From the Financial Times report:
" 'People have lost all faith that these guys know what they’re doing,' says Robert Manchin, managing director of Gallup Europe."
Welcome to the European Tea Party. The Saul Alinsky requisite slander campaign — they are racists, fascists, anti-Semites — has already begun. It will be another hundred years before this Marxist shadow leaves Europe, as time and history are slow-moving rivers.
Possibly the establishment press of the EU has been reading the CIA report on the “second great political trend of the age”: devolution. Said here earlier, as goes America to decentralization, so goes the world.
But what is perhaps most interesting is that another solidly individualist European nation, Switzerland — a virtual model of Canton-based republican government — is preparing for war games against a divided and disintegrating France. Really.
The Telegraph reports: “Carried out in August, the apparently outlandish army exercise was based on the premise of an attack by a financially stricken France split into warring regions, according to Matin Dimanche, the Lausanne-based daily.”
I felt it first when Sarah Palin took the mic from Arizona Sen. John McCain (R). Posted here, 10/2/08: “There comes a moment, said Edward Edinger, New York’s pioneering psychoanalyst, when something comes unfettered and free as if from nowhere and brings an end to all the systems and their agents and arts that we take for granted as part of who we are and what we always expect to be. The end of the generation’s saints and god kings; Mick Jagger and Hillary and Bill. The end of history; the end of Marx and Hamilton, the end of Congress, Wall Street, the Yankees and the New York Times. The end of that and that and all of that, as Robert Graves phrased Europe’s death in 1917, the end of everything. This, said Edinger, is the apocalypse and it could just as easily be bloodless as not.”
The EU was a model to make Europe like America when it rose out of the cinders. It made near-sighted sense at war’s end. But this was and is a post-war victory arc destined to last only four generations. And that which was brought forth into the world in strength and good courage by Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Telford Taylor and George Kennan yields in the end to George W. Bush and Lady Gaga.
This is the way the world ends, every time.