Why the anger, fear and grief?

There's a certain irony that the UK joined the European Economic Community in 1973, the year in which Stockholm Syndrome was first described: Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

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The prospect of release from the warm embrace of the dictatorial European Union has provoked extraordinary reactions from many of the "hostages" in thrall to the illusion of a united Europe which in reality is a progression to a one world government under which our few remaining freedoms are expunged.

Yes we need European cooperation, more importantly we need global co-creation and collaboration to arrive at solutions to the world's problems but NOT via the medium of corrupt, abusive and destructive hierarchical institutions controlled by the Structural Elite. People need to reject the conditioned, emotional responses to the uncertainty created by this week's referendum and focus on the need to think critically and embrace their first step on the road to freedom from captivity.

A brave new world of possibilities awaits.

But don't expect the "owners" to let the levers of power be taken from them easily; we've already had a foretaste of the manipulations of markets, the claiming of every pestilence under the sun ensuing from "Brexit". The sky will not fall in and the markets are increasingly divorced from the real world. If 10% gets wiped off share values, what is physically destroyed? Nothing.

So expect stories of disaster to continue but be cool-headed and embrace communication with each other rather than with media, such as the BBC. It is telling to note that every politician, pundit or outfit warning of grave consequences if we chose Brexit, benefits directly or would have benefited had we voted to remain. Think Peter Mandelson who was a serial offender in corrupt practise in UK politics whose skills were ideally suited to the role of European Commissioner. The political classes love the EU because the opportunities for failed or ex-MPs and ministers are boundless. No wonder there's so much anger, fear and grief - what will they do poor dears? But that's no reason for the rest of us to indulge in this fantasy grief-fest.

The following three articles aren't necessarily related to the Stockholm Syndrome effect of Brexit but they are worth exploring; each brings a different perspective to where we go from here.

¡Basta Ya, Brussels! British Voters Reject EU Corporate Slavestate by Mike Whitney
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”— Thomas Paine

Why the UK Said Bye Bye to the EU by Pepe Escobar
So will Britain become the new Norway? It’s possible. Norway did very well after rejecting EU membership in a 1995 referendum. It will be a long and winding road before Article 50 is invoked and a two-year UK-EU negotiation in uncharted territory starts. Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling summed it all up; “Nobody has a clue what ‘Out’ looks like.”

Despite the Vote, the Odds Are Against Britain Leaving the EU by Paul Craig Roberts
Remember, the Irish voted against the EU and pressure was kept on them until they reversed their vote. This is the likely fate of the British.

This slightly rabid critique of the EU contains factual information but expressed in rather colourful terms:

Do you know the truth about the EU? 
The Referendum - 28 Reasons to leave

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+1 #8 James Walter 2016-06-25 19:53
http://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/gbr/
The above link has the import/export DEFICIT of the UK with the EU. The EU stands to lose more than the UK!
 
 
0 #7 Clive Menzies 2016-06-25 19:36
Thanks Jimmy, agreed. There are numerous possibilities but we need to maintain the initiative in fomenting structural change to wrest the levers of power from the 1%, or more accurately the less than 00.001%

System change not regime change, ie. eliminate the concept of regime.
 
 
0 #6 James Walter 2016-06-25 19:08
The exporters of English goods and their workers, the hotels, restaurants, and sports facilities and their workers should be shouting with glee! This means greater exports, more foreign tourists, fewer English leaving the country for vacations and buying trips, more money spent within England by the English - all of these known effect that happen when the value of their currency goes down. Yet not one banker or financial writer pointed this out. As for the alleged bother of renegotiating deals that Brussels made, they made a mess of it and that can now be corrected more favorably for he British.
Now that being said, the government is still and will be the government of the 1% - the only difference is that it will be the British 1%
 
 
+1 #5 Clive Menzies 2016-06-25 17:30
I remember well my "awakening" - it was a long and painful process which took years although the realisation of what lay behind 9/11 was a major turning point.

When I started, the internet was in its infancy and there was nothing like the diverse ecology of news, research and analysis that we enjoy today.

That is the principle reason for optimism: we have access to knowledge and communication denied to previous generations. Without it, you and I wouldn't be communicating.

Instability and uncertainty creates opportunity and momentum for change. Up until now, the Structural Elite have set the agenda and implemented change on the back of manipulation of information, markets, false flags and propaganda. They've been wrong footed. In spite of all their deceit and subterfuge, 52% of the British people saw through the lies and have created instability and uncertainty.

It is now our time to set the agenda.

Gove, Johnson et al are tasked by the Structural Elite to implement plan B - to achieve their goals by different means.

Our task is to expose the fraud and create an alternative critical thinking ecosystem in which a growing number of people participate in completing the real narrative and develop plans to change it.

We all share common interests: none of us want what the system gives us (poverty, wars and environmental destruction etc). We can change the system to benefit everyone: old, young and yes, even UKIPers
 
 
0 #4 Duncan Pugh 2016-06-25 17:09
Thanks for your words of encouragement but I am feeling very sad about the whole thing right now. I suppose it's just a question of holding your nerve and sticking to your convictions. For me it was the threats ... particularly those of Juncker that convinced me to stick with leave. I am sure others worked on similar assumptions but leave would never have won without the UKIP element. Now the old are castigated by the young for condemning them to an inward looking non-EU future and the disenfranchised are derided for voting against their own best interests, that is for people (e.g. Johnson and Gove) who will now take this opportunity to exploit and subjugate them more than ever before:

"Blind mouthes! that scarce themselves know how to hold
A sheep-hook, or have learn’d ought els the least
That to the faithfull Herdmans art belongs!
What recks it them? What need they? They are sped;
And when they list, their lean and flashy songs
Grate on their scrannel Pipes of wretched straw,
The hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed,
But swoln with wind, and the rank mist they draw,
Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread:"
John Milton, Lycidas, 1637.
 
 
+1 #3 Clive Menzies 2016-06-25 16:45
Quoting Duncan Pugh:
...few people who voted to leave were thinking along these lines
No doubt the fear of our culture being swamped played a part but it is more likely that many people know when they are being lied to, particularly by the "elevated cattle". Exposed lies are high leverage points to shift human consciousness.

First comes disbelief because to acknowledge the lie, in many cases, is to question the whole foundation of our worldview.

Then comes anger and resentment against those exposing the lies because they've made our lives difficult - we have to do the work to realign our understanding of the world. Often apathy and retreating to the comfort of the "Matrix" results in inertia at this stage.

When the anger shifts from the messengers to the perpetrators of the deceit, the real exploration and enlightenment begins.

More and people are moving beyond anger to critical thinking... ;-)
 
 
+1 #2 Clive Menzies 2016-06-25 14:55
Thanks Duncan

Inciting division over race etc. is the modus operandi of the Structural Elite and media are powerful weapons to divide and control.

The referendum campaign, as reported in the media, has caused deep emotional rifts across society, within families and among friends. It is calculated and deliberate.

Turn off your TV and don't read news papers or engage with them only with deep scepticism. If you want to be proactive, write in large letters on all divisive articles you find on the train in Metro or Evening Standard "PROPAGANDA".

Most importantly, talk to those with whom you disagree. Refer to them to articles and videos which explain the real objective of the EU. We need to subvert the propaganda through direct communication among ourselves.
 
 
0 #1 Duncan Pugh 2016-06-25 14:33
I'm with you but few people who voted to leave were thinking along these lines. We now live in an absolutely divided country and things have turned really poisonous. I have lost friends over this already and am not enjoying the spectacle of racists being shown on the news spouting bigotry and jingoism. Furthermore there does not appear to be a plan anywhere about how to proceed from here.

Please advise!?
 

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