Clown Country | The Z Blog
"This is the heart of the matter. The Pax Americana, which has guaranteed peace in Europe for the last 75 years, has done more than pacify the continent. It has turned the political classes of Europe into children. They are not real leaders in any meaningful sense, because no matter what they do, Uncle Sam is there to make sure they never get a serious boo-boo. Because they are insulated from serious consequences, they have become the Eloi, playing dress-up and pretending to be big boys and girls."
This is exactly correct. Europe and Britain have been behaving like children living in the basement of their American parents since WWII. For the first 20 years or so, this was acceptable; the continent had suffered two back to back apocalyptical wars. But after 1970, this behavior was unacceptable. The problem was the continentals had decided to shift government spending from adult tasks to the task of infantilizing their people through the expansion of the welfare state, and socialized medicine. That worked like a charm. The doubled down with the elimination of self-defense and eliminating the right to keep and bear arms.
"This is why the Brexit negotiations have come to a halt. The renegotiating of Britain’s economic relationship with the Continent is difficult and complicated. No one on either side of the table is capable of doing anything other than showing up at a candlelight vigil following the latest Muslim attack. These are not serious people. Instead, they are silly people who worry about diversity on the bike path. The only way Brexit gets finalized is if Trump decides to get involved and forces the issue. Otherwise, it never happens."
This is the same reason that Obama needed to get involved and keep the yammerhead, er, leaders of Europe from allowing 1 million feral humans to invade the continent bringing crime, poverty, and terrorism in their wake.
"The clownishness does not stop at the political class. The vaunted British security apparatus has also degraded into play-land. It’s obvious now that they were roped into helping that old fool John Brennan’s scheme to spy on the Trump campaign. There was a time when the Brits would have seen that for what it was and not got involved. Instead, they put on daddy’s old suits and played James Bond, causing a serious riff between the two countries. Notice Trump’s treatment of Theresa May versus Emmanuel Macron.
In a better age, when the king realized the court he inherited was not up for the job, he would get a new court. On the other hand, when it was clear the new king was dangerously feeble-minded, the king fell off his horse and they got a new king. In this age, when the people realize their rulers are supercilious poseurs, incapable of doing the basics of government, they are supposed to vote for new rulers. The trouble is, this is not a political problem. It is a cultural problem. Britain is ruled by a clown culture now.
There’s only one way to fix that."
Indeed. I have encouraged the Brits to take our Declaration of Independence update it and nail it to the door of Westminster Hall. I suspect that is a bridge too far for what passes as Brits today. But I can still hope!
My Open Letter is below:
A Short Open Letter to the Brits!
Big talk from the children wearing adult clothing
After 8 years of the child king wearing adult cloths, it's good to have an adult in the room again