Post by David on Nov 17, 2018 10:29:27 GMT
If people have no hope and feel humiliated and betrayed they’ll vote for pretty much anyone that promises them that hope, so wanting to drive us there is odd. It doesn’t make them bad people or “antidemocratic” people it makes them fundamentally human and all humans are imperfect in that we’re all selfish and will seek to get what we want. Whether that be conventional things like more money, social status and sex or esoteric things like a political outcome.
If what you say is true, all the more reason why these anti-democratic people should have their politics broken in a second referendum.
Also, and this isn't aimed at you particularly but I don’t want to clutter the thread, I think many people on this forum don’t get just how powerful the emotions of humiliation, betrayal and hopelessness are. I’m currently considering writing my history assignment arguing that national humiliation, also economics, were the most important factors in the collapse of Weimar. People should take a lesson from then, and Italy and other places throughout history, about what can, not will, happen when those emotions are widely held, even when only held by a minority.