This is another of my think pieces – that few are interested in. People do not want to think about their world – and prefer to fantasize about it. There is a difference.
The Brexit today is a fine example of the later. The Brits do not mind shooting themselves in the foot – if they fantasize that this is to their advantage.
Large numbers of Americans may do this also, if they elect Trump. And the list goes on and on.
This is a misuse of power – democratic power – where the majority can force their views on a minority. Plenty of dictatorships have begun by winning an election – and then abusing their power, once elected.
In the U.S. – this began when Business Interests – the few people at the top of any organization – took advantage of their power. Everyone else could say, quite accurately “There is nothing we can do about it!”
Whoever controls the top, controls everything.