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Odds and Ends
3 2, 5:45am
Vladimir Bukovsky told us this on 2011.
The Soviet Union was governed by 15 unelected people who appointed each other and who were not accountable to anyone.
The European Union is governed by dozen people who appoint each other, meet in secret and are not accountable to anyone, and whom we cannot sack.
One might say that the EU has an elected parliament. Well, the Soviet Union had a parliament of a sort too, the Supreme Soviet, which just rubber stamped the Politburo decisions. Pretty much like the European parliament does where speaking time in Chamber is limited within each group and often amounts to one minute per speaker.
In the EU there are hundreds of thousands of eurocrats with their huge salaries, their staff, servants, bonuses and privileges, their lifelong immunity from prosecution which is simply shuffled from one position to another no matter what they do or fail to do.
Is it not exactly like the Soviet Regime?
The Soviet Union was created by coercion and very often with a military occupation. The European Union is being created admittedly not by armed force, but by coercion and economic bullying.
In order to continue to exist the Soviet Union spread itself further and further. The moment it stopped spreading it started collapsing. And I suspect the same is true of the European Union.
We were told that the purpose of the Soviet Union was to create the new historic entity, the Soviet people, and that we must forget our nationalities, our ethnic traditions and customs. The same seems to be true of European Union. They don't want you to be British or French, they want you all to be a new historic entity – European – to suppress all your national feelings and leave as multinational community.
After 73 years the same system in Soviet Union resulted in more ethnic conflict than anywhere in the world.
In the Soviet Union one of the grand purposes was the destruction of a nation state. And that's exactly what we observe in Europe today. Brussels intends to absorb nation states so that they should cease to exist.
Corruption was built into the Soviet Union from top – down and so it is in the European Union. The same endemic corruption activity that we saw in old Soviet Union has flourished in the European Union. Those who opposed or exposed it are silenced or banished. Nothing changes.
In the Soviet Union we had the Gulag. I think we have a Gulag in European Union also – an intellectual Gulag known as "political correctness". When anyone tries to speak their mind on questions of race agenda or if their views differ from those approved, they will be ostracised. This is the beginning of Gulag, the beginning of your loss of freedom.
In the Soviet Union, they told us we need a federal state to avoid war. In the European Union they are telling you exactly the same thing.
In short, the same ideology underpins both systems, the European Union is the old Soviet model presented in western guise. But again, like the Soviet Union, the European Union has within itself the seeds of its own demise. Unfortunately, when it collapses – and it will, it will leave a mass destruction behind, and we will be left with huge economic and ethnic problems.
The old Soviet system was incapable of reform. So is the European Union. But there is an alternative to being ruled by those dozen self-appointed officials in Brussels. It is called independence. You don't have to accept, what they have planned for you.
After all you have never been asked, if you wanted to join. I have lived in your future and it didn't work.