I recently had occasion to employ the “Ask a Question” technique as a way to get an acquaintance to do some serious thinking. The individual I am referring to is college-educated and friendly. He gives an impression of being concerned about what is happening to our country but, like so many other Americans, he trusts that everything will be fine in a short while.
Under the guise of “saving” Europe from the coronavirus and economic calamity, European Union leaders are calling for an enormous “Marshall Plan” that would supposedly stimulate the continent's bruised economies and transform the EU. The goal: “a new Europe.” Basically, the plan calls for bribing people with their own money. This includes extracting enormous amounts of money from taxpayers by saddling them with more debt, then spending that money on EU-backed schemes. However, if the proposed plot is anything like the original U.S.-funded Marshall Plan for Europe after World War II, it will be used primarily to advance globalism and socialism — not economic recovery.
A Pew Research Center survey about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) released recently showed that the alliance’s favorability rating has fallen in both the United States and France. The Pew organization itself characterized NATO members’ views optimistically, stating, “NATO is generally seen in a positive light across publics within the alliance.” However, a Reuters report about the survey noted, “NATO’s public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year.”
While the main topic of this posting is NATO, we want to point to the significance of Britain’s separation from the European Union. Brexit is important, not so much because of that nation’s departure and its effect on matters involving trade. The far more important consequence of Britain leaving the European Union is that the move establishes a brake on the steady drift of Europe into a European government supplanting the once sovereign states of Europe, followed by world government. With Britain leaving, other nations have begun to consider a similar path.