EU Europe Vaclav Klaus



I doubt that they will,

I remember when they walked out of the parliament hall when he was delivering a major speech on the Lisbon Treaty. Contemptable, but that is how socialist/statists behave.

Vaclav Klaus is exactly right, I’ve been hammering on this point for years, and the only way to see light again is for the devolving of centralized power back to the individual states in that union, or complete dissolving of it in its entirety. The EU should be a force for fostering constitutional republican democracy and free market principles, but instead it’s become nothing more than a behind-the-closed door (soft tyranny) oligarchy of political statist hacks seizing yet more power unto themselves.

Together with their politicians and economists, they considered even the 2008-9 crisis a global phenomenon, as if Europe innocently imported it, even though it was evident that this was a European and North American crisis. The long-lasting problems in Europe have been widely underestimated: that is why they must be put into historical perspective.

European integration was originally based on a rational idea to liberalise Europe, to open it up and to expand trade by building a common market and a large, interconnected economic space. This liberalisation more or less characterised the first decades of the European integration process. And it brought positive results, especially compared with the 1930s.

But the current era is different, because European integration moved to a different stage. Liberalisation was replaced by a massive shift of competencies from individual member states to the European Union’s “commanding heights” in Brussels; by the radical switch from intergovernmentalism to supranationalism; by the carefully organised weakening of the original building blocks of European integration – that is, individual countries; by large-scale centralisation, additional anti-market regulation, standardisation and harmonisation of the whole continent.

In the past a highly heterogeneous continent flourished due to its diversity, non-uniformity, and the healthy competition between countries. This changed when Europe became unified and was artificially made uniform by centrally organised governance and legislation. It led to the disturbing economic outcomes we see today and to what is called a democratic deficit. I call it post-democracy.

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  1. This monstrosity must fall, and it must take the malign UN with it. The alternative is a thousand-year night like humanity has never seen before.

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