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Frankfurt, Germany – Most Europeans are quietly horrified watching Donald Trump torn to pieces by political piranhas while Wall Street’s candidate, Hillary Clinton, appears to be pushing for a war with Russia. She blames everything on that wicked Vlad Putin. How long before she will claim Monica Lewinsky was one of Putin’s famed KGB seductress agents (I’ve met a few) known as ‘swallows?’

Europeans, whose male political leaders all seem to have mistresses, would laugh off Trump’s awkward gropes and the outrage they caused as adolescent. Better gropes than a possible war with Russia over Syria. But Trump looks like a mastodon stuck in a primeval tar pit, ambushed by Democratic hunters.

Does anyone remember the Democrat’s young god, Jack Kennedy, who used to drag women into the White House linen closet, smoke a joint, and give them a presidential quickie? Lyndon Johnson’s Texas rough-riding, or Nelson Rockefeller’s too young girlfriends that did him in?

Bad as things are in the US, they are not much better in Europe. The foolish flight of racist Britain from the European Union has deflated its outrageously inflated pound sterling and spread panic among fat cat bankers and property developers. The last rags of Britain’s imperial pretensions have been ripped away.

Things are so bad right now that the odious Tony Blair, who seduced the wife of his patron, Rupert Murdoch, is trying to slither back into political life.

Here in Germany, Europe’s bulwark, the political ground is shaking. Chancellor Angela Merkel has been a cautious, capable leader. Her courageous admission of 1.1 million Mideast and Afghan refugees was the right thing to do morally but a political disaster for her center-right party.

In fact, Merkel’s long tenure in office may be nearing its end. Younger Germans are tired of bland ‘Mama Merkel’ and their nation’s kowtowing to Washington. Germany remains in some ways the defeated, occupied nation of 1945.

Many Germans call for stronger government action over the foundering Deutsche Bank. Located here in Frankfurt, this dummkopf bank has lost huge amounts of money and run onto the rocks due to unconstrained greed and managerial ineptitude. Deutsche’s real problem is that it tried to be like a rapacious American bank rather than like a conventional, conservative German bank. How could Germans be so stupid?

The Berlin government will probably have to rescue Deutsche Bank sometime soon, or at least engineer a takeover. It does not help that the US may fine Deutsche up to $14 billion for peddling rotten real estate bonds in the US before 2008. Or that the bank may be in hock for a staggering $46 billion in mysterious derivatives few understand. All this is pure casino capitalism. Maybe they should rename the bank, Die Bank Trump!

Deutsche Bank’s collapse could bring a Lehmann Brothers-type panic to Europe’s already deeply stressed financial system.

Italian banks are in terrible shape, up to their tortellini in bad debts. Their depositors are likely to be hard hit in any bail-out or bail-in. However, the rule remains: save the banks first, then women and children.

Meanwhile, across the Rhine, France’s political landscape is shaking. The wretched President Holland, who has the charisma of a wet croissant, is now the most unpopular leader since Robespierre – maybe even more so.

Like the US Republican rats abandoning their sinking electoral ship, France’s center-left wants to ditch albatross Holland but can’t find any candidate popular enough to replace him.

ORDER IT NOW

Presidential elections are due in April and May, 2017. The opposition Republicans have a so-so candidate in Nicholas Sarkozy and a good one in Alain Juppé. Sarkozy is still under investigation for taking campaign cash from Libya’s late Muammar Khadaffi – who was bumped off in what looks like a French-engineered murder.

Behind them looms the specter of National Front Leader Marine le Pen. Her effort to ditch the EU and NATO, kick out the Arabs, and adopt economic nationalism makes her a French version of Trump. But she is a far more adept politician and a gifted speaker.

Like America’s Republican oligarchy facing Trump, France’s political elite trembles before Le Pen. So does the rest of Europe as her radical thinking enflames rightwing parties across the continent. The Front National could replace France’s venerable Socialists as the nation’s second party and main opposition.

Spain is in political paralysis, unable to elect a government. In Brussels, the EU is trying to reshape its role after Brexit and find a new ‘raison d’etre.’ At least it will no longer put up with British sabotage. It’s what Trump would call ‘a disaster.’

(Republished from EricMargolis.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Donald Trump, EU 
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  1. He sure as hell would do a better job than the fools and grifters that running it now.
    Authenticjazzman, pro jazz performer, and “Mensa” Society member of forty-plus years.

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  2. TheJester says:

    Eric, I don’t see the problem. Everything you describe is good. I wouldn’t even call them crises. Rather, they are long overdue adjustments to the post-WWII concordat when the Anglo-American Empire, with their permission, replaced the British Empire.

    Now, it is time to replace the Anglo-American Empire and the EU with “I care not what …!” Time is of the essence. The British Empire held on until it went bankrupt and Britain become a Third World country. The EU is close behind. I don’t want to experience what the British experienced in the 1950s and 1960s … or, what the Western Europeans are experiencing today.

    The United States and its people need none of this. We are a continental-wide country of over 325 million people. We are a self-sufficient people if we want to be.

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  3. This author thinks that it was A-OK to let a million refugees into a smallish culture and then thinks that the democratic will of the British people wsa stupid.

    The only one who is stupid is this writer. Dude, what type of heroin are you shooting?

    Because whatever it is that you’re injecting makes you think you know better than everyone else. Fuck democracy. And fuck national sovereinity. You know without any backing what is best for those who are struggling to exist in a Britain with little job growth and infested by millions of aliena.

    Merkel deserves to be thrown out on her ear. As do you. Why are you published here?

    Really. Your conclusions are based on nothing but the delirious ramblings of your own limited mind.

    I think that 1,000,000 Lybians and Somalis should move into your neighborhood. Tomorrrow.

    Sometimes a fool is a fool because he thinks it just can’t happen to him.

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    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @Avery
    {Her courageous admission of 1.1 million Mideast and Afghan refugees was the right thing to do morally but a political disaster for her center-right party.} Sic.

    {The foolish flight of racist Britain from the European Union has deflated its outrageously inflated pound sterling and spread panic among fat cat bankers and property developers. } Sic.

    Mr. Margolis is an unabashed Islamophile.
    His late wife was a Muslim: no surprise that husband has such warm feelings for Islam and Muslims.

    'Her courageous admission'? what a sick joke.
    She is a globalist tool and traitor to German people turning Germany into Germanistan.

    ' racist Britain'?

    Here you go Mr. Margolis: have a look see what racism in Londonistan is really like. Native English people being told that England is not their country by Muslim immigrants.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMZe5hXodQg


    And it is not .....conclusions are based on nothing but the delirious ramblings ...: Margolis and others like him are very deliberately and with a clear mind working for the same goal: de-nationalization and Islamization of Europe.
  4. Mr Unz, I’ve written this before. Please stop employing this useless POS as a commentator. Let him go back to Canada and let him and his wife run their Animal Rescue Ctre. And we never hear from him again.
    PLEASE

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  5. Diogenes says:

    What’s your problem, Dudes? Don’t you have a sense of humor? You don’t need to take Eric so seriously; he’s just having some fun mocking those ridiculous politicians who deserve it and should never have been elected by their dummy electorates in the first place! This site would be a duller place without Eric’s colorful and witty commentary.

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    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    Mr. Unz, since you've done so much good for lots of US-immigrants in order to improve their language-skills - don't you see the necessity to come up with a plan to improve the skills of a decent part of the readership of your blog - or - - even better: The US-American readership altogether?

    PS
    I would propose Diogenes-lessons, to avoid (lots of) Blood on The (Reception-) Tracks.
  6. @Diogenes
    What's your problem, Dudes? Don't you have a sense of humor? You don't need to take Eric so seriously; he's just having some fun mocking those ridiculous politicians who deserve it and should never have been elected by their dummy electorates in the first place! This site would be a duller place without Eric's colorful and witty commentary.

    Mr. Unz, since you’ve done so much good for lots of US-immigrants in order to improve their language-skills – don’t you see the necessity to come up with a plan to improve the skills of a decent part of the readership of your blog – or – – even better: The US-American readership altogether?

    PS
    I would propose Diogenes-lessons, to avoid (lots of) Blood on The (Reception-) Tracks.

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  7. Avery says:
    @restless94110
    This author thinks that it was A-OK to let a million refugees into a smallish culture and then thinks that the democratic will of the British people wsa stupid.

    The only one who is stupid is this writer. Dude, what type of heroin are you shooting?

    Because whatever it is that you're injecting makes you think you know better than everyone else. Fuck democracy. And fuck national sovereinity. You know without any backing what is best for those who are struggling to exist in a Britain with little job growth and infested by millions of aliena.

    Merkel deserves to be thrown out on her ear. As do you. Why are you published here?

    Really. Your conclusions are based on nothing but the delirious ramblings of your own limited mind.

    I think that 1,000,000 Lybians and Somalis should move into your neighborhood. Tomorrrow.

    Sometimes a fool is a fool because he thinks it just can't happen to him.

    {Her courageous admission of 1.1 million Mideast and Afghan refugees was the right thing to do morally but a political disaster for her center-right party.} Sic.

    {The foolish flight of racist Britain from the European Union has deflated its outrageously inflated pound sterling and spread panic among fat cat bankers and property developers. } Sic.

    Mr. Margolis is an unabashed Islamophile.
    His late wife was a Muslim: no surprise that husband has such warm feelings for Islam and Muslims.

    ‘Her courageous admission’? what a sick joke.
    She is a globalist tool and traitor to German people turning Germany into Germanistan.

    racist Britain’?

    Here you go Mr. Margolis: have a look see what racism in Londonistan is really like. Native English people being told that England is not their country by Muslim immigrants.

    And it is not …..conclusions are based on nothing but the delirious ramblings: Margolis and others like him are very deliberately and with a clear mind working for the same goal: de-nationalization and Islamization of Europe.

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  8. “The foolish flight of racist Britain from the European Union has deflated its outrageously inflated pound sterling and spread panic among fat cat bankers and property developers.”

    What a deluded moron.

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  9. Eric Margolis is in the same basket as Fred Reed, a once useful commentator who is no longer relevant and no longer really provides interesting or insightful commentary. It’s one thing to be sympathetic to Muslims, but it’s quite another to pretend this refugee program has been anything but a disaster.

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  10. woodNfish says:

    The foolish flight of racist Britain from the European Union

    Me thinks the race traitor is eric margolis, and people like him.

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  11. Rehmat says:

    European Union is a union of Zionist-controlled government. Even the president of EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has Jewish family root. Last year Jean-Claude Juncker like French prime minister Manuel Valls, (married to an Israeli Jew woman), said, NO EU WITHOUT JEWS.

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/01/12/french-pm-no-france-without-jews/

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