I have read and I believe I understand the arguments posted in response to my musings. I believe these ways of seeing the whole mess is correct from the point of where each poster is situated.
I can only tell you that the case with at least one East EUropean country I know well is that the extreme right took over not as a result of EU policies but as a result of what the voting majority of this particular nation actually prefers, nourishes and cherishes: deep respect for being white, religious and preferably male.
Now, we are living in a Western EUropean country where the extreme "left" is saying they do not like the EU because they think everyone in the family should live on the same level regardless of how hard or effectively they work. Hmmm. No wonder the smart and rich kid wants to move out.
Clearly, everybody is now pulling their way, trying to grill
their own political sausage on the EU fireplace.
In other words, there is no one single
reason, one single failure point of the EU scheme.
And yet the EU will refuse to use brexit as a pause to look in the mirror and ask ourselves: "what are we doing wrong and can this be done better". No such attempt, not even mentioning it. They (=the EU govt) pretend (or even worse, believe) everything is fine with the EU and them English
are just plainly out of their minds. Which is not the case. Them English
are just refusing to sail upwind.
This is all very sad. Very pessimistic. We cannot blame the English for willing to part with a club where they do not feel happy. But we can blame the EU for not trying to learn the lesson.
In my case, I am just going to keep our boat papers in order and up to date and our moderate budget
well diversified and non-EURoistic. Can't see what else we could do.
Just sail it and hope the ultimate and undoubtedly problematic collapse will see us somewhere in the SoPac.