The deep democratic character of Brexit


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The panic on the outcome of the referendum in favor of Brexit continues. And what didn’t we hear over the last days? The stupidity is so absolute that it transcends all previous.

We hear that “those who voted for Brexit are nationalists and right-wing”. The truth is that the majority of the British and especially the working classes – starting with the traditional working class in the old British industrial centers, today swept by mass poverty and unemployment – voted in favor of maintaining the nation state and against the supranational imperialist EU construct.

This was the main argument of the campaign in favor of Brexit. Who do you want to have the control? You, the British citizen, or the inaccessible EU bureaucracy that is not accountable to anyone? The majority of Britons answered especially at this question  – as mentioned – the most fatigued layers of the people, replied with the overwhelming rates of over 60% that the control should be in their hands.

The vote therefore in favor of Brexit was primarily a class vote, as it derived mainly from the British working classes and at the same time it was national because their expectation for a radical change was concentrated on a national independence claim. And therefore whatever the mourners of the European Reich say, the vote in favor of Brexit was deeply democratic.

The working classes understood from pure class intuition that the main issue is who makes the decisions. And the nation state was created – first and foremost by its own working classes – just to ensure the active participation of every citizen of the nation in the creation of the state.

That is why the nation state became the cradle of the revival of the struggle for democracy, but also a special area of the class struggle. That is the struggle of the working classes for social and political conquests. Conquests acquired only and exclusively within the framework of the nation state.

Instead, the EU initially was based on a system of governance far away from the nations and peoples. Instead of a system of governance depending on the will of the many, the nation and the people, a system of governance by an enlightened elite of bureaucrats was created. The LOT (you and me) is simply too indifferent, too emotional, too uneducated to be allowed to safely elect the governments and the policies to be applied in their homeland.
Democracy, where the people decide what should happen in their homeland, is an insecure system for the markets and the power and should therefore be replaced with a supranational power system. This is the central idea behind the whole EU edifice. That is why the EU officials are not accountable to anyone, and is protected with enhanced immunity against any judicial system.

The EU Parliament is nothing more than the alibi of the absolutism of Brussels. This is a revival of the medieval parliaments, which the monarch convened in order to get the approval of his subjects on policy choices. And unsurprisingly, who was there as a representative of the kingdom’s population risked his head, going against the monarch, or gained privileges and riches if proved to be a loyal subject.

Such parliaments were never a product or a sample of democracy, this is today the fact also with the EP. An advisory parliament of acquisition with privileges and riches to the representatives from the peoples of the empire.
Of course the result of the referendum in Britain was only the beginning. Already the battle of the very meaning and essence of democracy has broken out. Not just for the sovereignty of many, and the compliance of power to claim the vast majority of major radical changes in favor of workers in Britain. The defense of the nation state with the Brexit was just the beginning.

About athenianvoice

Kosmas Loumakis - Sociological consultant, analyst, field operative and tactical field coordinator of national and regional social projects in Sweden. Was contracted for almost two decades by governmental bodies and NGO's, in governmental gang crime and extremism preventive efforts. Have produced a number of socio pedagogic action plans and developed methods, field tactics and strategies for gang crime and extremism preventive projects.

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