Even (or should I say: Especially) our cousins across the Big Pond are realizing that in member states of the EUnion democracy, in the sense of rule by popular consent, is dead. To wit:
American Thinker: Back in EUSSR
Vox Day: R.I.P. European democracy, 1945-2011
Read it all.
It isn’t that surprising, because from its inception the EUnion was the wrong answer, following from hopelessly outmoded thinking, to a question ceased to be relevant long ago.
The birth of what is now the EU is put in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War but, as we know, the intellectual genesis – at the hands of Jean Monnet and Arthur Salter – was established in the 1920s, in the aftermath of the First World War.
As a construct intended to prevent a European War, it was therefore, intended to prevent the Second World War. It failed the moment Hitler came to power yet, despite that failure, in the post-Hitlerian wreckage of Europe, Monnet dusted off the same plans and applied them to preventing a war that was never going to happen.
It being the wrong solution to a mooted question, the EUnion has become itself a threat to peace on our benighted continent. But its adherents do not, cannot recognize this truth. And thus they reach for ever more extreme measures to circumvent the will of an increasingly disenchanted population.
So, we are finally arriving at the full realization of what the EUnion is. The question is now: What are we going to do about it? What are we going to do?