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.
Depends on when the immigration occurred. In the early 19th century, many were forced off lands they had occupied for generations. My own lot were forced from the Strath of Kildonan where the most violent and vicious clearances occurred. Sigh, I daresay they would still be there if they hadn't been thrown out.
Back in the late '70s early '80s there was a published report that - thanks to emigration - the average Scottish IQ had dropped considerably. Seems all the bright ones had taken off for greener pastures.
Wow I guess the paymasters stumbled. The global, financial, and government elites of the West missed the realignment. They have been so busy feathering their own nests and preening for their peers, that they have been tone deaf to the interests of everyday regular working people, not to mention insulated from their own bad policy decisions. I guess they thought playing one interest group off against the others would work forever. And lest we forget, if you add Bernie supporters, it is a pretty big wave of the disaffected.
Good for England!! But I do fear it is decades too late. I also fear that this effort to take their country back will end here and the left will continue to undermine their country. I would expect that in 10-20 years or so that native British people will become the new refugees looking for someplace to escape persecution. Don't forget that the left still controls the government and I fully expect them to now punish the voters relentlessly for this.
Going on a hundred years ago, Progressivism was discredited, due to the failures of Woodrow Wilson. Like the current president, WW was supposed to be the second coming, the end all and be all of American progress; the progressives were in frissons of ecstasy(tingle up the leg?). But it all went wrong. This is when the term “Progressive” was discarded and replaced with “Liberal”; ……..however there were not so many government dependents then.
Modern Republicanism — in the form of Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover — and modern liberalism both emerged as reactions to the excesses of Progressivism.