Re: Despair over Brexit and Trump?
Oh how people forget so quickly.
The Brexit vote had nothing to do with the EU to many people, as illogical as it sounds.
It is the first time in an entire generation that people can practice true democracy - one vote counts. So people use the vote to protest about practically anything, some of it legitimate, some of it completely unrelated.
The system is broken, and has been for a long time. Politicians and BBC media shouldn't get upset when people find a way to game the system (and unfortunately vote for something ridiculous), when that same system has been used to game the people for so long.
It's the same with Trump. Many people simply wanted something different to happen. They dont know the details, or even care, but just want someone different incharge, just to try it out and see what happens.
Hate them if you want, but a continual refusal by mainstream media to acknowledge the way real people think and act, is what got us into this situation in the first place.