Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Is The EU About To Disintegrate?"

The European Union may be in the throes of unravelling, warns Mario Monti, former Italian Prime Minister and European commissioner.

In an interview with POLITICO  last week, Monti said,"The EU is going through a crisis which leads me and others for the first time to consider whether we are not heading towards disintegration."

Monti blames the EU leadership "for the lack of adequate and timely responses to the present constellation of crises" such as:

  • the rise of terrorism
  • the massive migration problem
  • the bloc's persistent economic malaise (haven't we heard this song before?)
"The EU has never been hit by such a high number of different crises of this gravity," Monti continued, and he is clear on where the fault lies: The European Council (aka "establishment elites").

Monti contends the Council's rise to power has been coupled with an unprecedented mistrust between North and South, East and West. The idea of an "ever-closer Union" is being attacked on all fronts.

Citing the "degradation" of national politics due to:
  • a declining trust in national authorities
  • a declining participation in votes
  • and a growing impatience with the lack of performance by national governments, Monti fears an "irreversible process" leading to the loss of democracy.
Looks like Mr. Monti is on to something--the same scenario is being played out in the United States.

It seems the "establishment elites" have worn out their welcome and the people across the EU and U.S. aren't going to take it anymore.

A wise man once said: "While Europeans are accustomed to being ruled by presumed betters whom they distrust, the American people's realization of being ruled like Europeans shocked this country into well nigh revolutionary attitudes." -- Angelo M. Codevilla, Perils of Revolution
"And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You."  Psalm 9:10

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