I am sure many of you know, EU leaders throughout the region are meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow to try to find some kind of solution to the migration crisis that is threatening to bring down Angela Merkel’s government in Berlin. Merkel is going into the Summit absolutely doubling-down on her open borders policies; she is saying things like, Look, you know, we need countries to step and take these migrants so that we can maintain our multilateral, multicultural system of values which has made Europe so strong. Either we step up and really do this together, or the whole globalist project is going to collapse. This has officially become the decisive moment for the future of Angela Merkel and the European Union.
Merkel, for her part, has been given an ultimatum by her collation partners in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union: Find other nations to absorb these migrants and refugees wanting to come into Germany, or we will close the border ourselves without you. With Austria closed, most refugees are coming in through Bavaria. And so, if Bavaria closes its borders without Berlin’s consent, then Merkel has two choices: She will either have to fire her Bavarian interior minister or she’s going to have to back down and accept renewed border securities in Germany akin to those going on in Hungary. Either way, she risks completely losing her grip on power.
What is so interesting is the role that Austria has played in bringing about this Summit and this whole situation, Austria and particularly their chancellor Sebastian Kurz, widely being recognized now as one of Europe’s most significant power players. It appears more and more clear that the key player on the European scene that he wants to take out, as it were, is none other than German Chancellor Angela Merkel. An analyst in an article from LMTonline made the very interesting observation that if Merkel’s government falls, which it may in fact do as of this weekend, not only will she have herself and her advisors to blame, but she will also have this young Austrian leader to blame as well. Kurz is often seen in public with German opposition leaders who want to institute a zero-tolerance immigration stance akin to Viktor Orban’s Hungary, which is becoming more and more popular with the German population. In fact, this analysis quotes an official from Austria who goes so far as to say that Kurz is basically, well, frankly, interfering, albeit very subtly, in German politics.
What Kurz has been doing, particularly with his latest meeting with the Visegrad Four last week, is that he has been forming what we might call a cross-borders politics, a sort of informal alliance between these nations to basically push Angela Merkel out of her position as Chancellor. Kurz and Orban and others are clearly exploiting Merkel’s unpopularity to gain leverage over the battle for the direction of Europe.
You see, both Kurz and Merkel represent two diametrically opposite visions of the right for Europe. So on the one side, you have Merkel, who historically represents the center-right vision of the Christian Democratic Union that, through her leadership, stands staunchly on the side of globalism; Merkel represents the ‘conservative’ side of liberal democracy, free markets, and human rights that collectively negate the significance of national sovereignty, border security, economic security, and cultural identity; and so, she absolutely refused to work with anyone from the so-called ‘far right’, the nationalist populist right, like the AfD, the Alternative for Germany, and is doing everything she can to marginalize them and disenfranchise them from the German political process. This is the same strategy the Netherlands have been using with Geert Wilders and the Dutch Freedom Party as well as Sweden and their attempt to ostracize the Sweden Democrats. On the other side of the divide you have Sebastian Kurz. He represents the New Right and this right stands against globalization and its anti-cultural processes and anti-national policies, and enthusiastically embraces the so-called ‘far right,’ the nationalist populist right, creating incredibly powerful and united coalitions. So Austria has now a mass majority in their parliament formed by Kurz’s center-right People’s Party and the Nationalist Right Freedom Party, which together represent an overwhelming 60 percent voting coalition. We are seeing the same thing here, where the center-right and far-right are teaming up in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy of course, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. It is this New Right that is ascending throughout Europe, and is seeking to create a Fortress Europe, to reassert a continental border security that harmonizes with the national security of individual nations seeking to protect their culture, customs, and traditions from the anti-cultural open border processes of globalization.
What Kurz is ultimately gunning for is an alliance, what he calls an ‘axis of the willing’ from Berlin to Vienna to Rome that would work together work to solidify a Fortress Europe and overturn any and all commitments to a multicultural globalist Europe. Of course, he now has Italy fully on board, particularly under the leadership of the League’s Matteo Salvini, who is just absolutely amazing. While Kurz certainly has Italy fully on board, he does not quite have Berlin there yet, and of course, the one who stands in the way of that is Merkel; and so Kurz has been working very closely with Bavaria’s Christian Social Union, who are trying to survive electoral challenges from the AfD, the Alternative for Germany, the so-called far-right party that is growing in popularity every single day. That is why Angela Merkel’s interior minister, who is Bavarian, was so insistent that Germany close its borders to this latest round of refugees. If she does not close those borders, the Christian Social Union will not exist anymore, politically speaking, in Bavaria; it is going to be overrun by the AfD. And so when Merkel said ‘no,’ we are an open-borders nation, so forget about it, her interior minister said, Well then, we will work together with Austria and secure our border without you. THAT is when Merkel’s coalition finally began to collapse. It seems we all have a smiling Sebastian Kurz in the background to largely thank for that.
Now, it is all really coming down to the European summit over the next couple of days. If Merkel is not able to find a solution to this migrant crisis, if she is not able to find other countries to take these migrants in, then Bavaria has said that as of Monday they are going to close the border without her. Then, as I said, she will either have to fire her Bavarian interior minister, which will mean that she will most likely lose the entire Christian Social Union wing of her coalition, or she is going to have to capitulate and surrender to this renewed push for border enforcement and effectively admit defeat. Either way, it appears Merkel is gone. And if Merkel goes, the EU goes; the globalist multicultural vision of the EU is over.
Now in all of this, keep your eye on Greece. The populist socialist Greece is probably Merkel’s best friend at this summit; they are the ones who will most likely take in the refugees; if there is a solution to all of this, Greece may be it; we’ll see.
But there is no question, the EU is on the brink, and if anyone thinks that a compromised solution this weekend is going to end this crisis for the EU, they are woefully mistaken. I think, no matter what happens, this weekend’s summit quite frankly is the beginning of the end. Austria, Italy, and the Visegrad Four have begun to effectively change the political dynamics surrounding Berlin and by extension Brussels, and it’s only a matter of time before a new vision for Europe triumphs.
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