So, it has finally happened. A EU nation has left the Union. What everyone is missing is the fact that this is the end of a significant political era in Europe: the death of the fabricated teleological discourse of the monolithic agent of peace, democracy, and progress in Europe, the European Union. Yes, there had been democratic setbacks along the way for the EU, such as the Danes rejecting the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 (A second referendum was forced upon them and passed). They then rejected the Euro in 2000. Ireland spurned the Nice Treaty, but again a second referendum was crammed down their throats. 2003 the Swedes rejected the Euro. The proposed EU Constitution was turned down by French voters in 2005 and Dutch voters in 2008.