Double Trump Trouble for the Liberal European Elites
We have a double Trump effect.
The first Trump effect is on the media. All mainstream European media, especially German media, were lying to the European audience for 18 months.
The German mainstream media excluded the chance that Donald Trump could be elected as US president. They were absolutely sure of this and repeated this lie over and over again. Even the liberal American media didn’t exclude that Donald Trump might have a chance to win the election.
Therefore, European audiences once again learned that you cannot believe the mainstream media. And this has a very positive effect for al media outside of the corporate mainstream media complex. This is also good for future elections, because more and more people will stop believing the mainstream media campaigns.
The second “Trump effect” is that the head of the trans-atlanticist snake seems to be cut. Now, we have to deal with this snake in Europe, and it is headed by Angela Merkel.
The mother of all liberal elites, the USA, has suddenly disappeared from the horizon. Now our European trans-atlanticists are on their own. We can see this in their panicking reaction after the US elections. This development means that fear is changing the sides. All of the sudden, our liberal elites are very afraid of political developments, and all of a sudden the sovereigntist opposition is very positive and very encouraged for the changes to come in Europe.
This all has a very positive double effect on the future of Europe.
The future of the EU also depends a lot on what will happen in Washington. If Donald Trump will pursue the policies that he promised to, then there might be a long-term withdrawal of the US assets from the European continent. The European Union is nothing but a sort of a political colonial project of the US. So, if the master will abandon his servants, this would automatically mean that “Project EU”, sooner or later, will disappear.
However, when we look more in more detail at the developments in Europe, we see that we’ll have some very important elections very soon.
In Austria, they will repeat the presidential elections, in which one continentalist candidate from the Freedom Party, Norbert Hofer, will be running against the liberal trans-atlanticist candidate, Alexander Van der Bellen. The liberal candidate is supported by all the establishment, while Hofer has the support of the people. If we compare this to the US, we can see the parallel - all of Hollywood was expressing its solidarity with Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump had the support of ordinary Americans.
In France, we have Marine Le Pen who is on the road to victory. It is clear that she might become the next president of France if nothing will go wrong. In Germany, we have the Bundestag election in September 2017. Germany is the most important country in the EU because we are the last huge industrialized European state and the paymaster of the EU project. So, the paymaster is also at least about to get into political turmoil thanks to a strong Eurosceptic opposition.
All these developments, taken together, show that the EU fighting for its very survival. This is very encouraging. If we are lucky, it could mean that in the next ten years, the European Union might stop to exist and will be hopefully replaced by a real European project.
The situation with NATO might be a little bit more complicated, but it is also related to the events on election night in the US. The Federal Minister of Defense of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, woke up in the morning, saw the results, and the first thing she told to the press was that we, Europeans, now have to remind Americans about their obligations to the NATO treaty. In other words, the dog is reminding its owner of his obligations.
For Washington, it would mean that the US will step-by- step withdraw from Europe. Europe would have to develop its own defense structures. NATO will stop interfering in conflicts outside Europe. NATO could become a sort of nostalgic political project of the Cold War and be replaced by a real European defense concept including Russia.
But all of this needs some necessary steps taken by European states. They might show their unwillingness to exit NATO and to re-establish a European defense concept, because it could be more expensive for EU countries. They would have to invest more money In their own defense structures. Right now, it doesn’t seem like they are ready to do so.