"Standing outside a university café, after a night of celebration following her final exam, 19-year-old medical student Evie Rothwell said she was feeling a sense of "betrayal" this morning.
Sad! There is more after the break.
"A really important decision was made for us by the older generation," she explained, noting that exit polls showed that three-quarters of voters aged 18 to 24 wanted to remain in the EU. By contrast, more than 60 percent of seniors aged 65+ voted to leave.
"Essentially people much, much older than us — and who won’t be around for the consequences — are giving us a future we don’t want," added Jack Lennard, who just finished his undergraduate degree in archeology and anthropology.
The students see the vast job and travel prospects the EU offered them suddenly drying up, and they described how they felt their worlds would get a lot smaller. Rothwell worried about her future medical licensure, and whether she’d be able to move around as freely as she had hoped."
Archeology and anthropology degree? What was he thinking? Quelle horreur! Travel might be curtailed or limited! Keep the narrow self interests in mind while Richard Fernandez recaps a small bit of important history:
"Essentially people much older than you gave you what you now take for granted. They won World War 2, fueled the great boom, walked through the valley of the shadow of nuclear death — and had you.
You didn’t make the present, nor as you now complain, are you making the future. No children, no national defense, no love of God or country.
But that’s just it. You’ve brainwashed yourselves into thinking someone else: the old, the older, the government, the dead would always do things for you.
If you learn anything from Brexit, learn that nobody got anywhere expecting someone to do things for him."
Indeed, and for the EU its truly worse than that, they have relied on the US to provide most of their National Defense, while using the freed up resources to feather their nests, mostly to pay for unsustainable medical benefits, and standard of living enhancements. Something which cannot go on forever, will stop. Herbert Stein.
These young self absorbed children need to have a serious come to Jesus over just how high they have had everything teed up for them. The idea that they will be occasionally faced with serious considerations greater then "Pils, or India Pale Ale" should be coming apparent. Britain as it is will be better than it was with the EU. You can make it even better, but not by whinging, and blubbering in your Pils.
The idea that your future can only be bright if Britain is anchored to a demographically dying trade block, increasingly populated by feral humans is bonkers. You need to make your future. You can make one better than that offered by the EU. But it will require you recant the security canard, and allow risk back into your economy. Do it, greatness beckons.