Below is a translation of an opinion piece from today’s Kristeligt Dagblad. It was written by Søren Krarup, a member of the Danish Parliament, and translated by our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc.
Here’s what Kepiblanc said in his prefatory note:
Søren Krarup isn’t just another nobody-MP. He is always worth listening to. He was a co-founder of the Christian movement “Tidal Revival” back in the 1960s and a philosopher of magnitude in the tradition of Søren Kierkegaard. After 9/11 he joined the Danish People’s Party and was elected to Parliament. Many counter-jihadists can’t stand him due to his religiosity, but no one can deny that he is a giant in the war against barbarism.
And now the translation:
Denmark under siege
We are approaching Denmark’s termination as a sovereign nation. Blind and deaf to reality we have handed over Denmark’s destiny to fanatical EU-ideologists.
By Søren Krarup
In 1962 I was a member of the board of the Students’ Association in Copenhagen, and that same year we distributed a group statement against Danish membership of the European Common Market.
We had read the Treaty of Rome, adopted in March 1957 by the so-called six: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Italy, and some of us were aware of the visions heralded by the Frenchman Jean Monnet. At least I knew of his grandiose statement: “In order to give peace a chance, we must create a Europe.”
Bloated crap! As if Europe did not exist. As if Jean Monnet had to recreate, transform a thousand-year-old Europe anew. What an inflated fool.
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But first and foremost we had noticed the preamble of the Rome Treaty, wherein “the six” stated their “decision to establish the foundation of a union of European people constantly binding them more and more together”. In fact, this meant that the whole brouhaha was about creating “The United States of Europe” and thus getting rid of the existing national states within Europe. No room for mistakes here.
And we in the Students’ Association did not want to eradicate Denmark in favor of some foggy visions about a supra-national European Union. De Gaulle’s defiance towards Great Britain in 1963 froze the question.
But again, around 1970, with de Gaulle out of the picture, the question reappeared on the agendas of Denmark as well as Europe, and Denmark and Britain applied for membership of the union which “constantly strives to bind them more and more together”. The battle intensified. We had to dig the “Treaty of Rome” and Jean Monnet’s visions up once again and for the next two years the battle of Denmark’s membership raged all over the country.
The fight was long, hot and bitter. Especially given the fact that it was completely impossible to be taken honestly when one tried to clarify the whole idea of the EU. Which was stated loud and clear in the “Treaty of Rome”. In the first sentence in that treaty was a “…decision to establish the foundation of a union of European people constantly binding them more and more together”.
LISTEN, ALL YOU EU-WORSHIPPERS, you’ll have to believe in earnest what the EU itself proclaims as its purpose. Oh, shut up they answered. That kind of wording can be found in every treaty. OK, but isn’t a union a union? Can one talk about mere “cooperation” while the treaty itself talks about union? Isn’t it about melting Europe together in such a way that the individual nations — including Denmark — disappear? Aren’t we talking about Danish sovereignty and self-rule here?
As we all know, the battle wound up with Denmark’s approval of EU membership on October 2nd, 1972, with 63.7% in favor, and Denmark became a member of something called a supra-national union, in spite of the ruling classes telling us otherwise.
Now 36 years have passed — and what do we see? We see that everything we, the EU-opponents, said in 1970-72 came true. All those years have been an embarrassing demonstration of the EU-politicians’ unreliability.
Bit by bit the sovereignty of the Danish people and the Danish Parliament is carved away, and thereby our right to govern ourselves. The most recent example being the verdict by the European Court of Justice which completely removed Danish immigration laws in order to streamline Europe and force us into something we already rejected. A manifestation of the unreliability from 1972.
We are rapidly approaching the eradication of Denmark as a sovereign nation. Blind and deaf to reality, we’ve handed over Denmark’s destiny and existence to fanatic EU-ideologists and judges who don’t care one bit about the Danish law, but strive to enforce some ideological EU-justice upon Denmark’s citizens and parliament.
And so it happens: “…to establish the foundation of a union of European people constantly binding them more and more together”. We sounded the alarms in 1962, in 1972, and in all the following years. Over and over we yelled the wake-up call to our masters and lords.
WORST OF ALL: When the protests against the ECJ-verdict and its bypassing of Danish law reached a climax, and the Danish People’s Party — among others — urged PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen to stand fast on Danish law he just called it irresponsible because in a country of laws one has to comply with the courts.
Oh, jeez… isn’t Denmark a country of laws? Isn’t a prime minister supposed to enforce the law of the land? Isn’t this a blatant testimony to our misery here in Denmark in relation to the supra-national union, constantly binding us?
What a prime minister. A man whom I — among others — have praised as a blessing to the very country he helped reform. And then, as it turns out, he is as a humble serf of the EU, not Denmark. Proselytizing for an EU-court, not the nation he should serve as prime minister.
Alas, closer and closer to extinction we go.
Hat tip: TB.