Watching Brown is a disturbing experience. First of all is that dreadful accent. I don't know where the Scottish people Angels knows come from but they don't sound like that. And they don't say things like Brown either.
It's one thing to be quite far along on the not very good at emotions response-spectrum, but he's a raving, egocentric delusional.
With the end of the Cold War a new order was instigated? By whom? In whose name? Using which criteria? Setting aside the chilling thought that there was no end to the Cold War, just an economic collapse of realised socialism due to its own contradictions and the loathing of the people it held in thrall. We have now a reconstituted Russia and its Near Abroad strengthened immeasurably by the substitution of capitalism for socialism, and all its accompanying efficiencies, for the idiocies of state provision and allocation of resources. And strengthened by an unflagging building of alliances both to the east and to continental Europe.
Brown and Blair have been acting in a false world where there could be recovery of some kind of 'Great Britain' status via the institution of a permanent global governing elite in which they would be equal partners with the Great Powers of the US, Russia and China via their domination of European politics. Global institutions, extant if rotting like the Bretton Woods organisations, the United Nations, NATO would be revivified with new and extended roles and powers, supplemented by new global governance embodied in G20s and their ilk, an acknowledgment of some aspects of international law accompanied by new, pseudo-legal definitions of rogue states, extra state terrorism and the enforcement of bi-lateral arms treaties as multilateral agreements. Enforcement would be relatively easy and profitable, for the nation states assaulted would be as undefended as Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan - little more than 'Emergencies' in the old imperial mode. Why, all that is needed is a few Snatch Landrovers and some decent non-commissioned leadership.
Madness. Deadly madness. For our troops and for the assaulted peoples. Many have accused Brown et al of being socialists or communists, authoritarians, totalitarians recreating a Stasi in our country. In truth theirs is a home-grown idiocy, a Project that has been well understood and whose silliness has been exploited both by US and by European power players of better and more realistic understandings.
An Eden spirit walked again, but this time made of the dreams - no, nightmares - of the Left, and it has almost destroyed our democratic politics, our living standards, and our way of life.
Today we saw Brown set out his globalist insanity, with all the dreary statistics, the lists, the lies, the denial, that echo down the ages in the history of the ruin of countries.
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