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Re: <nettime> England leaves Europe
John Young on Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:48:55 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> England leaves Europe


US deeper colonization of Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
and lesser arms and bribeable chattels advances in accord with full
spectrum ultra imperial resurgence.

English-dominated communications and responsible cogitation now
affirmed by digital-coded hegemon of Internet, cellphones, smart cities,
IoT, cloud, enforced by mushrooming cyber commands of aggression
of finance, education, arts, propaganda, critical thinking, specialized
studies, weaponry, intelligence, fronts, grants, contracts, hired hackers,
duplicitous apologia, above all, celebrity, entertainment, media.

This mono-lingo, dog-years old, distinguished list a fine example of
low and high level parlay voo as the only way to go forth and colonize
Five Eyes and Eyelets by carefully calibrated acceptable topics
slathered with narcissism of white male cosmetic no matter the
multi-hued ethnic dermatology.

Official secrecy is the disease ravaging worldwide cultures, only
craven subjects are given access to curatives.

At 12:42 AM 6/24/2016, you wrote:

As Nigel Farage toasts to the independence of the UK, it's in fact England leaving the EU. At first glance it's the Thatcherite South and the deindustrialized North (and Wales) who have voted to leave, while Scotland has voted to remain, like Northern Ireland. A second Scottish referendum has already been invoked, and a referendum on the reunification of Ireland is not impossible (Sinn Fein has already asked for it). Cameron will resign and Boris or Gove will take his place. Labour voters have voted 2/3 to stay and 1/3 to go. Although we could debate or months on englishness, britishness, napoleon, bismarck etc - i.e. is England part of Europe in a historical sense? Definitely yes, although Stratford-upon-Avon voted otherwise;) The point is the majority of English voters don't feel part of the Continent in a political sense, and maybe they haven't since Waterloo. Anyway, panic in financial markets this morning is quite a spectacle and neoliberal instability could have passed a threshold beyond which it will never regain confidence. I want to sketch here the likely geopolitical consequences of brexit and discuss how plausible they are. America distances itself further from England (a process that started with the failed vote over Syria) and gets closer to France - yes they are rabble-rousers and bossnappers but they have been on our side since day 1 and now vs isis. A US rapprochement with Germany is only natural at this point - Hillary (she will win, i think) and Angela could rekindle the Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft and find a common position on Russia (meaning NATO) and Turkey. For its own interests, the US will probably push for further political integration of what remains of the EU, or possibly only the eurozone. The point is do we (continentals;) want it? If I can paraphrase Garibaldi when he said: "O si fa l'Italia o si muore!" - i would say Either We Do Europe Now or We're Dead - meaning the chauvinists and the xenophobes will bring us back to the European nation-state that defends itself against migrants and any threat to its supposed cultural identity, unless we fight for a European Republic, by coagulating a transnational party for equality, ecology, gender, cyber, labor rights built on citizen participation and debate, that builds on the successes of Podemos and En Comù in Spain a= nd Catalunya, and other instances of radical democracy across Europe, to dislodge the financial oligarchy and the European Commission which have brought us to disaster. we desperately need a platform, a strategy, a treasury, and possibly self-defense militias.. ciao for now lx # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nettime {AT} kein.org # {AT} nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject:

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