Brexit resulted in a victory for those seeking to reclaim England from foreigners and refugees and other such poor people seeking a free ride in dear old England. The campaign to leave was characterized by blatant calls for hate and violence against immigrants and Muslims. Prime Minister David Cameron made clear to the nation: “in the past few days we have seen despicable graffiti daubed on a Polish community center. We’ve seen verbal abuse against people because they are members of ethnic minorities.”
Latest police reports indicate a dramatic 57% increase in hate crimes. As always, when people feel oppressed by unknown secret powers, the most certain way to restore faith in their opportunity for a better life is to direct anger toward the weakest group of people they can identify. As a Jew I am aware after 2,000 years of hate, the easiest target for haters is the most politically weak group.