June 22, 2005
The Demise of The EU Is Just A Symptom Of A Dying PatientTopics: International News
On June 15, Martin Samuelson, writing in the Washington Post, wrote that Europe as we know it is slowly going out of business.
(...) Since French and Dutch voters rejected the proposed constitution of the European Union, we've heard countless theories as to why: the unreality of trying to forge 25 E.U. countries into a United States of Europe; fear of ceding excessive power to Brussels, the E.U. capital; and an irrational backlash against globalization. Whatever their truth, these theories miss a larger reality: Unless Europe reverses two trends -- low birthrates and meager economic growth -- it faces a bleak future of rising domestic discontent and falling global power. Actually, that future has already arrived.
Addressing similar issues in his post today, Marc at American Future posts on the aftermath of the failed EU summit meeting in Brussels, and says that the "European leaders are so busy tossing verbal bombshells at each other that they probably don't have the time or energy to engage in anti-American polemics." In his post, Marc addresses the ongoing "War of Words" within the EU, and as he suggests, the EU has a slim and getting slimmer chance of ever being a "counter-weight to the U.S.," and it's a good thing, given the current environment, that the Europeans spend so little on the weapons of war (else they'd probably be hammering away at each other with weapons instead of words).
Samuelson in his WaPo article wrote that the future of Europe has already arrived, and Marc says that Humpty Dumpty, the EU, just might not be going back together again. Between the two voices, you can't miss the message - the end of Europe has arrived. Read the back and forth on some of the economic and social issues by European leaders, along with Marc's comments.
And you can add one more BIG problem facing Europe - Islamization, to which Europes declining birthrate and economic decline is a contributing factor. Yes, the demise of the EU is only a symptom of a failed social and economic experiment - and the result, unless rapid and significant changes are made, is the end of Europe as we've known it and the begining of an Islamicized European continent.
Posted by Hyscience at June 22, 2005 10:43 PM
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