One of the easiest-to-diagnose symptoms of the existential crisis that is causing the decline and fall of Western civilization is the deepening disconnect between peoples and governments.
A perfect example is Britain, where in the 2016 Brexit referendum 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union (a clear-cut majority of 52 percent on a high turnout of 72 percent). No political party in Britain (with her first-past-the-post system) ever wins a general election with anything like 50 percent of the vote. This was the biggest democratic vote for anything ever in British history. The result was therefore unequivocal.
Yet 73 percent of British Members of Parliament, from all parties, voted to Remain—seduced, or enslaved, by the global elite, who include most multinationals, most banks, most university teachers, and most media providers.
This explains in a nutshell why the Brexit process is in such a mess and why Britain, after well over a year of useless talks with Brussels, is now likely to crash out of the E.U. without a deal. I, for one, a Briton who has lived in Italy for 20 years, sincerely hope that we do, regardless of the economic consequences for me.
British Prime Minister Theresa May supported Remain before the referendum but afterward said she would honor the result. “Brexit means Brexit,” she promised. She has failed to deliver...