There will soon be a ‘new Europe,’ but will we want to live in it?

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen (R) attend a press conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Warsaw, Poland, February 23, 2024. (EPA-EFE/Leszek Szymanski POLAND OUT)
By Dénes Albert
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Evil has invaded Europe again. The politicians are oblivious again. The people are helpless. Again.

Russia has now been declared the bogeyman because of the war in Ukraine. Make no mistake: There can be no doubt that no war is desirable and that warfare is a deeply undesirable activity, but humanity has been practicing it as long as it has existed. However, it is “not impossible” that we are already on the brink of another war.

Let us add at the outset that this situation in Europe has not arisen at Hungary’s request. Since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian war, the Hungarian government, with the backing of its people, has consistently and unequivocally voted for peace, advocating this position on the European stage on several occasions.

Most recently, French President Emmanuel Macron said that sending ground troops to Ukraine “cannot be ruled out” because a victory for Russia cannot be tolerated. Macron’s idea is a divisive one in NATO, but having said it as the president of a NATO member state, it makes everyone wonder a little bit about whose interests he was really saying it for. Or was it merely a ploy to score some political points? After all, who is Macron trying to deter? Putin? Come on.

Estonia or Finland’s oversensitivity to Russia’s advance is more understandable in the light of their historical experience, but when the Dutch and the French suddenly start to fear Putin for the whole of Europe, questions are justified.

The problem is that the stagnant democracies of Western Europe seem unable to deal with their own internal conflicts due in part to the barely assimilated descendants of the immigrants who came to them as a direct consequence of their colonialism, which already existed before the masses of migrants who are now arriving. So, they point the finger outwards, looking for solutions from outside, as if their internal problems were not largely of their own making. Meanwhile, they do not even realize that they are being buried by their own decadence.

The recent tractor siege along Rue de la Loi in Brussels has already made this clear. There is no other explanation for the fact that agricultural workers, fattened up with EU subsidies, with their tractors, unimaginably expensive for mere mortals, purchased with EU subsidies, are not simply protesting in front of EU institutions, but are fighting with police.

Europe is dying because it has run out of steam. It has been repeatedly invaded by evil.

For some time now, Europe’s “twilight” has not been a hypothesis but a fact. So, that is not what I would draw attention to. Rather, I would point out that, since the world has been in existence, in every death there is the promise of rebirth.

So, there is no question that a new Europe will be born. The question is: What will the new world be like around us, in which our sons and grandchildren will walk and live?

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