We have, most of us anyway, in the past expressed our dissatisfaction and concern about both NATO and the EU, two very powerful organisations that are not governed by democratic principles, not accountable to the people of Europe but that very much affect our well-being , even our continued existence on this continent.
In the case of NATO, we have a military Organisation that was created in the forties, primarily by the US, to counter whatever threat was posed by the former Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact, neither of which now exist as both collapsed more than a quarter century ago. NATO is not a “defence mechanism” as has been claimed, but a very aggressive, intimidating tool of the West to promote the often dubious goals of the “ruling elite”.
The EU, no longer a European Economic Community, but more of a “United States of Europe” has often been described as the “political arm” of NATO that exercises both political and economic pressure to keep targeted countries, friends and foes alike, in check. As should have been apparent from the very beginning of its inception, the European Union has been dominated by the most economically powerful of its members, Germany, which has taken and continues to take advantage of its status as an economic powerhouse to further its own national goals, often at the expense of other “equal members”. Through the creation of a European Union that decides on our collective futures through non-elected, by us anyway, bureaucrats and foreign politicians, we have sacrificed our sovereignty, our national independence, our individuality for theoretical benefits we have not actually seen in practice.
If, newly elected and highly unpopular among the European elite President Trump, succeeds, either by design or through…..let’s just call it a “personality clash” with European leaders, to put an end to both these monstrosities, I for one will be very grateful to him and the United States. (I never thought that I would ever be able to say that I “would be grateful to the US” for anything.)
We have seen how in the first hours of his presidency, with the stroke of a pen, he put an to end the mysterious and exploitative TTP, a trade agreement that not only the people but also their government representatives were kept in the dark as to its terms.
Say what you will about Donald Trump, good or bad, he is a man of action and not afraid to take on the “establishment”.