“Brexit was a rejection of Britain's governing elite. Too bad the elites were right.” That’s the title of an article by one of the globalist elites’ veteran agents, Jeremy Shapiro, now research director for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Formerly, he was a hand at the Obama/Clinton State Department, where he advised Clinton and Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon (CFR) on North Africa (i.e., the “Arab Spring” policies that put al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood regimes in place in Egypt, Libya, etc.) and as an advisor to General Stanley McChrystal (CFR), where he helped formulate our disastrous policies in Afghanistan.
Shapiro charges the Brexit vote shows that “like turkeys voting for Christmas, the British have opted to weaken their economy, reduce their international standing, and create massive uncertainty at a time when the world really doesn’t need it. All in the name of the abstract concepts of ‘independence’ and ‘sovereignty.’”
Typical of the arrogance of the elites, Shapiro denigrates independence and sovereignty as “abstract concepts,” while prostrating himself in worship of equally abstract concepts of interdependence, unity, globalization, and global governance.
As we reported yesterday (Globalists Move to Sabotage Brexit ), a rising, orchestrated chorus of voices is insisting “No” doesn’t mean no, “Out” doesn’t mean out, “Leave” doesn’t mean leave — and “Brexit” doesn’t mean that Britain can, should, or must exit the European Union. In fact, says the chorus, it means that the ignorant “Leave” voters should be ignored, and either Parliament (or a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th referendum) should decide whether the U.K. will remain in the EU.
Shapiro is a typical globalist voice in that “Remainian” chorus. “Why did this happen?” he asks rhetorically. “In the face of strong arguments from most mainstream politicians and experts of all kinds that leaving the EU would be disastrous for the country, why did so many Britons still choose to do it?”
Shapiro answers his own questions with the only statement in his essay that rings true: “It has to do with a growing divide between the governing and the governed.” He’s absolutely correct with that observation; there is indeed a “growing divide between the governing and the governed.” But then he veers off into the predictable globalist defense of the governing elites and an excoriation of the ignorant, ungrateful governed.
Who, according to the ECFR’s Shapiro, are the “mainstream politicians and experts of all kinds” who the ignorant Brexit booboisie have defied? Why, such impartial and inerrant authorities as George Soros, President Obama, and U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne! And one of the links he provides is to an anti-Brexit piece from (surprise!) The Economist (a propaganda organ for the one-world elites for the better part of a century) that reverently cites Osborne, Bank of England governor Mark Carney (of Goldman Sachs), IMF chief Christine Lagarde, and the OECD — all devout members of the globalist “Project Fear” choir (see here, here, and here).
Shapiro, of course, is but one of many internationalist singers hymning praises to the Brussels elites and shrilly condemning the peasant, know-nothing Brexiteers. Among those joining him in this effort is CFR member James Traub, a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine and Foreign Policy (both of which are globalist, CFR-aligned echo chambers), and a fellow at the Center on International Cooperation.
Traub is even more blatantly arrogant than Shapiro, entitling his June 28 Foreign Policy piece “It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses.”
And just to leave no doubt regarding his elitist disdain for the populist ignoramuses, he tells us in his subtitle, “The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry.”
“The schism we see opening before us is not just about policies, but about reality,” says Traub. The Brexit vote won, he declares, because the “ignorant people” believed the “lying” and “cynical” Brexiteers. “Did I say ‘ignorant?’” Traub asks. “Yes, I did,” he answers, then continues: “It is necessary to say that people are deluded and that the task of leadership is to un-delude them. Is that ‘elitist’? Maybe it is; maybe we have become so inclined to celebrate the authenticity of all personal conviction that it is now elitist to believe in reason, expertise, and the lessons of history.”
The elite denizens of the globalism/one-worldism/world government camp have come out in force to decry the peasant uprising and to argue that the Brexit vote, which they had previously declared would be “irreversible” (when they were confident they would win), should now be reversed. The globalist insiders of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Chatham House (formally known as the Royal Institute for International Affairs, RIIA), Brookings Institution, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, World Economic Forum (WEF), Aspen Institute, and the like, are at pains to insist that not only is it possible and desirable to ignore and reverse the results of the Brexit referendum, but it is absolutely essential to do so. Some members of this choir of organized internationalists bellow in belligerent tones like Shapiro and Traub, while others coo in softer, more “reasonable” and conciliatory tones, aiming at different audiences, but united in the same purpose.
Here are some of the prominent bellowers and cooers in the Remainian chorus:
Ben S. Bernanke — Following his calamitous stint as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bernanke joined the Brookings Institution as a “Distinguished Fellow in Residence.” The key post-Brexit focus — the challenge for European leaders — he says, must be to keep the EU’s “overall integration process on track while finding ways to meet the concerns of potential leavers.” He sees the migration issue as an area where EU authorities may have to make some concessions to UK peasant concerns. Any concessions in this area would, of course, be cosmetic, temporary, and disingenuous, designed to appease “Leave” voters without jeopardizing the “overall integration process.”
George Soros — In addition to penning a number of pro-Remain articles and providing generous funding to the anti-Brexit side, the billionaire investor/currency manipulator (and CFR member/ donor) joined a number of prominent fellow one-worlders in signing the pro-EU/anti-Brexit declaration entitled “’The World Will Not Stop’: A Statement from Leading Europeans,” promoted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Peter Sutherland — A leader of the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, ECFR, Chatham House, Goldman Sachs, and a former EU commissioner, Sutherland is the United Nations special representative for international migration, and is largely responsible for the disastrous refugee/migration tsunami that is swamping Europe and fanning the flames of Brexit fever across the EU. However, far from showing any contrition for his role in the migration crisis, the ardent Europhile has been arrogantly defiant in press statements and media appearances. Leaving the EU, he declares, would be “an act of insanity.” Following the Brexit vote, the master of deception and dissimulation tweeted: “The disaster of #Brexit should consign its advocates to an ignominious place in history. They misled everyone and the media let them do so.”
Richard Haass — As president of the Council on Foreign Relations, Haass is an outspoken opponent of Brexit and a devotee of European political and economic integration, as a regional steppingstone to world government. Appearing on CNBC following the vote, he declared the Brexit “is playing with history, and people are going to look back on this and they're going to say, 'This was a colossal mistake.'" The Brexit vote shows the "danger of governing by referendum," Haass argued. "People went to the polls without the full understanding of the consequences of what they were setting in motion." What’s more, he warned, "You'll have people in the right in France calling for Frexit." Yes indeed, and a Nexit for the Netherlands, a Swexit for Sweden, and Auxit for Austria, etc.
Alan Philps -- editor of the Chatham House blog “The World Today,” Philps expressed the shock of many of the globalist elites. His “Brexit: The unthinkable has happened,” published the day after the Brexit vote, notes: “On Thursday British voters humbled the leaders of the established parties by opting to leave the European Union. At the same time they spooked the financial markets which had convinced themselves, in fit of groupthink, that Remain would win the day.”
Stefano Micossi — Micossi is an Italian economist, banker, and commentator, and a member of the board of directors of the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), an Italian member organization of the CFR’s Council of Councils. In an essay for CEPS, Micossi expresses his “shock” at the "historic blow," the unthinkable idea that those foolish Brits actually voted against rule by him and his fellow elites: “I am still trying to process the shock of the UK referendum, which has dealt a historic blow to the European Union and has alerted us to the danger of the wave of anti-establishment and anti-elite sentiments shaking up developed nations, and bringing about disastrous decisions that cannot be easily reversed. These movements are present in many European countries; we cannot underestimate the dangers of tumbling down the slippery slope of nationalism, which could put the very survival of the Union into question.”
Martin Wolf — As chief financial commentator at the establishment Financial Times, one of the U.K.’s principal organs of globalism, Wolf is a key EU propagandist for “an ever closer union,” and, as we reported earlier, one of the most influential faux journalists who is a regular attendee at the secretive Bilderberg conferences.
In his post-Brexit column, “Brexit Will Reconfigure the UK Economy,” which the CFR website placed at the top of its “Must Reads of the Week,” Wolf wrote: “The geography of the outcome reveals that this has also been a revolt of the provinces against a prosperous and globalised London. It is also a revolt against the establishment — political, economic and commercial. Meanwhile, those who consider themselves losers and those who resent the changes in their country, notably the mass immigration, have won. They have torn down the structures built up by the establishment over half a century.”
The globalist elites are raging and conniving; they do not accept rejection and they do not intend to honor the popular mandate delivered by the Brexit referendum. The battle for sovereignty and for genuine representative government, and against plutocratic absolutism, continues.