“Nation states are a firewall against tyranny” – Alex Jones
Famously left wing UK newspaper, The Guardian, carries an article that reports upon the inevitable collapse of the European superstate:
Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.
In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a “protector”.
One victim of crime, an eloquent US-trained civil servant, told the Guardian of her family’s shock at being referred to the party when her mother recently called the police following an incident involving Albanian immigrants in their downtown apartment block.
“They immediately said if it’s an issue with immigrants go to Golden Dawn,” said the 38-year-old, who fearing for her job and safety, spoke only on condition of anonymity. “We don’t condone Golden Dawn but there is an acute social problem that has come with the breakdown of feeling of security among lower and middle class people in the urban centre,” she told the Guardian. “If the police and official mechanism can’t deliver and there is no recourse to justice, then you have to turn to other maverick solutions.”
There’s a certain irony to this breathless coverage given The Guardian‘s almost unquestioning pro-European superstate stance. As you’d expect the article ducks this issue as it paints a genuinely worrying picture of Europe once again falling into the grip of extreme politics:
“A friend who was being seriously harassed by her husband and was referred to the party by the police very soon found herself giving it clothes and food in return,” said a Greek teacher, who, citing the worsening environment enveloping the country, again spoke only on condition of anonymity. “She’s a liberal and certainly no racist and is disgusted by what she has had to do.”
The dream of a United States of Europe (pushed so evangelically by people locked into a leftwing paradigm here in the UK) seems to be turning into a nightmare. I’m sure the irony of “left wing” support for the now collapsing EU is not lost on fans of history books. Anyone with an even cursory understanding of the past knows it was an idea which excited Adolf Hitler.
A few years ago I interviewed US political commentator Alex Jones. When asked what was wrong with the idea of a global government his answer was pretty succinct: “nation states are a firewall against tyranny”. The argument runs like this: throughout history dictatorships have been challenged by their neighbours. Centralisation of power obviously makes this more difficult and less likely.
Europe’s propensity to fall under the sway of dictatorships (Mussolini, Hitler, General Franco, Robespierre, et al) is well known and the West’s economic crisis is predictably leading to the rise of extreme politics. Undeterred, The Guardian, still runs opinion pieces such as this one here calling for people to “Stop dithering. Only full integration can save Europe“.
Had any of Europe’s dictators been in charge of a fully operational EU superstate one suspects the world would be a very different place today.