EU Constitution: Like it or not

British conservative Daniel Hannan writes that the superfatted EU "Constitution" is back, under a different name after the French and Dutch voters rejected it. The "Constitution" is of course an undemocratic juggernaut designed to empower the French-style upper class of Europe in a New Class autocracy.

This is therefore crucial struggle between Europe's political elites and those who still believe in electoral democracy. The socialist ruling class wants total power, with elections as icing on the cake. The "Euroskeptics," like Hannan and a small number of others, still want elections to be meaningful choices by the voters. The Euroskeptics have been slowly losing ground for half a century, while the new ruling classes have been gaining.

Europe is moving toward a soft version of the Soviet model. This is a major source or  European political pathology and corruption today --- everything is still stuck in a socialist-new-class time warp. The major functions of the media in Europe is to keep the elites in power, in good part by denouncing America and all its works. Democracy takes a very distant third place. So we are seeing the slow but inexorable Sovietization of Europe.

If the United States remains faithful to its heritage, there is likely to be a gradual ratcheting away from Europe. We may find more in common with Australia, India, and Japan. In any case, the United States should not become the foreign policy tool of Europe --- which is of course the goal of EU policy. We still defend the 450 million people of Europe, sixty years after World War Two. Socialism is still a form of ideological imperialism that wants to subordinate all nations to its higher wisdom. Our Democrats agree with that aim. So the EU power grab affects us as well.

James Lewis blogs at http://www.dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/
British conservative Daniel Hannan writes that the superfatted EU "Constitution" is back, under a different name after the French and Dutch voters rejected it. The "Constitution" is of course an undemocratic juggernaut designed to empower the French-style upper class of Europe in a New Class autocracy.

This is therefore crucial struggle between Europe's political elites and those who still believe in electoral democracy. The socialist ruling class wants total power, with elections as icing on the cake. The "Euroskeptics," like Hannan and a small number of others, still want elections to be meaningful choices by the voters. The Euroskeptics have been slowly losing ground for half a century, while the new ruling classes have been gaining.

Europe is moving toward a soft version of the Soviet model. This is a major source or  European political pathology and corruption today --- everything is still stuck in a socialist-new-class time warp. The major functions of the media in Europe is to keep the elites in power, in good part by denouncing America and all its works. Democracy takes a very distant third place. So we are seeing the slow but inexorable Sovietization of Europe.

If the United States remains faithful to its heritage, there is likely to be a gradual ratcheting away from Europe. We may find more in common with Australia, India, and Japan. In any case, the United States should not become the foreign policy tool of Europe --- which is of course the goal of EU policy. We still defend the 450 million people of Europe, sixty years after World War Two. Socialism is still a form of ideological imperialism that wants to subordinate all nations to its higher wisdom. Our Democrats agree with that aim. So the EU power grab affects us as well.

James Lewis blogs at http://www.dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/