Independence Day

Independence Day

By Jacob L. Guilherme

This morning, as the sun shone bright in a cloudless sky, Britain awoke to news of independence. For most of the British public, the Euro-sceptic movement was first brought to attention by the efforts of one man: Nigel Farage. In the last half-decade, Farage has made an evidently-successful job of educating and inspiring the people, protesting draconian regulations of the EU on business, and combatting the catastrophic Schengen agreement, which has systematically destroyed European culture and brought epidemics of rape and murder to civilized society.

When UKIP pressured the Conservatives into including a referendum on their manifesto, the Leave movement snowballed. Soon the country was polarized: on one side an informed, patriotic people who recognize the disadvantages federalist bureaucracy brings; on the other are liberals and bitter youths, who eschew economic theory and morality in favor of cruel attacks on the Leave campaign. Project Fear, led by David Cameron, began a propaganda machine of threats targeting the elderly, youth and families - those most vulnerable in society. The Remain campaign attempted to soil serious debate on immigration with groundless accusations of racism - a common failsafe tool to evoke support. The people, however, who witness the damage multiculturalism has caused to their livelihoods, were wise to this. Many felt angry about the allegations.

But the people did not accept the rhetoric, and patriotism triumphed. Over the referendum's campaign duration, the nation watched with bated breath as polls generally showed the Remain camp ahead, and we, the people, had already come to terms with our fate as Remainers. Key figures in the Remain camp, such as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, became complacent in their efforts. Until the early hours of this morning the Remainers were celebrating an assumed victory, and even Farage conceded that Remain was likely to have won by an edge. Then the counting began.

Today, two emotions fill the air. The first is the bitterness of a brainwashed, amoral youth, quick to brand the voting majority as "racists" who are "ruining our futures". But there emanates a stronger emotion from the older generation today: pride. Perhaps now our children may secure a place in primary school, and it won't take in excess of two weeks to see a doctor. The only unity today was in the joy of old and young alike watching this nation's failed, characterless leader announce his resignation. Undoubtedly, today is the most important day in British history in the last decade. The establishment was overcome by the voice of the people, and for this we celebrate our Independence Day.

A revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions