Europe Is Spineless

In the war Russia wages to regain control of Ukraine, Europe appears as spineless as in the second world war, when most countries quickly capitulated to the Nazis. Over eighty years, nothing has fundamentally changed in Europe, including the capitulation to unelected leaders who confound leadership with herding cows of consensus.

Bla, Bla, Bla

Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, keep babbling about the atrocities committed by Russia in almost daily press conferences. Russia will be held responsible, they reiterate daily. Bla Bla Bla. Sure, but that does not help Ukraine today.

The all-bark-sans-bite attitude is what I have experienced firsthand, being born and raised in Europe. It demonstrates how Europe attempts to “be like Mike” in American parlance but can’t get there by simply dressing up like him. The constitutional precepts initially vetoed by the people of France, Ireland, and the Netherlands and then ignored are responsible for the most bureaucratic and ineffective governmental structure imaginable.

Vive La Difference

Europe is not and will never be like the United States of America. If you know anything about Europe, the French are unlike the Dutch, Germans, Irish, Spanish, Italians, etc. Each member state is so different in culture, language, morals, and virtues that the circles of a Gantt chart of common interests are separated like the wheels on a bicycle.

The European Union is on the wrong side of evolution. As I am selling a house in France, I can attest to the unrealistic fantasy and uncomfortable reality of the Union. Indeed, I voted for Brexit, as greater granularity of freedom is what sovereign nations aspire to.

The Euro Mess

The United Nations adds to Europe’s spineless behavior by having Russia lead and be part of its security council, capable of defying military response by its veto alone, should a member state get attacked. The convoluted and non-committal arrangements, dependencies, and constructs between the European Council, European Commission, European Parliament, United Nations, Eurozone, OECD, and many other governmental institutions form a hollow cement block of inflexibility, indecisiveness, and inaction.

In reality, all the European Union can do is play nice, as it has no other options. Simply put, you have no Union when you cannot defend the morals and sovereignty of your Union. You have no Union when you do not allow the people in that Union to vote. You have no Union when you have no theory that makes the Union unique.

Play Switzerland

Ukraine is not a member of the European Union, just part of the European Economic Area, as Norway is. It’s like a friend who comes to your parties and drinks your booze but does not contribute anything. Ukraine is also not part of the United Nations, which would otherwise have other United Nations come to its defense. The European Union must be held accountable for the membership mess.

Push comes to shove; the member states are left to their devices anyway. Germany just announced it would deploy billions of dollars for a new army capable of defending its turf. Other countries must brace themselves for their defense.

The United States is the biggest investor in foreign aid to Ukraine, while we could easily mind our own business. Think again when you criticize our morals or our might.


The European Union produces an unnecessary overhead that destroys the attributes that make humanity evolve: the value of our differences. Its leaders should be ashamed of turning its member states into children of a daycare of insoluble consensus.

Like eighty years ago, Europe is nothing without the United States of America. It should thank its lucky stars we are, again, standing by.

Bookmark article

The sign of a vibrant, innovative nation is its willingness to pursue the ever-unfolding discovery of nature's truth and reinvent itself continually against those proven new normalizations upstream. Let’s inspire the world with new rigors of excellence we first and successfully apply to ourselves.

Click to access the login or register cheese