Originally posted at Sprott Money June 13, 2016
People around the world are sick and tired of the status quo. They are sick and tired of the overly political correctness and the way that the system is attempting to control every aspect of our lives. You can see this growing wave of discontent from the ever-growing amount of politicians getting elected around the world with a nationalist ideology.
An increasing mass of people is sick and tired of the welfare state that has been created around us and want to get back to good, honest work - the type of hard effort and commitment that made the West the most prosperous nation in the world. Sadly, over the last few decades a growing portion of the population has gotten lazy and have expected more and more from "daddy" government.
The government has been overjoyed with this fact, as it has allowed them to expand endlessly, creating more and more justification for their existence and increasing their power over we, the people.
No more! That's right, no more! The tide is starting to shift, the pendulum swung too far and now it is starting to return back to the center. The tools that the government used to "shame" us into walking in step are no longer working and the curtain has been pulled back.
As I stated, you can see this happening all over the Western world, slowly, but surely. The most recent example that we can point to is the popularity of Donald Trump and his national agenda. This proves that a growing portion of those in the United States are sick and tired of what is being spoon-fed to them.
Yet, an even more immediate and important example can be found in Britain, where the people will be voting very soon on "Brexit". Up until recently, the polls have shown that more people were in favor of staying in the EU than leaving. The government propaganda was working, but has now been chipped away as the facts of how it is destroying those countries partaking can no longer be ignored.
Now, the polls are showing something entirely different. Those in favor of leaving the EU have exploded and they now enjoy a massive 19 point lead! If you follow polling at all, you will know that this is a stunning lead, and one that has the establishment shocked in disbelief.
What is even more heartening for liberty lovers around the world is the fact that only a short while ago, this lead was only 10 points, pointing to the fact that this movement has momentum and at a key time before the votes are taken.
Barring any funny business (which I would not rule out), it appears that Britain will be once again gaining its independence and shedding their un-elected overlords in Brussels.
This victory is being speculated to push gold to new heights, as it is going to lead to short-term uncertainty while the markets prepare for the unknown. However, I know for certain that it is going to lead to long-term prosperity from both a freedom perspective and an economic one for the people of Britain.
Let's hope the trend remains the same. Let's hope that the people do what is right and that liberty will reign the world over.
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