Paul Belien writes today about the new president of the European megastate, who happens to be Belgian:
Herman Van Rompuy. Get used to the name. He is the first President of the European Union, which with the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by all the 27 EU member states in early November was transformed into a genuine United States of Europe.
The President of Europe has not been elected; he was appointed in a secret meeting of the heads of government of the 27 EU member states. They chose one of their own. Herman Van Rompuy was the Prime Minister of Belgium. I knew him when he was just setting out, reluctantly, on his political career.
To understand Herman, one must know something about Belgium, a tiny country in Western Europe, and the prototype of the EU. Belgians do not exist as a nation. Belgium is an artificial state, constructed by the international powers in 1830 as a political compromise and experiment. The country consists of 6 million Dutch, living in Flanders, the northern half of the country, and 4 million French, living in Wallonia, the southern half. The Belgian Dutch, called Flemings, would have preferred to stay part of the Netherlands, as they were until 1830, while the Belgian French, called Walloons, would have preferred to join France. Instead, they were forced to live together in one state.
Belgians do not like their state. They despise it. They say it represents nothing. There are no Belgian patriots, because no-one is willing to die for a flag which does not represent anything. Because Belgium represents nothing, multicultural ideologues love Belgium. They say that without patriotism, there would be no wars and the world would be a better place.
Yes, the shade of John Lennon is the guiding hand behind the political philosophy of the European Union. No more wars! No more suffering! No more dissent! No more independent thinking!
We no longer have any need for such things. Everyone should just drink their soma, copulate indiscriminately, and spend all their spare time at the feelies.
Mr. Belien concludes:
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Now, Herman has moved on to lead Europe. Like Belgium, the European Union is an undemocratic institution, which needs shrewd leaders who are capable of renouncing everything they once believed in and who know how to impose decisions on the people against the will of the people. Never mind democracy, morality or the rule of law, our betters know what is good for us more than we do. And Herman is now one of our betters. He has come a long way since the days when he was disgusted with Belgian-style politics.
Herman is like Saruman, the wise wizard in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, who went over to the other side. He used to care about the things we cared about. But no longer. He has built himself a high tower from where he rules over all of us.
Fjordman adds these thoughts:
I’m not surprised that Herman Van Rompuy is evil. You cannot get to the top of a thoroughly evil system such as the European Union unless you are evil yourself, or at least willing to play ball with evil. It’s the entire system that is the problem, not one particular man.
I’ve heard some observers say that the EU elites want to reduce us all to the status of medieval serfs. This is incorrect for a number of reasons. The roots of many of our parliaments and self-ruled institutions, including the British Parliament, date back to the Middle Ages.
The EU imposes a centralized, authoritarian structure which used to be alien to pre-Communist Europe but in some ways resembles a bureaucratic empire such as Ming Dynasty China, if not the Soviet Union.
During all of previous European history, no single authority has ever been able to successfully censor ideas throughout the entire Continent, which, frankly, has been one of Europe’s greatest strengths. What’s more, while medieval European rulers were not elected and certainly didn’t believe in “democracy,” for better or worse they usually at least upheld a minimum of law and order, and didn’t indoctrinate European children to hate their own heritage or import people from hostile tribes to rape their daughters.
The EU elites do these things every single day.
We shouldn’t insult medieval European rulers by comparing them to the EU. I stand by my previous assessment that the only sensible thing to do with the EU is to pull down the entire structure before it kills European civilization.