Happened to pick up a Daily Express today and found this article by Frederick Forsyth:
…consider these words: “Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening.
This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”
Who wrote those words in his private musings? Some EU-sceptic, surely? No, it was Jean Monnet, founder of the EU. What he was gleefully proposing was this: “The peoples of Europe will assuredly be too stupid to recognise what is best for them.
“Thus we, the enlightened few, will have to trick them into signing away their democracy, their nation and finally their freedom, so that we can create the Federal Republic of Europe, centrally governed by our appointees.”
In other words, government by deceit. The trouble is, once you adopt and legitimise government by trickery and deceit, corruption in public life follows as night does day.
Hardcore? Possibly. Can you disagree?
The EU seems to be Fabian gradualism in action – awful.