Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
June 23, 2016
As I noted earlier this week, it has been a week of geopolitical news that has left my email articles folders fairly well stuffed to the gills with articles of world-goings-on that has made final selection of stories difficult, but there have been two developments in Europe, each with their own indications that the EU, as currently constituted, is in deep trouble.
A word about that phrase, “the EU, as currently constituted” is in order before we proceed, for it is that current constitution that has two of Europe’s oldest democratic nations, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, reconsidering the whole venture. As I attempted to show in my recent book The Third Way, the current sand very un-democratic structure of the EU, which vests all real decision-making power in the hands of a few un-elected “commissioners” and bureaucratic regulators. This mirrors in many detailed ways the plans of the wartime Nazis for precisely such a post-war “European federation,”, where real power was to be vested in precisely such a set of “commissioners” (think of them as Reichkommisaren and Gauleitern) who would represent the Grossraumkartel (large space cartel) of the giant German and Italian combines such as I.G. Farben, which, with the then Reichswirtschaftsminister (Reich Economic Minister) Dr. Walhter Funk, jointly sponsored a study, published in Berlin in 1942, of precisely how to establish such a Germany-dominated “federation.” Additionally, I pointed out how Nazi jurist Dr. Walter Hallstein and other legal thinkers also added details to this structure. As I pointed out in that book, the EU bears an uncanny resemblance to these designs, and, it should be noted, Dr. Hallstein became a prominent eminence grise to several post-war West German Chancellors, from Dr. Adenauer to Willi Brandt. CDU or SDP, Dr. Hallstein was there to make sure the “plan” moved forward.
Britain, as always, was the constant spoiler of these ambitions (let it be recalled that it was Great Britain that exposed the 1953 Nazi Naumann coup attempt against Adenauer), Lady Margaret Thatcher’s Government being the first to strongly voice concerns about the whole project, but with British concerns continuing down to our own time, and demanding a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave. THe driving issue here, for most Britons, has been that first voiced (and one needn’t add, strongly voiced) by Mrs. Thatcher: how would the EU institutions impact on long-standing and deeply-rooted English institutions of freedom and law? And the answer was, and is, “adversely”. Under the current EU arrangement, no national court supersedes the EU courts, which again, are profoundly un-democratic institutions.
But, the news out of the United Kingdom for Brexit advocates has taken a sudden and dramatic turn for the worse, with the assassination of a prominent pro-Brexit MP, as these stories – shared by several readers of this website from the United Kingdom – show: