The European Soviet Union

As of this writing Italian media were reporting the secretive Bilderberg Group, composed of some of the wealthiest and most influential people in the world, had convened in Rome to discuss the future of the Mario Monti government. Why, you ask? The answer is Monti, a leading member of the Group, is one of the unelected technocrats put in place to do the bidding of the European Union, forming a government without a single politician one year ago.

Another example is Lucas Papademos in Greece, who was Governor of the Bank of Greece when it fraudulently fiddled the figures – aided by Goldman Sachs – to get Greece into the eurozone [1]. He was rewarded with the post of Prime Minister in 2011 after having a senior post in the European Central Bank. The definition of a technocrat is “an expert who is a member of a highly skilled elite group”. In other words, elitists have now officially taken the place of elected leaders in Europe. However, the appointment of these technocrats to leadership positions should not have come as a surprise, as the European Union was set up from the start to be an undemocratic superstate.

“The Lisbon Treaty is the same as the rejected constitution. Only the format has been changed to avoid referendums.” These were the words of Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former French president and President of the Constitutional Convention on October 27, 2007, Both the rejected constitution and the Treaty contain 106 new EU powers. Both contain 68 new areas with majority voting. A Finnish minister was quoted as saying he was “happy that 99% of the Constitution had been kept in the new texts” [2]. Moreover, the 3,000+ pages of the Lisbon Treaty put no restrictions on the scope of the original Constitution that was rejected by French, Dutch and Irish voters [3]. Scheduled referendums in other countries were subsequently cancelled.  In effect it was a massive  transfer of power from national governments to the European superstate.

Herman van Rompuy, the first president of the European Council – a new post that was a product of the Lisbon Treaty -, has the same powers that the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had. Though we often hear about the European Parliament (the only directly elected EU institution) on the news, this is effectively a symbolic body subject to the will of the European Commission, which has the sole power to propose and reject European legislation. Appropriately called “directives”, this legislation is as undemocratic as the legislation put in place by the Soviet Union officials. All the European Parliament can do is adopt or amend proposals from the Commission and even those decisions can be overridden by the Commission, as evidenced by one Commissioner’s comments on ACTA earlier this year.

Everyone living in the European Union is now a citizen of the Union with rights and obligations directly in relation to it, just like in the Soviet Union. Up until the Lisbon Treaty, the citizens were considered to be citizens of each individual country who were represented through direct elections for the European Parliament held in their own countries [4]. In addition, European law overrides national law whenever the two conflict. The number of conflicting laws will decline considerably over time, though, as more and more laws will be dictated to the member states straight from Brussels.

The EU was clearly never meant to be a democratic institution. It was meant to be a European Soviet Union.

[1] Bagus, P. The Tragedy of the Euro. (Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010). p. 122.

[2] Bonde, J.P. From EU Constitution to Lisbon Treaty. p. 26. Available online at http://www.eudemocrats.org/eud/uploads/downloads/e-Lissabon_til_nettet.pdf

[3] Bonde, J.P. From EU Constitution to Lisbon Treaty. p. 21. Available online at http://www.eudemocrats.org/eud/uploads/downloads/e-Lissabon_til_nettet.pdf

[4] Bonde, J.P. From EU Constitution to Lisbon Treaty. p. 28. Available online at http://www.eudemocrats.org/eud/uploads/downloads/e-Lissabon_til_nettet.pdf

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