Europe is at a breaking point, so writes Bill Wirtz at The American Conservative. Europe’s globalist leaders are hitting hard at countries attempting to protect their heritage, culture and traditions. Countries like Hungary and Poland have been demonized by globalists like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. Wirtz writes (abridged):
In a surprise decision on Wednesday, the European Parliament decided to trigger a procedure to sanction one of its member states: Hungary. The battle for the future of Europe is on.
Immigration will be at the forefront of the upcoming debates. Look for that issue to divide the progressives, who want to further the centralization of the European Union, from the populists, who oppose more power being sent to Brussels.
Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron identified two countries as obstacles to further European integration: Poland and Hungary.
The conservative majorities in those Central European countries have opposed the EU on grounds of culture, heritage, and tradition much more so than the Euro, big government spending programs, and tax harmonization. In fact, Hungary and Poland both feed enlarging welfare states with little concern for the sustainability of their spending, so their common ground with American conservatives exists mostly on social values.
Macron’s aggressive rhetoric towards Poland and Hungary had deteriorated their relationship with Europe’s ruling elite even before he took office.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, on the other hand, believes that the EU has been plotting against European values and culture. He has specifically targeted the permissive immigration policies of German chancellor Angela Merkel and billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros, widely known for financing left-wing NGOs in both Europe and the United States.
The European Union is at a breaking point
Instead of dealing with these issues in a rational manner and considering that, yes, the EU just might have too much power, and, yes, it should reduce its competencies in different areas and affirm national rights.
The EU has declared war on Hungary for all the right and all the wrong reasons. It can only win it if it allows member states to debate openly.
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