Monday, October 13, 2008

Fjordman: Ten Reasons to Get Rid of the European Union

Fjordman has posted a revised final version of “Ten Reasons to Get Rid of the European Union” at Europe News. This is the version which will appear in his book, and has been expanded slightly based on comments posted here after the preliminary version was published.

Below are some excerpts:

Is the European Union exclusively bad? There are two schools of thought: Those who believe that the EU represents an idea that was initially good but went awfully wrong somewhere along the way, and those who believe the EU was flawed from its very inception; most people just didn’t see it for what it was. I am willing to listen to the arguments of both camps, but the lies by Mr. Monnet and others do indicate that the EU was steeped in lies and deception from the very first moment of its creation.

Either way, this question is by now of secondary importance. What matters at the moment is that the EU has become a monster which threatens the very continued existence of European civilization in any recognizable form.

I am not in any way suggesting that the EU is the only cause of the challenges we are now facing; merely that it constitutes our biggest problem, blocks the solution to other problems and adds several new ones. Political Correctness, suicidal Multiculturalism and Globalism rule the entire Western world, and the low birth rates we have among native Europeans are not caused by the EU. There is a new sense of European solidarity which can be useful in the future. It is quite possible that we could indeed benefit from some form of European cooperation in defense of a shared civilization, but not in the form of the EU as it exists today.
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I would like to reform the EU if I could, but I fear that Vladimir Bukovsky is right and that it is the kind of structure which cannot be reformed. There is an incredible amount of frustration, fear and anger simmering among ordinary people across much of Western Europe which is artificially held down by the authorities and the media.

There is a possibility that there will be a counter-reaction once the EU is dismantled, but I don’t think we have much of a choice in the present situation. I would liken it to having emergency surgery in order to save your life. If you have the choice between certain death now and possible complications later, you would normally choose possible complications later.


xlbrl said...

Back in the day when the EU was being debated, and having read two well written opinions representing either side of the issue,I found a simple way into the truth. Who benefits? Since it was the government (socialist)types advocating EU, it could only mean the advancement of their power and the diminution of the citizen.
The object of universality demands a "harmonization" of taxes, law, finaces, and money.
They mean to eliminate, ironically, borders, and at the same time any reason to cross them.
That is why they are so annoyed with Ireland. In America, we once called that Federalism.