The EU Parliamentary elections were quite startling. In the UK, the heretofore fledgling United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) led by the outspoken Nigel Farage gained the highest vote totals and the largest contingent to the EU Parliament with twenty-four seats. UKIP clearly outpaced the Conservatives and Labour in a result which is simply astounding. Both Labour and the Conservatives can clearly no longer publicly decry the UKIP as a radical outlier; the people have spoken.
In France another astounding result was found with Marine LePen leading her National Front, the most anti-Euro party on the ballot to a number one finish in terms of votes cast. Polling over 25% of the vote, compared to 21% for the Conservative UMP and 14.5% for the Socialists, French animosity toward unification of Europe and opposition to continued immigration has reached the boiling point.
Other European nations such as Denmark voted strongly against the EU and even in Germany, the largest player in the EU with the biggest voice on continental decisions, an anti-Europe party just one year old elected a Member of Parliament and garnered 6.5% of the popular vote. As Bob Dylan used to sing, "The times they are a 'changin".
Leaders in the pro-EU elites have been put on notice that the people have been watching and they don't like what they see. If they continue to ignore the movement, it will be a their own peril, for these newly emerging political groups have high energy and know that they can grow even greater in influence.
So what is all this about and what impact, if any, will it have on the United States?
Well, the impact on Europe is significant with Parliamentary representation in the European Parliament doubling in size for the anti-EU push in this one election alone. And with many of these same movements gaining increasing strength in local elections in their home countries, national elections in the upcoming years will be much more lively than usual. The public seems to have finally realized that whether or not your representative represents Labour or the Conservatives, the elites tend to muddy the difference and come up with an end result that weakens sovereignty in favor of a new order with no boundaries and no national integrity. The more they learn about it, the more they dislike it and they are finally beginning to speak out loudly.
As for the United States, the Tea Party concept needs to review what is happening in Europe and apply it to the American experience. One of two things must happen, each with its own potential dangers. Either Conservatives must band together and retake leadership of the Republican Party, field good candidates with stellar backgrounds who can grow the party in a fashion mastered by Reagan or the party must be obliterated. Having two parties in Washington who talk and talk and talk but end up either doing nothing or agreeing with one another is no longer an acceptable result.
And that brings us to a question which certainly will rear its head if the elites don't listen soon: Will America gave birth to a USIP where Conservatives and Liberals alike who put the welfare of their nation and its sovereignty above all else can create a unique coalition to upset the status quo? I think we might be getting close to finding out.
God bless you all and have a wonderful day.