OBAMA IS EUROPE'S "VISION" FOR AMERICA
By Christopher G. Adamo
Something is amiss on the European continent, and Americans know it. For reasons of sheer survival, most of Western Europe understood the magnitude of the Cold War and the necessity of remaining solidly aligned with the United States throughout the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Even as the continent was resurrecting itself from the devastation of World War II, the specter of likely Soviet dominion over Western Europe kept sufficient numbers of Europeans on their guard, and thus in support of the line of defense established and maintained by the United States. The “North Atlantic Treaty Organization” (NATO) was, in its original form, a direct offspring of this common understanding.
In contrast, the real encroachments of the Islamists in recent years, even including the 2005-2006 Parisian riots, do not resonate ominously across the continent, as did the prospect of Russian tanks and troops assembling and operating just across the boundary in East Germany. So, in naive indifference to the burgeoning Muslim subculture within European nation-states, much of Europe hopes in vain that it can indefinitely ignore the problem, and do so with no repercussions.
With “business as usual,” in total disregard of looming threats, having yet to result in any cataclysm, much of the European populace comfortably pretends that no danger exists. Within the boundaries of its own commerce and industry, Europe has even proven to be a viable economic force. The collaborative strength of the “European Union” has advanced its standing among world markets. And, if the entirety of any concerns for their future were purely monetary, the citizens of European nation-states might happily pursue their present course with no expectation of negative side-effects.
When assessed from such a myopic perspective, the United States represents merely an economic and political competitor. Thus, a continually diminished America would, in the long run, only expand the opportunities for worldwide European supremacy. And the Leftist ideologies of Barack Obama fit perfectly into this scenario. Yet, this notion excludes critical elements which, if indefinitely ignored by the Europeans, could spell their doom.
Obama has bluntly stated that his chief anxiety over rising energy costs pertains to what he considers the unfair profits of the oil companies. In his world, some collectivist scheme to essentially bankrupt “Big Oil” would address his primary concern, which has everything to do with confiscation of profits and redistribution of wealth, while deliberately ignoring any possibility of expanding the availability and lowering the cost of fossil fuel.
The average price for gasoline in Europe is currently the equivalent of U.S. $9.28 per gallon. In Obama’s world, this is not necessarily a bad thing. He, instead, chides his own countrymen for what he believes is their excessive consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel. From a European perspective, this could only mean that an Obama victory in the presidential election would weaken the economic engine of a free and robust America, against which the European nations could compete at a greater advantage.
With the collapse of the USSR in the late 1980s, the threat of global Communist domination abated, the free world breathed a collective sigh of relief, and much of Europe presumed that life would be ever after free of danger or encroachment from hostile outside forces. But many events have occurred during the intervening two decades to signal another looming danger. Chief on the list is the influx into European countries of militant Islamists who make no secret of their intention of establishing in Europe an Islamic beachhead of a scope that previous Muslim invaders of the continent would never have imagined.
Irrespective of the military readiness of any particular countries within its realm, Europe’s cultural defenses of former centuries are down. Yet, the continent seems intact for the moment, remaining blissfully unaware of the looming danger of its eventual undoing. Thus, its ideological movers and shakers perceive the resilience of American tradition and morality to be little more than a stubborn remnant of a less enlightened era. An Obama Presidency, and the ensuing societal earthquake it would herald, could conceivably move America out of such perceived “dark ages” and into the era of post-nationalist European illumination.
However, the apparent calm of the moment belies the cultural collapse that, if left unchecked, will consume Western Civilization just as surely as it has every other social structure in history that ever forsook a stabilizing grasp of its own heritage.
Europe, if it is to survive and flourish, will need to address much more than just the empty dreams of its utopian Leftists. Having abandoned its cultural moorings of past centuries, it simply cannot hope to contend with the ferocious belief system of militant Islam by confronting it with the insipid and effeminized banalities of “political correctness.” Nor does any latitude exist for an amicable coexistence of the two.
Similarly, America, in the aftermath of 9-11, cannot afford to toy with Leftist notions of appeasement or concession to its mortal enemies. Neither can it indefinitely pursue a national energy policy or worldwide diplomatic stance that foments vulnerability to ideological forces which are, at their core, hostile to America's foundations, its heritage, and its aspirations for the future.
Europe, in shortterm and shortsighted service to its own well-being, may fervently hope for Obama’s election as the next President of the United States. But America, if it is to maintain its strength, sovereignty and national integrity, had better place a higher priority, instead, on American interests.
Europe, Europeans, & American Foreign Policy
Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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Middle East -- Arabs, Arab States,
& Their Middle Eastern Neighbors
American Foreign Policy -- The Middle East
International Politics & World Disorder:
War & Peace in the Real World
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
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Presidential Politics & National Leadership
The American Political System:
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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