People of the EU; citizens, students, immigrants, and refugees, today my thoughts are with you, in hopes that you will remain strong in the face this nationalist British decree. This day may be remembered as a terrible turning point, and an affirmation of the extent to which fear in Britain has now given way to blame and desperation and xenophobia. It reveals how half of British people have little insight into the actual causes of their own struggles, or awareness as to the true extent of their interdependence with others throughout Europe and beyond. Brexit has revealed that the majority of British voters are now willing to imperil their own well-being and even the well-being of others in an infantile bid to try and shore up their own defenses. Other countries following suit will exponentially magnify this disaster. Please don’t let it happen to you. I feel ashamed of being British today.