Infamous globalist billionaire George Soros recently published an article on Project Syndicate titled ‘Europe, Please Wake Up’ which explains how the “first step to defending Europe from its enemies, both internal and external, is to recognize the magnitude of the threat they present.”
The second step is to apparently “awaken the sleeping pro-European majority and mobilize it to defend the values on which the EU was founded.”
With movements such as the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) in France and anti-PSOE protests in Spain, it’s looking like many in Europe are starting to reject globalism (i.e. the European Union) and accept nationalism (i.e. sovereignty).
Since the boogeyman himself has now published a lengthy op-ed trying to explain why it is so important for the EU to stick around, things must be getting desperate.
Here is a snippet of Soros’ article:
Munich – Europe is sleepwalking into oblivion, and the people of Europe need to wake up before it is too late. If they don’t, the European Union will go the way of the Soviet Union in 1991. Neither our leaders nor ordinary citizens seem to understand that we are experiencing a revolutionary moment, that the range of possibilities is very broad, and that the eventual outcome is thus highly uncertain.
Most of us assume that the future will more or less resemble the present, but this is not necessarily so. In a long and eventful life, I have witnessed many periods of what I call radical disequilibrium. We are living in such a period today.
The next inflection point will be the elections for the European Parliament in May 2019. Unfortunately, anti-European forces will enjoy a competitive advantage in the balloting. There are several reasons for this, including the outdated party system that prevails in most European countries, the practical impossibility of treaty change, and the lack of legal tools for disciplining member states that violate the principles on which the European Union was founded. The EU can impose the acquis communautaire (the body of European Union law) on applicant countries, but lacks sufficient capacity to enforce member states’ compliance.
The antiquated party system hampers those who want to preserve the values on which the EU was founded, but helps those who want to replace those values with something radically different. This is true in individual countries and even more so in trans-European alliances.
The party system of individual states reflects the divisions that mattered in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as the conflict between capital and labor. But the cleavage that matters most today is between pro- and anti-European forces.
The EU’s dominant country is Germany, and the dominant political alliance in Germany – between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU) – has become unsustainable. The alliance worked as long as there was no significant party in Bavaria to the right of the CSU. That changed with the rise of the extremist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). In last September’s länder elections, the CSU’s result was its worst in over six decades, and the AfD entered the Bavarian Parliament for the first time.
The AfD’s rise removed the raison d’être of the CDU-CSU alliance. But that alliance cannot be broken up without triggering new elections that neither Germany nor Europe can afford. As it is, the current ruling coalition cannot be as robustly pro-European as it would be without the AfD threatening its right flank.
The situation is far from hopeless. The German Greens have emerged as the only consistently pro-European party in the country, and they continue rising in opinion polls, whereas the AfD seems to have reached its highpoint (except in the former East Germany). But now CDU/CSU voters are represented by a party whose commitment to European values is ambivalent.
In the United Kingdom, too, an antiquated party structure prevents the popular will from finding proper expression. Both Labour and the Conservatives are internally divided, but their leaders, Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, respectively, are so determined to deliver Brexit that they have agreed to cooperate to attain it. The situation is so complicated that most Britons just want to get it over with, although it will be the defining event for the country for decades to come.
As we said before, if George-F**king-Soros has emerged from his Dr. Evil-like lair to write a piece about preserving the EU, things aren’t looking so swell (for him and his band of colour revolutionaries)!
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Maybe Europeans are finally waking up and realizing that their countries are being destroyed by horrendous policies that are a detriment to their own interests (e.g. ridiculous “hate speech” laws in the UK, burdensome refugee and migrant relocation programs in countries like Germany, Sweden and France, outrageous “climate change” and “carbon footprint” taxes, etc.)
What are your thoughts on the op-ed? Do you think nationalism – much like what President Trump preaches here in the U.S. (“America First”) – is winning over globalism?
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H/T: Zero Hedge
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