Hi Terry - thought-provoking post.
Brexit represents the struggle of a people to declare a limit to being absorbed into ( essentially) a larger nation/state, the EU - almost, not quite. The EU is a supranational state that was being forced onto us, in other words it's not a larger state, it's bigger than that.
(BTW I don't hate Europeans, I just remain extremely suspicious of the supranational entity that is the EU - UK citizens voted for a European trading bloc in the 70s, and that trading area then morphed into a political entity behind the electorate's collective backs.)
How would you Yanks feel if your government forced you into a political partnership with Mexico, Argentina, Brasil etc. and didn't want to consult you about it? I'm sure you get my point.
And two years ago, the British people said enough ... WE WANT OUT.
And in the midst if this Britain remarkably, to my off shore understanding, has filed for her human independence from “bigness” She wants to sort out intra-national problems such as cultural/racial/religious norms within her region. She is simply limiting the interference from abroad. I am a Yank and may be way off base but there it is my thought - you are indeed a Yank and I think you're rather perceptive. The UK has some serious problems which are exacerbated by the pernicious doctrine of multiculturalism. I'd like like to move to the USA, Canada or Australia either temporarily or permanently. Maybe, one day, I could become a Yank like you ...
Edit: aww fuck, I think I responded to Humbled's comments, not Terry's.
Well, I think both Terry and Humbled are perceptive posters.