I don't think Brexit has proven this, but it has certainly reinforced it.
At least we in the UK will have the opportunity to change this at the ballot box, it will take time but I think political change is in the wind. Voters for the EU can't do this other than through the impotent MEPs.
See that's what gets me about you Pros.
The codependency movement may have its roots in the theories of German psychoanalyst Karen Horney. used
Just read up on her, she says she's abused by her Norwegian dad, so what she says is taken as gospel. On that basis so my Mum-'cept no one's heard of her. I have Theories-no one's heard of me, Me dad had them, no one's heard of him. Every one has them. In computer parlance Bollocks in bespeaks Garbage out.
Now here's a thing. comedians usually have a distinct insecurity. Laughter makes them feel better. Can I have me PHD now.
I used to come across people like that when working with addicts. Often you would find a relationship were one person had an addiction such as alcohol, and then they would partner up with an enabler who would provide them alcohol, excuse their disgustingly destructive behaviour etc.