Nick Gutteridge at the Express (UK) reports on the controversy over some odd remarks from Jean-Claude Juncker.
“Nigel Farage this afternoon branded Jean-Claude Juncker a “fool” after the EU boss extraordinarily threatened to promote the break-up of the US in retaliation for Donald Trump’s support for Brexit.”
Gutteridge describes Juncker’s remarks as part of an ”angry speech”, and says that the words were not ”in jest.”
“Brexit isn’t the end. A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected US President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same.
“If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the US.”
Now, assuming Juncker’s impolitic remarks weren’t ”in jest”, I don’t know just how he believes he could go about inciting division or secession within the US. There are already secession movements in several parts of the US. Some of us actually believe, as did our forebears, that our system allows for secession; that it cannot compel or force a state to remain part of the Union — though that was the point of the North’s invading the South back in 1863.
It may be that foreign powers have encouraged divisions in our country, and likely Mr. Juncker’s superiors, whoever they are, are busy inciting dissension in order to work toward their globalist vision.
That aside, the question is, why do men like Juncker think centralization and eventually a monolithic global government is a desirable thing? Could it be because they don’t see people as anything more than objects to be manipulated, controlled, or exploited?
And if those in power see us as people at all, it’s as individual units, isolated and atomized, not recognizing the importance of our connections to kin, clan, nation.
The EU is an arbitrary collection of differing groups of people, speaking different languages, with disparate cultures. It is not a natural state, growing from a kindred group of people. It is artificial and it can only be a ‘civic’ creation, not a natural one. Obviously Nigel Farage recognizes this, and attempts to school Mr. Juncker:
“Juncker has made a complete fool of himself.
“He clearly does not understand the difference between the EU and the United States of America. One was formed by consent while the other is being imposed.
“The US is an organically formed nation with a single language and similar culture while the cultural and linguistic differences in the EU are immense.
“If this is what Juncker calls diplomacy, he needs to take a long hard look at himself.”
Bless Nigel Farage. I know he is viewed with suspicion even by some English nationalists but he clearly “gets it,” when it comes to what makes a nation.
And that ‘single language and similar culture’ on which this country was formed would be the English language and the English culture.