Also on this day in 1870, Napoleon III abdicated as Emperor of the French. Confusingly there were only two French Empires but there were three Napoleons. Only numbers one and three actually reigned, though. I believe that it was Marx (or possibly Engels) who, when looking on the ascension of Napoleon III remarked that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. But Napoleon III took on the Prussians and had his hat (err, and his Crown) handed to him. Again, this date was not a good one for Empire.
Today's Transnational Empire is going through the same wrenching changes. Britain shuffles towards BREXIT, after 3 years of increasingly desperate rope-a-dope from the imperial Powers That Be. Last night the imperial hangers-on ignored the quite sensible advice of former Prime Minister Tony Blair:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday.You see, the British people are seemingly fed up with the delays and want their will - democratically expressed in the BREXIT referendum - honored. Parliament at this point may even be less popular than our own Congress, and that's saying quite a lot. The House of Commons (led by a number of Johnson's fellow Tory party members) took control from the Prime Minister yesterday:
Remainers have won the vote to usurp the Government’s role to control the Parliamentary timetable. To this end, they will use tomorrow to table their anti-No Deal bill (termed by Number 10 ‘Corbyn’s surrender bill’).Blair was perhaps the smartest politician of his day, and he saw what the Commons couldn't. Not only has the House of Lords shown up vowing to basically filibuster anything that the Commons passes, but Johnson is springing his trap:
It looks like they dug a Heffalump Trap and fell right in. Today is a bad day for the Transnational Empire. The Globalists are in retreat all across the globe and do not know what to do about it, any more than the Little Augustus did. And these numbskulls think they're smarter than everyone around (especially in Flyover Country). So how's that working out?