In the News (ria): “The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election came as a shock to most European politicians, for the political leadership of the European Union is thoroughly drenched in neo-liberal values.
“Major European media continue to vilify Trump. The subtitle of the German Der Spiegel says: ‘Victory of the destroyer.’ Another German magazine, the Stern, stated that the election of Trump caused ‘surprising, anxiety and panic in Germany.’
“German Defense Minister Ursula von der Lyayen stated that ‘deep shock is felt,’ Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel described the Trump victory as ‘a warning to all of us (Europeans).’
“French ambassador to Washington Gerard Araud called the election result a catastrophe. According to him, ‘we are witnessing the world being destroyed.’ French President Francois Hollande also expressed disappointment with the Trump victory that ‘opens a period of uncertainty.’ Under these conditions, Hollande said, Europe must be united.”
My Comment: I don’t think that the election of Trump will push the European Union to unite. Their “song is sung.” The liberals must leave; their time has passed. It is necessary to shake off the illusions and stop building them at the expense of the people.
The European Union, as well as the United States, must reorganize! Without a doubt, we see a movement in the EU toward more sober-minded policies, an understanding of the new times. The main task of Europe is to educate its citizens toward the union of the continent, like that of the United States.