The game changed this past year.
No one amongst the Thralls of Empire took seriously the possibility that their globalization plans could be slowed, nevermind stopped, so no one in the political, academic, and especially the media Establishments throughout the globalized world took Brexit seriously. They figured that this referendum would come, result in Remain winning, and that's that. (And if not, they figured on forcing revotes until it did.) Well, Brexit did win and the revotes aren't coming- and no, I don't expect the judicial route to nullifying the referendum to work either, as a long-asleep British people are finally realizing that it's on them--and no one else--to ensure that the vote's results become final and past-tense-binding.
As we now know,
SJWs Always Lie!. Following that, we also now know
SJWs Always Double-Down., and double-down they did when they could not ignore the viability of Donald Trump as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. One need not look too hard to find all sorts of Internet image memes mocking the willful blindness of the #NeverTrump crowd, the Democrat Party, and especially the Social Justice death cult as they insisted with the delusional zealotry of a heroin addict deep into withdrawl that Crooked Sick Pedo Hillary Clinton would inevitably win the election.
The game that changed was the game of illusionism known as "public relations". In short, someone finally read Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals and began using it against Saul's own side. That's not all, however, as we also saw that the lessons of #Gamergate got applied to this election campaign in a most spectacular fashion. Memetic narrative warfare, done with laughter and joy at the lulz to be had, at all levels of U.S. society--including by people in the Trump campaign--complete countered the most powerful institutions of narrative warfare yet devised at their own game.
I cannot understate how big of an upset these two political campaigns are to the global Establishment. The political realignment in London and Washington D.C. is not a minor shuffling of deck chairs; this is a serious political power shift that hasn't happened in over a generation on either side of the Atlantic. The technocrats in Brussels are shitting themselves now, and they're panicking. So yeah, we blew up their Death Star.
You had better believe that more violent options to put down the threat of France, Italy, or any other EU member state breaking free are now on the table. (The "jackals", as John Perkins put it in Confessions of an Economic Hit-Man, are not just for 3rd World operations.) It's just a matter of figuring out if the Thralls have a Thrawn or a dumbass at the helm. Right now I'm thinking it's a dumbass.
And if you're expecting me to start working towards a reference to The Empire Strikes Back, you're not wrong, but we're not there yet. Wait for it.
The game is the management of perception, and starting with #Gamergate that sensibility (and the acumen to make it work) broke containment and got out into the population at-large. Multiple places across the Internet now openly talk about narrative warfare, memetic warfare, the importance of popular support, and 4th Generation Warfare. More books on this are getting out there. More podcasts are getting out there. More people are on speaking tours talking about, and demonstrating by deed, this sort of thing- and the reactions have been either pathetic counter-memetics or far more effective use of violence.
What we did last year was a great thing, and it broken open a window of opportunity by ruthless exploitation of a weakness heretofore unseen by many and ill-believed by many more. Empire is unbeatable, until it isn't- and we found out last year that it's not. "Beatable", however, does not mean "inevitable defeat"; they can turn this around, and violence is likely the way it'll be attempted.
By that, I mean the push-pull scheme of using the migrant invasion to set up the perception of "unacceptable" criminality against certain parts of the population by the invaders and contrast that to the "unacceptable" violence against those same invaders by unwanted parts of the population- a problem that "of course" can only be solved by the imposition of a violent police state with total surveillance at all times backed by a standing occupation force of "police officers".
Why? To get sufficient political cover to do this:
Best Darth Vader Scene EVER by debunkerbuster
If they had Darth Vader, this wouldn't be a metaphor.
So no, we're not out of the woods yet. Not we in the trenches. Not the God-Emperor Ascendant. None of us. Look for tells out of what others (rightly) call "The Deep State", and be ready for Round 2. They're going to ratchet up the pressure, so we've got to adapt and Git Gud; we've got an advantage is that they really haven't updated their playbook in decades, so a lot of the leaks and exposes of old still have value, but they've got institutional power on their side and plenty of normies still aren't aware of what's really going on- and worse, a significant number of them are Morpheus said to Neo in The Matrix:
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
So, how about it? Ready for the next level? I am. Natural Law is on our side- the Force is with us. Empire must fall.