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There is an Assumption in Your Analysis

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Submitted by djolds1 (United States), Nov 16, 2015 at 09:14

And your assumption is that the status quo political system in Europe will remain intact, rock hard, widely recognized as legitimate, and unshakable for decades to come. Your analysis posits that nothing will happen because the professionals will move Left, and since the professionals hold the reins of power, they will continue to apply an elite blockade; a blockade that will "of course" hold in perpetuity for those same decades.

But the elites need to be lucky every time. The Right wing only needs to be lucky once. And then Europe's postbellum order collapses. Nothing is forever, and with each passing day, the attitude in Europe is more and more reminiscent... of Weimar.

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