You’d imagine that the architects of the New Europe would have read some of the great Classicists. Like the Roman satirist Juvenal, (“drive out nature with a pitchfork and it will nevertheless return”) or Plato “this City is what it is because our citizens are what they are” Or, moving from the sacred to the profane, they could have examined the results of a detailed study on Eurovision voting patterns. It seems that regional blocks massively vote in one another’s favour. There’s a block comprising the Nordic countries plus Britain and Ireland, another one featuring the Benelux countries plus France and Germany and a third comprised of the three Baltic states. There are others. Basically, people support people like themselves.
Taking such basic realities into account could have avoided the potential collapse of one of their greatest accomplishments, the Schengen Accord. Now full disclosure here, I must confess to experiencing a thrill, marveled in fact, while driving almost unknowingly across Germany’s formerly blood-soaked borders with the likes of Poland, France and Belgium. What a transformation. And anybody who says the EU achieved nothing should reflect on this accomplishment.
But they blew it. First they expanded too far too fast. Most notably by including the poverty-stricken gangster states of Rumania and Bulgaria, with their millions of gypsy parasites. They saddled us with the execrable European Court of Justice and worst of all with their policy of mass immigration from the worst countries in the world. What did/do they expect from Somalis? Jeffersonian democrats? “This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.”
How could they not have anticipated the disastrous impact of including such people in the mix with welfare states and open borders? But they did not. And now they’re casting about desperately to stem the tide. Even the Danes, once one of Schengen’s most enthusiastic supporters, are now backing off, disillusioned by the army of violent ignorant parasites flooding across their Schenger non-borders.
Sure, the EU Commission will fight back desperately, but I feel the tide has turned. The whole European project in fact has never been in greater danger. Which gratifies one part of me, saddens another. We live in interesting times.