What could not be done by the Caesars, Napoleon, the Kaisers Wilhelm, Hitler, or Stalin and his successors was achieved yesterday by the loathsome transnational socialists and their traitorous elected official allies from the individual European Union members, formerly known as "nations."
The sovereignty of each European nation, along with the United Kingdom, ended with the execution of the Lisbon Treaty.
The American Thinker blog has a fine article on this sad day, which begins:
With the signing of the Lisbon Treaty on December 13, 450 million people are now under a new, single government, called the European Union, headquartered in Brussels. Individual countries like Britain and France are yielding their national sovereignty to a new Über-nation. Without ever putting it to a vote of the people, the ruling classes of Europe have pushed through a constitution under the heading of a "treaty," because it was voted down in the form of a Constitution by the people of France and the Netherlands two years ago.
The new Lisbon Treaty will give EU centralized control over:
* civil and criminal law,
* justice and policing,
* public services,
* energy and transportation,
* tourism, space, sport,
* civil rights,
* public health and
* the EU budget
In addition, a centralized EU foreign ministry and a centralized EU military are already well advanced. Most EU countries already use the single currency, the euro.
According to Prof. Anthony Coughlan,
"This increase in EU powers would simultaneously increase the personal power of the 27 national politicians who make up the Council of Ministers by enabling them to make further laws behind closed doors for 500 million Europeans, while taking power away from the citizens and national parliaments."
Bigger nations would get more voting power; thus Germany would be the most powerful member of the new Supernation, with 82 million people, compared to about 60 million for France, Britain, and Italy.
Brussels Journal has an entire page devoted to politicians explaining why voters should not be allowed to have a voice in establishing the new supernation. This is an overtly anti-democratic EU, established by an overtly anti-democratic political class...
The excellent EU Referendum and Dutch Klein Verzet blogs remind the Eurocrats to heed Rudyard Kipling's warnings re simple justice in "Norman and Saxon":
Norman and Saxon
"My son," said the Norman Baron, "I am dying, and you will
To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for
When he conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little
handful it is.
But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:--
"The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice
When he stands like an ox in the furrow--with his sullen set eyes
on your own,
And grumbles, 'This isn't fair dealing,' my son, leave the Saxon
"You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your
But don't try that game on the Saxon; you'll have the whole
brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the county to the poorest chained
serf in the field,
They'll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise,
you will yield.
"But first you must master their language, their dialect, proverbs
Don't trust any clerk to interpret when they come with the tale
of their own wrongs.
Let them know that you know what they are saying; let them feel
that you know what to say.
Yes, even when you want to go hunting, hear 'em out if it takes
you all day.
They'll drink every hour of the daylight and poach every hour
of the dark.
It's the sport not the rabbits they're after (we've plenty of game
in the park).
Don't hang them or cut off their fingers. That's wasteful as well
For a hard-bitten, South-country poacher makes the best man-
at-arms you can find.
"Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and
funerals and feasts.
Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish
Say 'we,' 'us' and 'ours' when you're talking, instead of 'you
fellows' and 'I.'
Don't ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell 'em
The world took another big step towards the Precipice today. Given the EU's forty-year history of pandering to the petro-Islamists (see Bat Ye-Or's Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis for details) and the tentacles wrapping around the Continent by both the Russian bear and the Chinese dragon, freedom-lovers in the United States are increasingly isolated in the world.
Prepare to repel boarders, ladies and gentlemen....and ask the ghosts of our brothers, fathers, uncles, and grandfathers who died "over there" fighting for the freedom of Europeans to steady our aim, and to give us strength and courage.
We are going to need it.