Coronavirus: The European Union Unravels

Gatestone: As the coronavirus pandemic rages through Europe — where more than 250,000 people have now been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and 15,000 have died — the foundational pillars of the European Union are crumbling one by one.

Faced with an existential threat, EU member states, far from joining together to confront the pandemic as a unified bloc, instinctively are returning to pursuing the national interest. After years of criticizing U.S. President Donald J. Trump for pushing an “America First” policy, European leaders are reverting to the very nationalism they have publicly claimed to despise.

Ever since the threat posed by coronavirus came into focus, Europeans have displayed precious little of the high-minded multilateral solidarity that for decades has been sold to the rest of the world as a bedrock of European unity. The EU’s unique brand of soft power, said to be a model for a post-national world order, has been shown to be an empty fiction.

In recent weeks, EU member states have closed their borders, banned exports of critical supplies and withheld humanitarian aid. The European Central Bank, the guarantor of the European single currency, has treated with unparalleled disdain the eurozone’s third-largest economy, Italy, in its singular hour of need. The member states worst affected by the pandemic — Italy and Spain — have been left by the other member states to fend for themselves. read more

h/t Forcibly Rearranged.

18 Comments on Coronavirus: The European Union Unravels

  1. So the open borders thing isn’t working out quite as planned? Or is it their dependence on those lying Chinese bastards?

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  2. “The law of unintended consequences is a frequently-observed phenomenon in which any action has results that are not part of the actor’s purpose.”

    Everybody has a plan, until they get hit in the face. How’s that “One World Order” shit workin out for ya, globalist assholes?????

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  3. The EU was always the Euro-fascists’ plan B to take over the World. It’s working out only marginally as well as plan A.

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  4. Good may come from this in the end.
    Academia run by liberals for so many years will never be the same either. Keeping a safe distance from all the liberal professors is a good thing!

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  5. Their current death rate is a very low 0.06. Not anywhere near catastrophic.
    If is stops George Soreass plans, it would be great!

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  6. Humans are tribalistic by nature. When the shit hits the fan we revert to circling our wagons and looking out for our own kind. The only way to break down the barriers of tribalism is through love. And there is only one person in the history of this world who commanded it and showed humanity the way.

    The “unification” of Europe was based on the desire for power of an elite ruling class. When push comes to shove this reality shows itself and it’s every country for itself. It’s kind of like hoarding toilet paper when your neighbor is without.

    The United States had the best chance of being truly united because of the Judeo-Christian value system that the founding fathers brought with them. They weren’t perfect, and many weren’t even true believers, but they understood what men were capable of doing in the absence of a higher power than themselves.

    As the commie-prog elites move us closer to becoming more like Europe, we will probably have to drop “The United” from our name and just call us The State of America

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  7. Upside: 89 year old Soros sees his one world order imploding. So much to repair….so very little time😏

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  8. The EU was doomed from the start. The architects had a fantasy that they could have a common monetary policy but leave fiscal policy up to the individual states. There has been a big conflict between the grossly over-spending southern EU states and the ordinarily over-spending northern ones pretty much from the beginning.

    Short the Euro.

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  9. The dream of Caesar, Napoleon, and Hitler is falling apart?
    Say it ain’t so!
    Now I’m sad.

    6% of death rate in Europe from Wuhan Flu as opposed to 1% elsewhere is because of the higher rate of homosexuality (“impaired immune systems”). Part of what’s being left out of “news” accounts (see Barnhardt.biz).

    izlamo delenda est …

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