During my recent days of inactivity we have been treated to/forced to endure* (delete as appropriate) the grand theatrics of the EU elite, supposedly shoring up the Euro by creating a €1 trillion ‘bail out fund’.
Only, this being the deluded EU daydreamers at work, the figure broadcast to the world was unfunded. It was plucked out of thin air before those who were going to contribute to it had even been asked – or in the case of European taxpayers, told – to hand over money.
But then came the warning that has been held in reserve for years by the integrationist elite. It fell to Germany’s Angela Merkel to deliver it:
Another half century of peace and prosperity in Europe is not to be taken for granted. If the euro fails, Europe fails. We have a historical obligation: to protect by all means Europe’s unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill. None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail.
The message was clear, if we don’t back the financial lunacy and the ever closer political and fiscal union being foisted upon us by the bureaucrats, the uber wealthy and their political drones, then the consequence could be another war in Europe.
However, Merkel and her ilk have got it wrong. A failure of the Euro and the EU does not mean Europe will be plunged into war. The political class across Europe is broadly united, so who would be declaring war on whom and for what reason? Besides, the military capability of the European states has been so degraded by politicians jumping on the ‘peace dividend’ bandwagon their war fighting potential has been dramatically reduced. Not to mention the fluffy bunny political correctness that spread like a sore across the continent and which sought to remove aggression from the fighting men, and turn them into armed humanitarian relief workers and ineffective peacekeepers who baulk at the first sign of conflict.
No, the prospect of war is made more likely by the political elite and their backers continuing along this doomed integrationist path.
It won’t be the military units of the European countries being pitted against one another, the scenario which with Merkel is trying to scare people into passive, obedient consent. It will be ordinary people turning on the political class for stealing their democracy and pursuing self serving interests that are bringing about the ruination of economies and have already undermined social structures and cohesion.
The next European war will not be a planned and deliberate military action. It will be the result of civil strife borne of the rejection of anti democratic hegemony as the people take back what has been stolen from them.
But as usual no one inside the bubble, politico or journalist, can see it. When it happens they will be the only ones not to have seen it coming.