If you are worried about populism, you have seen self destructive illogical behaviour recently. Analysts got it all wrong and explained it as the less educated choosing racist or nationalist views over self benefit. You can see this too.
So you wouldn’t believe that some of these people put you above themselves? You wouldn’t believe that Europe was more important to some leave voters than any stay voters? What if your views had prevented these peoples sacrifice from being understood? What if you were the biased one??
Nobody believed it would happen. Not even those that voted for it.
Maybe someone would vote for something they didnt want?? Maybe to send a message? Given the result being unchangeable, maybe rather than voting for, voting against could send a message that you had reservations.
What if the unexpected then happened? You voted for what you didnt want but didnt expect it? Explain that without feeling silly.
What if then you hoped that the cost was worth it if it made a difference, but what if the message never arrived and the sacrifice was for nothing?
A danger is to not see that maybe people cause what they dont want, to lose any message, to treat simply and allow others to hold it out as an example for their right wing parties.
By Jim Cook of UK ThinkTank .com