Sunday, 8 November 2009

What Does The EU Mean To YOU?

My fellow blogger and political commentator Scunnert has raised an interesting point:
"The UK is, in my opinion, the driving force behind the development of an EU super-max ghetto. They do this as a proxy of the US of A for reasons yet to be revealed."
I have been considering the ever-growing size and scope of the EU for some days now: I've been trying to work out what on earth would cause nations to willingly to relinquish their national sovereignty over their parliaments and systems of government, their legal codes and modes of education in order to create a superstate. Since said superstate is, putatively at least, 'democratic' it does not represent the kind of overwhelming power that Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand or Hitler or Bismarck held over vast territories. The leaders of nations within the superstates, having been elected in by their peoples, must be shown to be actively doing in harmony with each other something that adds to human betterment - however difficult to qualify said betterment may be. And, indeed, our very own unelected Gordon Brown sees the cessation of hostilities over national and pan-European institutions as refreshing: we can now meet a new dawn etc etc as friends and so on. They *must* therefore have a cumulative agenda. Of what are they afraid?
I think the answer is deceptively simple: the fear of the resurgence of Communism. Why else force umpteen millions of people to live under systems of government which are so socialist as to hover on the border of Marx's Utopian dream if not to demonstrate that there is no real need to return to Communism? Why offer everything the Communist state held dear - socialized medicine, subsidised housing, free education, re-education if you didn't toe the party line - with the added benefit of endless bottles of Coca Cola and Levi jeans? Why spend so many billions on shoring up Eastern European nations if not as a bulwark against Russia and, farther afield, China? And why collaborate so closely with the US whose vested interests are often markedly different from ours/Europe's? Could America's sudden extreme beadiness regarding Europe be due to the fear of Reds under the bed?

7 comments:

  1. What goes around, come around. Wait until China, India and The Middle East Unite!

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  2. Interestingly, Hatoyama of Japan, who's a big Kalergi fan, has proposed a peaceful economic bloc between China and Japan in investing in drilling in the South China oil fields. He's been called Japan's Obama. God knows what that means - more bank debts and higher taxes? Not sure that China would unite with India - too much historical tension. Allying itself with Russia would suit it economically - and possibly throw up the Iron Curtain once more.

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  3. A strange kind of socialism Mara where the poor are robbed to pay the bankers and essential services are privatized. The EU is designed by business for business. Their aim is to strip nations of the right to control their territory and resources.

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  4. "A spectre is haunting [the West], the spectre of freedom"

    In fact they have neutralised socialism, Marxists and [monarchists] have met in the middle (fascism); the war is over. But there is still the old enemy: freedom.

    Socialism's rise meant the death of liberalism, now it has lost its soul and its purpose there is space for aulde-style liberalism. The Labour party is dying, they will never govern again, socialism is dying etc. It's back to the old battle between power and freedom.

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  5. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8382384.stm

    Best article I've read all year. Good riddance, Euro-trash.

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  6. To me, it's a racist conspiracy to use tariff barriers around the first world to prevent Asians, Africans and South Americans from trading themselves out of poverty.

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  7. One reason why the French and Germans are so keen on European unification is to avoid any repeat of the World Wars (or the Franco-Prussian war, for that matter). They consider loss of autonomy a small price to pay for that.

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