The German defense ministry has contingency plan for the collapse of Europe. And it leaked to the press. The Guardian has a foreboding op-ed about it. What’s so sobering is that it feels very right. China and Russia are on the move at the Union’s borders; and Europe’s backbone – “more globalism and more market” is what European electorates, especially their older and less educated edges – are rejecting.
The commentator’s interpretation is “a new great game has started, with Russia and China funding nationalist parties in the Union”. But that, so far, is exactly that: an interpretation. And it’s only one guy’s. It cannot be a basis for common action until it becomes shared.
And that’s where we come in. As a European citizen, I feel the need for a large-scale sensemaking exercise on the big picture, about yesterday.
What do you think? Can we raise the money and momentum to run it, and make it count?