( The following was originally posted one year ago on January 23,2016 as ASIG #728,given the intervening #Brexit since then,it makes it all the more relevant and poignant )
A highly successful TV series in the ’70s on BBC 1, ” The Two Ronnies ” spoofed the TV news presentation of that era. Messrs Barker and Corbett a.k.a. The Two Ronnies would sign off the routine and the show with , ” So,it’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from him , goodnight !” That catchphrase springs to mind whenever the increasingly frantic and desperate European Union attempts to debate let alone decide upon any course of action in response to the Western Ruling Elites’ engineered ” Refugee / Migrant Crisis “. France’s Premier Vals pretty much borrowed the gist and the sentiment of the Two Ronnies the other day,as reported by the Daily Telegraph :-
In a further blow, Mr Valls said that France would keep its state of emergency, which has included border checks, until the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant network is destroyed.
“It is a total and global war that we are facing with terrorism,” he said.
“It’s Europe that could die, not the Schengen area”
Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister
He warned that without proper border controls to turn away refugees, the 60-year old European project could disintegrate.
“It’s Europe that could die, not the Schengen area. If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear, of course – the European project, not Europe itself, not our values, but the concept we have of Europe, that the founding fathers had of Europe.”
Well , it’s adieu from him then. The insane folie de grandeur of the bureaucratised,Corporate Capitalist compliant ” Union ” is finally meeting its nemesis. It was never ,ever going to go any other way.Once the immediate Post-War core founding conspirators let slip the reins of sanity and prudence at the behest of their US masters in the State Department ,who envisaged and backed a grandiose Cold war territorial enlargement / bulwark against Socialism, the Franco-German ” European project ” was in effect laid to rest.It was a still birth. And since 1975 onwards what the variegated ,sovereign national polities across the geographic continent have experienced is the stench emanating from an rotting corpse. Unique and irreplaceable Liberties, Rights, Historic Customs, Ancient Affinities together with normal and legitimate concerns,obligations and civil and moral duties of individual and sovereign electorates have been curtailed,outlawed,traduced,defamed,slandered,betrayed – entire historic socio-economic and cultural inheritances have been bartered away in exchange for the proverbial mess of pottage. Which is precisely what the globalising ,Corporate capitalist Ruling Elites and their political class and media commentariat hirelings and bootlickers wanted from the beginning. The freedom of movement for finance ,capital and labour , the three components of the lethal injection cocktail that so nearly did for us turns out to have had existential consequences for the EU itself. Good night !!