Policies emerging from the Obama administration are often perplexing. Why give ISIS a virtual free hand in destroying Iraqi and Syrian borders? Why does the administration support a European Union that is gasping for political breath? Why has the Obama team allowed Latin American youths to cross our border in violation of national sovereignty?
Suppose President Obama has a vision of a world without borders, a one world government. This is hardly a new idea, nor is it a vision of the hard left that has departed from its historic ambitions. In some respects, it is not dissimilar from the radical Muslim goal of a global caliphate. The difference, of course, is that won’t be achieved through a shared humanity and common purpose.
How this happens is anyone’s guess? Presumably rationality – unknown till then – penetrates the forces of darkness with the emergence of a brave new world. Yet the current world scene doesn’t offer much encouragement. The Sykes-Picot lines drawn in the sand after the fall of the Ottoman Empire are evaporating before our eyes, but what will be left in their wake isn’t encouraging. These are likely to be tribal, narrowly denominational states. Moreover, since the president has vowed not to intervene, we are obliged to sit on the sidelines as dangerous actors influence the fate of the Middle East.
A Europe that, since German unification, has harbored a dream of continental unity, is in the throes of dissolution due to economic woe and the inability to withstand nationalistic antecedents. What finally precipitates a breakup is hard to reckon, but fiscal policy controlled by states and regulatory policy controlled by a continental bureaucracy is a formula for political tension.
The massive flow of youngsters crossing the Mexican border into the United States with the active duplicity of drug cartels and the seeming acquiescence of the U.S. government has reduced sovereignty to a concept of yesteryear. This policy, or lack thereof, may suit Obama’s dream of a permanent Democratic majority when “illegals” are given amnesty and the consequent right to vote, but it is yielding a backlash in border states that may turn around normal Democratic districts. To understand what a world without borders would resemble all one has to do is visit the Texas towns on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. It isn’t a pretty picture.