Personally, I value NATO and I value our European Allies. I would hate to see their selfishness destroy the Alliance. It will hurt us both.
The World Stage is not likely to remain as it is for another 400, 200, 100, or even 50 more years.
Change is accelerating at a breakneck pace.
I'm not particularly bearish
on the US, but it would be somewhat foolish to assume that our global dominance will endure for many, many years to come. The primary reason is that this country is moving to the left. I don't like it and I would wish otherwise but it's the case. Eventually, socialists will gain more and more power and before too long the White House.
People will say we need to spend our great wealth on our people. Fair enough, but if we do we will not be able to spend it on all the things that make us the #1 Superpower.
Liberals love Socialist Europe, but will they maintain this love with money they need to spend on their supporters?
Meanwhile, China is making it perfectly clear that it wants to be the #1 Superpower, and given the fact that its autocratic leaders won't have to pander to voters through a democratic process, it's highly unlikely they will divert funds from the goal before we do.
Europe has already made the foolish bet that their way of life is sustainable over the long haul.
As the global circles contract, and as US demographics increasingly separate from Europe, Europe will find itself more and more isolated.
It's still possible to change this future just as there were times when it was possible to change the future that led to WWI and WWII, but short-sighted selfishness, alas, always wins out.
The only way Americans will rally to aid of an embattled Europe is if they feel confident about their own lot and their nation's power. Europe consistently supports US presidential candidates who will sap this confidence. It needs a Trump, not an Obama.
But really why should we care? Climate Change will destroy the world before any of this **** happens.