What will be the final outcome of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?
Will the petition for a second referendum on remaining or leaving the EU prevail?
Will Scotland and/or Ireland withdraw from the UK to join the EU?
Will other countries leave the EU, too?
What will be the effect on European unity?
These are the kind of times when individuals and groups that no majority in a country wants to assume power manage to slip in -- sometimes stealing a nation's government right out from under them. When it's too late citizens wonder how this could be allowed to happen, but it occurred in Europe beginning in the 1920's/1930s. This could occur in the United States -- make no mistake -- if we aren't vigilant. We should be concerned. Prevention of such an evolution is the answer!
Consider this, too, staunch conservative commentator and columnist George Will is reported by news media to have stated he is leaving the Republican Party and is urging others to do the same. Better late than never -- as I believe the handwriting on this wall has been present for many years when we consider how this party has performed in our legislature with little done to correct their ineffectual governing and numerous legislators poor job performance. Voters failed to throw them out.
Think about this too ........
Billionaires Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch met in Scotland I noticed -- just to socialize?
Remember what transpired in Great Britain with Rupert Murdoch's foray into media ownership there -- employee's activities -- accusations of questionable governmental political relationships?
The U.S. has the distinction of Mr. Murdoch having become a citizen, being allowed to acquire the right to use our airwaves, then, by some analysts criteria, lowering factual news broadcasting standards on the network his company owns.
He purchased the Wall Street Journal....has reportedly been dedicated to preserving newspapers though his publishing history in his home country of Australia and what occurred in Great Britain caused many concern over the quality of his publications.
Huffington Post's Michael Levin interviewing author Sarah Ellison in 2015 regarding the WSJ -- "The editorial page has stayed true to itself..." which some had been concerned might not occur. There were ongoing legal matters in Great Britain at the takeover time which some reportedly thought might have taken precedence on his time.
Former WSJ employee Ms Ellison further observed:
" It [WSJ] used to be a watchdog on the corporate world, on American business"...now "...much more interested in the geopolitical landscape and finance."
" It’s tilted rightward politically." Previously the WSJ was thought by many to lean to the left.
USA Today June 2015 article describing what Mr. Murdoch owns "....Everything". I strongly recommend you read this article listing that includes the broadcast media he owns.
I wonder if Mr. Murdoch will provide Mr. Trump financial backing and/or what else for future campaigning?
Would Mr. Murdoch want anything in return for his support of Mr. Trump?
Billionaires in charge will certainly have the average citizen's best interests at heart -- or will they???
Is my concern premature? It is just conjecture presently, or maybe even unjustified?
Pay attention to what transpires with politicians and their supporters in the U.S. as we move toward and through the July political party presidential nominating conventions.
I think there will be little doubt after the conventions who the candidate is -- that I haven't even named here -- who we'll need to support to keep our nation stable at home and in the world.
We, the people, can make a difference to preserve this nation and move progressively forward into the future.