Europe

Europe’s Open Borders Slam Shut

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What we are witnessing is the clash of the claims of human nature and of ideology. Through history, most men have put attachments of family, tribe, faith, country, race, and nation above the claims of liberal ideology. Closing borders is a grievous offense against liberalism, supposedly rooted in the sin of xenophobia. But what governments in Europe are saying by closing their borders, what Americans are saying by banning travel from Europe, is that while all men may be created equal, we will always put our own people first, ahead of the rest. When a crisis comes where the health and survival of our people is at stake, we take care of our own first.

The coming coronavirus carnage

Ethan Epstein, Washington Times

COVID-19 passes easily from person to person, even among those who feel fine. The virus has a long incubation period — that is, the time in which a person has the virus and can pass it onto others before developing symptoms. Moreover, some may become sick but only experience relatively mild symptoms. They, too, can pass it on to others. All of which is to say — tight, crowded spaces are terrible places to be right now. With its high degree of contagion, the U.S. death toll could be staggering. Some projections suggest that up to half the country could contract the virus. That would mean more than 1 million people dead. This is not a “media” fiction. These are CDC figures.

Will The Coronavirus Wipe Out The New World Order?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the death blow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization, and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations. Tourism, air travel, vacation cruises, international gatherings, and festivals are already shutting down. Travel bans between countries and continents are being imposed. Conventions, concerts, and sporting events are being canceled. Will the Tokyo Olympics go forward? If they do, will the visitors from abroad come to Japan to enjoy the games? In this coronavirus pandemic, people now seem to be looking for authoritative leaders and nations seem to be looking out for their own peoples first.

Is This How Europe Ends?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In five wars over 20 years, we lost 7,000 soldiers with some 40,000 wounded. We plunged the wealth of an empire into these wars. And what did these wars produce for the peoples we went to aid and uplift, besides hundreds of thousands of dead Afghans and Arabs and millions of people uprooted from their homes and driven into exile? If the EU opens its doors to an endless stream of Africans and Arabs, where is the evidence that European nations will accept and assimilate them? Will these migrants and asylum seekers become good Europeans? Or will they create in the great cities of Europe enclaves that replicate the conditions in the African and Middle East countries whence they came?

Energy Paradoxes Put Europe in a Precarious Position

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Europe refuses to develop its own gas and oil reserves, and won’t fund the necessary military power to ensure that it can safely import energy from problematic or even hostile sources. It’s no wonder that Europe’s traditional foreign policy reflects these crazy paradoxes. The danger for Europe now is that the charade may soon be over. Americans are self-sufficient in gas and oil. They have lost interest in Middle East quagmires and petro-regimes. And they don’t like patrolling the world for countries that both count on and ankle-bite the U.S. military. Meanwhile, the more Europeans pander to oil-rich Russia, Iran, and various Gulf states, the less respect they earn in return.

Our Real Existential Crisis: Extinction

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The tribes of Europe, the peoples of almost every country of the Old Continent, are visibly aging, shrinking and dying. The population crisis of Europe is “existential,” says Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic. Since this writer published The Death of the West, nothing has happened to alter my conclusion as to where the West was destined. We are talking here about what historians, a century hence, will call the Lost Tribes of Europe. And if a people has ceased to replace itself, and the national family is dying out, it is difficult to generate alarm over the slow sinking of the Maldives into the sea, the melting of the polar ice caps, or the fact that Greenland is getting greener every year.

‘No Confidence!’ Pelosi Opens Door For Parliamentary System

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Due to the Speaker Nancy Pelosi-inspired impeachment of Donald Trump because they don’t like him and his policies (actually the policies are a minor part of it—it’s almost entirely him) we have our own version of the parliamentary system. By dialing impeachment down in this manner, they have actually dialed it down and out and into something different and almost always self-defeating. From now on, our presidents will be effectively prime ministers. That the impeachment is now stalled because Pelosi refuses to pass the articles to the Senate only underscores that it was never real in the first place and was indeed, as in Europe, a vote of “no confidence.”

Why Sunday, November 3rd Matters

November 3 is International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church. We should not just pray for those Christians elsewhere in the world, but for the persecuted church in America. For centuries America has been a beacon of religious liberty. Her lighthouse is now under assault.

Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If one could identify a cry common to populists, it might be: "We want our country back!" Whatever may be said of populists and nationalists, they are people of the heart. They love their countries. They cherish the cultures in which they grew up. They want to retain their own unique national identities. What is wrong with that? Patriotism is central to nationalist and populist movements. Globalism is alien to them. They believe in De Gaulle's Europe of nation-states "from the Atlantic to the Urals," not in the abstract Europe of Jean Monnet, and surely not in the Brussels bureaucracy of today.

Time runs out on the exit from Europe

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Everything Theresa May has done in mismanaging Britain’s exit from the European Union has turned to ashes. The latest public-opinion polls show her racing toward her greatest political disaster ever. An Opinium poll, published in the London Observer, shows the six-week-old Brexit Party defeating the Conservatives in a prospective general election. The Brexit Party is the brainchild of Nigel Farage, who led the referendum by which British voters said it was time to get out while the getting is good. The elites, like the elites in America, were stunned and have not yet come to terms with reality.

Notre Dame’s collapse — and the loss of what it stood for

Rich Lowry, New York Post

Notre Dame stands for so many qualities that we now lack — patience and staying power, the cultivation of beauty, a deep­religious faith, a cultural confidence and ambition that could create a timeless monument of our civilization — that the collapse of its spire was almost too much to bear. It was the work of generations, completed over the course of 300 years, in a triumph over considerable architectural and logistical challenges. Notre Dame has been thoughtfully restored and preserved over the years, to our credit. But it’s difficult not to discern a distressing message in the wanton destruction that ravaged the iconic cathedral — what prior generations so carefully and faithfully built, we are losing.

The State of Free Speech in Europe and the Future of America

European policymakers have failed to recognize that the best way to combat totalitarian and racist ideologies, such as Nazism, and the spread of their ideas, is to let them speak freely and to disprove them in the court of public opinion. The lesson for America is: Don’t adopt totalitarian laws in an effort to stop totalitarianism.

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

French President Emmanuel Macron has scrapped his plan to increase the tax on diesel that so disproportionately hurts French workers. That leaves one wondering. If the future of the planet — the very life of Mother Earth, herself — hangs in the balance as these people believe, then how does Mr. Macron capitulate so easily? By his very own definition of global warming and the threat of fossil fuels such as diesel, he has agreed to murder Mother Earth with his own bare hands. Oh, well. I guess that will be only the second greatest tragedy over the past 100 years when people decided to unify Europe.

The Nationalism Versus Globalism Battles Yet to Come

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Trump sees America as a nation being milked by allies who free ride on our defense effort, as they engage in trade practices that prosper their own peoples at America's expense. Where our elites live to play masters of the universe, Trump sees a world laughing behind America's back, while allies exploit our magnanimity and idealism for their own national ends. The decisive battles between Trumpian nationalism and globalism remain ahead of us. Trump's critical tests have yet to come. And our exasperated president senses this.

Globalists & Nationalists: Who Owns the Future?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The new resistance of Western man to the globalist agenda is now everywhere manifest. We see it in Trump's hostility to NAFTA, his tariffs, his border wall. We see it in England's declaration of independence from the EU in Brexit. We see it in the political triumphs of Polish, Hungarian and Czech nationalists, in anti-EU parties rising across Europe, in the secessionist movements in Scotland and Catalonia and Ukraine, and in the admiration for Russian nationalist Vladimir Putin.

Each Traditional-Nationalist Movement Has Common Cause

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from “diversity,” the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that, say U.S. elites, is America’s preordained mission to bring about for all mankind. Indeed, increasingly, the indigenous peoples of Europe seem to view as the death of their nations and continent, what U.S. liberal elites see as the Brave New World to come. To traditionalist Europeans, our heaven looks like their hell.

Tribalism in Europe Marches on—But to What End?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Though America was born of secession, the U.S. establishment since the Cold War has been far more trans-nationalist and globalist than a great champion of new nations. Perhaps that is because the New World Order proclaimed by Bush I in 1991 envisioned the U.S. as the benevolent global hegemon. Tribalism appears to be doing to the Bush New World Order what it did to Mikhail Gorbachev’s Soviet Union.

Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

Once Europe went out to convert, colonize and Christianize the world. Now the grandchildren of the colonized peoples come to Europe to demand their share of their inheritance from a West besotted with guilt over its past sins that cannot say "No!"

(Some of) 'Old Europe' Is Not So Bad

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

A key reason for the success of Copenhagen and Amsterdam (Islamophobia alert) is that they both have shut the door, in different ways, on Islamic immigration. The door is indeed more firmly shut by the Danes who, though they are superficially the cliché UN pacifists since the days of Dag Hammarskjold, quietly say no to things that endanger their quality of life.

What Happens to Christians There Will Come Here

Here in America our church and political leaders, such as Speaker Paul Ryan and the hierarchy of Washington’s Episcopal National Cathedral, are not just allowing, but encouraging the same kind of Muslim invasion that is extinguishing European Christianity.