Leaders of the European Union (EU) are forming a “united front” to oppose President Donald Trump under pressure from the Iranian regime to keep its nuclear deal with the West in place and in the face of looming trade tariffs on Europe.
A group of 28 EU leaders met in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, on May 16. According to Bourse & Bazaar of BHB Emissary, EU chief Donald Tusk told reporters they met to discuss a “united front” on Trump.
The meeting comes one day after British, French, and German foreign ministers met with the Iranian foreign minister in Brussels to discuss how they could maintain the Iran deal without the United States. Iran has been pressuring the EU to keep the deal running, and the EU risks losing a good chunk of its $25 billion trade with Iran if sanctions are again imposed.
Behind the meeting, however, is possibly something more significant. The idea of a “united front” ties to a deeper strategy, rooted in communist thought. The strategy involves identifying all movements or organizations on the “left,” and binding them together under a specific state objective.
Leon Trotsky, a leader of the Russian Communist Party alongside Lenin, described the strategy in his 1932 pamphlet, “What Next?”, stating that under a united front, “the Communist party proves to the masses and their organizations its readiness in action to wage battle in common with them,” and that it brings these groups under “common struggle.”
Leaders of the EU have become less ashamed of demonstrating their love of the murderous, totalitarian ideology of communism, which under various estimates has killed close to 100 million people.
This support was made clear by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, when he unveiled a 14-foot statue of Karl Marx on May 5 in Germany, and defended the communist ideologue whose works on communist atheism and struggle made the 20th century the most violent in human history.
The destructive ideology is also at the heart of the socialist systems that have taken hold throughout Europe. Under its “international” interpretations, it gave Europe the likes of Stalin and Lenin, and under its “nationalist” interpretations gave Europe the likes of Hitler and Mussolini.
All of these political systems—whether it was the Soviet Union’s brand of communism and global revolution, or Adolph Hitler’s use of National Socialism and identity politics—were based in the same ideas of totalitarian rule, political censorship, and collectivist systems designed to rally people under the “collective” interests of the ruling regimes.
By invoking the “united front,” leaders of the EU are invoking the system that it represents. By enacting policies of micro-level governance and political censorship, and having the state direct sectors of the economy, they are showing an affinity for these failed systems.
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