Seen from the commander’s deck in Brussels, calm is not a bad option after all. Cooptation in power is working smoothly for governments run by extreme right and populist forces, from Italy to Austria. Europe’s May 2019 elections and their political aftermath will bring this large turmoil to the surface, revealing a divided, unruly but not rebellious continent, playing one upheaval against the other. In the end, the European order may not be seriously challenged, and immobility could be the winning option for the present commanders and their replacement. At least until a European version of the ‘slave revolt’ becomes possible.