I'm Italian and I live in London.
But I'm happy for the brexit.
I agree completely with the Soviet Union comparison of UE.
Read page 39 of this assay, this journalist is a genius. The chapter "Beyond the wildest imagination":
So well done about the brexit!
But what is going to happen is an Americanization of uk I think. I will miss them in Europe.
I don't know why you say that Muslim are going to be affected by the brexit. Maybe for the Americanisation of UK. It's not a mystery the propaganda anti Muslims done (by USA in particular) for justifying our violent presence in their countries.
I can say that these years in London have been amazing. A ma zing.
No borders (for me), multi culture to the greatest extent, stimulation, how we were living together so normally.
Where are you from? Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brasil, Finland, Marocco, Iraq.
And it was funny for me to see how the anti Muslim propaganda here had not effect AT ALL! You know, when the tv and news paper say "terrorist attak in ..".
Elsewere you start to look at the Muslims differently. Here not!
Here Muslim is the guy that sells you cigarettes, the guy of the laundery, the cool guy that you fancy so much, the friends, coworkers.
Amazing, this is the future. No borders, multi culture, the couples, the kids are all mixed.
And the food. And peace.
And the black guys, with their style.
Here I've seen the future of humanity.
Peace, variety and sunshine.
This is how I describe the atmosphere here before the referendum.
(Apart of those coincidences that Teal describes happening in London, sometimes unpleasant..)
From yesterday the atmosphere is changed.
We are all waiting.
It's ok, they couldn't continue in Europe. Enough is enough.
What gave UK the chance to go out is the pressure of USA. This is my feeling. USA wants UK. As at the time of tony blair I guess.
I don't know about the other countries. I hope we will free ourselves on our own. But I really can't imagine how.
Anyway, I'm happy to have tasted a bit of this future in London. Like me everyone who has lived here these years.
Now I know how the world will be. And I don't accept anything less than that.
You know, when you start to see everything less than that as pathetic, unacceptable? It's when you bring a change where you go. Even if you stay silence.