A comment from Zombie:
Seriously, the Brexit vote is probably the most important news to come out of Europe since 1989 (the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, a.k.a. "the Berlin Wall coming down"). And that was the most important news since 1945.
Until this moment, "the progress of history" was depicted as moving ever-forward toward transnational global government.
Now we realize -- hang on just a darn minute, why is this terrible thing inevitably depicted as humanity's final state of perfection?
This is a waking-up of ultra-epic proportions. It could be even more important than the death of the Warsaw pact and the Soviet Union.
1989 saw the end of "self-defined overt communism."
2016 now sees the end of the even-more-sinister "crypto-communism," e.g. transnational undemocratic government.