Interesting things are afoot in Europe, and the newly emboldened Uniparty that installed Joe Biden into the presidency in America would do well to take notice of them.
All these events are currently unfolding at the same time across the Atlantic:
Italy’s ruling coalition government faces collapse after a key member, Ex-Premier Matteo Renzi’s Alive Party, announced it was withdrawing from the partnership.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s four-party coalition government has resigned over a child benefits scandal that falsely accused thousands of parents of committing fraud.
Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his entire cabinet are stepping down because of a corruption scandal that has entangled a top member of Ratas’ Center Party.
Germany is taking a giant step closer to its post-Angela Merkel future. Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is selecting a new leader. Merkel, 66, has announced she will not run for another term in September elections.
In short, it’s hardly the best of times for politics as usual on the Old Continent.
Tottering Euro Swampies?
There are plenty of curious subtexts going on here. For one, there are the telltale signs of corruption usually found among careerist politicians. And Merkel’s departure, long overdue, hints at weariness with entrenched icons of a fossilized status quo. But all four nations also share one crucial common theme: a stated commitment by the outgoing political leaders to fight “the rise of populis...