- Ted Malloch: Rome Burned and Nero Lost His Empire – What Will Happen to Europe this Century?
by Ted Malloch, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
You have doubtless heard the well-worn euphemism, Rome’s emperor at the time, the decadent and unpopular Nero, “fiddled while Rome burned.” The expression of course has a double meaning: Not only did Nero stroke his violin making music while his people suffered, but he was an ineffectual leader in a time of deepening crisis.
Europe is burning again, today.
Literally and figuratively. In France, the “yellow jackets” have set Paris a blaze and stopped traffic flowing all over the country to protest fuel price increases and the globalist nonsense of their petite failed emperor, President, Emmanuel Macron.
In Germany, now leaderless, the ruling Christian Democrats are forlorn after the complete debacle of Angela Merkel’s self-imposed, immigration nightmare. Italy is nearly bankrupt, with bridges collapsing, and looking to free itself from the shackles of the Euro and the EU. In Britain, the line is all about Brexit, i.e., leaving Europe, before it crumbles under the dead weight of the statist dictatorial Brussels bureaucracy. All over the continent we witness, perhaps the greatest crisis since WWII.
And the violin is playing. It is in reality a triple threat: effecting politics, economics and culture across Europe today. Politically, Europeans can’t make up their mind.