Trans-Atlantic Civilization and the Law of Diminishing Returns
Atlanticism is the belief in a single European-American worldview, as expressed in NATO and many trans-Atlantic trade agreements. But the relationship between Europe and America is far from equal. Since the American armies emerged victoriously from the Second World War, Europeans have been living as vassals, serving the interests of American capitalism.
In exchange for NATO protection, a militarily weakened Europe was left with little choice to accept the relationship. But while Americans reap the benefits of globalization, Europeans have been footing the bill, forced to see their continent flooded with African and Arab immigrants. Why? To satisfy American market expansionism.
Is it time for Europeans to break away from NATO in favor of European independence? Taking a look at ancient history, a break-up between America and Europe may indeed be inevitable.
The Germanic Wars
When Julius Caesar and subsequent Roman generals Drusus, Varus, and Germanicus invaded the territories northeast of the river Rhine between 52 BC and 16 AD, the poor Germanic tribes who lived there often abandoned their mud huts, hiding in the woods for safety. Faced with an invincible enemy, the barbarians saw no honor in meaningless death.
According to historian Christoph Pantle, it is plausible that Caesar’s armies slaughtered well over a million Northern Europeans—men, women, and children—in horrific massacres along the Rhine. Not even pregnant women were spared. Such bloodshed certainly united the Germanic tribes against Rome for centuries to come.
Unlike the Gauls, a wealthier people who had mastered the art of goldsmithing, Germania offered Roman conquerors little wealth to take home. In order to pay for bloody invasions into Germanic territory, Roman armies had to take male prisoners to work as slave laborers. Countless blonde girls were likely sold into prostitution.
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Rome ultimately abandoned the conquest of Northern Europe. It didn’t pay. In economic terms, the Romans faced what we now call the law of diminishing returns.
According to Wikipedia, “The law of diminishing returns states that in all productive processes, adding more of one factor of production, while holding all others constant, will at some point yield lower incremental per-unit returns.”
Roman elites’ hunger for wealth forced Rome to continuously expand its territories in search for more wealth, but the incremental expansions offered the empire increasingly lower returns. The growing cost of defending Rome’s stretching borders forced it to allocate an ever larger portion of its wealth to military defenses.
Once the cost of Rome’s defenses outgrew the benefit of its conquests, the Roman Empire became a losing proposition, a losing stock. As economic decline set in, Rome’s defenses crumbled and its armies retreated. Over the course of the next few centuries, the very Germanic tribes Rome had sought to submit would overthrow their previously invincible enemy.
The Story of the West
The descendants of these West Germanic tribes would go on to establish their own empires, fight the Crusades, battle with the Mongols, usher in the Industrial Age, establish modern civilization and lead the many conquests of colonial Europe.
Today, they are the Germans, Swedes, Dutch, Belgians, Austrians, Swiss, Norwegians, Danes, Faroese, Icelanders, and many English and Scottish people too. Their colonial offspring includes South Africa’s Boers, as well as a large portion of white Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, and Americans.
Together, these peoples have amassed the largest sums of wealth in human history. But like Rome, the West cannot escape the law of diminishing returns either. At some point in time, global trade and technological innovation will cease to yield desired returns.
Then, the West’s defenses will crumble (Europe’s borders, for example), its economies will shrink, its populations will age—and the new barbarian hordes may succeed at conquering its lands on foot. The West Germanic peoples have become the new Romans.
It would be foolish to think that some measure or action could somehow magically prevent the decline of the West. Such delusions lie at the heart of both the progressive left and New World Order conspirators. Instead, Westerners will have to make tough choices. To Europeans, the question becomes: What are we willing to sacrifice in exchange for long-term survival?
Cutting loose from their American owners, Western Europeans would be free to share their wealth with neighboring peoples in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, rather than with Starbucks and McDonald’s. Ending Atlanticism in favor of European independence could help secure Europe’s borders and end economic immigration.
No longer a vassal to American interests, Europe could guard itself against Saudi, Turkish and Russian aggressors more effectively. If Europeans don’t embrace their independence, the alternative would mean to join in America’s endless wars for profit, undoubtedly sacrificing millions of Europe’s strongest men and women.
I see no honor in such meaningless death. It is time for Europe to become a truly independent continent once again. It is time for Europe to cut its ties with America. Indeed, the loss of its European consumer market would most certainly bring about America’s downfall, as well as the demise of its Middle Eastern outpost, Israel. Then again, the age of colonialism ended a long time ago. Europe first.