Europe is doubling down on its liberal agenda, with Ireland the most recent victim of the left-wing push from the continent. With yet another terrorist attack in London including a radicalized Muslim citizen, one would think that the governments in these areas would crack down on something – anything – that has to do with the safety of its citizens.
Alas, this is not how the left works. Political correctness is more important than life itself, although liberals fail to realize that if no one is alive, then there is no one to grandstand political correctness to.
By all accounts, Ireland stands ready to elect its first gay prime minister, 38-year-old Leo Varadkar. Ireland only decriminalized homosexual behavior 24 years ago, making the decision historically relevant if only for the speed with which the Catholic nation reversed its policies. Varadkar is a lifetime political type, with his immediate past position being Ireland’s health minister.
Liberals who expect civilized conservatives to turn this event into a gay bashing parade will leave disappointed. This is not the major reason that Varadkar is a bad choice. The reason is that for liberals, LGBT rights too often overlap and merge with the rights of terrorists. Making Varadkar the prime minister will invariably open Europe up to even more to attacks from Islamic extremists. The bottom line: More people will die, and the infrastructure of Europe will be further undermined, all for the sake of paying lip service to LGBT rights.
With reference to the United States, Ireland is not a huge economic priority on the scale of a Germany or a Great Britain. However, Americans should be concerned about this election. Here’s why.
The “conversion” of Ireland to leftism cements yet another Christian ally that has swayed from the path of not only conservatism, but also the moral norms of Christianity. Religion is perhaps the most powerful political tool in modern history, and without a banner to unite the populace, Ireland has no real connection with the United States. As stated, this is not a huge immediate economic problem. However, it sets a bad precedent that is already spreading.
President Trump is playing the long game in terms of our prioritized allies in Europe – Germany, Turkey, and the UK. Right now, those country’s leaders do not like us, to put it bluntly. The ideological defection of smaller countries such as Ireland makes it more difficult for the administration to turn the corner and re-ally with Germany, etc. once those countries realize they need the US for economic and military stability.
We have seen that European governments are more than willing to sacrifice the lives of their own citizens to protect the left’s ideals. Varadkar’s election would put even more momentum behind this suicidal trend.
You can bet that Russia is taking notes as well. The weaker Europe gets, the stronger Russia gets. The Trump administration is currently balancing an extremely volatile relationship with Putin, and his incredibly aggressive regime. However, talk will mean nothing if Russia has a tactical advantage. You can bet that Putin will move to bolster his influence in the region despite all of the back patting with Trump.
Finally, Ireland’s bad choices may cause the Trump administration to completely redirect its foreign policy in Europe. Trump ran on a conservative platform that included an extended hand to religious leaders both foreign and domestic. Varadkan’s election definitely weakens the influence of the Catholic Church in Ireland, which sets a bad precedent in many other traditionally religious countries such as Spain. The breakdown would leave one less avenue of connection between the United States and Europe.
Just an aside: At age 38, Varadkan would be the youngest person in the history of Ireland to hold the premier position. Even if Ireland wants to elect a gay prime minister, must it elect its neophytes? It is one thing for liberals to encourage and promote sexual preference as a qualification for office. It is quite another to hold up lack of experience as a qualification as well.
As Varadkan is all but set to take the position, it may be time for the Trump administration to talk about a revisionist strategy in Europe. Liberals have taken over the continent with no intention of letting go – even at the cost of their own lives.
~ Conservative Zone