‘The Brexit vote was basically an effort to build a big wall across the English Channel to separate the United Kingdom from Europe. Keeping out immigrants was a major motivating factor.’
I call Bullshit. Loudly.
Probably some anti-immigrant sentiment was involved, probably some bigotry…it’s always there, in some amounts.
But the statement on the whole is a gross & misleading oversimplification. The EU is a fundamentally anti-democratic institution, which has shoved austerity and neoliberal economics down the throats of workers across Europe & the UK.
It might be making the rich richer, but it is also making life harder & more desperate for workers. There are thousands of good reasons to hate the EU that exclude bigotry.
This is my major beef with so-called ‘liberals.’ They have guzzled so much Democratic Party phony diversity and identity politics that they have become easily co-opted by Robber Barons into supporting the most predacious form of capitalism, so long as it wraps itself in a rainbow flag.
This is why liberals have become such a dangerous faction. They are easily manipulated into the wrong positions, perhaps even more easily manipulated than ‘conservatives.’