The Queen’s banquet invitation extended to U.S. President Donald Trump honors the United States of America’s participation in liberating Europe from fascism. A greater part of the German-speaking press commemorates D-Day by zeroing in on Donald Trump’s person with a maliciousness commonly ascribed to fishwives.
Considering their toxicity, such journalists should bear orange hazmat warning triangles, as is required for all fully loaded sewage waste transporters. Could the meticulous examination of the U.S. leader’s tiniest gesture, from greeting the Queen to complying with court etiquette, be the product of poor losers?
The media’s more forced than fluent malice has the air of downright conformity. It’s as if the power structures draw on the same purposeful propaganda as applied during Goebbels’s Volksempfänger heyday. It may well be that gossip is a form of social communication, but there’s a method behind the year-long hostilities directed at the U.S. President.
Anti-American journalism hasn’t changed since D-Day
At first glance, it seems there is hardly a difference between journalistic criticism of the U.S. before and after D-Day. This continuity alone may be why Donald Trump hoists the tariff cudgel against the Napoleonic complex of certain countries. It’s time to teach them a lesson. By assuming the world’s predominant Anglo-Saxons, the U.S.A. and Great Britain, have had a bellyful of EU slogans; have recognized that emancipation in some parts of the Old World leads only to further derailments, making the single logical response Trump’s efforts to protect the Western world’s liberty and Brexit.
When London and Washington join in solemnly to commemorate Europe’s liberation 75 years ago, there is in historical awareness; the knowledge that only a collective effort can restrain Berlin from making yet a third attempt to subjugate Europe. Today, internal classified documents, kept under wraps for decades, have been made public, allowing anyone to read how as early as World War I (German) agents infiltratedthe American press, generating a certain opinion, which explains Washington’s initial hesitation in joining London to put an end to Wilhelmine assimilation of the European continent.
On that front, it is always interesting to read Fascist propaganda dictates regarding the U.S.A. Fictitious hypotheses were generated and published in the press, implying that the U.S.A. would oppose European unity, that only undivided strength would defy the global threats, and that America had no historic background. If it can’t be occupied, a country should at least believe that its own, misanthropic regime is dedicated to noble causes. And yet, the Nazi authors of these apparently timeless proposals were themselves the greatest threat to the world.
What’s going wrong in Europe?
How can it be that Europe’s rich culture and history cannot produce a new strategy for combating the United States? Whether statements regarding free enterprise and the predominantly Anglo-Saxon capitalism or those intending to strengthen Europe, but only weaken it, it is consistently the liberal spirit from the States and Britain, the three-piece suited Nazi, that embodies all hostile forces aimed against (Europe’s) elegant, opaque striving for supremacy. Criticizing Trump’s overdue world trade amendments borders on cynicism. The EU, a protectionist, bureaucratic bastion surviving solely on subvention, has the temerity to revolt when the U.S. demands the same freedom of entry to European markets as U.S. offers to others.
Free trade also encompasses establishing the same market principles for freely exchanged goods and services. No one should take free trade for granted although it ensnares some in debt while others finance their export myth with tax-payers money. Don’t believe the fable of U.S. protectionism, it is just as much a fallacy as the U.S.’s alleged renunciation of multilateralism or that the United States of America is the fall-guy for international organizations. Neither Chinese corporations nor EU subvention policies, funded by an elaborate currency mechanism, could so brazenly take the world stage without such interventions.
When the United States opens its doors, it expects the same fair market conditions that it enjoys at home. Apparently, two-line tweets do more to soft-pedal the unjustified entitlement mentality of a few than European closed-door negotiations. Presumably, nothing but a direct uppercut will ensure that everyone carries their full percentage of NATO’s military costs.
It’s a matter of two principles colliding. While English-speaking liberalism banks on an abstemious government to safeguard free trade as far as possible, the German Ordoliberalism, as the name implies, relies on government control and philosophical concepts of common good, which in the past hundred years, has already laid waste to Europe – twice. To put it simply: Numbers and facts on fair trade vs. a Yes, we are the industrious ones doctrine. Thus far, we have yet to witness documented democracy derailments in the English-speaking world. Search as you may in the history of the U.S.A. or Great Britain, you will also fail to find a dictator or ideology-prone, demented masses propagating misanthropy as cultural excellence exclusive to their outstanding nation.
Thus, President Trump cannot polarize a Western world that has not already been on a collision course for years. He has a talent for stating the uncomfortable as well as for offering a mainstream public simple definition of threats to freedom and, I sincerely hope, solutions for the same.
We should be grateful
We should thank the U.S.A.for its tireless efforts and be chary of the endless skullduggery issuing from a militant press. A cabaret artist’s four-liner targeting Erdogan triggers an international crisis. Meanwhile, thousands of articles criticizing Trump raise not a single political eyebrow. We should ask ourselves this question:
Just how democratic is Europe?