In his most recent article, Pat Buchanan echoes essentially what I argued in this space a couple weeks ago: Europe is being re-made in the image of multicultural, intolerant, atheistic progressives. It would be in the best interest of countries like the UK to re-assert its political, economic and cultural sovereignty and remove itself from the European Union (See here, here and here for my remarks).
Buchanan’s words can be found here:
In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union — in terms Americans can understand.
Would you accept, Grayling asks, an American Union of North and South America, its parliament sitting in Panama, with power to impose laws on the United States, and a high court whose decisions overruled those of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Would you accept an American Union that granted all the peoples of Central and South America and Mexico the right to move to, work in, and live in any U.S. state or city, and receive all the taxpayer-provided benefits that U.S. citizens receive?
This is what we are subjected to under the EU, said Grayling.
And as you Americans would never cede your sovereignty or independence to such an overlord regime, why should we?
The idea of a North American Union is, or at least was, not that radical of an idea. The Council on Foreign Relations wrote about that exact concept back in 2005. Though most Americans were and would still be appalled at such a proposal, behind the scenes players haven’t given up on it just yet.
Buchanan proceeds to mention the rise in popularity of France’s National Front party, the ascendancy of Victor Orban in Hungary, and the emergence of the pro-Catholic Law and Justice party in Poland – all of which Catholics should see as good news. Buchanan’s main point is thus:
By enlisting in these parties of the right, what are the peoples of Europe recoiling from and rebelling against? Answer: The beau ideal of progressives — societies and nations that are multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual.
Across Europe, the tribalists are rejecting, in a word, diversity.
And what are they seeking?
God-and-country, blood-and-soil people, they want to live with their own kinfolk, their own kind. They do not believe in economics uber alles. And if democracy will not deliver the kind of country and society they wish to live in, then democracy must be trumped by direct action, by secession.
This is the spirit behind Brexit.
Brexit, if you are unaware, if short for “withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.”
Sadly, many Catholic Bishops in Europe have denounced these political movements, often times referring to them as “fascist,” “xenophobic,” and, you guessed it, “anti-Muslim.” Indeed, Pope Francis continues to not only encourage more “integration” of migrants into the continent, but he is calling on Europe to “give birth” to a “new humanism” rooted in “dialogue.” Oy vey. Here too is the Archbishop of Cologne espousing globalist talking points:
You see, at the Second Vatican Council the Church drew down its sword and let nations across the world off the hook by no longer preaching to them the Social Kingship of Christ. In practice, what this did was provide the space needed for men living in spiritual darkness to concoct out of thin air a “new world order,” a veritable Tower of Babel whose goal seems to be to drag as many people to hell as possible.
Abp. Lefebvre knew all this, including the geo-political elements Buchanan speaks of. Here he is predicting the Muslim invasion Europe is now experiencing:
Abp. Lefebvre also prophetically remarked in 1990 that the Catholic Church would make a faustian bargain with the “leaders” of the world in exchange for a padded leather seat at the table of the coming one-world government. I’ll close with his words, words I imagine Buchanan agrees with:
So by way of conclusion, either we are the heirs of the Catholic Church, i.e., of Quanta Cura, of Pascendi, with all the popes down to the Council and with the great majority of bishops prior to the Council, for the reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ and for the salvation of souls; or else we are the heirs of those who strive, even at the price at breaking with the Catholic Church and her doctrine, to acknowledge the principles of the Rights of Man, based on a veritable apostasy, in order to obtain a place as servants in the Revolutionary World Government. That is it. They will manage to get quite a good place as servants in the Revolutionary World Government because, by saying they are in favor of the Rights of Man, religious liberty, democracy and human equality, clearly they are worth being given a position as servants in the World Government.