The wrong answer to an irrelevant question

Even (or should I say: Especially) our cousins across the Big Pond are realizing that in member states of the EUnion democracy, in the sense of rule by popular consent, is dead. To wit:

American Thinker: Back in EUSSR

Vox Day: R.I.P. European democracy, 1945-2011

Read it all.

It isn't that surprising, because from its inception the EUnion was the wrong answer, following from hopelessly outmoded thinking, to a question ceased to be relevant long ago.
The birth of what is now the EU is put in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War but, as we know, the intellectual genesis – at the hands of Jean Monnet and Arthur Salter – was established in the 1920s, in the aftermath of the First World War.

As a construct intended to prevent a European War, it was therefore, intended to prevent the Second World War. It failed the moment Hitler came to power yet, despite that failure, in the post-Hitlerian wreckage of Europe, Monnet dusted off the same plans and applied them to preventing a war that was never going to happen.
It being the wrong solution to a mooted question, the EUnion has become itself a threat to peace on our benighted continent. But its adherents do not, cannot recognize this truth. And thus they reach for ever more extreme measures to circumvent the will of an increasingly disenchanted population.

So, we are finally arriving at the full realization of what the EUnion is. The question is now: What are we going to do about it? What are we going to do?

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MFS - The Other News zei

"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty". ~ Plato.

DP111 zei

Quote: The birth of what is now the EU is put in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War but, as we know, the intellectual genesis – at the hands of Jean Monnet and Arthur Salter – was established in the 1920s, in the aftermath of the First World War.
As a construct intended to prevent a European War, it was therefore, intended to prevent the Second World War.
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Now this from Winston Churchill, "

"Germany's unforgivable crime before the second world war," Churchill said," was her attempt to extricate her economic power from the world's trading system and to create her own exchange mechanism which would deny world finance its opportunity to profit." "You must understand that this war is not against Hitler or National Socialism," Churchill is quoted as saying, "but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest." 

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How true the above quote is I'm not certain.

One can see that the formation of the EU, and following from it, the Euro, can be viewed as the continuation of achieving German supremacy in Europe, but now in disguise.  Merkel's recent statement,"Peace in Europe could be shattered if the euro collapses", takes on a different meaning.

 

Klein Verzet zei

I know that across the Small Pond it is popular to 'the dastardly hun' into this saga, but I don't believe it. Merkel is every bit as dedicated to the EUnion as the worst of Eurocrats. I mean, did you see or read her speech at the retirement bash of Trichet?

Klein Verzet zei

Up to a point he is right, of course. If we let our guard down (which we collectively did) we leave democracy wide open to those that seek to abuse it for their own ends. That is how we ended up in this mess in the first place.

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