The strange definitions of democracy continue as what Boris Johnson referred to as “a kind of hysteria, a contagious mourning” emanate from the section of the British population that wanted to stay in the European Union. Boris has said that the recent protests from crowds of young people are driven by their fears and anxieties about what the future might hold rather than “the EU project per se .”
Unfortunately, this hysteria has led to some very strange conclusions about what democracy is. One of the most bizarre is a claim that referenda are deeply undemocratic.
…Johnson said these fears were “wildly overdone” and set out his “basic truths”.
“The reality is that the stock market has not plunged, as some said it would – far from it. The FTSE is higher than when the vote took place,” he added.
“There has been no emergency budget, and nor will there be.
“But the crowds of young people are experiencing the last psychological tremors of Project Fear – perhaps the most thoroughgoing government attempt to manipulate public opinion since the run-up to the Iraq War.” He said it was time for the nonsense claims that the older generation had stolen the future of youngsters, to end.
An article on Fushion.net titled Brexit, Hamilton, and the limits of democracy is a great example of some of these ” psychological tremors”.