We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
How did Farage get there? I could Bing it I suppose and find out in a material way. Though the root of my question is from whom he got his authority of rightness, through common sense of course. But from his father, his mom, a distant and irascible Aunt. Takes courage what he does, and a single minded focus on truth, and the ability to speak it. A man to be admired.
"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." Orwell.
It's Belgian hegemony, actually. I write that half-seriously. It is the Benelux attitude which has slowly assumed ascendancy in the EU. Which is great for art, literature, food, beer, and trade, but not so effective at even resisting evil, let alone defeating it.
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Hi Party the UKIP is the only party that truly represents the views of indigenous Britons although most vote according to their traditional family/class patterns Tory or Labour. If you ask the British "man in the street" their views on Europe I guarantee 90% would espouse the policies of UKIP. They just don't realise it.
Farage is Churchill. The British dullards are still voting for Chamberlain. Like their American counterparts and Obama.
My understanding of the European Union is that it was a trade and monetary agreement. In fact in Britain, the only time the British people were given the opportunity to cast a vote was around 1973 and that was on the question of joining the "Common Market".
The current political mess with heavy EU interference in the laws and customs of its member states and massive subsidies flowing into poorer regions from more affluent EU countries, just happened. Just as uncontrolled Muslim immigration into Europe is due to EU policies over-ruling local national policies. Repeated efforts by national politicians to put these changes to a referendum have been suppressed and vilified by these EU bureaucrats.
Hence, the Farage speech is not just personal but expressing the suppressed anger of millions of native Europeans.
The Farage speech reminds me of the speech by Daniel Hannan last year. We have got to yield the palm for speaking excellence to the Brits. Maybe it's because debating is still taught in universities, red brick or otherwise. It makes it a pure pleasure to listen to them when they are skilfully scolding and dissecting some fellow politician, either in Parliament or some other political venue. Maybe those OWS-ers should listen some of the time, instead of constantly whining.