Sunday, June 21, 2009

Tom Sunic: Europeans without Europe

Europeans without Europe

The founding myths of the European Union are the credo of the free market coupled with the civic religion of multiculturalism and antifascism. The chief architect of this ideology of "Europeism" was the late Jean Monnet, a French-British agent and a big-time arms peddler, who helped secure the Allied invasion in Normandy in 1944. The dominant idea behind the creation of the European Union was to keep Germany harnessed while tapping into its Prussian work ethic and financial largesse. One-third of the EU budget tab is footed by German taxpayers. Seen from perspective of international law, Germany is still at war with the Allies. It is certainly no accident that, unlike any other member state in the European Union, including the other big two - the UK and France - Germany has no privilege of holding a referendum when rejecting or endorsing EU treaties. Germany has no choice but to accept the decisions of the European Commission, with the obligatory nodding of its nondescript parliament, the Bundestag.

On the institutional level the European Union is shaped very much like the multi-ethnic former Soviet Union or ex-Yugoslavia. European Parliament apparatchiks, whose number has skyrocketed to 736 deputies, all of them paid about $120,000/year and enjoying a multitude of perks, are proportionally elected according to the size of their countries. The EU Parliament resembles the Supreme Soviet, while its powerful 27-member executive body known as the European Commission, mirrors the former Soviet Politburo.

In 1992, shortly after the launching of the founding EU document known as the Maastricht Treaty, and shortly after the beginning of the break-up of Yugoslavia, the European Commission did not hide its unhappiness at the dissolution of the artificial and multi-ethnic Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was cherished for decades as a role model of multicultural conviviality for the never-ending growth of the EU.

The proto-totalitarian nature of the European Union was already depicted by the former Soviet dissident Vladmir Bukovsky who saw in it the exact replica of the Soviet Union: "The sooner it collapses the less damage it will have done to us and to other countries."

There is no such thing as "economic integration," which the EU likes to brag about on all wavelengths. East European member states sell their goods and services for ridiculously low prices. They also provide low salaries to their domestic workers - between a half and a quarter of the level of Western Europe. The corporate taxes in East Europe are much lower than in Western European member states, where they average between 20 percent and 30 percent.

But the Western European economy is not in much better shape. The European Union is witnessing a new wave of relocations, especially the outsourcing of jobs. This penalizes the West with more unemployment, while transforming the East European states into cheap workshops.

Bad news appears daily. In 2007 the EU enacted harsh "hate speech" laws patterned on the German Criminal Code and its dreaded Section 130, known under the bizarre doublespeak compound noun Volksverhetzung (mistranslated as popular incitement), which can get a scholar or a journalist in jail if he questions the viability of multiracialism, let alone voices doubts about the veracity of the Jewish WWII victimology. By 2010 all EU member states are mandated to apply hate speech legal provisions, which will in practice mean that a European citizen, if convicted of a verbal violation in country A of the European Union can land in jail in country B of the European Union. In fact, this is already the case. Such laws also apply to US and other non-European citizens who show too much curiosity about the details of contemporary history.

The enactment of hate speech laws in the EU is reminiscent of the communist Criminal Code in ex-Yugoslavia. The communist judiciary of this now-defunct artificial state had for decades resorted to similar legal meta-language, best visible in the paragraph highlighting "hostile propaganda" found in Article 133. This Yugoslav communist verbal and legal abstraction - "hostile propaganda" (neprijateljska propaganda) - could mean everything and nothing. It could apply to any suspect - regardless of whether a suspect committed acts of physical violence against communist Yugoslavia or simply cracked a joke critical of communist hacks.

Constitution without Constituency

There are problems with the Euro semantics too. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as "Europeans" or the "European people," given that most Europeans define themselves by their own genius loci, by their tribe, or by their nation - Irish, Flemings, Brits, Germans, Croats etc. What does the Portuguese EU Commissar, Manuel Barroso, the head of the European Commission, or the forever-unshaven EU "foreign minister" Xavier Solana, who stutters his ukases in broken English, know about the plight of fishermen on the Greek island of Rhodes? A Romanian shepherd from Transylvania could not care less about the Brussels bureaucracy. No wonder that in such an environment huge scams and money embezzlement are not exceptions but the rule - already well reported by many mainstream media.

In America, by contrast, given the linguistic unity of its population and the absence of inter-European squabbles, White American nationaIism has an advantage over different European nationalisms, which are often at loggerheads with each other. American constitutionalism, despite its often hypermoralistic verbiage, is well-anchored in the heritage of the Founding Fathers and has been barely subject to change, as exemplified by the concise wording of the crucial First Amendment. On top of this, the fact that one single language is spoken in America - however much it can lead to cultural leveling and academic mediocrity - provides an ideal tool for racial unity among all Euro-Americans. By contrast, each attempt to frame a pan-European constitution for all nations in Europe, even if the intention may be good, is well nigh impossible. It would require that the EU ruling class learn of 30 different European languages and develop a sense of empathy for dozens of distinctly different national mythos.

Without a well defined parliament which is fully accountable to an informed constituency, the European constitution turns into an oxymoron. Alain de Benoist writes that European nations are unable to relate to EU elected representatives, which means that there cannot be a European constitution: "The term 'constitutional treaty' is already contradictory. A constitution is a text of a particular type deemed necessary for everyone, while a treaty is a simple contract between states."

This explains why EU bureaucrats over the last 5 years have been obliged to constantly revamp the first constitution drafted in 2004, often couching this in fancy names or using verbal dissimulations to further con European peoples into a poorly defined entity known as the EU. The new version of the old revamped constitution, presented a few years ago as the "Treaty of Nice" - in an attempt to better lure recalcitrant member states - bears now another pompous code name: the Treaty of Lisbon. Several issues keep delaying its adoption by all EU member states. Under EU rules, a treaty cannot come into force unless all 27 member states ratify it. Constant reshuffling of the verbiage of the draft constitution carried out by Eurocrats is unconstitutional and very undemocratic indeed.

Which European Union?

The idea of a united Europe is as old as Europeans themselves. Caesar toyed with the idea, as did subsequent Roman emperors. In the ninth century the Germanic-European king Charlemagne tried to unite all European tribes from the North Sea all the way to the Danube basin and further down to the Black Sea in an attempt to create a common European bulwark against invading Arabs and Asians. In the sixteenth century the Spanish-Flemish-Germanic King Charles V assessed the apocalyptic Turkish onslaught against central Europe well, and worked desperately to strengthen the united Christian European homeland.

Stalin and his communists had their idea of a united Europe too. So did German Nationalist Socialists and their European allies. Over 400,000 non-German European SS volunteers, from Finland to Albania, from Spain to Belarus, including dozens of Americans and several hundred Brits fought in Waffen SS uniforms. On May 1, 1945, in the Berlin inferno, the remnants of the French Waffen SS division Charlemagne were the last to put up resistance against incoming Bolshevik troops. The French battalion had 320 to 330 men. The high command was held by the French Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Henri Fenet (1919-2002), holder of the Croix de Chevalier de la Croix de Fer (Ritterkreuzträger). Along with the French fighters, there were a few hundred other European Waffen SS fighters, including several dozen Latvians, as well as 350 Spanish Waffen SS under the command of the Sturmbannführer Miguel Ezquerra Sanchez.

dr.Tomislav Sunić

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P.S.:Tom Sunic ( is author, translator, former US professor in political science and a former Croatian diplomat. He is the author of Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (2007).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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