While only a small step towards freedom from unelected overloads, the Brexit vote signifies a growing movement away from the dire warnings of establishment politicians and main stream media. “Operation Fear” was the code name for the marketing blitz that the Remain camp in the UK used to warn the voters of supposed horrors if the UK were to leave the European Union. They used threats of economic collapse, financial market upheaval and even the claim that leaving the EU would strengthen ISIS, leading to an increase in terrorists attacks.
I find it hard to believe that the chance of terrorist attacks will increase, now that Britain will have control of its borders once again allowing them to effectively stem the tide of migrants and the likely ISIS agents imbedded with them.
So how does this vote impact Trump and his supporters?
The vote in favor of Brexit bears the same underlying message that a vote for Trump does in the United States. A message straight to the elite politicians of Washington that the will of the people still has the power to choose their own destiny. A destiny that many envision as not including a globalist agenda, open borders and free trade agreements that effectively sends jobs overseas.
This vote also portrays another important message. That the main stream media, mostly just government mouthpieces, no longer holds the majority influence that they once had. The majority of voters, although a small majority, obviously did not heed the stark warnings of the media in regards to the catastrophe of a Brexit vote. No, they followed their own opinions based on their own research and passion for their country’s independence.
In the US, the bulk of the media has likewise lambasted Trump, attempting to brand him as everything from a racist bigot to Hitler reincarnated, yet has not been able to completely doom his candidacy.
To illustrate the US media’s attempt to extinguish the fires of passion that the Brexit vote has instilled in the hearts of Trump supporters, I give you the following headline by CNN (Clinton News Network), which as you may already know has no love for Trump.
Of course this is the same media that told us Trump was just a passing fad and would never become the Republican nominee. They are quick to try and diminish the overarching success that Brexit has had in giving Trump supporters a boost in spirit.
To show the division in our main stream media, I guess not every network got the memo to downplay the effect of Brexit on US voters, we have CNBC presenting reasons why this vote helps Trumps.
As a wild animal senses when they are trapped and pressed to corner, the media in the back of their minds knows that the Brexit is a rallying cry for Trump supporters to throw off the yokes of oppressive globalist leadership.
Do not fall into the trap of discounting the significance of Brexit on the likelihood of a Trump presidency. Not only does this vote show that it is entirely possible for the people to resist a massive media campaign of fear and bullying, but it also illustrates that public polling cannot always predict the outcome of a close election.
The day of the Brexit vote, polls in the UK showed the Remain vote ahead by as much as 48% to 42%. We now know this turned out to be just the opposite. Polling done these days does only seek to provide insight into the outcome of an election, but it also seeks to shape public opinion by demoralizing opposition and creating the illusion that one cause is drastically more popular than another.
If you are to take away any common theme to this vote, then remember this.
A cause that champions freedom, independence and the rights of the people to forge their own destiny will always have the chance to overcome a powerful political machine combined with endless media enforcement.
How do you think the Brexit vote impacts the US presidential elections?