against an “incursion” of non-white immigrants—could have such a profound effect on the global economy is offered as evidence that the shakedown is working.

“Nothing can shake the arrogant complacency of our globalist ruling class,” wrote Peter Brimlow on VDARE.com, an anti-immigration publication once designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. “But, as the Brexit vote shows, they can be broken. And the immigration issue is playing a key role in that breaking.”

Trump—whose half-assed attempts to distance himself from the racists of the far-right has had little effect on his race-baiting rhetoric—praised England’s vote along similar lines. “Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence,” he said in a Facebook statement. “They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.”

There are those who have lambasted Brexit—and Trump, for that matter—as the result of a society that’s become “too democratic.” “I do believe that the Brexit vote raises and puts front and center the entire question of the role of referenda in democratic societies,” Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas said on a media call the day after the vote, echoing a sentiment that has proliferated rapidly among policy elites. But while Cameron’s idea that EU membership should be put up to a vote was nothing short of absurd, blaming the democratic process is disingenuous. British elites have been engaging in dog-whistle politics for years. And with the United States going down a similar road, it may be high time we learned from the mistakes of our friends across the pond.

 

Photo: A Brexit supporter holds a Union Flag at a Vote Leave rally in London, Britain June 4, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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    1. Danielle Rozenski July 2, 2016

      It looks anorexic.

      1. Bantz Henriksen July 2, 2016

        But at least she’s declaring her allegiance, amirite

    2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 2, 2016

      Another useless visual that add NOTHING to the discussion nor does it provide even a glimmer of how to go forward.
      How long must you insist on being wrapped in vain imaginations, Otto?

  1. Dominick Vila July 1, 2016

    Nationalist sentiments are, indeed, on the rise. Not only in the UK, but throughout Europe, the USA, and other parts of the world. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not limited to white supremacy movements. At least one of the terrorists that carried out the attack at the Ataturk airport was from Dagestan, a part of Russia where radical Muslims have been fighting Russians for years. Nationalist is also one, of several factors, behind the desire of the architects of the Daesh to establish traditional Islamic enclaves, where Westerners, and people from other cultures, are not welcome.
    One of the greatest ironies behind the claim that exiting the EU would stop the flow of newcomers into the UK, is that the two largest groups of newcomers are Indians and Pakistanis, two former British Commonwealth member countries whose citizens enjoy privileges that would require a lot more than Brexit to stop. The third largest group of newcomers into the UK are Polish workers. They, and Brits working and living in EU countries, are the only ones that will be affected by Brexit. Other than that, the impact is likely to be economic, with reduced trade being at the forefront of this “divorce”.

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 1, 2016

      Very well stated. Your point that nationalist sentiments not being confined to white supremacy movements is worth reflecting on to see the “germ” of a human proclivity to clump together according to artificial markers like language, sectarian affiliation, culture, tribe, and the like.

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      2. Bantz Henriksen July 2, 2016

        Indeed, these goyim should only clump together for shekels and material to fap to. Language and tribe are so outdated! We need to let these goyim know it’s the current year!

        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 2, 2016

          Interesting word, goyim. In the Old Testament it referred to the early stirrings among humans of the need to form larger structures based on the notion of “Nation”, a term which means different things depending on context.

          And yes, people need to be be informed that times have changed and that this is a new day and age.

          Language diversity is good, but maybe we need to adopt a common language to be learned along with our own mother-tongues, or develop an entirely new language similar to the efforts to develop Esperanto into a world language that began in the early 20th century—an effort that reached a dead-end it seems.

          Having different cultures is important too and we should keep that level of diversity, while at the same time developing another type of “culture” that ties all of us together under a bigger concept while encouraging maintenance of diverse cultures in a seamless complementary manner.

          It would be a disaster for us to develop a train of thought and policy that reduces us to be like automatons that are identical in thought and looks—sort of like the “Borg” in the Star Trek Series.

          I and about several million of my Baha’i brothers and sisters across the globe are quietly developing this new culture, in parallel with the current decay caused by insular/isolationist inward-looking viewpoints.

          In the meantime, each of us have to live in the “Old World” and deal with bigotry and confront it in a polite but firm way.

          “Unity in Diversity” must be our motto in developing a new world cultural consciousness.

          1. CrankyToo July 3, 2016

            Nice thoughts….. And I believe we could, indeed, achieve “Unity in Diversity” – if we could only remove humans from the equation.

          2. Bantz Henriksen July 4, 2016

            And yet diversity must only be pushed on European peoples in Western countries for some reason. Go try your experiments in social engineering elsewhere. You are creating discordance in our nations and diluting our cultures.

          3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 4, 2016

            The unity of the world’s people is inevitable and isn’t an experiment, except in the constrained and confined minds of dim-wits. This degree of evolution in human society can’t be delayed no more than the biological evolution of humans.
            You speak in a dark-ages manner—there’s a large moat around you which I can see on the computer screen.

            Listen to yourself when you say rubbish such as:

            1) “diversity must only be pushed on European peoples in Western countries for some reason.”
            What sort of BS is that? Diversification and mixing of humanity has been on-going for centuries but you must have been asleep since your birth not to notice.
            2) “…You are creating discordance in our nations”—Another fine example of a closed minded tiny individual whose afraid of his own shadow.
            3)”and diluting our cultures.”
            Now, this idiotic comment takes the cake when one considers the history of those modern humans out of Africa who finally put down roots in Europe and subsequently traveled the world over as colonizers injecting their sperm into whomever they pleased. Did you have problems with that dilution??

            My father has European roots and African roots—I suspect that my paternal grandmother may not have had a say as to whether she wished to have a child. Many of us of African descent have similar experiences I’m sure.

            In summary, before you consider writing another word, educate yourself first and step beyond the narrow confines of provincialism and “racial purity” which are predominant attitudes of those Africans who settled in Europe.

            What on earth drove you and others like you to such a degree of madness?

            To help you reorient your frenzied mind I commend to you the following from the Pen of Baha’u’llah:

            “O CHILDREN OF MEN! Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory.”

            (The Hidden Words, Arabic no. 68)

            This quote is not based on social engineering as you so dismissively point out, but is a statement of a reality about which up to now you’ve been completely in the dark.

          4. Darryl July 5, 2016

            You have no historical understanding of continental relations nor knowledge of modern migration policies among the various states globally.

            People tend to forget that virtually every nation outside of the Americas and Europe (all of east asia, central asia and Africa) operate citizenship rights under the law of sui sanguinis (right of blood). This is an extremely racialist doctrine that excludes migration and citizenship rights to European identified people (and all people not of the dominant racial group of the country).

            For example, Saudi Arabia not only bans citizenship rights to non-Arabs, it actually requires work permit VISA holders to leave the country once any male child that accompanies them reaches puberty. I’m not making that up. And laws like this can be found all over Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

            So what “globalized” world are you morons actually talking about? What EXACTLY will be the result of policies like this existing across the feeder nations of mass migration?

            So all the world affirms racialist rights but white people can’t have them. That would be racist. Or is it because of your own personal lineage you are selfishly promoting an entire groups eventual extinction?

            And deep down you know I’m right. Hell, I’m sure you LOVE the Dali Lama, but probably don’t know that after visiting Germany and seeing the damage he stated that the refugees must leave Germany once the war ends and “Germany must remain German”. Good on him. Anyone with a moral core who has recently walked Munich cries inside.

            Are you certain you’re the good guy anymore?

          5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 5, 2016

            Whatever, Darryl. You’ve said quite a lot of nothing—keep trying. For now, your prattle is just the twittering of a sparrow.

          6. Darryl July 5, 2016

            Really Garbage Man? I just explained the law of Sanguinis, of which you ignore because it absolutely undermines your self-centered belief system and you answered with hyberbole.

            SJWs always lie.

          7. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 6, 2016

            Your false god “Sanguinis” is simply a golden calf similar to the one fashioned by the Israelites during the era of Moses.
            Since that time many other golden calves have been fashioned.

            Let me list a few whom you worship:
            1) Religious Bigotry
            2) Ignorance of other Cultures and Peoples
            3) Sovereignty over a piece of Earth
            4) Purity of Blood
            5)Unbridled Nationalism
            6) Pride in one’s own vested group
            7) Race
            8) Money
            9) Whiteness
            10) Intellectual Pride and Pride in One’s Accomplishments

            As you might be able to tell(its hard to be sure what you’re capable of discerning given your status), the list is long and
            sordid and full of anachronisms. The sort of gods that any person who deviates from Right Behavior will stumble onto.

            Since you are so wrapped up in the concept of sovereignty, like so many insular creatures are, let me remind you of the Real Sovereignty you should be concentrating on. Its encapsulated in the short but pithy statement by Baha’u’llah—you would do well to memorize it and recite it daily:

            “O Son of Spirit! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly, and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable, and everlasting.”

            Now, contrast that “sovereignty” mentioned by Baha’u’llah, and compare it with the speck of dust of a sovereignty you are infatuated with. Which do you prefer—the former, or the latter??

          8. Darryl July 6, 2016

            Wow, you’re actually crazy

          9. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 6, 2016

            What a trivial and churlish response. I know of grade school children possessed of more wisdom and insight than you.

            Let me put it this way: You are obviously devoted to breast-feeding from the bosom of Sovereignty, sucking on the triple teats of Race, European Adulation, and Whiteness.

            Breast-feeding is appropriate for infants; but beyond that an adult should’ve been weaned long ago.

            So, your childish response shows that you’re still feeding from that same bosom. It is not my intent to force you from feeding—carry on with drinking the milk of nationalism and sovereignty.

            By the way, in an insane environment, that which is sane is crazy while that which is crazy is seen as normal.

          10. The Big Macher July 6, 2016

            Hey (((Aaron))), are you a jew or a cuck?

          11. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 6, 2016

            The question is irrelevant and the product of a demented mind.

            However, we are sure of who you are. Who, you ask? A creature such as yourself who has cut himself off from the tree of humanity is merely a myrmidon who now answers to the wishes of a satanic creature of your own making.
            Therefore, you are truly accounted of the dead often spoken of in all the Religious Texts, past and present.

          12. The Big Macher July 8, 2016

            Cuck it is!

          13. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 8, 2016

            Since crudity and a juvenile style of thinking is all that excites you nowadays, then so be it.
            You and Donald would have a great time together by the way.

        2. Elliot J. Stamler July 3, 2016

          Henriksen = another dirty n-zi Jew-hater emerging this Sunday out of the feces of national socialism.

          1. Bantz Henriksen July 4, 2016

            Oy vey!

      3. Elliot J. Stamler July 3, 2016

        Those markers you cite, Aaron, are NOT artificial. If you are at all conversant with anthropology you would know they are normal, universal, and inherent in humans. What distinguishes nationalism from patriotism is that very often (but not always) the former is marked by chauvinism, anti-foreign belligerence and a feeling of inherent national superiority to all others.

        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

          I realize they aren’t artificial—I like to stress emphasis that way. Anyway, orthography and markings aren’t nearly as important as the ideas behind the words, right?

  2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 1, 2016

    “They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.”

    If we decode this statement by Donald, we can readily deduce that what he really means to say, and has indicated in his rants past and present, is this: “…a government of , by and for “.

    These are the sentiments of Trump and his worshipers in the US, as well as of those who support “Brexit”.

    Such sentiments are in direct conflict with the obvious stage of human/social evolution which the world is finally able to enter. However, conservative elements in every nation are opposed to this gigantic step because it requires throwing out old customs and conventions which we have become too cozy and comfortable with.

    When compared with the pronouncement by Baha’u’llah when He stated that humankind has reached a stage in its evolution from the first humans on the planet, to the point of being capable of emerging into an “Age of Maturity”, we see another profounder aspect of the contradiction of Conservative forces in America, Europe, in totalitarian nations, and in many Muslim countries with what Baha’u’llah is summoning the entire planet to work towards and bring to fruition.

    Sooner or later, conservatives the world over are going to have to undergo the painful process of being weaned from the “breasts” of such limited unities as nationalism, racialism, skin color, class, and ethnicity/tribalism. As with a child reaching the stage of growth where breast-feeding is no longer suitable, the child will cry and be upset; Trump and Brexit supporters are like adult children facing the necessity to break away from the breasts of nationalism and insularity, and are kicking and screaming in the process. Breast-feeding in adult-hood is unseemly and immature.

    Insularity, bigotry, fear of the other, hate, religious/ethnic dissensions, and the like are juvenile human attitudes/clothing that need to be discarded and dumped in the waste-basket of Anachronism, and the new garment of “The Oneness of Humankind” must be worn as the suitable attire for this new Era we have entered in as of the mid-19th Century.

    “The Earth is but One Country, and Humankind its Citizens”.

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    1. TrvmpInvictus483425 July 3, 2016

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      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

        Yeah, to you anyone that shows intelligence is “gay”.

        By the way, he’s granted you permission to shave his back—you lucky fella.

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  4. (((Gais))) (((Haas))) ((($PLC)))

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  5. Bantz Henriksen July 2, 2016

    What is truly frightening about the Alt-Right is the dankness of their maymays. The Spencer haircuts. The parodies and the bantz. We need to shut this down ASAP fam.

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    1. TrvmpInvictus483425 July 3, 2016

      Truly, the meme magic of the alt-right is terrifying to behold. First Trump, now Brexit. The frog-god kek strikes without mercy.

  6. itsfun July 3, 2016

    Maybe people born in a country, lived in that country for their whole lives, just want to save their culture, instead of having foreigners coming into their country and destroying their culture and demanding the native born citizens embrace a foreign culture.

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    1. Teresa Hawkey-Silvey July 3, 2016

      And the point of the article is proven by your racist screed.

      1. itsfun July 3, 2016

        Are you saying if I or someone wants to save their culture, that makes them a racist? If that is true, then someone that demands me or someone else to accept their culture is also a racist.

        1. 788eddie July 3, 2016

          People learning to get along with each other, especially if they are in the same area, is probably a good thing, don’tcha think?

          1. itsfun July 3, 2016

            Getting along with people is a two way street. What I said is some people don’t like someone coming into a new country and demanding they change to accommodate them. When someone comes into a new country it is up to them to adjust to the existing culture not the other way around. Many people are tired of that happening and will take their culture back.

          2. greenlantern1 July 3, 2016

            Who is making demands?
            The KKK?
            Black panthers?
            SAME SIDE!!

          3. 788eddie July 3, 2016

            It’s fun, what you’re talking about, I’ve never experienced in my lifetime. But I have seen plenty of times where people newer here have tried to be accommodating.

            I’ve also seen a lot of examples of Americans who have gone out of thei way to make someone feel welcome; good way to develop friends.

          4. 788eddie July 4, 2016

            I am in total agreement with your statement: “When someone comes into a new country it is up to them to adjust to the existing culture not the other way around.” That’s just the way I was raised. I think most people are that way. Sorry to hear that that’s not your experience.

        2. greenlantern1 July 3, 2016

          “Moslem” Jihadi John was a MURDERER!
          “Christian” Karla Faye Tucker was a MURDERESS!
          “Culture” was no excuse for either of them!!

    2. 788eddie July 3, 2016

      The “culture” of EVERY country changes as time passes. It evolves. Think back to earlier times in the U.S. If you’re more than forty, you’ve lived to see great changes.

      And, No, you can’t go back there, no matter how hard you try. There are a lot of people who lived back then who think that the culture has evolved in a healthy manner.

      Time to put on your big-boy pants, and learn a little acceptance.

      1. itsfun July 3, 2016

        If someone comes into my country, and/or neighborhood its up to them to adjust to the existing lifestyle and culture. It is not up to me to change my culture or lifestyle to please them. If they want to live here, its up to them to change, not me. If they don’t like the culture here, why did they come? If they don’t like it, they can always leave, instead of demanding we change.

        1. greenlantern1 July 3, 2016

          Like West Virginia accepted Virginia?

        2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

          Stop being like the “Gorillas” in “The Planet of the Apes” and try being human for a change. You write and think like a morlock.

          1. itsfun July 3, 2016

            I’ll be what I want to be and you aren’t going to change that. You can put any labels you want, it doesn’t mean a thing to me, like you done mean a thing to me. You politically correct assholes are the problems in this country.

        3. 788eddie July 3, 2016

          If that were the way things always were, I suppose we’d all be speaking some Native American language (please keep in mind our ancestors were all immigrants).

          1. itsfun July 3, 2016

            I do. Just saying immigrants shouldn’t expect to come here and tell us how to live or demand we follow their laws and religions.

          2. 788eddie July 4, 2016

            I don’t know what part of the country you live in, but I’ve never had the experience of someone else trying to tell me how to live or demand that we follow any laws or religion but our own.

            I feel sorry you’ve had to live with this.

            Come live in our part of the country: Long Island, New York. We’ve still got room for more, and the beaches are great!

    3. greenlantern1 July 3, 2016

      Was Elian Gonzales an illegal alien or not?
      Where was Trump when Attorney-General Janet Reno was enforcing our immigration laws?
      Ever read the book, NEVER AGAIN, by Bush Attorney-General John Ashcroft?
      He, not Eric Holder, gave the order to RESCUE illegals!!

      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

        itsfun abhors reading—at least reading beyond the funny pages.

    4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

      It’s sheer numbskullery on your part to speak about “saving their culture” in the context of today’s world. If you’re such a believer in the sanctity of your culture and so bent on the Nazi notion of purity of one’s culture, we suggest you form an enclave, preferably on the dark side of the moon. That way no one will encroach on your sacred space or dare to cross your moat.

  7. Elliot J. Stamler July 3, 2016

    What an example of leftist elitist arrogance Hannah Gais is. Referenda are not only a celebration of democracy but should be expanded in our own country. The ossification and self-seeking corruption of a huge number of legislators Federal and state makes a necessity for initiative and referendum. I’ve lived in states with and without referenda and I can affirm there is more political democracy in the former than the latter.
    Brexit is a BrItish issue…it is the decision of the British people and not our business. The president had no business weighing in on it any more than a British prime minister would opining on a major domestic political issue of ours!
    As for Farage’s comment disparaged by this snit of a woman, Gais, I fail to see anything wrong or bigoted about it. Before the EU when it was the EEC, it was confined strictly to economic matters. It morphed into a supranational entity depriving the sovereignty of the people of its own member states to decide their own domestic laws including immigration. Thank God that won’t happen in this country. And Dr. Haass of the CFR is equally dead wrong.
    I am not an isolationist or a conservative and I abhor Donald Trump but I also abhor self-satisfied elitist leftwing snobs who denigrate fundamental American democratic principles.

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  8. greenlantern1 July 3, 2016

    Hitler CLAIMED that NAZISM was only concerned with the defense of the “Fatherland”.
    Tell that to the Czechs!
    The world learned NOT to trust Hitler!

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  10. David July 3, 2016

    The authoress of this article is troubled that our march to a one world government is delayed. Well, f…her!

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 3, 2016

      Good old David is guaranteed to show off his crudity. David, you may think being crass is a virtue, but for your information it isn’t—except among troglodytes and creatures from the lagoon.

      1. David July 3, 2016

        Isn’t tomorrow the anniversary of the day in 1776 when armed colonists kicked your ass?

  11. Box July 4, 2016

    “They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people.” ….isnt race baiting, racist, bigoted or anything but what it is. Saying its race baiting doesnt change that.

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  12. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 5, 2016

    When I consider further the rantings and racialist aspirations of such stalwart isolationists like “David”, “Itsfun”, Elliot, I sense their severing of the ties from the tree of humanity which they pursue with alacrity.

    The nihilistic philosophy of such deprived souls came to mind as I read the following this morning:

    “Verily, I say, so fierce is the blaze of the Bush of love, burning in the Sinai of the heart, that the streaming waters of holy utterance can never quench its flame. Oceans can never allay this Leviathan’s burning thirst, and this Phoenix of the undying fire can abide nowhere save in the glow of the countenance of the Well-Beloved. Therefore, O brother! kindle with the oil of wisdom the lamp of the spirit within the innermost chamber of thy heart, and guard it with the globe of understanding, that the breath of the infidel may extinguish not its flame nor dim its brightness. Thus have We illuminated the heavens of utterance with the splendors of the Sun of divine wisdom and understanding, that thy heart may find peace, that thou mayest be of those who, on the wings of certitude, have soared unto the heaven of the love of their Lord, the All-Merciful.”

    (from a portion of ‘The Kitab-i-Iqan’ by Baha’u’llah).

    The qualities expressed in the above stand in stark contrast to the longing to be separate from others, in order to “protect our precious bodily fluids” as expressed by group commander Jack Ripper in “Dr. Strangelove”. The separatists, like the apartheid Afrikaners carry the disease of racism with them wherever they settle in the world, and in whatever era.

    “Box” regurgitates the standard mantra of the day as he childishly frets over a mythical group called the ‘global elite’, whatever or whoever that is. The only elitists in history have been the ones who maintain barriers around their living spaces and around their minds and hearts. They fear contamination and losing their All-Precious Sovereignty, a notion more important than their humanity.

    So, in effect he’s afraid of himself.

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