During the 20th century, the world moved toward more centralized governance. In following the United States’ footsteps, Europe made all attempts to replicate our success and economic growth.
But a group just surfaced that’s so radical, so influential, so dangerous… it just put Europe on red alert.
In fact, all of the European Union’s hard work may soon come crashing down…
The group’s words are so powerful that many member nations in Europe are actually adhering to its philosophies.
Worst of all, the leader of this group was just given free rein to speak on international television, sharing this deadly message…
You see, just this week, the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) was asked to participate in TV debates with Prime Minister David Cameron, the Labour Party’s Ed Miliband, and the Liberal Party leader, Nick Clegg.
Such debates bring major exposure to the UKIP’s movement because they’re just ahead of next year’s U.K. general elections.
Nigel Farage, the UKIP’s leader, happily received the TV broadcasters’ proposal: “The decision is better than it could have been. It does at least recognize the increasing popularity of UKIP. However, if the political landscape continues to change, we would expect and ask for inclusion in a second debate.”
Given that it’s the only group other than the Labour Party or Conservative Party to take first place in a U.K.-wide election, it’s safe to say that things are shifting.
A Growing Philosophy
The UKIP’s concept of devolving government to smaller units is gaining popularity.
Take Scotland, for example. Its independence may be dead for the time being, but the movement to get all of Britain out of the EU is growing.
Across Europe, political parties with an anti-Brussels agenda are flourishing.
Meanwhile in Italy, the Cinque Stelle, the political movement that unexpectedly won 108 deputies and 54 senators in last year’s elections, has launched a drive to rip Italy out of the hands of the European Union. The Cinque Stelle was founded by the loud-mouthed comedian Beppe Grillo. He has created his movement by stitching together an unlikely coalition of Greens, anarchists, and unrelenting attacks on the elites ruling the European Union.
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You see, the common currency has been a disaster for Italy. Its economy today has shrunk year after year to such a degree that it’s the same size it was in the year 2000. According to some reports, 25% of all industrial output has simply disappeared.
Economists agree the euro acts like a straitjacket for Italy’s economy. Each year, the currency’s strength has increased labor and business costs. Back in the days of the continually inflating lira (the Italian currency before the euro), Italy could restore competitiveness by devaluing the currency.
But today, they can’t change the currency’s value because it’s controlled by the unelected (and nearly unresponsive) European Central Bank (ECB). Couple this currency with what’s called the European deficit rules, and the Italian government is forced to cut spending when the economy shrinks.
And in France, the National Front is taking the lead against the European Union. It’s clearly established itself as the third-largest political party. The National Front began its history as an anti-immigration party, but it’s changed in the last few years, gaining popularity by becoming the leading euro-skeptics in France.
Slowly, these member countries are all resembling the very same governmental shifts…
Ultimate Sovereignty: A World Divided
Watch this international movement gain ground in the years ahead, as people attempt to govern themselves instead of being governed by ruling elites from afar.
It’s clear that this train of thought is exploding across the continent of Europe. But the question is: “Will this trend make it across the Atlantic to the United States?”
In the past, I’ve written about groups’ efforts to secede from California into a new state of Jefferson, along with many Texans’ request to detach from the United States.
But with the devolution movement steaming ahead internationally, one can only anticipate how long it’ll take for our individual states to follow along.
Your eyes on the Hill,