So.. today I ran into a Twitter surprise. Some of these days stuff makes an appearance on there that makes one scratch their heads. And likewise, today. Well. With the COVID home arrests and social distancing on relief, twitter is offering through their high-lights a push for war. With the suggestion that during these home arrests we have plenty time to practice and prepare. Then, what would this all be about? Well… the call for arms. It looks like we are made to believe that the European Union is going to have a capable military force that can potentially take on the United States; either with Russia, or instead, swat Russia on U.S. soil as well. Like a metaphorical Hercules. Case in point:
It’s not just the implication of a EU army that’s being made here, it’s the implication of a new world war. Although, WW3 doom and gloom rethorics are not quite new. The call for a European army to have the EU be able to defend itself has been on the foreground a number of times. There’s the build-up of NATO forces in Eastern Europe. Then there is the new French Revolution referred to as the Gilets Jâunes. And, when it comes to trade, there have been some quibbles between the Unites States and Europe with regards to import tariffs.
I think it is safe to say that nobody in this world really wants a third world war. I don’t. And I think you don’t either. I don’t think the individual European nations feel up much to it either when Europe as nation states have internal fights within the European Union construct, mostly in the financial arena. Secondly, a war with the United States I don’t fancy much either. But, maybe that has to do with my own history. My former American fiancee is a descendant of Dutch colonists who traveled to the United States with the 2nd ship of colonists after the first ship, the Mayflower. Relationships between citizens have always been on relatively good standing.
The United States are in a process of transformation and if you are to listen to the average U.S. citizen, not for the good. Globalization is taking its toll on this nation as well. During the years of Obama, influence of the international organizations like NATO, WHO and the internet registry ICANN strengthened on this country. And in the latter years under the Trump administration, there is taking place what is known as the “Gun-grab” where states are sharpening their legislation with regards to gun ownership and use. The attack on the 2nd amendment. The ability for the U.S. citizen to defend their homes and families, and from a corrupt government. This however is not supported by the current administration and is a result of many state installments of state politicians during the Obama administration. The current administration attempts to preserve this 2nd amendment and is resisting further internationalization and globalization of the United States where it seems that the European Union and its nation states pose as a template.
So, while in the end, the Twitter high-light was just an advertisement for a piece of online entertainment software, it makes one think where it’s all headed to. The question is.. are we going to let this happen or not?