Europe has forgotten the years it spent under Nazi occupation, seeing only the 'advantages' of a globalization that is in fact HItler's revenge.
It's hard to know which is worse: a Europe that is still caught in a Cold war stance between the bear and the eagle, or a Europe that allows itself to adopt Fascism, as if World War II had never happened. Notwithstanding the strength of its economy, Europe in this position because it never took its place among the other four Eurasian giants: Russia, India, China and the Mulsim world, preferring a less challanging role as Washington's junior partner.
Catherine Ashton's lack of surprise and horror upon hearing that the government she helped put in place had hired snipers to fire upon both protesters and police reveals the true nature of the West's campaign to detach Ukraine from Russia: F. William Engdhal's "Full Spectrum Dominance" is not just about ruling the world; it's about adopting fascist methods to do so.[tag]
During the Cold War, Europe was cowed into supporting the United States by constant warnings of Soviet tanks about rolling across the Danubian plain- or at the very least Europe's "Finlandization': a peaceful takeover by economic means. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the EU breathed a sigh of relief and signed up for Russian gas. Now it has to choose between being warm and becoming part of real war Fascism.
The conflict is still between the left and the right, even if the labels are not exactly the same. Ukrainian demonstrators who pulled down statues of Lenin may have been fighting yesterday's battle, but I suspect they also reject the socialist ethos that informs many of Putin's orientations - including the reluctance to use force in Crimea and his request for a special session of the Security Council to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
Born in Phila, I spent most of my adolescent and adult years in
Europe, resulting over time in several unique books, my latest being Russia's Americans.
CUBA: Diary of a
Revolution, Inside the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Raul, Che, and Celia
Lunch with Fellini,
Dinner with Fidel: An Illustrated Personal Journey from the Cold War to the
America Revealed to a
A Taoist Politics: The
Case For Sacredness
I began my journalistic career at the French News Agency in Rome,
spent two years in Cuba finding out whether the Barbados were Communists before
they made the revolution ('Cuba 1964: When the Revolution was Young'). After
spending half a decade in Eastern Europe, and a decade in the U.S., studying
Global Survival and writing speeches in the Carter State Department, I wrote
the only book that foresaw the fall of the Berlin Wall AND the dissolution of
the Soviet Union ("Une autre Europe, un autre Monde'). My memoir, 'Lunch
with Fellini, Dinner with Fidel', tells it all. 'A Taoist Politics: The Case
for Sacredness', which examines the similarities between ancient wisdom and
modern science and what this implies for political activism; and 'America Revealed
to a Honey-Colored World" is a pamphlet about how the U.S. came down from
the City on a Hill'.