Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The destroyer of nations

Yesterday, Herman Van Rompuy pronounces the first "Berliner Europa-Rede", whatever that is – not that I actually care. What I do care about is the fact that this man actually exists, and that at public expense he has a forum to promote his loathsome doctrine. Thus does he say:
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!
He then goes on to say:
The biggest enemy of Europe today is fear. Fear leads to egoism, egoism leads to nationalism, and nationalism leads to war ("le nationalisme, c'est la guerre" (F. Mitterrand)). 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.
This is the creed of the supranationalist, the tranzie tribe. To them, nationalism – national identity – is an evil to be rooted out. And, with our money, they mean to root it out, to destroy nations, to destroy national identities - our nation and our national identity.

This is a tribe so scarred by the experience of continental Europe and the rise of the Nazis that they can only see history in terms of a one-dimensional pastiche, and are locked into the mistaken belief that nationalism is evil. But that truly makes them our enemy. There can be no accommodation or compromise for they mean to destroy us. They are the destroyers of nations.

Pic stolen from here.