In the wake of Brexit, we find a global majority grossly ignorant of the expansive system that underpins their society.
“Lex III: Actioni contrariam semper et æqualem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones in se mutuo semper esse æquales et in partes contrarias dirigi.”
“Law III: To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts.”
Raising ire, suffrage should, in an ideal world, be a privilege enjoyed by those able to comprehend the impact of the mark countless throngs have died for.
What you do in life, affects others. What others do in life, effects you.
You have the right to drive a car, but you must pass an exam in order to obtain a license. That license is proof positive of your learned abilities to safely control a vehicle. Should you falter at the wheel, your license can be revoked.
In the worst possible scenario – a horrendous motor accident – you are unlikely to render as much potential damage as a mark spoilt, misguidedly placed or ignored.
If you don’t think that your vote counts, consider these close calls…
Brexit is a win by just 1.9%. Most examiners would fail a student for a mark of that figure. The majority of the Remain group are formed from the youth; naturally the most progressive portion of a population; and the group with the most to lose if things go pear-shaped.
Makes one think, eh?
Would you feel safe knowing that the driver next to you only knew half of the rules of the road and half of the car controls at his disposal? Probably not.
Rounded off, every second person in the UK voted differently to what you did.
Consider this young chap…
…contrasted with Daniel Hannan’s views below. Coincidentally, Daniel currently issues the only pro-Brexit view that has put any notable amount of lean upon my stance; clear as it is.
Even if you know next to nothing about what’s going on, the fact that you’re able to read this article should be enough to lend credence to the notion that perhaps a level of certification for the privilege of voting isn’t such a bad idea?
In the days since the Brexit result, millions have searched for the definition of the term, what it means for them – directly and indirectly – and a sizeable portion have expressed regret and a desire to recast their votes; presumably either way.
That’s beyond scary.
Quizzed on any given day, most people will tell you that politics is a bore, means nothing to them and that they’d rather play Ostrich; burying their heads in the sand*.
* Ostriches don’t bury their heads in the sand.
An educated mass possess many advantages in life. Knowledge doesn’t make you smart. Knowing how to think does. Those who succeed, can solve problems, understand the impact of their decisions and can prioritise the bigger picture.
Given the ramifications, delivered and likely, of the desire to leave, xenophobically-driven sway by means of peer pressure is a sure sign of a populous in need of a clue.
There’s a reason why African dictatorships persist ad infinitum; education of any significant quality is quashed by the ruling powers, by any means necessary.
Ignorance is not bliss. It’s dangerous.
Whilst far from perfect, the EU is the furtherest we’ve gotten towards a unified global community. It remains a promising experiment. Sadly, the emotional element, as always, threatens the evolution of success that it promises.
The facts, versed opinions & current setup – not state – of Europe’s political landscape considered; contrasted with the global status quo, its generational past and its foreseeable future, I fear that the UK has made its biggest blunder to date. For their sake, I hope that I’m wrong.