Among the myths propagated by the media is that youth now has the power to determine the fate of the world. We constantly hear that youth is in charge of the world and they make decisions regarding what will happen. Brexit has shown a new power in the constellation of conflicting powers within society. Those voting to exit the European Union in England were white, from the working class, lacked college education, and were somewhat older than those who voted to remain. Those who opposed leaving were young, of diverse backgrounds, college educated, and from the professional class.
In modern times, particularly in Europe, there is a growing sector of society that feels left behind. Those who wanted to exit, constitute that sector. They are similar to those in America who adhere to the Trump doctrine of making America “Great Again.” America is a great nation, and those with college education are succeeding to a greater degree than those who have only high school degrees. We are an unbalanced society in which their is an upper economic class that lives off the hard work of many people who simply feel left out.
Groups such as ‘Black Lives Matter’ have not yet realized there is also a group shouting, ‘White Lives Matter,’ and boy are they pissed off, and many have found heroes in Donald Trump and Ted Cruz