The EU system is flawed and I'm all for economic reform of any sort if it turns out positive. Except no one knows what's gonna happen. The age demographics hilariously skewed towards much older wanting to leave, which is fine...but not at the behest of the next generation having to clean up if it all goes to hell. I feel there are much less noble reasons at play here: anti-immigration/refugee stance (that Trump loves I'm also inclined to believe this is a real bad idea) like I alluded to.
Very few people are educated on the grand scheme of things which is why when the EU formed in the first place we all saw the collapse in slow motion. The fact that the UK even had an out-clause already set and kept their currency was indication of how flawed of a system it was to begin with. It was the hubris of those couple decades ago that created that flawed system in the first place. As for FIXING it.. there is never a good way of doing it other than throwing dynamite into it and starting over. The EU system was completely unsustainable and the economic collapse was already showing. Greece being the first and 4 others following in rapid succession. "Staying" would not have "fixed" it either. That's the economic thing.
As for the social aspects and immigration that's an entirely different thing altogether. It's not a race issue. It's a defense issue and with the collapse of the middle east and those poor refugees flooding the rest of the world trying to survive and criminals hiding among their midst and the already frayed economic state of every EU country (see above why) this is a perfect storm. Frankly this is no different than what happened in WW2 but most people don't research that either. It's far easier to scream at people for being racist than to actually come up with solutions.
This is going to be messy as all hell but I'm confident leaving the EU to spark the collapse of the system is far better than to see everyone bleed dry a slow and painful death. This is not the first time a currency has collapsed it's just in social media now so people who didn't give a damn about it now can feign ignorance or worse.. feign passion. In about a week people will be tired of this news cycle and b**** that's going on for too long. Welcome to the millennial generation of news. For the rest of us... we see why it collapse and didn't need to "google" it to know why it was inevitable. The ramifications are far reaching worldwide and will be felt for centuries. All because some asshats when I was in college decided it would be a great idea to come up with this disaster to gain votes for a temporary political office.
In the short term, but long term I don't think this will have near the impact that people think it will. There will be very noticeable ramifications for the EU for a long time, but eventually things will stable out. What that stability will be is completely unknown.
Illinois class of 2017, Electrical Engineering, Air Force officer, currently a lost butter bar.
Post by ArbuthnotBlob on Mar 29, 2017 9:58:28 GMT -5
Not only do we currently have an inept government in Westminster right now, but Scotland is holding another independence vote and my lovely local government in Northern Ireland are throwing all the toys out of the pram and declaring they won't work together. Which means we have no local government at all.
Apparently all the governments here in the UK just need some 'me time'?
Everyone is clinging to the past and it's really frustrating.
*The Chickens Are Revolting is heard playing faintly in the background*