I’m an unashamed Anglophile, however, unlike many Americans, I don’t see Britain as a giant museum, (although the history is great). My parents through their careers had British friends, and I’ve made many British friends through Michael Palin’s website and my writing.
I’ve been following Brexit. It’s not my place to judge if the vote was a mistake or not. I’ve spoken with my British friends and have concerns about where this is going.
Why the title is “The Forest of Brexit.” For it is a forest. The clearing is nowhere in sight. For those Monty Python fans out there, not quite the Knights Who Say Ni, but could be as scary.
I’ve read many of the results may not be seen for a decade or two. I’m stating the obvious, when I say, some can’t wait that long. It’s like Daniel Boone exploring past the Cumberland Gap. Not sure what was out there. (His son was killed by a Shawnee war party twenty miles West of the Gap). Columbus thought he was going to Asia. Wonder what Caesar thought was West of Ireland.
I tend not to take much stock in futurist predictions. One invention, assassination, decision can change the course. Brexit could happen or not happen, be pure genius or a disaster.
All I can say for my British mates is; I’m rooting for y’all. I hope you can get past the forest to a good clearing.