The great EU power trap

Having influence in a powerful European Union means giving it much more power over us

Soon after the date for the EU referendum was set, Timothy Garton Ash published a piece in this magazine under the title ‘A conservative case for staying in’. He was followed by Ian Buruma, attacking the idea that, having left the EU, the British would be more free. And then, after the Obama visit to London, there was Anne Applebaum, assuring us that the US had ‘excellent reasons’ for being opposed to Brexit. Continue reading

The Changing Face of European Politics?

Twenty-eight ‘member nations’ of the European Union will vote for European Parliament representatives that hold no real power. Essentially, as in Russia and today’s America, people go to the poll centers because they’re purposely mislead to believe into thinking that they are part of some sort of democratic process. If they’re physically there, it sinks into their minds as such, which fulfills the aim. As with America, it’s another story. It’s yet to fully evolve into what Russia has become, which is to say all candidates from all parties are in the same party, but it’s roughly 85% there.

You say to yourself: “What can I do?” Nothing, because you don’t live in a participatory Democracy. That’s the absolute truth. You’ve had your fun. You went to the polls in November — and that was your fun. That was what you’re allowed. Every two years you’re allowed to have your fun and think that you have some impact among politicians who will still never listen to you nor represent your interests, but you don’t. You change the window dressing.

Does it sound skeptical or cynical? Only for those who aren’t paying attention, just like we’re seeing in Europe now. They’re blind to see all roads leading to Berlin — the center of rising The Fourth Reich — attempting to ‘mix iron with clay’ as the United States of Europe is the end goal.

 

Imagine if you will, that the U.S., Canada and Mexico signed up to what citizens believed was simply a new trade deal.

A few decades later, you are shocked to discover that a vast amount of laws affecting your life aren’t made by your elected officials in Washington, but in a new multi-million dollar Parliament Building in Ottawa, Canada.

When you ask the officials there what precisely is going on, they answer that the plan all along was to merge the U.S., Canada and Mexico into a single nation, with a single flag, anthem and currency.

If this scenario sounds bizarre, in Europe that is precisely what has taken place. Continue reading