If the EU can't adjust it will die

"The Project" was a post war Liberal concept, inevitably is based on just the two moral values that liberals enjoy. Lacking the other three moral values means liberals celebrate diversity, are mass pro-immigration and love change even if this pushes towards chaos (e.g. Merkel's mass Muslim immigration). Liberals view ingroup loyalty and cultural values as negatives. However at best around 1/3 of the public share the liberal viewpoint.

 

Moderates and conservatives have Haidt's five moral values and so view the world quite differently, placing importance on cultural values and ingroup loyalty.

 

Researchers have shown that conservatives (5 moral values) can easily pretend to think like liberals (i.e. that they lack 3 moral values). Liberals simply cannot pretend to think like conservatives because they cannot pretend to have these three other moral values. Liberal thinking therefore is we are right, you are wrong. Simples.

 

This difference explains why liberals are very limited by their calcified thinking and so blind to the problem of moving to a single superstate based on just their values.

 

The ignored populist backlash to imposed liberalism has been slowly rising for years. However 25% voted for populist parties recently in Europe and populism is on a roll as the 2019 elections will show.

 

Liberals cannot win because they cannot have policies that meet the needs of the majority they do not understand, and think are wrong.

 

Liberals in charge of the EU makes for an inflexible response to the problems that liberalism has created.

 

If the EU can't adjust it will die.

Comments

Tom C. Purcell Added Feb 10, 2019 - 11:11am
It is in times like now when the words of Goebbels and Hitler echo, hauntingly.  They warned Europe of this day.  They tried to shield the West at large from this fate.  And the brave men who marched east fought like no other in History.  It's only now that we are beginning to understand what WWII really meant.
Tom C. Purcell Added Feb 10, 2019 - 11:12am
...(and WWI for that matter, at least the strange ending)
Sam Nowaczynski Added Feb 11, 2019 - 1:26am
“Lacking the other three moral values means liberals celebrate diversity, are mass pro-immigration and love change even if this pushes towards chaos (e.g. Merkel's mass Muslim immigration).”
 
It’s a morally sound to celebrate diversity.  The mere acceptance of diversity likely lends itself to a benevolent society and not one ravaged by conflict and division. Thankfully both liberals and conservatives both celebrate you diversity.  The fact you abhor it, says nothing about the conservative movement.  Liberals do not celebrate mass immigration or chaos.  It would behoove you to read more about what liberals actually believe.
Cullen Kehoe Added Feb 11, 2019 - 7:51pm
What appears to be killing the EU is the constant flood of refugees from the Middle East or North Africa. That was a big reason for Brexit.
 
Now Italy is getting sick of paying to pick these guys up in sinking boats and house and feed them while they await asylum claims (and not be reimbursed by the rest of the EU).