If you read the European press, something that's easy and fun to do in the Internet Age, you will see that they're having an...exotic...reaction to Britain's vote to withdraw from the EU [pronounced "ew"]. In fact, they're practically agricultural about it.
Then it occurred to me. The Euro-media/political complex is angrier with the British populace for their exercise in democracy than they are when a random Islamist decides to kill a large number of people who choose not to live like it's the 7th century A.D.
I've written before about how this has become a brutally nihilistic time in which we live, but this is the icing on the Nietzschean cake. Those who control law and information have reached a point where they are not just distanced from the majority within their own nations, but they are disdainful of them. That gulf is remarkable and has more to do with creating phenomena like Brexit and Trumpism [for lack of a better term] than they realize or, at least, are willing to admit.
The refrain of a contemporary song comes to mind:
You got no time for the messenger
Got no regard for the thing that you don't understand
You got no fear of the underdog
That's why you will not survive