A few headlines I’ve read in recent days. First:
Hungary, Poland, Etc Must Surrender Control Over Borders to EU
Macron Attacks Brexit, Calls for ‘European Federalism’ in Pre-Election War Cry
Globalist French President Emmanuel Macron has made a direct address to the over 500 million people who live in the European Union, calling on them to support his vision of a more centralised and powerful “project” European Union which, he believes, could even entice the United Kingdom into cancelling Brexit.
The plea to voters to back an enhanced European Union which would take more control over its member nation states comes just months before the continental power bloc holds elections to select Members of the European Parliament for the next five-year term…
Perhaps the most sinister move was the call to remove the ability for European nations to control their own elections, and to have them overseen instead by a “European Agency for the Protection of Democracies”, run by “European experts” sent to each country.
No Place in 21st Century for Closing Borders – German Bundestag President
Shutting the door on mass migration is not an option in the 21st century, German parliament president Wolfgang Schäuble has said, urging Brussels to speed up plans for an EU army in order to kill nationalism.
In an interview with local media on Monday, Germany’s parliament chief said he wanted progress towards a joint European armed forces to advance “much faster”, and admitted to feeling “impatient” on the issue.
EU Elections ‘Last Chance to End Nationalist Nightmare’ – Verhofstadt
This year’s EU election will be the “last chance” to kill populism, Guy Verhofstadt has warned, calling for sovereignty-destroying “reform” which would transfer national powers to Brussels…
“The union envisioned by [the French president] is a Europe that can stand on its own two feet, in a world of great powers in which EU nations would not be able to protect their own interests and way of life by themselves,” he said….
The 65-year-old, who has led EU Parliament’s Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) for a decade, called for the creation of “a single Euro-African economic area” at a conference of the EU parliamentary grouping last week, claiming such a construct would have an “enormous potential … able to rival with China” in terms of consumer numbers.
Add it all up, and here are a bunch of European leaders articulating their vision of the EU. And it’s essentially a vision of economic and political and military giantism. The EU must get bigger and stronger and more centralised. Nationalism and populism must be killed.
It seems to be the way that the entire EU political class thinks. They have dreams of empire. They’ve decided they must have an EU army to protect the EU’s external borders. And now also an agency to oversee elections. Theirs is a world of “great powers”, and the EU will only be able to “rival with China” by creating a single Euro-African economic area. Perhaps this explains why they want all this immigration: we’re now part of a Euro-African Economic Area, in which there is to be free movement of people. Perhaps it’s also why we must all become Muslims: the African bit of the EAEA is mostly Muslim, after all. They’re thinking Big, Bigger, and Biggest Of All.
And Emmanuel Macron thinks that us Brits will want to re-join this new super-gigantic EAEA.
But, somehow or other, I don’t think we will. I think us Brits just want to run our own affairs, and let everyone else run theirs. And I suspect that the French and the Germans and the Spanish and the Italians, and every other nation state in Europe, simply want to run their own affairs as well.
And this is the deepening divide in the EU. It’s between the imperialistic European political class and the ordinary peoples of Europe. The European political class is still hankering after the glory days of a century ago, when Europe’s nations had extensive empires all over the world, and they were Great Powers, and they were Somebodies.
But those days are over. It all ended in two World Wars that left Europe shattered and broken and powerless. Europe will never regain the primacy it once had. But the European political class can’t stop dreaming of a return of empire, and they’ve set out to create a single European state that rivals (and perhaps even surpasses) ancient Rome. It’s an ambition that could lead to another European war, as the EU tries to impose its will on its increasingly fractious member states, possible using its new European army to suppress revolt in places like Hungary and Italy.