EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has come under fire for saying in a recent speech given in Belgium that “Europe is a garden” while the outside world is a “jungle”.
There are growing calls for him to retract the analogy and to issue an apology over what many are saying was a speech tinged with racist and imperialistic overtones. He was addressing an audience of his own diplomatic corps.
“Europe is a garden,” Borrell had said as part of a broader theme of building alliances in order to avoid conflicts and tensions with outside nations. “Most of the rest of the world is a jungle, and the jungle could invade the garden,” he added.
He spent a lot of time in the speech exploring this “garden/jungle” analogy. “Europe is a garden. We have built a garden. Everything works. It is the best combination of political freedom, economic prosperity and social cohesion that humankind has been able to build – the three things together,” he had said.
Offering the imagery which many especially outside Europe have taken offense at, he went on to say:
“The rest of the world [is] not exactly a garden. Most of the rest of the world is a jungle, and the jungle could invade the garden. The gardeners should take care of it, but they will not protect the garden by building walls. A nice small garden surrounded by high walls in order to prevent the jungle from coming in is not going to be a solution. Because the jungle has a strong growth capacity, and the wall will never be high enough in order to protect the garden.
“The gardeners have to go to the jungle. Europeans have to be much more engaged with the rest of the world. Otherwise, the rest of the world will invade us, by different ways and means.”
The remarks appeared akin to the ancient and medieval distinction between “civilization” of empire and “barbarian” lands outside those political and cultural bounds.
A number of other diplomats as well as outside government leaders quickly heaped criticism on Borrell for the remarks, including on Sunday the highly influential Nasser Bin Hassan Al-Shaikh, Director-General of Dubai’s Department of Finance, who called out the “imperialism” and “racism” on display.
Russia’s foreign ministry also lashed out, with spokeswoman Maria Zakharova saying, “The ‘garden’ was built by Europe due to the barbaric attitude to the plundering of the ‘jungle’.” Some diplomats, including a former UN official, also compared the statements to themes in Joseph Conrad’s famous novel Heart of Darkness about European brutality and devastations during colonialism in Africa.
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Russian media coverage mocked Borrell’s speech over the weekend…This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
Emmanuel Macron: “We Need a Single Global Order”
French President chides Russia and China.
During a speech at the Apec summit in Bangkok, where world leaders gathered, French President Emmanuel Macron called for a “single global order.”
Macron made the comments while discussing the power interests of Russia and China and the threat of war.
“We are in a jungle and we have two big elephants trying to become more and more nervous,” he said.
“If they become very nervous and start a war, it will be a big problem for the rest of the jungle. You need the cooperation of a lot of other animals, tigers, monkeys and so on,” added Macron.
In case you still think it’s a conspiracy theory that our elites want a world order, here’s French President @EmmanuelMacron yesterday at the APEC summit:
‘We need a single global order’. pic.twitter.com/CFTMXUPy1R
— Eva Vlaardingerbroek (@EvaVlaar) November 19, 2022
“Are you on the U.S. or the Chinese side? Because now, progressively, a lot of people would like to see that there are two orders in this world. This is a huge mistake, even for both the U.S. and China.”
“We need a single global order,” he concluded.
Macron’s words are sure to confuse the ‘fact checker’ industry, which continues to insist that claims about the ‘New World Order’ or one world government are a baseless conspiracy theory.
Indeed, much hilarity ensued last week when it was revealed that Google-owned YouTube had effectively fact-checked a video published by ‘The World Government Summit 2022’.
In the video, the host of a panel discussion asks H.E. Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to the UAE President, “Are you ready for a new world order?”
Underneath the video is a fact check box about the ‘New World Order’ which links to a Wikipedia article that states, “The New World Order (NWO) is a conspiracy theory which hypothesizes a secretly emerging totalitarian world government.”
The tone of the article debunks the notion that there is a move towards a ‘New World Order’, despite the panelists at the World Government Summit openly discussing that very agenda.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 16, 2022
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WEF’s Klaus Schwab Gives Speech To G20 On The “Need To Restructure The World”
Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum find themselves waiting around for the next global crisis event after the covid pandemic turned out to be much less threatening to the public than they had originally hoped.
In the meantime, Schwab continues to pontificate on the virtues of the “Great Reset” and the usefulness of crisis as a means to accomplish a “restructuring” of the current world order.
The restructuring that the WEF obsesses over is a global socialist system based on Schwab’s concepts of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the Shared Economy and Stakeholder Capitalism (corporate governance).
He does not say much in terms of planning in his speech to the G20, but he does imply that while fragmentation is necessary, too much fragmentation could be troublesome.
In other words, controlled chaos is valuable to the globalist agenda, but uncontrolled chaos would be disastrous for them.This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
“Globalists Are Marching Us Relentlessly Toward Nuclear Armageddon,” Warns Former Senator
Fears of nuclear war are increasing across the West as Russia mobilizes hundreds of thousands of troops and declares annexation of parts of Ukraine. Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine is applying for membership in NATO. These two developments could be the most significant escalation since the war’s start.
Today’s developments are a sobering reminder that nuclear war threats are mounting. Retired Virginia State Senator and retired Marine Col. Richard Black addressed members of the US Congress in an open letter on Tuesday about “globalists are marching us relentlessly toward this nuclear Armageddon.”
Black pointed out:
There would have been no war had we not overthrown the democratically-elected government of Ukraine by violently ousting President Yanukovych in 2014. We promoted war by flooding Ukraine with massive arms shipments afterwards.
The former senator said, “the US could have achieved peace by simply pressing Ukraine to implement the 2014 Minsk Peace Agreements which it had signed, establishing a clear framework for settling outstanding issues peacefully. Ukraine promised to implement the Minsk agreements, but chose instead to make war on the Donbass for the next seven years.”
He said NATO could’ve sought peace but chose war instead.
NATO had ample opportunity for peace but deliberately chose war. The US realized that, with Russia’s back to the wall, it would have no choice to but to attack. In 2007, US Ambassador to Russia William Burns pointedly warned that movement toward absorbing Ukraine into NATO might well trigger war between Ukraine and Russia. Nonetheless, the Obama administration overthrew the Ukrainian president and flooded in weapons, knowing that doing so would trigger war.
Black said billionaire elites who have an interest in the region are making “war profits even if it means gambling the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the globe.”
“Should we annihilate the world’s population to intervene in a border war where the US has no vital national interest?” the former senator asked.
Black called for an immediate end to this war by making Ukraine a neutral, non-aligned state, “just as we did during the Cold War with Austria in 1955.”
But it appears the former senator’s plea to avoid further conflict went unheard after Zelensky’s declared intent to apply for expedited NATO membership as President Putin proclaimed the annexation of 15% of Ukraine.
Based on Article 5, any acceptance of Ukraine into NATO would automatically trigger a Russia-West world war (WWIII).
In a speech Friday, Putin said the US created a “precedent” by using nuclear weapons against Japan during WW2.
Last week, Navy Admiral Charles A. Richard – currently serving as the US Strategic Command chief — warned that “possible direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable peer” could be ahead.
Here’s the former senator’s open letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill:This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
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