Years ago, many Europeans hoped that the European Union (EU) might be a force for good. In the early 1990s, even I shared some of those hopes.
However, these dreams have been put to shame. The time has come to take an honest look at what the EU actually is today, not to dream about what it might have become.
There have been disturbing, utopian and partly totalitarian undercurrents to the EU for years. These currents have now reached the surface. The EU increasingly resembles a pan-European tyranny.
The massive pressure from illegal immigration in the Mediterranean region continues. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed illegally in boats to get to Europe. They come from all over the Islamic world and Africa, even from countries such as Bangladesh and Nigeria, where there is no war. Critics claim that the EU through its actions has encouraged further illegal immigration.
Many of these migrants have created huge social and economic problems for local communities across Europe. It is furthermore an indisputable fact - acknowledged even by the security services and some of the established mass media - that militant Muslims are among the migrants currently flowing into Europe. A number of Muslim immigrants and asylum seekers have been involved in deadly terrorist attacks in Europe.
Some EU members states such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland have widely resisted this. Yet despite popular resistance, unelected officials in the EU want to force countries across Europe to take in illegal immigrants from overpopulated and dysfunctional societies.
The European Commission, the EU's government, has launched legal proceedings against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to give in to blackmail from Brussels over immigration. Given that potential Islamic terrorists are known to be hiding among the migrants, the EU is actively trying to force European countries into taking in potential Islamic terrorists. This is pure evil.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has been a staunch opponent of such measures for years. PM Orbán has accused the EU of being "openly on the side of terrorists" against Europeans. Judged by the statements and actions of the European Union, it is hard to disagree with him. The EU is now the Evil Empire.
After nearly a decade of debt crisis in the Eurozone, Greece is still suffering greatly while the German export industry is booming. The euro was a poorly constructed currency that is creating huge economic imbalances within Europe. This is just one of the many ways in which the EU is actively creating tensions between as well as within European nations.
Already before the financial crisis began in 2008, and long before the current waves of illegal immigration in the Mediterranean, my conclusion was that the EU cannot be reformed. I have repeated this statement for years. The EU promotes crime and instability and weakens Europe's cultural and physical defenses. As I wrote in 2008:
There is a possibility that there will be a counter-reaction once the EU is dismantled, but I don't think we have much of a choice in the present situation. I would liken it to having emergency surgery in order to save your life. If you have the choice between certain death now and possible complications later, you would normally choose possible complications later. The European Union is not about cooperation for protecting the best interests of Europeans; it is about turning the entire continent into a multicultural theme park while the natives get culturally deconstructed and demographically crushed. The EU is a large-scale social experiment conducted on hundreds of millions of people. It is not about economics of scale, it is about stupidity of scale. The EU system corrupts virtually everybody who comes close to it. It cannot be reformed, it can only be dismantled.
Today, the situation is even more serious than when I wrote these words. European cities are now rocked by deadly Islamic terror attacks on a regular basis. More jihadist attacks are being foiled nearly every week. Yet despite these murderous attacks, the EU wants to continue Muslim immigration, legal and illegal.
The policies of the European Union have long constituted a threat to the freedom and prosperity of Europeans. The EU's policies now constitute a direct threat to their lives.