I RECALL the occasion well; that afternoon in 1983 my wife and I had learned that she was expecting.
As we had money worries and my wife was past conventional child-bearing age we were apprehensive.
Another anxiety was that the world stood on the brink of a nuclear Armageddon. The dead hand of the USSR gripped the throat of much of Europe. My concern would have heightened further had I looked into the crystal ball.
In 1983 the Baltic States were repressed Soviet regimes. As the crystal ball’s mist cleared I see myself sitting at a dining table in a Riga hotel. The waiter’s name is Sergei and his colleagues mostly Russian.
Europe then was divided by the Berlin Wall and a razor wired frontier stretching thousands of kilometres. This wretched Soviet frontline was controlled by minefields, anti-tank ditches, and sentry posts.
As I gaze into my crystal ball I see my future wife, who is a Soviet citizen. I see images of many friends in Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and Belarus. I could hardly be blamed for presuming that World War III had been fought, the West occupied by the Soviets, and I had gone over to the other side.
My oracle now revealed thousands of refugees queuing to escape the West by appealing for asylum in Russia. If fortunate they would join nearly two million other refugees already in Russia having escaped grinding poverty in a Washington DC controlled Europe vassal state.
This wretched Ukrainian EU financed Berlin Wall is a place of minefields, anti-tank ditches, and sentry posts. Its purpose is to keep Ukrainians from fleeing to Russia. Fascinated, I see that Russia has forbidden the sending of relief to the destitute of the West.
Fast forward to 2017, Washington DC with its 1,050 worldwide bases constantly provokes wars of destruction, plunder and occupation.
The crystal ball reveals a deeply divided Europe presided over by two Presidents neither of whom is elected. The Eastern Bloc type nations of the EU are deeply divided. They face an uncertain future and their citizens are ruled by twenty or so unelected and nameless commissioners.
In 2017 Premier Viktor Orban of Hungary offers sanctuary for Western Europeans alienated by the failed immigration policies of their political elites.
This is not fantasy; it is the deeply disturbing reality. Consider the words of former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; “Why is the EU trying to recreate the USSR?” His gloom is echoed by Komsomol Pravda journalist Zahar Prilepin: “The EU in the worst sense of the word is very much the new USSR.”
By Michael Walsh