The statist is always at war with the civil society, inflicting whatever mayhem they can conjure up, in order to steer the public (herd) into whichever direction they want.
Frans Timmermans, a Dutch political Leftist hack was not elected to his post, is not accountable to the people of the EU, and shows just how much he holds the cultures of the individual nation states with contempt. He’s a freaking marxist intent on re-engineering society to his world view, he cares nothing for the individual views of the average person, they’re to be bended and molded into his vision of what society should be, a utopian built, top down iron fisted legislative tyranny. The SOB creates the very problems he blames the civil society for, and he and like ilk of masterminds and geniuses are supposed to be the ones to organize (reorganize) society to fit their utopian designs.
H/T: Warren Raymond