The following op-ed was posted on Thursday at the Jyllands-Posten blog. Many thanks to Henrik Ræder Clausen for the translation, which was originally published at Europe News:
This Here Obviously Totalitarian Enterprise
By Morten Uhrskov Jensen
The European Union is moving rapidly towards becoming a totalitarian empire. It is becoming a place where dissidents are to keep their mouths shut, unless they want to suffer the consequences in the form of punishments, fines, imprisonment and exclusion from the community.
In its newest initiative, the European Commission doesn’t even bother to conceal its intention. The title of it, which could not have been beaten by any great ideologist of the 20th century is:
One cannot help but notice the imperative form here. This is no invitation to join in. This is no friendly proposal to behave in some particular way. This is a direct order.
It is the purpose of this new Big Brother institute to “explore adequate policy responses” for politicians to act upon. Fifteen countries are represented in what is called a “Consortium”, 14 EU countries and Turkey, termed an “accession country”, a country on the path to membership.
Delightful job creation
It must be delightful for industrious academics from Denmark and other EU countries to consider the career opportunities in this. And as a bailiff, a lackey for the European State. As the person wielding the knife against his primitive fellow citizens, ordering them to love Big Brother.
And you can rest assured that, just as in the George Orwell masterpiece, the powers that be shall not rest or falter, until the last of the Europeans loves Big Brother with all his heart, loves pluralism — in the sense that the European Union defines it.
This is seriously sick.