Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pat Buchanan on the EU


On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the EU, Pat Buchanan reflects on its significance, and its current state of affairs. I wasn't aware that the EU had been around for 50 years, were you?

For many end-timers, the EU represents the core, embedded within the United Nations, of the "one-world" government that will preside over the end. Mr. Buchanan gives us a different scenario to consider. He maintains that American military presence, not the government of the EU, is the main reason Europe has been peaceful for the last 50 years. He also takes the stance that local and national cultures are stronger than identification with a unity bureaucracy, and that the EU has a fight on its hands to maintain relevance for the next 50.

Who do you think is more likely to prevail, "big brother" EU or the feisty nationalism of the Brits, French, Germans, Poles, and Italians?

Sir Chuck, surveying the field

5 comments:

  1. Nationalism over there is shockingly unfeisty. Unfortunatly a lot of Europeans associate nationalism with catastrophe. The old error of looking at the excuse rather then men's hearts.
    Yet human nature tends to go in seesaws and thus it is likly enough that there will be a reaction.
    The EU should not be made to much of.
    It is really incapable of doing much good or much harm.

    Sir Jason

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  2. I think you're right. They still feel it and talk it, but won't fight for it.

    The EU should not be made to much of.
    It is really incapable of doing much good or much harm.


    I hope you're right. But my sense is that their organizational efforts are like a cancer, harmless until it reaches critical mass and has weakened the larger body's resistance to its efforts.

    Sir Ja, would you take the same stance toward the North American Union?

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  3. Sir Ja, would you take the same stance toward the North American Union?
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    Even more so. It is really another word for "US being to good-natured to remind people who really rules North America". The balence of power in North America is to overwhelming for it to have any meaning.

    Sir Jason

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  4. Fair and balanced viewpoint, Sir Ja. Are you a staffer for the Bush administration?

    :-)

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  5. Fair and balanced viewpoint, Sir Ja. Are you a staffer for the Bush administration?
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    No.

    Sir Jason

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