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Anthony Wile: Brexit Is Part of Internet Reformation Building Around the World
By Anthony Wile - July 25, 2016

After years of struggle against the EU, which we documented at The Daily Bell, anti-EU forces have finally removed Britain from the European Union.

The tribes of Britain were the first to make the jump back into fuller nationhood. But there will be other countries trying as well.

It’s a great day for Britain and a good day for The Daily Bell that has had as one of its main missions analysis of the “Internet Reformation” and the freedom building because of it.

While I am no longer involved in an ownership position with The Daily Bell, I remain proud of our accurate commentaries and predictions.

We saw very early on that the Internet’s truth-telling would change the world.  And despite many negatives and considerable controversy, it certainly has.

You can see a couple of articles on the EU we published HERE and HERE. We’ve published dozens over the years, and much of what we reported is taking place.

We published many interviews that dealt, at least in part, with the EU. I was looking through past Daily Bell issues and found some British interviews.

Like The Daily Bell’s statements on the EU, theirs anticipated Brexit.

Lord William Rees-Mogg provided an interview on the EU in 2010, two years before his death, HERE. Rees-Mogg, who was president of the Oxford Union in 1951, became a writer for The Financial Times in 1952, moved to The Sunday Times in 1960 and then served as editor of the London Times from 1967 to 1981.

I think the EU will survive but the EU in its present shape probably won’t. The strain the euro is putting on the weaker economies is more than they will be able to sustain …

I find that younger people tend to hold increasingly liberalist views. Liberalist is a difficult word because it means different things in different places. In the classical sense, the meaning is that liberty is the essence of sound political structure.

Rees-Mogg certainly predicted what’s going on: “The EU in its present shape won’t survive.”

John Browne’s interview can be found HERE. Browne, a well-respected financial observer and free-market commentator, is also a distinguished former member of Britain’s Parliament. He was a close associate of the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Here’s a bit of what he said in 2009:

The Germans tolerate the stage strutting of the French to offset the British threat …  When she feels more secure, Germany will discard France and rule in a decidedly Prussian manner. It could lift Europe into a top superpower. It could be great for Europe. However, all Europeans who do not speak German as their mother tongue will be second-class citizens …

Europe is likely to make a futile attempt at becoming a “United States of Europe.” Germany will pick up the pieces, and the EU will become the New German Empire.

Browne knew that Europe’s attempt at becoming a United States of Europe would be futile. (At least, any such integration with Britain would be.) Let’s wait and see if Germany picks up the pieces.

Robert Oulds gave us an interview HERE. Oulds is the director of the London-based, anti-EU Bruges Group. He is also a Conservative Councilor in Chiswick.

The Bruges Group is working to take Britain out of the European Union … Our independence is our strength allowing us to be free to follow our own policy agenda and put the national interest above party political considerations …

[Our] inspiration was Margaret Thatcher’s Bruges speech in September 1988, in which she remarked that, “We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level.”

Oulds and his group worked hard to remove Britain from the EU and now their hard work has paid off. These folks and many others will surely turn their energy to creating a nation that can prosper as external regulatory chains fall away.

Nigel Farage sat for an interview with us HERE. He’s been head of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) since 2010 and is leader of the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.

UKIP stands for independence from the EU and the ability to make our own laws and control our own borders … Like Communism, it is a good idea that has gone badly wrong …

The Euro will endure a slow, lingering death that will condemn the eurozone to a lost decade. Getting government spending under control is vital. However, for the southern eurozone devaluation is a higher priority. Competent or not, the euro is fatally flawed.

As we can see, Farage was correct about the euro, certainly for Greece and increasingly for other EU countries, especially in the South.

Farage was a City broker and commodities trader before he joined UKIP – so it’s possible he traded precious metals. If he were trading gold, he might have made a good profit post-Brexit, as gold and silver both went up hard. At the same time, stocks crashed.

From an investment standpoint, investors should be very careful about how they are adjusting their portfolios. The Daily Bell has always advocated holding precious metals in one’s portfolio as a way of securing wealth and ensuring portfolios against uncertain times.

But in the past, I’ve personally made the point that gold and silver stocks are paper, not precious metals.

I’ve pointed out many times that there is a big difference between paper plays masquerading as gold and silver and the real thing. Be careful about rushing into the gold and silver stock market anytime soon.

We can see that Brexit offers both promise and problems. In fact, there are globalist forces in the world that may have anticipated this Brexit and even supported it – for malevolent rather than positive reasons.

Much is in flux. There is already speculation that EU officials will try to rewrite the EU-British relationship and then try for another referendum. Additionally, both Scotland and Northern Ireland are unhappy with the results of the referendum and may seek to declare independence.

However the future unfolds, what the Daily Bell calls the Internet Reformation has given a voice to those who wouldn’t have had a voice otherwise. And this voice is causing major changes. I’m confident that the removal of Britain from the EU is part of a larger evolution of freedom and free markets – just as we predicted years ago.

The US, for instance, is in the middle of shedding its dependence on a two-party system that is so homogenized that most can’t tell the difference between candidates. Donald Trump’s presence and campaign is changing all that and whether or not you are a Trump fan, he’s indicative of positive political changes.

Let’s not lose sight of the larger trend: Just as we anticipated, the Internet and related factors are supporting a resurgence of markets and freedom around the world.

Progress is slow and may not be easily noticed. But it’s taking place and surely will continue. I’m proud of our coverage of these serious issues and I’ll be happy to write another article about the accuracy of further predictions. Hopefully I can do that sooner rather than later.

Anthony Wile is founding editor of The Daily Bell.

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  • Wrusssr

    Dead-on, Anthony. God speed in all your endeavors.

  • FalconMoose

    Great piece! Thank you.

  • Goldcoaster

    Progress.

  • windsor1

    If one thinks logically, then the EU never should have formed in the first place. Take Canada for example with only two cultures. It has taken a miracle and much accommodation to keep it together and still the bonds are not strong. This is two cultures trying to co-exist in a political and monetary union. Now you have 27 or 28 nations trying to co-exist under a common political and monetary union. These are all different cultures, all speaking different languages and all having varying degrees of work ethics, Germany being the most productive economy and southern states like Greece and Italy being the least productive. Such a union’s best hope of working is when there is an economic rising tide lifting all boats. When the tide goes out each state would like to have an independent monetary and fiscal policy; Germany preferring for example a tighter monetary and fiscal policy while the Mediterranean states would prefer a looser monetary and fiscal policy.
    Inject into this mess the Global elites whose agenda is a one world government. They are in part personified by huge mega corporations who detest national boundaries and separate national governments as an obstruction to their objective of maximizing global profits. They want to create large regional blocks perhaps no more than 10 answering to a central authority. The last thing they want to see is a disintegration of the superstates they are creating. The largest being Europe to date and once this is consolidated you will see others like N. America then S. America, Asia, Africa fall into place.
    Think of the globalists not as some humanitarian brain trust but rather as an organized crime syndicate. They operate through lies, deception and mass corruption,, blackmail and assassination where necessary. The banking interests are near the top.of this pyramid of criminals.
    The Brexit vote came as a shock to them. Their mistake was underestimating the undercurrent of resentment by the British population and in their confidence and smugness they permitted paper ballots and vote counters they did not control. As a side note there is a parallel to the upcoming US election. The polls will be rigged to show Hillary and Donald neck in neck and the programmable voting machines that do non leave an audit trail will do the counting so that nobody will question the results when Hillary wins.
    The globalists use the Fabian Socialist model which means moving ahead in baby steps. Nass immigration is designed to dilute the voting power of the indigenous people, It also breaks the cohesiveness and morale of the people in any state subjected to these truly destructive and evil policies. Immigration policies are designed to bring in people who do not fit in. For this the Muslims are perfect.
    I would like to agree with the author that the EU is in a meltdown and one state after another will leave. The globalist enemy will not sit back and let this happen. There is too much at stake for them. I expect that the globalists will begin as they already have by having a petition drawn up for a re-vote. Failing this I believe they will impose economic penalties on Britain in their trade with Europe. If obstructions like Farage become too much of an obstacle they can have accidents or worse. The globalists from time to time experience setbacks but they are not good at losing. Expect manufactured crises to get Britain back on the program.

    • Wrusssr

      Couldn’t be said any better. Accurate summary.

      Brought to mind Jeffrey Lang’s comment at the Bell:

      “Men of dark nature shun the light,” a commentary from Daily Bell reader Jeff Lang.

      “At times one has to deal with hidden enemies, intangible influences that slink into dark corners and from this hiding affect people by deception. In instances like this, it is necessary to trace these things back to the most secret recesses, in order to determine the nature of the influences to be dealt with. The very anonymity of such plotting requires an especially vigorous and indefatigable effort, but this is well worth the while. For when such elusive influences are brought into the light and branded, they lose their power over people.

      “Here, the dark principle, in itself rigid and immovable, is dissolved by the penetrating light principle, to which it subordinates itself in deference. In human life it is penetrating clarity of judgment that thwarts all dark hidden motives. In the life of the community it is the powerful influence of great personalities that uncovers and breaks up those intrigues which shun the light of day. In nature, it is the wind that disperses the gathering clouds, leaving the sky clear and serene. The penetrating quality of the wind depends on its ceaselessness. This is what makes it so powerful; time is its instrument.

      “Thus also in nature a sublime seriousness is to be seen in the fact that natural occurrences are uniformly subject to law. When the wind blows over the land it goes far and wide, and the grass must bend to its power. In daily life, what goes around, comes around. Smile at someone and they will smile at you. Throw a punch and you will get punched. If respect is sincere and expressive of real faith, the contemplation of this has a transforming and awe-inspiring effect on those who witness it.

      “Contemplation of the divine meaning underlying the workings of the universe gives to the man or woman who is called upon to influence others the means of producing like effects. This requires that power of inner concentration which sincere contemplation develops in great men and women strong in faith. It enables them to apprehend the mysterious and divine laws of life, and by means of profound inner concentration they give expression to these laws in their own persons. Thus a hidden spiritual power emanates from them, influencing others without their being aware of how it happens, swayed as the grass by the wind.

      “Actions have consequences.

      “The ‘power elite’ can subvert the rule of law and hide behind lies all they like but only a fool could not see the harvest of hate and destruction that will spring from such evil seeds as are now being sowed. Only a fool—or an elitist so wadded in wealth and privilege that he believes these malignant fruits will never touch him personally.

      “Time will tell.”

    • Bruce C.

      “The polls will be rigged to show Hillary and Donald neck in neck and the
      programmable voting machines that do non leave an audit trail will do
      the counting so that nobody will question the results when Hillary wins”

      Problem is, by the time of the election Hillary and Donald will not be neck and neck, and it will be obvious to all. The Donald will be the presumptive President by a landslide.

    • James Clander

      Try using paragraphs for lengthy reads – Makes it much more likely to be read.

    • Interesting analysis.

    • Steven Hotho

      There will always be other leaders. One world government is not going to happen – ever.

    • LawrenceNeal

      “If obstructions like Farage become too much of an obstacle they can have accidents or worse”.
      Don’t put anything past globalists/monopolists. In the US, there have been 50 highly questionable deaths of holistic doctors who were researching a successful cure for cancer.

    • FEEuser

      Well argued.

      The absurdity of the super-sized nation state, empire, or “union,” should be obvious to all, but because of the centuries of brainwashing perpetrated by the elites, that is, unfortunately, not the case, though the picture is slowly beginning to change.

      Although the study of history, government, and human culture do not rise to the level of precision of the hard sciences, still, a careful study of the actions and effectiveness of bureaucracy throughout history reveals that governments do have practical, geographic, spacial, dimensional, population, logistical, and political limits. Note that the power elite never, or almost never, admits the existence of these limits.

      Is Brexit an admission by key players of the folly of imperial overstretch as exemplified by the EU? I wouldn’t count on it. Something else may be going on behind the scenes that we know nothing about.

      In any case, if independence is good for the Brits, why not for all Europeans? If independence is good for all Europeans, then of what use is the EU? For a Libertarian, keeping the peace and free markets open are about all that is needed between neighbors. If that were all that the EU offered, I would be all for it. Anything beyond that point is just intrigue.

  • rahrog

    It seems to me that the globalists (The Ruling Class) are losing their grip on power, or we might say their control of events. It’s not one event or one issue. Their plans for global conquest via a one world currency and one world bank are falling apart faster than they can print money to cover their tracks. This does not mean that peace and prosperity are just around the corner, to the contrary, it makes TRC that much more dangerous. The truth may not set you free, but it is still the truth. Three cheers to Anthony, DB, and all the truth seekers out there!!! SECEDE…SECEDE…SECEDE!!!

  • gordon

    I found the comment by Browne most interesting and it rather seems that he was correct. Obergruppenfuhrer merkel seems to have taken over from the french poseur in taking command of the eu and thank goodness the UK is escaping from the german lager before it is too late.

  • Stephen Persaud

    De centralisation

    A discussion of tech pipeline companies versus tech platform companies, and how one disintermediates the other in a wide variety of industries.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uAzWkaQAho

    In the second half, Max interviews Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money, about the drift to autarky.

    https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/345650-episode-max-keiser-924/

    http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/How-Microgrids-May-Transform-The-Future-Of-Energy.html

    http://www.fastcoexist.com/3060167/this-new-neighborhood-will-grow-its-own-food-power-itself-and-handle-its-own-waste

  • EDD

    EDD
    Trying to change my password.
    Have had trouble, just testing. 🙂

    Finally; success. Have wanted to comment numerous times but couldn’t get past password confirmation. Hope all will see this as a bit of humor. Love the DB articles and hope they continue regardless of efforts to shut down due to internet manipulations. Let the Internet Reformation continue to shed Light into this dark world and as it gains traction, translate into a glorious Golden Age of Enlightenment.

  • MetaCynic

    Whatever tricks the globalists may have up their sleeves to hold onto and expand their power, we should keep in mind that they are up against reality. The reality that it’s impossible for central planners to achieve their objectives had crashed the Soviet empire and then fragmented the USSR itself. In the end even the unlimited power of Communism was unable to hold the central planners’ Humpty Dumpty together.

    The internet revolution has allowed the world’s people to bypass the now increasingly irrelevant gatekeepers of information and historical truth. As a result we have the advantage today of being more aware than the Soviet system’s subjects ever were of the power elites’ failing central planning manipulations in play all around us. The triumph of Brexit and Trump’s recent public evisceration of the Clintons’ evil machinations are probably signs that globalism has passed its high water mark.

    • Съ нами Богъ!

      If Obama could not get Congressional support for an invasion of Syria… If he could, he would…

      Puzzle piece number 1. Why are we being told about these 51 state department dissenters ? Obviously because Obama’s State Department wants us to be told.

      Puzzle piece number 2. Why is this story being pushed as the Saudi Prince who would be king is visiting with Obama ? Sauds want Assad gone so oil pipeline can be built. Russians have stated that attacking Assad means war. Why start war with Russia ?

      Puzzle piece number 3. Hillary still controls the state department. Or at least her people are still there. Russia is on the verge of releasing the emails they hacked before Hillary deleted them. The oil pipeline is what drives the Sauds and Qataris. Retaining control of US foriegn policy is what drives Hillary’s flying monkeys. Along with the millions the Sauds have paid her.

    • FEEuser

      Very true. No no wonder the power elite expends so much energy in the form of propaganda in order to persuade the masses of the “inevitability” of the globalist agenda.

      The elites are at their best when they have the masses demoralized, fearful, thinking (erroneously) that they have no other options, and no one else to turn to on the few occasions when they really think things over.

      Reality—up until very recently, was whatever the power elite said it was, at least for the average Joe. Now word is getting out—the jet setting power players of the world are demented liars, thieves, perverts, psychopaths, and hell bent jackals who MUST be declassified, detained, deposed, deported, ostracized, and/or jailed.

      The public must have accurate information in order to cease the hypnotic state under which they have been spellbound for so many years. Even with the incredible power of the Internet, it’s still hard for the public to know whom to trust. For many, the scales do not fall easily from the eyes. That’s why some of us say:

      Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito (Latin: Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it).

  • Praetor

    The Nobles and the Clergy of Europe most not be taking History class, while attending school. They most of forgotten why the French Revolted, an event that at the time changed Europe’s course.

    The move to smaller government is on its horse, and an insurgency has begun. The financial monsters assumed their power was limitless, but now, the Ponzi is about to blow-up. The British leaving the EU, is like the French having a revolution in 1789.

    The Brit’s will have better exports income, and their imports will be like imposing a tax on the dunderheads of the EU. In Belgium History is repeating.

    To top it off, Spain is voting today, and will be interesting to see what the outcome will be!!!!

    • Praetor

      And not a lot of violence, to be seen!!!

    • RichardM

      Indeed. They didn’t learn enough from 1789 so 1917 smacked them hard. Hence the welfare state created in repose to not having your aristocratic head lopped off

      • शैतानी एक यहूदी पूजा है।

        “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

        –Mahatma Ghandi

    • Blood and Guts

      “I have been just as furious as you at the compilation of lies which the communist and Semitic elements of our government have leveled against me and practically every other commander. In my opinion it is a deliberate attempt to alienate the soldier vote from the commanders, because the communists know that soldiers are not communistic, and they fear what eleven million votes (of veterans) would do.”

      — George Patton

  • FUNKAM

    From an Anonymous poster.

    FROM PROJECT FEAR TO PROJECT ATTRITION ?

    If Britain leaves the EU, then the EU will collapse
    quickly, and with it, the entire
    globalist new world order.

    Considering the astronomical investment in the globalist
    new world order, the establishment must force Britain to change its mind.

    A 2nd referendum is unlikely, because Brits hate being
    bullied. So it must be via a general
    election.
    If the above sounds plausible, then does the following
    strategy sound too cynical:

    1. Stall Article 50 (done),

    2. Gain control of the Conservative leadership in the autumn,

    3. Begin propaganda to trigger a recession via the mainstream Media (done),

    4. Fix a deal with the EU to temporarily stop mass EU immigration to Britain,

    5. Keep telling voters that the Brexit decision is causing the recession,

    6. Conduct polls to show when most Brits have been worn down and would vote to remain if given a 2nd chance,

    7. Call general election on a Remain manifesto,

    8. Most Brits would vote to remain rather than live in recession caused by market uncertainty over a possible Brexit.

    9. Government announces it will not invoke Article 50.

    10. EU welcomes Britain back with open arms.

    11. Positive propaganda is used to engineer economic recovery within 6 months.

    12. Everyone lives happily ever after.

    NOTES:
    a. David Cameron has quit unexpectedly. Why? Was it to get Article 50 delayed by a full fiscal quarter?

    b. Check the GDP for this quarter ended 30 June. If it shows a fall on the previous quarter, it only needs a fall in the quarter ended 30 Sep to be announced as a recession.

    c. Once Britain is in recession (say autumn this year) it will be quite unthinkable to invoke Article 50, which will be postponed inefinitely pending economic recovery.

    d. A recession would be expensive for the establishment, but much cheaper than Britain leaving and pulling down the entire globalist establishment.

  • BigGaySteve

    Take that vampire squids.

  • Ricke1949

    The chattering class has been chattering while the worker bees have gotten all their honey stolen. Trump is realigning the Rep Party. Sanders tried but corrupt Hillary did not allow the reformation to go. When the election is held with record turnout, the old will be out and the new in.

  • LawrenceNeal

    Do you think that the post-Brexit stock “crash” is part of the Elite directed boom-and-bust plays, where they sell high and buy low?

  • Alan

    Whilst I am very happy with the result of Brexit I am concerned about the Leave movement having been hijacked by the establishment themselves. Gove and Fox are raving Neo-Cons. Boris is also establishment and only joined the Leave movement at the last minute. Farage, who is neither Neo-Con nor Establishment, has been eased to the side. this is disturbing. Certain British Media establishment figures and Newspapers also supported the Leave movement. To me it is a sign that they want to be in control of the opposition.

    People like Gove and Fox are very unappealing to many people. I am sure that if the Leave movement had had more moderate figures they would have won more easily.

  • no republicrat

    If the internet is so powerful why is this still under the rug?
    http://downstreampolitics.com/2016/06/15/orlando-killers-father-held-meetings-white-house/
    Pictures are stunning!!
    Perhaps because of july 4th.

  • FEEuser

    This EU thing is so ridiculous. It is a chimera, an illusion, an abstraction, an exercise in metaphysics and propaganda combined with emotionalism. Its whole raison d’être is nebulous; it cannot be, and obviously, some wise Brits are well aware of this impossibility.

    That Britain would resist membership in the EU is not at all surprising. What do Brits have in common with Germans, Spaniards, Finns, Greeks, or Italians, or they with Brits or with each other? Precious little.

    Isn’t the simplest, most basic definition of a country a group of people who speak the same language? One could, of course, take this argument further and declare that the culture, manners, mores and habits of these many peoples differ as well. How are all these differences to be “reconciled”? Can the rulers simply gloss over them, forget them, force a single way of speaking, doing, and being on them all?

    Taking a continent of 370 million people speaking many languages, who see themselves as VERY different from their neighbors (even if they speak the SAME language), and creating one single political unit is preposterous! Caesar could not do it. Charlemagne could not do it. Napoleon could not do it. Hitler could not do it. Nobody can do it. As Ludwig von Mises wrote:

    “The greater the scope the state claims in the life of the individual and the more important politics becomes for him, the more areas of friction are thereby created in territories with mixed population.” — Nation, State, and Economy, p. 79.

    Mises certainly saw things clearly.

    Look what happened to the US in 1861-1865. A great conflagration erupted between peoples who spoke the SAME language and shared much culturally. These shared traits could not stop natural political and cultural divisions from developing more and more with the passage of time, nor could they stop the development of regional differences of interest, opinions, or economic goals. The US was simply TOO LARGE and COMPLEX for such childish notions as “perpetual union.” The latter term was a mere abstraction, a propaganda slogan to ward off the obvious reality which we can all see but choose to ignore. War only postponed the inevitable, i.e., the breaking away of those diverse regions and peoples who seek only individual freedom against the overweening super-state.

    How much more is this natural resistance to centralization true for the culturally and linguistically diverse Europeans?

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