European community

Hey Grit

At present the EU has a few little problems with regard to militant regimes, of which Iran and North Korea are but two. I shall probably get my head bitten off by someone for this, but here goes.

The EU now consists of 25 countries. The intention in the minds of the Eurocrats, as I have said before, it to create a single European state. A part of that is also the ambition to be considered a superpower of the magnitude that Russia was and the US is. Don’t ask me why this is the intention, I don’t know, but all the evidence points to this.

The difficulties the the EU is the mixture of countries that it comprises of. Almost all of them, at some time in the past, have been bashing each other. Not many centuries ago the UK and fighting with Spain and, less than a century ago we were all bashing it out with Germany. Even more recently, some the countries that were admitted this year were at each others throats internally. Therefore you have quite a volitile mix.

This brings me to my main point. Firstly, the mix described above means that the EU in any area of conflict a) cannot often decide whose side we want to be on and b) cannot be relied upon to stay on the side that we originally vote for in the first place, especially if any decision made is needed to last for more than six months.  Secondly, in its bid for superpower status the EU in its wisdom (or lack thereof) often believe that the way to assert this is to object automatically with anything that the other powers might agree to. Hence the reason it seldom votes to agree with the US, as is the case here.

In my view the EU is now showing one of the drawbacks of globalisation (amongst many) at nations level. Namely, that mixing cultures and political structurs in this way is a receipe for disaster. I am not saying that every EU member state should agree with everything the US does, far from it but, that is the whole point. Each country should be allowed to make up its own mind on the matter.

Of course, the other effect of this process is that it makes the UN even more impotent than it already is (and viagra will not solve the problem), because whilst individual member countries can vote one way in the UN, only to have the powers that be in the EU to say “we don’t like that.”

The case in point, Iran, of course is a classic example of these problems. Yes we have business and energy interests in Iran, but then visa versa is true as well, so it is not as fearful as the EU make it. My view is that if the EU or any other country disagrees with the US over this issue it should be honest and say so, not hide behind excuses, which is what they are doing.

It seems that no one in the EU administration is capable of listening to reason at the moment as they are too focused on building ivory towers or, even worse, a modern day tower of babel.

the Brit

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2 Responses to “European community”

  1. madmouser Says:

    Hello the Brit:

    I have often wondered how this EU thing was going to play out. I can understand joining together for more voice or power, (like our Teamsters), but I always wondered who was going to be the ‘big boss’. There has to be someone with the final word. What countries are going to have to give up their core beliefs, their culture, their traditions in order to get along?

    We cannot get along in one country, let alone with a group. 🙂 I will be amazed to see this work out in the long run.

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Madmouser

    That is precisely my point, there is no one with the final word, at least no one who is elected. In addition, one has this unique system where power changes hands every six months. Thus, for example the Germans have it at the moment, but come June it is someone elses turn, maybe Poland?

    Prior to January we the UK got control for six months every 7.5 years, since January that has increased to 12.5 years. So if the US likes the UK way of doing things, you have to wait over three presidential terms to see eye to eye with the EU.

    And for those EU supporters who say the EU is not trying to be one superpower, how comes there are now trying to push through a Europe wide outdoor and indoor smoking ban in public places?

    It is one vast sowing field for corruption, human rights abuse and democratic destruction.

    the Brit

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