I was watching Charlie Rose the other night and he was interviewing several foreign policy experts who were discussing the future of Europe and the free world, when one of the pundits brought up the possibility that with England leaving the European Union and President Trump and the United States discussing a pull back from NATO and the lessening of foreign aid to Europe, then who would become the leader of the free world…at least as we have known it since World War Two.
After all he said, it was England’s and The United States’ idea to rebuild a strong and peaceful Europe after WWII to offset the rise of a more powerful Russia and the East to guarantee the peace in a European realm that hadn’t experienced a peaceful partnership in hundreds of years preceding this new “Pax Americana”, post 1945 to the present.
The general consensus of the group was that if England and America are now both disinterested in the future of a European Union that they helped create, and with France also on the verge of an election that could lead to their withdrawal from the E.U., then the new leader of Europe and the west would be… Germany!
Wow! Imagine that?! 70 years after the end of the most devastating and world wide conflict in the history of mankind, Germany, the once great Aryan architect and instigator of that conflagration, might find itself as the 21st century’s leader of the Free World?!
And seemingly all of this is happening because Both England and the USA, along with many European nations, are suddenly afraid of Muslim immigrants (and others) polluting their most sacred national identities? (Ever hear that before?)
And the winning of WWII by our “Greatest Generation” was important because?…Anyone???