Britons today flood the polls to engage in the entirely futile exercise of ‘voting’ to leave the EU.
The Britons appear to believe that drawing a cross in a box that says ‘Leave the EU’ will, somehow, result in Britain ceasing to be a member of the European Union.
Cultural anthropologist Vincent De Larro informs us that such ceremonies are an ancient tradition amongst Northern European societies. “It’s a form of magical thinking, or cargo cult activity,” he says, “it endows meaning on the actions of the individuals in question. In this case the Britons perceive there to be a direct causal chain between their drawing crosses on pieces of paper and the role of Great Britain in global politics.”
“Of course,” he goes on “British, European and Global politics are all so far removed from the actions of people drawing crosses on pieces of paper that there’s no way at all for them to effect it.”
“The cause and effect here is strictly one-way – and the effect is always on the members of society themselves. They are never the cause. The whole thing’s designed to prevent them from having any effects on anything at all.”
Despite this the Britons have occupied themselves in 2016 with debates, arguments, theories, warnings and philosophies on the merits of EU membership. Their public intellectuals have made cases one way or another, their actors and singers and celebrities have voiced opinions on the matter, their newspapers have presented ideas and polemics. All concerning the possible results of the ‘vote’ and all built upon the premise that their little crosses will do something other than ruin a perfectly fine piece of paper.
Britons have been voting for or against things for many years with the ‘vote’ having no effect whatsoever on the manner in which the country is run. They still, however, vote.
“It’s fascinating really,” says political philosopher Edward Lowenstein, “Britons have been consistently voting against socialism, globalism and progressivism for at least a hundred years, but they have failed to notice that these votes did nothing to prevent their country from leading the way in global progressive socialism.”
“They are, it seems, happy with the illusion of their actions having significance and will ignore all the evidence to the contrary.”