We all know that success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.
So the European Union must be a great success, right? So many people took part in the creation of the EU Constitution, and its fathers are the cream of the European welfare-state nomenklatura.
One of the proudest of the daddies was the former president of France, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. No one was more determined than he that the whole of Europe should share his 400-page vision of the future of Europe — or 380 pages, or 200, or 500, depending on whose account you read.
But M. d’Estaing has changed his mind. The latest European farrago, the revised constitution masquerading as a “treaty”, is too much even for him.
Anders Bruun Laursen of the Balder Blog wrote me a couple of days ago with the news about M. d’Estaing’s cold feet:
I should like to draw your attention to a scandal published in the Danish newspaper Politiken on June 15 2007. This newspaper is no ordinary newspaper, since its editor-in-chief, Tøger Seidenfaden, is a Bilderberg member participating at the Bilderberg sessions of 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006. Besides, he is a member of the Trilateral Commission according to the membership list of 2005 — i.e. handpicked by David Rockefeller.
Under the headline: “You are being cheated!” in this heretofore unseen kind of article, the father of the EU-treaty declares that “the EU citizens are being forced to join decisions that the EU politicians dare not present to the citizens. This treaty (to be adopted in Brussels on June 21-22) may be a good exercise if you earn your living being a magician — but it enhances the mistrust of EU-citizens”, Monsieur Valéry Giscard d’Estaing states.
Mr. Laursen writes at greater length, with translations of parts of the article, in a blog post on the topic:
Mr. Giscard d’Estaing warned that:
The EU-citizens unknowingly join some decisions which the politicians dare not present openly to their citizens.
Monsieur Giscard d’Estaing was the chairman of The European Convention that wrote the original draft of the Constitution Treaty.
According to the latest move from the German EU-presidency a solution is near which removes only the common flag, hymn and other emblems. Poland alone protests.
A Danish expert, Marlene Wind of the University of Copenhagen, agrees with Mr. D’Estaing:
The leaders have cynically told themselves : We must make the same treaty (which was rejected by the French and the Dutch) – but make it look like something different.
It is no pretty sight, for it forces them to lie.
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Mr. D’Estaing’s attack also strikes a nerve in the Danish Parliament, where many politicians are dissatisfied with Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s secrecy.
Nevertheless, on June 15, 2007 the overwhelming majority of Parliament chose to close the doors of Parliament and to send the media and the audience away, as the treaty was to be discussed. A person from the audience told the news paper Politiken:
What has happened today is in total accordance with this entire closed process so far.
But, at any cost the EU leaders will avoid referenda, which may delay a new treaty — as was the case in France and the Netherlands in 2005.
I can’t emphasize too often or too strongly that the EU Constitution, the amnesty bill here in the USA, the UN’s various schemes, and all the other transnational initiatives are being forced on the people of the countries involved, despite their opinions and against their interests. These non-democratic processes are rammed down the throats of the populace, putatively for their own good, by people who think they know better.
The bureaucrats who create these mind-numbing documents and impose them on us are the only ones whose interests are being served. The élite apparatchiks of the Western governing class, the Davos people and the NGO mavens, will maintain and increase their power. The people who manage the large state-subsidized corporations will benefit from the elaborate rules which protect their turf and drive out competition.
The rest of us are supposed to sit down and shut up and learn to live with it, to accept all the Multiculturalism, mass immigration, and the proliferation of regulations that govern our lives in increasingly minute detail. It’s a done deal.
We’re just supposed to bend over and take it. And up until now, both in Europe and North America, that’s what we’ve done.
How long will we go on this way? How much more will we tolerate?
Also at Balder Blog: a post about the Foreningen Dansk Kultur brochure “Free Muslim immigration into Europe — the secret EU-deal with ten Asian and North African countries”, which I posted about last month. It highlights the series of semi-secret agreements which laid the basis for the mass immigration of Muslims into what is now known as Eurabia.
Mr. Laursen has a translation of the brochure and extended commentary in English. It’s recommended reading.