Unless you have been living under a rock lately you would have been inundated with media alarm bells in response to the shock Brexit vote. In response to the vote to leave we have seen mass demonstrations by the youth of Britian, millions more sign online petitions and noisy vocal outrage. Talking to British backpackers in Vietnam and Laos straight after the vote was a fascinating experience. They felt betrayed. They were bitter and angry. This cohort is clearly not used to not getting what they want.
However, what few know is that most Britons between the age of 18 and 25 failed to bother voting. Projections suggest only a little over a third of Brits aged 18-24 voted in the referendum. For those aged 65 and over, that number was closer to around 80 per cent. Given there are more than five million people in Britain aged between 18-24, and the vote was decided on a margin of only 1.3 million, it’s safe to say that if the younger generation matched the participation of the older generation, Britain could still be a member of the EU.
The entrenched laziness and political cynicism of today’s youth cost them a “Remain” victory and now it is all over bar the shouting.
And shout they will as the greatest sin you can commit against a spoilt millennial is to offend them. They will turn on you, label you and fight you. I saw this first hand on Ha Long Bay when talking to a Young Brit. He labelled all those who voted for Brexit as uneducated rednecks. Which, by definition, means nearly all older people, the very people who have a memory long enough to understand the difference between British sovereignty and subservience to the arrogant EU superstate. Yes, name calling is still the lowest level of debate!
So what happens now? Well Britian will regain control of its courts, it’s trade, it’s parliamentary sovereignty it’s regulations and its future. This used to be called freedom! Benjamin Franklin once said that a people who trade freedom for security deserve neither. In the years to come the millennial a will thank those “rednecks” for getting them out of the EU. Britian has just left an already sinking ship. The age of the elites is over, long live nationalism.
Which nation will be next?