Europe is dying, it is rotting within from a multitude of problems. Immigration, Economic Inequality, Poverty. As a result they continue to vote farther to the left, and farther to the right. A recent report has shown that in the last 10 years both centre-left and centre-right parties have lost 70% of their support in Europe. The only places that remain largely in the control of Social Democratic Parties are Portugal, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
The leaders of Europe are failing Europe itself. The Socialist President of France Francois Hollande was elected because he ran as a Socialist, a man who would control France’s financial sector. He betrayed all of these ideas, and is about to leave office with an approval rate hovering about 10%. As a result, the workers are flocking to either the Left Front (Communists) or the National Front (Far-Right holocaust deniers). This is just one example out of many.
The United States is the only democracy in this world with the roots, and the strength to fight this rising tide of history. Yes, we elected Donald Trump, but he lost by about 3 million votes. The entire country was gripped by stirring Women’s Marches, and Donald Trump entered office with the lowest favorability ratings of any President since the polls were taken!
The United States must band together with willing nations and stand strong in the face of fear and intolerance. The problem that is wracking Europe currently is the refugee crisis from the Middle East, and this has allowed anti-immigration, anti-Muslim parties to gain popularity.
The social democratic order of Europe is slowly collapsing, and hate and fear is spreading. This is the natural course of history, but we must be aware of the implications of it, and the US must be an example for the rest of the world in how a free society truly works.
The only way to combat this rising tide of hate is to combat the inequalities that caused them. The Left must stand up against the corporate interests that is sapping the wealth of Europe to factories in Bangladesh where workers get paid less than a dollar a day.
The problems that plague Europe are not because of immigration, or the loss of national identity, rather it is the corruption of the form of Capitalism that has been put in place in Europe in the last 30 years.
We have a combination of more heavy regulation, like in France or Sweden, or light regulation, like in the UK and Spain. This creates an uneven field, and general disorder. I am not arguing for the abolition of corporations, or the creation of a one-state Europe. Rather, I am pointing out that the problems that Europe faces is not the fault of innocent Muslims, or other minorities like Poles or Kosovars. It is the fact that the world is divided, split, and the corporations take advantage of this governmental difference in the name of profit and greed.
No nation should be struggling while corporations make such insane profits. It is up to the European Community to decide how they want to deal with the problems that they are faced with, but the first step would be to recognize that the national identity of their nation is not under attack, and that all should be welcome.