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The EU; a history of our future

 
There can be very few who will deny that the EU is encroaching more and more into the lives of nations and the individual. Vladimir Bukovsky speaks as someone with an 'insider's view' of what he escaped from, and a clear idea of what we may be heading towards.
 
originally published 21/12/09
 

"I have lived in your future, and it didn’t work."

transcript of a short presentation by Vladimir Bukovsky
 
IT is a really puzzling to me that having just buried one monster – the Soviet Union – another remarkably similar one – the European Union – is being built.

Exactly what is the European Union? Perhaps by examining the Soviet Russian (sic) we can get the answer.

The Soviet Union was governed by fifteen unelected people who appointed each other and who were not accountable to anyone. The European Union is governed by two dozen people who appoint each other, meet in secret and are not accountable to anyone and whom we cannot sack.
 

A rubber-stamping gravy train

 


One might say that the EU has an elected Parliament. Well, the Soviet Union had a parliament of a sort too – the supreme Soviet. They just rubber-stamped the politburo decisions pretty much like the European parliament does when speaking time in the chamber is limited within each group and often amounts to one minute per speaker. In the EU there are hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats with a huge salary, their staff, servants, bonuses and privileges; they have life-long immunity from prosecution which is simply shuttled from one position to another no matter what they do or fail to do. Is this not exactly like the Soviet regime?

The Soviet Union was created by coercion and there often was 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.

 

A new 'historic entity': nationalities and identities must go

 


EUCCPWe were told the purpose of the Soviet Union was to create a 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 the 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 live as a multi-national community.

After seventy three years the same system in the 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 the nation state. And that’s exactly what we observe in the European Europe today. Brussels intends to absorb nation states so that they should cease to exist. Corruption was built into the Soviet system from top down, and so it is in the EU. The same endemic corruption activity that we saw in the old Soviet Union has flourished in the EU. Those who oppose or expose it are silenced or punished. Nothing changes.

In the Soviet Union we had a Gulag: I think we have a Gulag in the European Union also – an intellectual gulag known as Political Correctness. When anyone tries to speak their mind on questions of race or gender, or if their views differ from those approved, they will be ostracised. This is the beginning of the gulag: the beginning of your loss of freedom.

 

Old model in new clothes

 


In the Soviet Union we were told that we needed a federal state to avoid war. In the European Union they are telling you exactly the same thing. In short, the same ideology and the principal systems. The EU 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 immense 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 two dozen self-appointed officials in Brussels. It is called ‘Independence’. You don’t have to accept what they have planned for you. After all we have never been asked if you wanted to join.

I have lived in your future, and it didn’t work.

[A PDF copy of the above transcript is available here.]

 
 
David Frost interviewing Vladimir Bukovsky
Vladimir BukovskyVladimir Bukovsky is a notable former Soviet political dissenter, author and political activist. He was one of the first to expose the use of psychiatric imprisonment against political prisoners in the Soviet Union.

He spent a total of twelve years in Soviet prisons, labor camps and in psikhushkas, forced-treatment psychiatric hospitals used by the government as special prisons.

Since 1976 Bukovsky has lived in Cambridge, England, focusing on neurophysiology and writing. He received a Masters Degree in Biology and has written several books and political essays.

Vladimir Bukovsky, 21/05/2016

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Editor 04/02/2013 10:20
EU SNOOPING ON EUROSCEPTIC CONVERSATIONS

The EU will spend more than $3 million on ‘troll monitors’ to trawl Eurosceptic debates on the internet ahead of European elections in June 2014, UK media reports. It comes amid fears that hostility against the EU is growing.
The new strategy will include “public opinion monitoring” to “identify at an early stage whether debates of a political nature among followers in social media and blogs have the potential to attract media and citizens’ interest,” according to internal documents reportedly discovered by the Telegraph.
Spending on “qualitative media analysis” will be increased by more than $2.6 million. Most of the money will be found in existing budgets, although an additional $1.2 million will be needed.
"Particular attention needs to be paid to the countries that have experienced a surge in Euroscepticism," a confidential document said.

Read on..
http://rt.com/news/eu-trolls-election-monitoring-348/
Editor 27/05/2014 16:48
TURMOIL IN EASTERN EUROPE WITH HUNGARY IN THE MIDST

"Europeans across the continent are facing the fact that the world they expected to live in is gone and what has replaced it, inside and outside of their countries, is different and dangerous."

Comment from Stratfor's George Friedman who was born in Hungary and is currently visiting the region.

See report: 'Borderlands: Hungary Maneouvers'
http://www.christianstogether.net/Articles/403784/Christians_Together_in/Christian_Life/Current_News/Borderlands_Hungary_Maneouvers.aspx

O'man (Guest) 28/05/2014 10:59
Why has the front page of a 'christian' newsletter got a picture of an anti-Christ on its front page?
(Guest) 28/05/2014 12:04
Why not?
With that kind of logic, you might want to tell all Christians in Wales to get out of their country because they have a dragon on their national flag!
Hay man (Guest) 28/05/2014 12:27
Your logic is suspect.
There is an honesty about dragons - everyone knows that they are mythical creatures.
But their is distinct dishonesty about the Pope - every Roman Catholic - indeed the whole worls believes him to be a Christian, but he isn't.
And his appearance on the front page of a 'Christian' newsletter only serves to further the illusion.
(Guest) 28/05/2014 14:02
Dragons are NOT mythical! Be not deceived! They are now called DINOSAURS! Men did co-exist with them, which is how the 'myth' got passed down to the present day-read Job 40.15-18 and Job 41.
But ofcourse O'man and Hay man, I agree with you that the Pope isn't a true Christian, he is an antichrist.
hugh man (Guest) 28/05/2014 14:42
OK Ok dragons aka dinosaurs are not mythical - but you still get what you see with them - so your logic still remains 'mythical':O)
And just to correct the pope - human kind is not made in God's image - only Adam was created in God's image (Gen 5/1) - the rest of us were created in Adam's fallen image (Gen 5/3)
(Guest) 28/05/2014 15:00
Reading the above article, it is interesting that it would appear that though the EU is 'coming together' (the article states "nationalities and identities must go", it is breaking away at the same time, as the recent election seems to prove?
The current EU leaders are in a similar predicament to Flash Gordon (14 hours to save the world), though they may have 14 months to save the EU monster. I think they will be plotting a disaster (banking crisis?) in order to keep their mission alive.
Hayman, just a thought-Satan wants us to believe that he is mythical, or doesn't exist-Read Revelation 12.9 and Revelation 20.2?
Leigh man (Guest) 28/05/2014 15:47
But Guest, Satan does exist He is the spiritual ruler under whose auhority every hugh man is born and, but for God's grace, every hugh man continues to be enslaved by.
The EU - I once heard it descibed as a godless conglomerate and I can think of no better description.
Yes, as far as the EU's concerned - SATAN Rules OK.
John Miller 29/05/2014 11:58
Satan is not only the ruler of the E.U. in John's Gospel Jesus describes three times as the ruler or prince of this world (ch.12:31, ch.14:30, ch.16:11).

I believe that the recent activities of the Jesuit Pope in Israel seeking to establish links with Islam and Judaism are very significant. Satan is playing his cards very skilfully. The previous writer who said that Satan does not want men to believe that he is real makes a good point.
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