Sarah Palin, Trump Victory “inspired by Brexit” and “we don’t want this globalism.”
“Hookin’ up” with Brexiteers against “Globalism”.
“Well, see, Great Britain and America, see how we’re hooking up now?” she told the Associated Press at a Trump rally as the results rolled in.
“We’re going rogue and saying, you know, the people are going to take back control of our governance.”
Ms Palin continued: “Really, we’re going to be able to say, no, we don’t want this globalism […]
“We can’t be telling other countries, other nations how to sweep their porches if we can’t sweep our own yet.
“So we’ve got to take care of what’s going on here within our borders, just like you all have done, especially recently.”
Reports the Independent.
The Daily Mail is enthusiastic. They continue the story,
Sarah Palin says Donald Trump’s sensational win was inspired by Brexit and said: ‘Britain – we’re going rogue and the people are taking back control’.
The billionaire tycoon Donald Trump is set to be the next president of the United States after voters gambled on his promise to ‘Make America Great Again’.
It was a similar message to the one used by Brexiteers who successfully convinced voters that Britain’s future was brighter outside the European Union.
Ms Palin, a former beauty queen turned Republican politician, said this spirit had spread across the Atlantic and bolstered Trump’s campaign.
James Corden, now also a big star in the United States, tweeted he had ‘Brexit feelings’ as it became clear Trump would win.
Speaking at the Trump Rally in New York she said: ‘See Great Britain! America! See how we’re hookin’ up now?
‘We’re going rogue and the people are going to take back control.
‘We’re going to be able to say we don’t want this globalism, and we can’t be telling other countries how to sweep their porches if we can’t sweep our own yet.
‘So we’ve got to take care of what’s going on here within our borders just like you all have done especially recently.’
It came as Nigel Farage booked himself onto the first plane to America from London this morning to meet his friend Donald Trump.
….he’s already thought of a role he could fulfill: President Trump’s ambassador to the EU.
There are signs that The People’s Assembly Against Austerity will look to organise an event around the theme of a ‘People’s Brexit’.
As the People’s Assembly will be mobilising and using trade union and labour movement resources for a pro-Brexit rally – pro- in the direction they want, a “People’s anti-European Union events, RSL warns against joining any anti-UKIP activity when Farage leads a pro-Brexit, march against the High Court,
There is a temptation to have a broad, anti-racist demo and campaign with whoever is opposed to Farage. This by its very nature could include several figures from the pro-EU centre. To be so broad, this movement would at best be non-committal about the idea of Britain leaving the EU and at worst have several elements seeking to overturn the vote.
…while Farage’s march will be racist, it has been called over Brexit and that is an important distinction we should make.
The pro-Brexit ‘left’ now claims that their demand for open borders (outbidding the existing EU freedom of movement, in a universal call to tear down frontiers) will protect them from accusations that they have joined in with the likes of Trump, Palin, and Farage,
But as Mark Boothroyd notes (Brexit ushers in a Carnival of Reaction),
The response to the Leave vote by pro-Leave leftists of increased attempts at migrant solidarity work are welcome, but they rarely confront the point that this activism is necessitated by the very victory of the Leave campaign, and these effects were warned about by pro-Remain activists. Failing to acknowledge what is driving the attacks that they were warned were coming in the event of a Leave victory, is shortsighted and politically dishonest, and leaves unanswered the bigger questions as to what stance to take towards the ongoing Brexit negotiations and its effects on migrants.
One could say that there is equally a logic in Palin’s cries against ‘globalisation’ and a wing of the anti-globalisation left. Their demand for ‘no-borders’ cannot be taken seriously when the refuse to recognise the side they have chosen: the Brexit side, for National Sovereignty against ‘globalisaiton’.
The ex-SWP faction concludes that they think many left-wing Remain supporters will accept that they should work with the strategy of the ‘left’ Leave campaign
will be open to working on the basis of a left wing exit from the EU even if they remain pro-EU.
Cautiously they note that some will not.
can’t support a People’s Brexit platform because they simply don’t want any Brexit ever.
Oddly many on the left are going to say to the – ineffectual, declining and marginalised – People’s Assembly leadership (another ex-SWP faction, Counterfire): we don’t want Brexit.
I suppose in the supple tactical minds of anybody who’s been in the SWP the whirl of constantly changing campaigns is part of the political culture. One day for hysterical Stand up UNKIP campaigns. The next for a refusal to do anything but lie down as UKIP marches to British ‘independence’ and Trump.
These revolutionaries take their cue not from Marxism but from Vautrin, Jacques Collin, Trompe-la-Mort, one of the central characters of Balzac’s Comédie humaine.
This one of his best known statements, (Le Père Goroit),
Vautrin : « Il n’y a pas de principes, il n’y a que des évènements ; il n’y a pas de lois, il n’y a que des circonstances : l’homme supérieur épouse les évènements et les circonstances pour les conduire. »
There are no principles, there are only events; there are no laws, there are only circumstances: the superior man shapes his conduct to fit events and conditions.
You’re going to hear a lot of wailing from the left about our “disconnection” with the values of “ordinary working-class people”. It is bullshit – both as a fact and an explanation of what’s happened. In every state in America there are working-class people staffing beleaguered abortion clinics, organising unions among migrant cleaners and Walmart workers.
Those who tell you the left has to somehow “reconnect” with people whose minds are full of white supremacy and misogyny must finish the sentence. By what means? By throwing our black brothers and sisters under a bus? Eighty years ago the poets and miners of the International Brigades did not march into battle saying: “Mind you, the fascists have got a point.”