So the Swiss have essentially snubbed the EU and voted against unrestricted immigration. One paragraph of the article in particular drew my attention:
Political scientist Claude Longchamp of the leading GfS Bern research
and polling institute noted: “It is a key moment in the recent history
of Switzerland. For the first time voters put their own concerns ahead
of those of the economy and came against the free movement of people.” (emphasis mine).
In the times past people were taught to sacrifice for God and Fatherland. Now we are apparently supposed to do the same for the economy. I have noticed one thing: when the government wants to present a positive picture of the current situation, they never talk about people having better and more stable marriages, raising children well or any such thing. It's always along the lines of growing economy or economic recovery or something similar.
Economy has become a new god and a jealous one, because it's all consuming. Mothers are supposed to place the infants as young as 3 months in the daycare and get back to work, for the sake of economy. Communities are being destroyed by uncontrolled immigration in the name of economy. And now the unthinkable happened - a group of people voted for their own interests, instead of those of the big businesses. Oh, the horror! What is this world coming to???