• Economics,  Natiionalism

    Rebuilding the European Union

    The European Union is in danger of collapse for one basic reason. That reason is that political control is not related to the member states’ economic performance. It you compare it to a family, the kids have access to their parents’ credit cards. The damage was caused in two ways. On the one hand, bankers in France and Germany found they could provide hard currency (the Euro) to countries with a lower GDP allowing them to buy goods made in France and Germany. In effect, the difference between their actual economic performance and the one reflected in the currency was a loan. When these subsequently couldn’t be paid off, the…

  • Globalism,  Natiionalism

    Nothing’s Quite as Pretty as a Border Fence in the Morning

    (Sung to the tune of “Mary in the Morning” by Elvis Presley) Nothing’s quite as pretty as a border fence in the morningWhen through a sleepy haze I see it standing thereHard as the hail that smashes invasive Morning GloryIts barbed wire glistening in the bright sun When I wake and see the migrant hordes behind it I want to take up arms and meet them The ache is there so deep, deep inside of me Nothing’s quite as pretty as a border fence in the morning. Chasing a dream of leeching off a welfare state far away, The invaders walk toward our land in the dawn’s first light When…

  • Globalism,  Health,  Multiculturalism,  Natiionalism

    Lessons from the Wuhan Virus

    Every crisis creates its own lessons; stone buildings after the great fire of London, Victorian sewers after the Thames became polluted, gas fires after choking London fogs. Politically, the League of Nations after WWI, the United Nations after WWII, along with the European Union, the GATT and the World Bank. In shipping, enough lifeboats for passengers after the sinking of the Titanic. So what are the lessons we’re learning from the Wuhan Flu, or the Chinese Corona Virus, or if you must, Covid-19? The first, and most important lesson, is that humanity has broken all the natural firewalls between societies with international air travel, meaning a bacterial or viral plague,…

  • History,  Natiionalism

    German Guilt is based on Fake News (Part 5)

    The conventional wisdom is that Germany adopted a policy of expansion by negotiation, bluster, and occupation in the 1930’s and that only timely action by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain slowed this policy of aggression. German Chancellor, Adolph Hitler, inadvertently reinforced this view by saying he was trying to bring German populations back to the Reich even though they were in other countries. A glance at the map (below) shows the true picture. Despite the fact it did not start WWI, and had not yet lost it, a starving Germany agreed to a disastrous peace treaty in 1919 that carved up the country like a butt of ham. Germany lost…