Used to be the Democratic party in America was mostly about protecting and representing the interests of the working classes. In 1993, to that end, Nevada senator Harry Reid spoke out against illegal immigration and birthright citizenship. Bill Clinton, in a SOTU address echoed his sentiments.
Twenty plus years later the Democratic party’s position has ‘evolved.’
Is it any wonder that Trump’s most fervent support is coming from the … working classes? – Which, by the way, Democratic – and Republican – elites are now mocking.
England: What a fool I was, what a dominated fool
To think that you were the Earth and sky
What a fool I was, what an addlepated fool
What a mutton-headed dolt was I
No, my reverberating friend
You are not the beginning and the end
European Union: You impudent hussy! Is there an idea in your head or a word in your mouth that I haven’t put there?
England: There’ll be spring every year without you
England still will be here without you
There’ll be fruit on the tree
And a shore by the sea
There’ll be crumpets and tea without you
Art and music will thrive without you
Somehow Keats will survive without you
And there still will be rain on that plain down in Spain
Even that will remain without you,
I can do without you!
You, dear friend, who talk so well
You can go to Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire
They can still rule the land without you
Windsor Castle will stand without you
And without much ado we can
All muddle through without you
European Union: You brazen hussy!
England: Without your pulling it the tide comes in
Without your twirling it, the Earth can spin
Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by
If they can do without you, ducky, so can I
I shall not feel alone without you
I can stand on my own without you
So go back in your shell
I can do bloody well
Thomas Jefferson was suspicious of power in the same way that most are suspicious of heroin. So, WWJD vis a vis Brexit? Economic arguments, I suspect, would be secondary at best. He would instead zero in on the suppression of democracy and of the ‘will of the people.’ But, hey, he is so 18th Century, isn’t he?