the EU leaders meeting to decide the length of allowed cucumbers …
Gee, the left sure don’t like losing do they? Baring witness to the worldwide collective meltdown after the “shock” Brexit decision has been awesome in its capacity to just keep on giving. I don’t know what my favorite lefty overreaction is as it’s so hard to choose. The petition to run the referendum again with 2 million signatures? “But there’s 2 million who voted for it, bro!” Yeah, let me know when you’ve got 17.5 million, you loser.
How about the article over at Foreign Policy magazine titled, “It’s time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses”? As Catallaxy Files points out, this wasn’t written with any humility or irony. They’re dead serious. This must be some new sort of democracy that I haven’t discovered yet. It goes like this – they don’t hold elections to stick a whole bunch of faceless bureaucrats in positions of power in Brussels, and then when they give you a chance to vote on decisions they already made without your permission some 30 odd years ago they tell you that they were never going to allow a contrary vote anyway.
I mean, they have got form with this. Just think of the Netherlands and France voting massively against the EU expansion in 2005, (ignored), Ireland voting against the Lisbon treaty in 2008, (ignored), and Greece voting against austerity measures in 2015, (ignored and the EU President said, “There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties.”)
But Brexit can’t be ignored due to Britain’s unique position within the EU as it always had one foot in and one foot out. Which brings me to my favorite leftie meltdown of the last few days. The inter-generational theft of Brexit and climate change, (they just have to stick in climate change whenever they can, don’t they? And please bare in mind that the article quoted was written by an oil & gas consultant – talk about having a bet each way.)
In last week’s Brexit vote results, there was a tremendous divide between age groups. 73% of voters under the age of 25 voted to remain in the EU, while about 58% over the age of 45 voted to leave.
Of course there’s a massive difference – young people are completely stupid. That’s why the village elders who made all the decisions were made up of the village … elders! Looking at that photo of the EU leadership at the top of my article, I don’t see too many young whipper-snappers present at that meeting. Mind you, I’m pretty sure they’d be very happy indeed to let only young people vote on their decisions …
This generational gap is among the many parallels between Brexit and climate change. A 2014 poll found that 74% of Americans under the age of 30 support government policies to cut carbon pollution, as compared to just 58% of respondents over the age of 40, and 52% over the age of 65.
Great. So he’s demonstrating that young people are consistently stupid.
Experts warned of the dangerous consequences that would result from Brexit, but the majority of older voters chose to ignore those risks. Prudent risk management was trumped by ideology, and today’s youth will have to bear the brunt of the consequences.
Don’t you just love the appeal to authority. The “experts” made warnings and they weren’t listened to. Heavens above, what shall we do, (reverse the democratic process!) The lovely part of reading and listening to lefties is that once you understand how to decipher their blatherings you can easily get to the truth of the situation. As we know that progressives lie, project, and double down, we can rewrite the above quote to accurately reflect the real situation:
Ideology, (to the EU monster), was trumped by prudent risk management, (first out equals best out), and today’s youth, (who are too stupid to know any better), will reap the benefits of the consequences of this decision.
That sounds a bit better. Thank God for the elders. You know, those ones who’ve lived a bit, seen a few things, and developed what we know as a bullshit detector. Can you imagine if the young were allowed to make all the decisions simply because they were going to live longer? How about parents and their kids? “I’m sorry, mum and dad, but you can’t make me go to bed as that will impact my future far longer than yours. I’ll be staying up and watching TV all night, thank you very much.”
Oh, that’s right – we have been doing that with children for the past generation. Seems like our sins are catching up with us.