Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The EU: deceitful to the core

EU Referendum discusses the origins of the EU because today is, apparently, 'Europe Day'. It really isn't any wonder that the organisation is as mendacious as it is, since it was set up in deceit.
When Monnet came to commit his plan to paper, he was obviously troubled by how much he dare reveal of its real underlying purpose. Before getting to its final stage, it went through nine separate drafts. In the first, the pooling of coal and steel was regarded as "the first step of a Franco-German Union".

The second opened it up to the "first step of a Franco-German Union and a European federation". By the fifth draft, this had been changed to "Europe must be organised on a federal basis. A Franco-German Union is an essential element is this". The seventh demanded that "Europe must be organised on a Federal basis". But, by the final draft, almost all this was missing. All he would allow himself was a reference to the pool being "the first step of a European federation", a vague term which could mean different things to different people.

Although what Monnet really had in mind was the creation of a European entity with all the attributes of a state, the anodyne phrasing was deliberately chosen with a view to making it difficult to dilute by converting it into just another intergovernmental body. It was also couched in this fashion so that it would not scare off national governments by emphasising that its purpose was to override their sovereignty.

Read it and—thinking of how much these disgusting men have cost us in both money and lives—weep.

2 comments:

Tonimus Maximus said...

DK,

That is lifted almost verbatim from The Great Deception.

Ted 'the lizard' Heath was just as mendacious with Britain in the seventies when he took us in.

Even now, you can see the same tendencies in the machinations to resurrect the EU constitution.

You see, the thing is that all these folk think is that without the EU that we will have WW3 inside five minutes. They truly won't be satisfied until we're all citizens of the US of E.

The lack of democracy (the commission making the laws and the states dumbly enacting them) is therefore part of a deliberate process to supercede the nation state in every possible area of 'competence', until there are none left at national level and we are de facto one nation under a 'Europe' groove.

Whether you think that a worthwhile destination or not is another matter.

Devil's Kitchen said...

That is lifted almost verbatim from The Great Deception.

Richard was one of the authors of that book, and acknowledges that the post is lifted from it.

Ted 'the lizard' Heath was just as mendacious with Britain in the seventies when he took us in.

Ted Heath: why wasn't that man strangled at birth?

DK

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