Herman van Rompuy Berlin on 9th November 2010
“We have together to fight the danger of a new euro-scepticism. This is no longer the monopoly of a few countries. In every member state, there are people who believe their country can survive alone in the globalised world. It is more than an illusion: it is a lie!”
Quoting wartime US president Franklin Roosevelt, he said that the “biggest enemy of Europe today is fear and that this ultimately could lead to war. Fear leads to egoism, egoism leads to nationalism, and nationalism leads to war,” he said. “Today’s nationalism is often not a positive feeling of pride of one’s own identity, but a negative feeling of apprehension of the others. Fear of ‘enemies’ within our borders and beyond our borders. It is a feeling all over Europe, not of a majority, but everywhere present.”
Riots in Tunisia and Libya have certainly sparked anxious feelings of Nationalism, not in Britain but in those countries whose greatest desire was echoed above by the unelected President of the European Union. Italy and France have urged the EU to make changes to the Schengen Treaty that currently allows passport free travel through 25 member states after a row over immigration. Both leaders live in fear of the resurgence of anti-immigration parties led by Umberto Bossi of the Northern League and Marine Le Pen of the Front National. (EuObserver)
Germany and Austria are playing down the numbers of expected accession Central and East European state workers who will have free access to the jobs market on May 1st by spouting the same old socialist rhetoric. “It is the right step at the right time” said Michael Huether of the Cologne based Institute for the German Economy. He added “It could also relieve pressure on an ageing workforce by providing a new generation of skilled workers”.The official figure gives an estimate of 140,000 but the reality may reflect the propaganda that Britons were fed when our borders were similarly opened when “estimated” figures such as 50,000 grew to over a million in a short space of time. (FT £)
In contrast, the Dutch government wants to tighten it’s rules on migrant workers from EU countries, especially Poland. Gazeta Wyborcza, Polands 2nd largest tabloid newspaper has warned it will cost the Dutch economy dear. “Who will pick your tulips?” is the headline aimed at discouraging such uneuropean behaviour. The campaign though is in full swing with Geert Wilders leading the Freedom Party which is backing the Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The term “Polish Tsunami” has even been taken up by Dutch politicans, much to the disgust of the Polish Embassy.
Icelanders it seems voted “no” to pay for the debts of failed private bank Landsbanki Islands and it’s online branch Icesave and some would say the “No”was a refusal of those citizens to also join the EU.
The True Finns get first prize for divine retribution as the nominated candidate to chair the Administration Committee whose responsibilities include immigration goes to Jussi Halla-aho. Jussi Halla-aho had been brought up on charges of inciting racial hatred in 2009 which were dismissed but included a fine for defaming religion when he “blogged” about Somali Immigrants.
Denmark’s Islamic expert Lars Hedegaard, president of the International Free Press Society has criticised the building of a mosque in Copenhagen saying “It’s not really a mosque. It’s more like a barracks”. Iranian refugees who fled the Islamic radicalism in Iran now face the nightmare of that radicalism following them to Copenhagen and they have been demonstrating against it.
Nationalism may not have gripped the German politicos but the German people have certainly had enough of biting their tongues when all others are allowed the human right of free speech. Youtube Video of a German woman “Heroine of the day” goes to the fraulein captured at a radical Islamic demonstration crying “Germany Rise Up|”. This video is going viral very quickly around the world.
The terrorist threat has certainly kicked the United Kingdom between the legs with the release of a new tranche of WikiLeaks documents detailing the backgrounds of the inmates of Guantanamo Bay. It seems the United Kingdom is a hotbed of radical indoctrination and has at least 35 of it’s best graduates in attendance at the infamous detention centre. Indeed, so lax have the asylum checks been that the documents record how terrorist recruits from across Africa and the Middle East flocked to London to claim asylum and the generous benefit system to fund their jihadist revolutions against the West.
And while the EUtopian citizens are embarking on civil nationalist/Islamic wars, what are the EU doing?
“In the coming years additional tens of billions of euros in extra costs may be levied on homeowners and tenants. The EU Commission wants to increase the efficiency of buildings with respect to water consumption by reducing it 30% using a new directive in member states. It is being considered to obligate homeowners and landlords to replace shower heads, taps and toilets with new ones that have have considerably less consumption.” So, more money for less water… sounds about right.
As “notrickszone” puts it “This is for real. Got to hand it to the EU Commission – they really know how to come up with ways to harass and infuriate it’s citizens, and to interfere with their lives. For Americans and non-EU citizens, it will soon be coming to you too.
Question is, Could they get any angrier?