by Billy Roper
As I have previously written, there would not be a United States of America today, had it not been for foreign intervention on behalf of the secessionist rebels in the American War for Independence against Great Britain. In fact, I’m exploring the potential scenario of how the world may have been different had we remained a part of the British Empire in my new alternate history novel, ‘Commonwealth’, which will be published this summer.
In ‘The Balk’, as well as in the fictional ‘Hasten The Day’ trilogy, I discuss how foreign military intervention could help break up the United States during our next civil war, as well. Our nation was born in bloody revolution encouraged and abetted by other countries, and it may very well die that way, too.
Now, the European Union has just openly and publicly threatened to encourage the breakup of the United States.
“In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU.
The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open preference for dealing with national governments.
…Mr Juncker’s comments did not appear to be made in jest and were delivered in a serious tone… The remarks came in the middle of an angry speech in which the top eurocrat railed widely against critics of the EU Commission.”
One, it’s a major step towards balkanization for a foreign leader to talk about states seceding from the Union in such an overt manner, but it’s even more of a sign of international acceptance of the inevitability of the coming breakup of the U.S. that its discussion, and threats to support America’s balkanization, are being normalized in mainstream political discussion by heads of state and diplomats. That makes it far easier and more likely for European Union or United Nations peacekeeping troops to be sent to California at the request of its governor, for example, if they were hypothetically requested to help defend California from U.S. troops attempting to stop the state from seceding, or against federal law enforcement forces attempting to enforce U.S. immigration law there, even.
Of the many roadsigns along the way to balkanization, this is a HUGE billboard, folks. Take notice. Things are moving along fast, now.