Saturday, 30 January 2010

Letter to America

An open letter to all right minded Americans who feel that we are in a period of uncertainty as to the future of the English Speaking Peoples.

Ever since Eisenhower, America has been pushing Britain to form closer ties with mainland Europe, a position that some 70% of the population of this island do not want or agree with.

This has finally lead to us being manipulated into a thing called The Lisbon Treaty, which effectively hands over the vast majority of our sovereignty to Brussels, the Capital of an artificially created state called Belgium.

The European Union is dominated by a Franco-German alliance, which has no love for the English Speaking World.

Originally America's idea was that Britain would prop up the new democracies of Europe, during the cold war.

Successive American Presidents have continued to support the idea of Britain at the heart of Europe, the thinking being that in post Soviet times we would be a platform for the free market and a place where American business could base itself, to do business in the EU.

President Obama wants to take this idea a stage further so that he can deal with one head of state as regards foreign relations.

That head of state will likely be French or German, neither of which have a liking for the Anglo-Saxon view of the World.

At present two English Speaking nations have permanent seats on the UN Security Council, namely Britain and America.

It doesn't take much to realise that this situation could change in a way that is detrimental to the US.

Rather than joining the EU, Winston Churchill had a vision for a global economic bloc consisting of The Commonwealth, Britain and the US.

Churchill was a visionary who was often right and more often than not ignored until our country was in dire peril.

Winston Churchill new the American people very well, after all his own mother was one.

I believe as power shifts away from our world view it is not too late to re-energise the old alliances.

America needs British help in parts of the world where it's influence is not strong and vice versa.

China will become an increasing threat to the prosperity we have enjoyed and we in the West continue to help them secure more and more of our market share and with their vast dollar reserves they can outbid any Western company for mineral resources.

Every week you can read in the press about cyber attacks emanating from China, trying to hack into Western high technology companies and defence contractors.

Rather than support Chinese development, it would be more prudent to support India, the World's largest democracy.

Much of the new technologies being developed require rare metals and rare earths, in this regard China is a major producer and speculation is growing that they will ban exports of these materials, to Western countries.

We have virtually handed over our low tech manufacturing to this country, are we to allow them to monopolise our future?

Americans know that Europe invariably procrastinates in it's support for the US, whereas Britain is stalwart as an ally, even when at times we disagree with you.

A weakened Britain is not in America's interest.

Please encourage your President to support British Sovereignty and the growth of the English Speaking World.


  1. Simon, did you ever hear the quote, "The borrower is servant to the lender"? The U.S. is very much in financial debt to China. That being the case, many issues are controlled by this fact. China is gaining momentum in every sector, while your country and mine are now struggling. What you say has much merit. I just don't see things changing in the near future.

  2. Simon,

    Wow! I do hear you. In the heart beating inside me lies an Anglophile, unapologetic.

    Although I don't consider myself a(n)[American] 'conservative', I hear the name 'Churchill' and I stand.

    His idea of Commonwealth has had, and still has, some practical traction. English-speaking countries have lots of influence, and I cannot conceive of the world rallying around the Chinese as an exemplar. Respect them, sure. Emulate them? Crazy.

    However 'imperialistically'-conceived by the developing world as may be the USA and its parent Britain, they and the ideas embedded in their language have still the greatest influence. We've got the panache. Ideas elsewhere follow our lead. There. I said it.

    From this distance, the EU sounds like an experimental attempt at cohesion which large portions of member countries find less than comfortable. It doesn't surprise me that Britain finds it distasteful -- the island tradition has always kept a healthy arms-length from the continental morass.

    In a sense, the USA's discomfort with WTO is analogous -- sovereignty seemingly handed over in the interest of commerce masking as brotherhood.

    India -- the very large morsel Great Britain had to disgorge (despite Churchill's minority opinions) -- is indeed our common future partner. Partner in the sense of politics, but also as colleague or frat brother or . . . spouse!

    As to how this all falls-out in particular, I have no clue. I never much conceive of world issues in terms of economics -- both a failing on my part since many people stop listening to me as 'impractical' or ignorant; both that and a virtue since I'm not aligning my vision with the most rapacious among world greedmeisters nor am I moving in lockstep with their vision.

    I'm not sure what President Obama is doing in regard to EU matters. He's seem like an ameliorating type, one who wants to smooth-out problems if at all possible rather than draw 'lines in the sand'.

    As you point out, America's postwar policy has been held more or less level no matter who the Prez or Congress. Basically anti-commie. Now the switch is clumsily anti-theoterrorist.

    I can't envision the USA urging Britain to be lost as a small mini-jurisdiction of an EU dominated by the French or the Germans. Remember the Founding Fathers gave America its elaborate federal system which even in my lifetime kept Southern minority power intact, and now has a Senate blocking with 40 percent Republican partisanship of its votes any kind of decent health care for a country clearly in favor of it.

    Insofar as we're concerned -- at least my political whipsaw opinion voiced loud and proud, anyway -- America would never 'sign off' on an agreement for an EU that wouldn't give Britain full protections.

    You are my shadow, and I yours.

  3. Goodness, you Brits want to be half pregnant! You turn your back on the Commonwealth in order to more or less enter Europe. But rather than accept your destiny of leading Europe you want to become a mendicant of the U.S.
    It doesn't make sense for Britain to rely too heavily on the U.S. when the U.S. is coming to realize that its interests now lie in the Pacific.

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