The post-Brexit fallout continues. Aside from the actual [yet to be seen] long term consequences for financial markets in the city of London, the real significance of Brexit is becoming clear and offers a modicum of hope to those who would start grassroots movements that take decades or generations to mature.
Brexit marks the first significant repudiation of progressivism since before the Second World War. Progressives, in both political and ecclesiastical spheres, have a teleological determinism to them. They create a phrase or idea in contravention to existing norms to force a dichotomy and then the acceptance of said novelty becomes an inevitability. No one had ever heard of "gay marriage" or "traditional marriage" twenty years ago, just marriage; but the sneaky sneaks sound that they could concoct a newfangled proposition and force the rest of us, in our logical consistency, to accept its variation, too. Who ever was told that the priest had his "back to the people" before the 20th century? It does nothing other than suggest he would normatively "face the people."
Make no mistake, the UKIPers, Labourers who crossed the line, and nationalist Tories did not vote for the British Empire and industrialism; they still want their NHS, public services, and post-Churchill socialism, but they also want to be left alone with regard to legislation. And yet this is something. Perhaps when we are told such and such is inevitable and never going to change we can recall how a single currency financial market became a constitutionally established bureaucracy with phases of gradual "integration," all inevitable until it wasn't.
Catholics, take note.