Monday, October 24, 2011
Conservative pundit Patrick J. Buchanan is acerbic, articulate, argumentative and even anti-Semitic in a general way at times.
But he is also insightful, conservative to the core, anti-one government and Jesuit-trained. Can you trust his opinion? The answer, like for most folks, is “sometimes.”
He did a piece for World News Daily recently that we read and thought perhaps would benefit our readers. In this instance we will add commentary in the text when we feel obliged to make our own point.
Article begins: with our comments in brackets “[ ]”:
Is the New World Order unraveling?
With Greece on the precipice of default and Portugal and Italy approaching the ledge, the European monetary union appears in peril.
Should it collapse, the European Union itself could be in danger, for economic nationalism is rising in Europe. Which raises a larger question.
Is the New World Order, the great 20th century project of Western transnational elites, unraveling?
[EDM: Two thoughts come immediately to our mind: 1) The European Union seemed from the outset a silly idea. Most of the time confederations, whether religious denominations, United Nations, or the EU are developed by the weak to strengthen them against stronger “others.” The Europeans were socializing their nations to the detriment of the producers and capitalists. Any time the takers start to outnumber the producers a society is in trouble.
[Many liberal elitists like the John Kerry’s, Obamas, etc, who have never really worked for a living, produced anything or met a payroll seem to think they have all the answers to societies needs, and their answers virtually always are rooted in taking something from the working man, the capitalist, etc. and giving it to the lay-abouts.
[It is not news that politicians long ago learned that they can buy votes by this process. And the Dems are not alone. Far too many Republicans are in the same ditch with their liberal brothers. RINOs (Republicans in name only) is not a far-fetched title.]
The NWO dates back as far as Woodrow Wilson's League of Nations, which a Republican Senate refused to enter. FDR, seeking to succeed where his mentor had failed, oversaw the creation of a United Nations, an International Monetary Fund and a World Bank.
In 1951 came the European Coal and Steel Community, love child of Jean Monnet, which evolved into the European Economic Community, the European Community and the European Union. A European Central Bank and a new currency, the euro, followed.
The hidden ultimate goal of economic union was political union – a United States of Europe as model and core of the 21st-century world government.
With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the EU expanded to the east. And the New World Order, formally proclaimed by George H.W. Bush in 1991, was out in the open and seemingly the wave of the future.
Progress was swift.
A North American Free Trade Agreement, bringing the United States, Mexico and Canada into a common market that George W. Bush predicted would encompass the hemisphere from Patagonia to Prudhoe Bay, was signed in 1993.
A World Trade Organization was born in 1994. U.S. sovereignty was surrendered to a global body where America had the same single vote as Azerbaijan.
The Kyoto Protocol, brought home by Vice President Al Gore, set up a regime to control the worldwide emission of greenhouse gases.
An International Criminal Court, a permanent Nuremberg Tribunal to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity, was created.
A doctrine of limited sovereignty had been asserted. Elites claimed a higher law than national sovereignty; "a responsibility to protect" enabled them to intervene in countries where human rights violations were egregious.
Serbia, bombed by Bill Clinton for 78 days for fighting to hold its ancient province of Kosovo, was the first victim.
[EDM: The reader may have noticed a couple of things regarding American politics: First was that this compromise has crossed political party lines. Bushes and Clinton played parts. Second is that – REMEMBER – every coalition limits the freedom of the participants to act according to their own counsel. Sadly in this case, America has “gone along to get along” and in some instances led the compromise.]
Suddenly, however, the progression has stalled. Indeed, the New World Order seems to be unraveling.
Emerging powers like China, India and Brazil are demanding they be exempt from restrictions developed countries seek to impose. The follow-up summits to Kyoto – Copenhagen in 2009, Cancun in 2010 – ended in failure. The Doha round of world trade negotiations ended in failure.
China refuses to let her currency float lest she lose the trade surpluses that have enabled her to amass $3 trillion in cash reserves.
Protectionism is rising. Americans chafe at a new world economic order that has led to deindustrialization of their country. Congress is talking of defunding the U.N. as anti-Western and anti-Israel.
Why is the New World Order suddenly going in reverse?
A primary reason is the resurgence of nationalism. Nations are putting national interests ahead of any perceived global interests.
A second reason is the decline of a West whose project this was. We no longer dictate to the world, and the world no longer marches to our tune. The deficits and indebtedness of Western nations preclude more of the big wealth transfers in foreign aid that once bought us influence.
[EDM: Another reason that the West (primarily the US) is losing clout is that we have elected weak, non-idealogic leaders since Reagan – with the exception of a glimmer of guts in W. Bush immediately after 9/11, said glimmer being quickly extinguished.
[The world for generations looked at a strong, unashamed, leading America which set the tone in lifestyle, growth, creation of problem answering inventions and did it with “Yankee ingenuity” that the world wanted to emulate.
[Our embarrassment for that success ran parallel to the emasculation of man by the feminists, the homosexuals outing themselves and the near-demise of Bible-believing and Scripture-trusting religious people in both Christian and Jewish faiths.
[This culminated in the Obama Apology World Tour. Bowing to Saudi Arabia’s and Japan’s kings. This wasn’t actually an Obama moment. Other Presidents had done the same thing by their own compromises, Obama just personified it before the media’s cameras.]
A third reason is demography. Not one European nation has a birth rate sufficient to replace its population. Europe's nations are aging, shrinking, dying. A depopulating Germany cannot carry forever the deficit-debtor nations of Club Med. The oldest nation, Japan, is on schedule to lose 25 million people by 2050, as is neighbor Russia.
Militarily, America remains the most powerful nation. But Iraq and Afghanistan have bled the country and left us without the certain attainment of our goals. Old allies like Turkey go their separate ways.
Ethno-nationalism also explains a disintegrating world order. Aspiring nations like Scotland, Catalonia, Padania, Flanders, Ingushetia, Dagestan, East Turkestan, Kurdistan and Baluchistan seek a place in the sun, free of the cloying embrace of the mother country.
The desire of peoples for nations all their own, where their own language, faith and culture predominate and their own kind rule to the exclusion of all others, is everywhere winning out over multiculturalism and trans-nationalism.
[EDM: Please let me put some light into this merging and now resistance to it. It is my unscientific opinion that this was a figment of socialist-thinking professors, politicians and others. It never has trickled down to individuals. Ask yourself if the people in Italy think of themselves as Italians or Europeans first? Do the people of Harlem think of themselves as being from Harlem or the greater US first? Are Mexicans and Canadians and Americans NAFTA citizens first natives of their own countries (with the possible exception of Mexicans in the southern US border areas. Grin.)?
[The very idea of the French feeling more European than French is laughable. And the British are NEVER going to be melded into a Euro-Germanic union at heart, in spite of their royalty’s cousins in Berlin.]
Through history there have been attempts to unite the world.
The Roman Empire. Catholicism. Islam. The West that ruled much of mankind from Columbus to the mid-20th century. Communism, which conquered half of Europe and Asia but arose and fell in a single century.
With the death of communism and the decline of the West – in relative population and power – Islam has become the largest religion, China the world's emerging superpower and Asia the continent of the future.
Could this still be the Second American Century?
Not the way we are going.
[EDM: Buchanan is correct, of course. There is one glimmer and it is not in either major party, but in the mindset of what has become known as “Libertarian thinking.”
[No, that doesn’t mean Ron Paul, but some of his thinking, which Buchanan also shares. That is the idea that the politicians in general are so busy thinking of their own pocket books and their re-elections that they no longer are even close to being patriots.
[The patriots span the nation, but they are in the offices, on the farms, and among every race and religion whose members love the idea of a free people. These folks go to work, hate the whole “Occupy Wall Street” idea, distrust most do-gooders and politicians, respect the police, military and many of the clergy. They love their nation and distrust their government.
[And they aren’t just Americans. They are in every nation of the world. That is what Buchanan is writing about. There are billions (?) of people who just want left alone to raise their kids, earn their wage, worship their God and be free.
[When some politician can tap into that he will be elected in his nation. When he fails to deliver he will be spewed out of the mouths of the populace. Yes, I’m still idealistic about that.
[Allow me one more closing thought: Muslims are taking over Europe! While their European host nation’s citizen’s numbers are dropping, the Muslim immigrants are increasing exponentially. Eventually this (many believe by 2021) will mean that Europe becomes another Muslim entity. We concur with that idea, simply based on the math.
[That conclusion leads us to ponder the End Times scenarios of which I am currently writing another novel. But that’s another article for a later time.]
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