I hate to say this but I have held off on posting this here because it's just too depressing:
I mean, I get that I'm supposed to be a good liberal here and "meet them on the issues" but, as with Brexit, how do you even begin to address this kind of wilfull ignorance?
On one side, you have a whole bunch of people saying "HOLY FUCKING SHIT, ARE YOU ALL ACTUALLY INSANE?" and on the other side you have a bunch "low-information voters" saying "yeh but what if this totally farcical bullshit that a bunch of right-wing billionaires have been spoon-feeding me in their own self interest had any kind of bearing in reality?? What if, huh?? I can't be bothered to look this up for myself, so fuck you, book-reader!"
What am I supposed to do with that? Where's the middle ground when it's a choice between "actual reality" and "whatever Randian psychopathic bullshit you have chosen to believe in order to justify basically hating anyone who isn't a WASP and pretending your own shit doesn't stink"?
Fuck them all. Brexit will fuck everyone in Britain who voted for it in exactly the same way as trump will fuck over everyone who voted for him. Let them own their bad fucking decisions, just for once. Maybe when all the dust has settled, we can have some semblance of sanity...