After WW2, Europeans felt exhausted and ashamed by their half-century and decided that nationalism was the cause of their genocial past so they developed a program to end nationalism - the EU. It took decades of slow methodical work, but they finally achieved their goal.
And it's another disaster.
European transnationalism is one of the major factors of the current strife in Europe; it created and maintains the diathesis Europe has for social and civil disintegration of which jihado-terror by native born Europeans is possible because by denigrating the nation-state they have denigrated a foundation for the sense of belonging. Why should young people feel French, for example, if France is no longer as important as the EU?
(Of course multi-culturalism is a major factor, too. VDH fully proves this here.)
Transnationalism plays a role on the other side of the equation, too.
Islam has long been a transnational movement - one which since its inception has used violence, war and terror to gain adherents and territory. This transnationalist tendency has had a major resurgence since the end of the Cold War. Prior to that Arabs tried a few times to establish an Arabic transnational structure not ulike the EU - the UAR.
The ummah is the islamic version and re-establishing the Caliphate - and expanding it is now a major goal of the jihadists.
The no-go zones in France and throughout Europe are no enclaves; they are colonies - and way-stations on the road to a Europe which is entirely under control of a Caliphate they hope to re-establish which goes from Portugal to the Philippines.
This two-headed transnationalist monster must be beheaded if we are to defeat the jihadists.
I have long argued that we need to defeat the left at home if we are to defeat the jihadists globally.
And defeating transnationalism must be part of this effort.
To defeat multi-culturalism and jihadism we need to re-assert nationalism and ethno-centrism.
Greece needs a Greek currency and self-rule.
Ditto Italy and Spain and France.
And so on.
If Europe's nations are shackled to a transnationalist bureaucracy run by postmodern leftists, then the will inevitable fail to defeat the jihadists; they will be replaced by them.
Here's a video taken inside the Grand Synagogue of Paris - right after Bibi spoke. It's quiet touching: they spontaneously sing Le Marseillaise, France's NATIONAL anthem; they re trying to reassert their frenchness.
The feeling is sweet, but it might be too late....
I hope not, but unless PEGIDA and the Dutch PVV and the Swedish SD and British UKIP and the French FN and other nationalist parties win the next elections in their respective NATIONS I think this gesture might signal the last gasp of nationalism in Europe and the end of the beginning of the end for a Europe that is Western, and the beginning of its transformation into a transnational colony of the Caliphate.
YES: IT CAN HAPPEN.
Byzantium was once the center of the Western world.
A FEW ISLAMIC NATIONS AND GROUPS ARE COMPETING FOR CONTROL OF THE REEMERGING CALIPHATE: IRAN; TURKEY; ISIS; ALQ; MB.
SHOULD THE JIHADISTS DEFEAT THE WEST, WITH THE HELP OF THE POSTMODERNISTS AND TRANSNATIONALISTS THEN THEY WILL PROMPTLY TURN ON EACH OTHER.
WAR IS WHAT THEY DO.