Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Progressivism Wilts

Early Days, But Already the Sun Shines Brighter

We have high hopes for the outcome of Brexit.  In and of  itself it is no panacea, but then nothing is.  But it does signal what might be the beginning of the end of globalist Progressivism, by which we mean the belief that the world must be united around Progressive ideology and doctrines and ultimately be governed as one global state.  

The European "project" has been promoted as the adumbration of this emerging one-world-government.  The European Union has been gradually moving towards one united progressive government and a shrinking of all national governments within the EU.  Its courts of human rights and justice have increasingly been making law, without recourse to citizens, which has then become the governing law over all national laws and courts throughout Europe.  Consequently, the freedom and legal rights of ordinary citizens have been trampled upon.  Rule by the people and for the people has been pushed quietly into the paper shredder.  These things have been occurring not by accident, but by design.

There is a slight problem with the Progressive's One World Government and the universal rule of Progressive Man.  There already is one world government, and one universal world Governor.

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.  Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."  [Psalm 2: 4-6]
This King will not share His glory with another.  The future of Progressivism, then, along with its One World Government, is not good.  God's sense of humour and mockery at our humanist pretensions generates gales of belly laughter amongst His people.  Out of the blue, as it were, a plebiscite was held in the UK.  As a result the British Parliament has voted to leave the EU.  The unwinding of the EU has begun.  Who would have predicted that?

It's going to be entertaining.  At the moment Eurocrats are busy telling anyone who bothers to listen that they are going to come down hard on the UK as it negotiates Brexit with the EU.  But Theresa May is demonstrating that she is no fool.  There is an iron fist inside that velvet glove.  According to The Guardian:
Theresa May warned European leaders that failure to reach a comprehensive Brexit agreement will result in a weakening of cooperation on crime and security, triggering accusations that her remarks amounted to blackmail.  Senior figures in Brussels complained about the prime minister’s remarks, while critics in Westminster also piled in, arguing that the prime minister had issued a “blatant threat” and was treating security as a “bargaining chip” in negotiations.

The long-anticipated article 50 letter, hand-delivered by Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s EU ambassador, to the European council president, Donald Tusk, stressed that the British government’s prime desire was to maintain a “deep and special partnership” with the EU27.  But the Conservative leader also suggested that a final divorce agreement would need to take in both economic and security cooperation and issued a clear warning about the potential fallout if the talks failed.  “If, however, we leave the European Union without an agreement, the default position is that we would have to trade on World Trade Organisation terms. In security terms, a failure to reach agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened,” she wrote
May was roundly ticked off by several leading Eurocrats for being so crass.  How dare she bargain with people's lives!
The European parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, responded that MEPs would not accept any attempt by the UK to use its strength in the military and intelligence fields as a bargaining chip, underlining the complexities that the prime minister will face in achieving a smooth exit from the EU.

“I tried to be a gentleman towards a lady, so I didn’t even use or think about the use of the word blackmail,” Verhofstadt said. “I think the security of our citizens is far too important to start a trade-off of one and the other. Both are absolutely necessary in the future partnership without bargaining this one against the other.”
Maybe the PM has heard some of the threats being made in Euroville--like how the EU was going to make the UK pay a very steep price for its effrontery of breaking up the EU.  But if the EU behaves badly, it has far, far more to lose than the UK.
The home secretary, Amber Rudd, supposedly sent out to dampen down the issue in an interview on Sky, simply added to the sense that security was now a negotiating tactic. She said, rightly, that the UK was the biggest contributor to the European law enforcement agency, Europol, in terms of supply of information but added an explicit threat: “If we left, we’d take our information with us,” she said.

Raffaello Pantucci, the director of international security studies at the London thinktank the Royal United Services Institute, said there could be a benign interpretation: that May was just flagging up that the UK is a big actor in terms of European security. He estimated that about 40% of the information going to Europol came from the UK and the European counter-terrorism strategy had been lifted almost word by word from the UK’s one.
As we said, it's going to be entertaining.  We think it will prove to be a major positive corner-turn for the UK. The cause of One World Government  just took a severe body blow.  Hopefully it will be on the canvas for a few decades to come.

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