The current spirit of the age in the European Union is pretty grim. The EU is struggling with various problems, most of them being created by the Brussels un-elected bureaucracy itself.
In layman’s terms, the European Union is its own problem, as it degenerated from a good concept, i.e. the free flow of goods and work force between member states to a hyper centralized beast, the likes of the Soviet Union on steroids.
The cohesiveness of the European Union deteriorates before our very eyes on an almost daily basis, due to the huge problems sprawling between the unpayable debt created by the ECB, the refugee crisis,the increasingly tyrannic bureaucracy in Brussels who is trying to control/regulate/tax/censor everything, the emergence of conservative parties in countries like France, Germany or the Netherlands and so on and so forth. To quote from a classic movie:
The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
That quote describes pretty accurately what’s currently happening in the European Union since Brexit, a quarter of a century old political and somewhat monetary union comprised of a weird melange of languages and cultures held together by an egalitarian ideal which lasted until the “2 speed European Union”.
In the animal farm, all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. And yes indeed, Orwell’s 1984 is pretty much everywhere nowadays in the EU.
The phrase of the day is independence referendum and currently the EU parliament is talking about the future of the union after the Brexit, in a desperate effort to hold the lines.
During the respective debate in the EU parliament, the president of the European Commission, Mr. Juncker respectively, was criticized for wanting to consult Europeans citizens about what they should do next:
“But if we were simply to put that forward then there wouldn’t be any discussion and voices would be raised against us saying that we had stifled the debate and saying that we had not listened to the voices of our citizens.”
“But shit, I would say shit if we weren’t in the EU parliament. What do you want us to do?”
These are hardly the words of a leader who is sure about the future. Truth be told, Mr.Junckers’ exasperation reeks of defeat and he basically condenses what’s wrong with the European Union, i.e. that it’s actually run by an unelected bureaucracy which doesn’t have (and doesn’t) to consult the will of the plebe. These political systems are doomed in the long run.