Opting out of a new world order helmed by an EU-China alliance

Opting out of a new world order helmed by an EU-China alliance, by Jennifer Oriel.

In late April, the European Union declared its alliance with China. EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini identified China as a key ally in “guarantee[ing] the world order”.

Never before has the European world order shared a common destiny with the values enshrined in communist statehood. Mogherini laid out the agreements underpinning the shared EU-China world order: the Paris climate accord and UN’s Sustainable Development goals.

The US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is an affirmation of freedom and the values that ­distinguish the West from the rest. The socialist-green EU bloc has surrendered Europe to a different destiny. …

According to President Trump, the US stood to lose up to 2.7 million jobs by 2025 under the Paris Agreement, including 440,000 fewer manufacturing jobs. Once, the left might have defended the working class. Today it represents the bureaucratic elite of a sclerotic world order led by careerists.

Socialist and communist leaders vented fury at the US President for upholding his promise to the American people. …

Such trivial matters as a president honouring the sovereign will of his citizens apparently pale in comparison to the lofty political goals contained in global agreements on sustainable development and ­environmentalism.

One such goal — “global sovereignty” — was ­announced in the G77 (plus China) declaration, “For a new world order for living well”, which typifies the ideology underlying agreements on climate change.

In it, the G77 delivered the United Nations a 242-point vision of the new world order. High­lighted values include sustainable development and environmentalism as well as the worship of a pagan queen called “Mother Earth”. Through the lens of ­realism, the declaration looks like a massive push for wealth redistribution from the West to the rest dressed up in postcolonial rhetoric. …

The Paris Agreement reflects the belief that Western countries are to blame for what ails the world, including climate change. As such, they should pay for the sin of advanced development. …

The assertion of US sovereignty is invaluable to the West at a time when the EU is tilting to totalitarian states under communist and Islamist rule. It is notable the European politicians leading the charge against Trump are key porous border backers. ­Mogherini not only celebrates the EU-China world order but has ­declared “political Islam” part of Europe’s future.