European leaders are said to be preparing for mass civil unrest as multiple catastrophic problems engulf the continent.
It comes after months of warnings from experts – including top military brasses – that massive economic issues, mass immigration, and terrorism will lead to a full-scale crisis.
They have predicted this will affect the entire continent, eventually leading to civil war on the streets.
In December 2015, one of the most apocalyptic warnings came from André Blattmann, the Swiss head of the armed forces.
Blattmann, who left his job just weeks later, said the combination of hybrid wars, the economy, and the refugee crisis would have “unforeseen dimensions”.
He then claimed social unrest was something Europe’s leaders and armies had to be prepared for.
Blattmann was writing in a newspaper just days after France had been rocked by one of the worst terror attacks in the country’s history.
On November 13, 2015, Islamist gunmen went on a shooting rampage at various locations in the capital of Paris, massacring 130 people.
It sparked a wave of ISIS-linked terror attacks in Europe’s major cities, including Berlin, Munich, and Nice.
One of the most high profile was the Nice lorry horror, where Islamist fanatic Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a huge cargo truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the seaside city, killing 86.
A further 434 people were maimed.
Just weeks ago, French scholar of Islam, Gilles Kepel, told German newspaper Die Welt that the eventual goal of Islamic terrorism was not to simply murder western people in Europe.
He explained the purpose of bloody and vicious attacks on innocent people is to incite hatred among the general population of Muslims in general.
By doing this, he said they would encourage more young believers to take up arms against westerners which would eventually lead to civil war on the streets.
Professor Kepel said their goal is to build a caliphate from the ashes of crumbled European cities.
The looming threat of major civil unrest on Europe’s streets is also heightened due to recent political earthquakes that make the collapse of the European Union more likely.
After the UK’s historic referendum result to leave the bloc, other European powers have been moving in a similar direction.
In France, Marine Le Pen – leader of the far-right Front National – could potentially seize power in next year’s Presidential election.
The firebrand politician, who has spoken of her hatred for the EU, is hugely popular in France, but will face stiff competition from centre-right Republican nominee François Fillon.
And last week in Italy, one of the biggest upsets in political history happened when the country’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after being defeated in a constitutional reform referendum.
This paves the way for one of Italy’s more extreme parties to take power, such as the Five Star Movement which is making huge poll gains and has promised to hold a referendum on bringing the country out of the Euro.
It has previously been forecast that if any EU member left the single currency, it could signal one of the final nails in the coffin of the entire European project.
The current setup of the EU is clearly not working in the people’s interest. As the federalists in Europe are working towards a ‘United States of Europe’ by structurally undermining nations sovereignty, the opposition is building up its separatist movement all over the continent.
The constitutions and political systems of the member states were never designed to serve under oversight of Brussels and Strasbourg. If Europe is to become a federal state a senate will need to be created to have democratic checks and balances. Current heads of state would have to give up their status and serve as governors and the federal presidential constitutional republic of Europe would require direct presidential elections as the federal government would share sovereignty with the state governments.
The European Union has never been given a mandate by its people to serve as a government. Yet the unelected Brussels clan goes their own way by acting as a state on ‘domestic’ policies and by presenting itself globally as the legitimate representatives of 500 million people.
The EU was invented to prevent problems. Unfortunately it causes crisis after crisis. The main reason is its organisation. The ‘founding fathers’ never wanted to create a federal state. They intended the Union to be a platform of cooperation to serve mutual interests on economic and social interests. Working together on a voluntary basis by exchanging norms and values to find common ground was meant to prevent conflict and war.
25 years ago the leaders that made the Berlin wall fall seized the opportunity to increase their power and spread their influence across the entire continent by allowing treaties to become laws. A slow coup d’état was set in motion with the Treaty of Maastricht. Politicians of every generation, including the current one, always fail to understand that in order to rule, you need a mandate of those you want serve. That mandate is clearly missing.
The next Elections to the European Parliament are expected to be held in 2019. A total of 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) currently represent some 500 million Europeans from 28 member states; however, this situation is likely to change before 2019 due to the outcome of the United Kingdom’s referendum regarding EU membership in June 2016.
If the experts are right, 2017 is set to mark the end of Europe as we know it. If Europe wants the next generation to grow up in peace 2017 should be an election year. Not a referendum on staying or leaving. Just a real election. That’s what democracies do when policies can’t count on a majority anymore.
Parties who want a federal state can ask for a mandate. Parties that want an optional negotiating platform can ask for a mandate. Parties that don’t want anything to do with either one of those ideas will be caught between a needle and a haystack, but they will have a mandate.
It’s time to make a choice. Do we want to be one of 500 million of to we want to be 500 million ones. Whatever the choice may be, it will be our own choice. The choice of the people. Without a mandate the European Union will never be united.