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Chancellor Merkel Says Nations Must 'Give up Sovereignty' to the EU

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a very troubling speech yesterday to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin where she said, “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty” and that the will of the people on issues like immigration and border security doesn’t matter.

Zero Hedge:

“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”.

“[But] the people are individuals who are living in a country, they are not a group who define themselves as the [German] people,” she stressed.

And if you follow that logic, you’re a pretzel.

French President Emmanuel Macron recently said something similar:

Her words echo recent comments by the deeply unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in a Remembrance Day speech that “patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason.”

The French president’s words were deeply unpopular with the French population and his approval rating nosedived even further after the comments.

Macron, whose lack of leadership is proving unable to deal with growing protests in France, told the Bundestag that France and Germany should be at the center of the emerging New World Order.

“The Franco-German couple [has]the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos and to guide it on the road to peace”.

Yes, listening to the voice of the people leads to “chaos.” All that messy democracy stuff. Better to let the elites determine the future of ordinary people who need to be “guided” into making the “right” decisions.

This is especially true on immigration, national borders, and sovereignty. These topics are far too complicated and nuanced for ordinary people to trouble their little minds with. It would be far better to let EU bureaucrats make these important decisions, rather than the people who are most directly affected.

Merkel, Macron, and other EU leaders have a huge problem: they aren’t listening to what their citizens are saying. The result is violence in the streets of France and Belgium, and the continued rise of nationalist and right-wing parties in Europe. As much as these elites try desperately to portray a vote for the nationalists as a vote for Hitler, it isn’t working.

How many more people would be voting for nationalist parties if the media wasn’t full of warnings about “fascism”? There are certainly dangerous elements in most EU nationalist parties and until they are marginalized completely, they won’t be able to win a majority of voters.

But there is nothing “fascist” about the sentiments clearly expressed by ordinary voters who don’t want to lose their sovereignty, their culture, their heritage, or their history. Merkel and her crew of globalists are having problems understanding that and until they do, they will continue to lose political ground to the right.