June 27, 2016, Prescott- One of the lessons that I have had to learn, three times, is that there are consequences to ill-planning, and even more to no planning at all. For this very reason, I have seen fit to go back to working full-time, come August.
It is coming to light that the advocates of Britain’s exit from the European Union had no coherent strategy. This raises the old adage, “Be careful for what you wish; you might get it.” Pandora and her box also come to mind, but you get my point. Here, we have an entire nation that must abide the consequences deriving from the seeming whims of a slender majority, of a minority of registered voters.
I will have more to say about the devaluing of men, in a coming post. The larger issue here, though, is that, no matter what a nation seeks to accomplish, its chosen leaders need to plan, to strategize in advance. To be fair, recent American leaders have not been paragons of strategy, either. Passing a law, with no clear understanding of its terms, is not an example to offer up to the British, or anyone else.
I admire much about the United Kingdom, and its four distinctive indigenous communities. I would like to spend some time there, within the next ten years, (along with several other countries). It would be well if I do not go and find a wreck. In order to avoid such, here’s hoping that the British stick to their present notion of taking their time with the actual exit. It does not have to adhere to the German ach schnell! Rather, the possibility of admitting to an expensive mistake, enacting reforms that would bring a real sense of worth to the average middle class British worker and further reforms that give the common European a sense that the Union belongs to the people- these are the things that would have obviated the “Brexit” in the first place. People who feel like they matter, have no problem accommodating newcomers. People who feel ignored, are fodder for demagogues, and for nativism, whose repercussions they have scant understanding.
This shall be a nerve-wracking, but nonetheless fascinating learning curve, for the British people, and for us all.