Unlike many nationalists, I’m not opposed to a European Union. I’m just opposed to this European Union. In theory, a European federation could economically join the various Western nations, allow free movement of European peoples, prevent fratricidal wars, and provide, as Steve Sailer has repeatedly urged, a Continental defense against mass migration and major external threats. It would also keep Europe from being pushed around by Russia, China, and the United States.
Instead, this so-called “European Union” is really an anti-European Union, a suicide pact. The EU takes actions against European nations such as Poland and Hungary that defend themselves against mass immigration. Instead of cultivating a European identity, the EU is creating an anti-European identity. The perfect citizen of the EU is a deracinated consumer with no loyalty to his own nation or Western Culture. He/She/It has no attachments at all, except to whatever the Main Stream Media says and to whatever prolefeed is produced.
The EU’s approach to nation-states is also a problem. In theory, the EU is not supposed to break apart existing states. However, by creating a free trade zone, the EU is accelerating the separatist tendencies within countries. Boris Johnson decisively won the recent British election, but the Conservatives were routed in Scotland by the Scottish National Party, which is seeking secession [Scotland election results 2019: SNP wins election landslide in Scotland, BBC, December 13, 2019]. Of course, the SNP’s whole claim is that Scotland would join the EU as an “independent” nation. In reality, other European states would almost certainly oppose this because they don’t want their countries to fragment too. “Independence” from London also seems rather pointless if you’re going to be dictated to by Brussels.
The web of tensions between national and supranational governments and ethnic/cultural divisions within states is particularly complicated in Spain. The National Conservative Vox party is gaining influence, partially because of their stance on immigration, partially because of the reaction to the Catalan separatist movement. Vox, along with other center-right parties, supports Spanish unity.
Spain was thrown into turmoil on Thursday by court rulings that could undermine Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s hopes of forming a new government and force fresh elections in the region of Catalonia.
In a potentially stinging reversal for Spanish justice authorities, the European Union’s top court ruled that a former Catalán official serving a prison sentence for his role in a banned independence referendum two years ago had the right to parliamentary immunity when he was on trial.
A court in Spain, meanwhile, found that Catalonia’s current president, Quim Torra, is unfit to hold office for 18 months for disobeying the country’s electoral board, a decision likely to lead to more elections in a region riven by protests.
Pro-separatist Catalán politicians applauded and shouted “freedom” after the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled that former Catalán regional Vice-President Oriol Junqueras had earned the right to immunity when he was elected to the European Parliament in May.
[Spain rocked by rulings that renew questions over Catalonia, by Lorne Cook and Ciaran Giles, Associated Press, December 19, 2019]
In essence, the EU is saying that a sovereign state cannot take actions to maintain its territorial integrity. Not surprisingly, the Vox party is suggesting a Brexit style referendum.
Spain has joined Poland in becoming the second country this week to claim it could ditch the EU, amid growing fury at the power that Brussels holds over member-states. Spain’s third biggest party Vox is under huge pressure to back the Spanish version of the Brexit referendum, following growing fury at an ECJ ruling this week. Vox’s own party president lambasted the EU, claiming when the ECJ overruled Spanish courts, it had humiliated the country and its sovereignty…
A furious reaction among Spaniards even led 'Spaxit' - the Spanish exit of the European Union - to become trending on Twitter.
Vox President Santiago Abascal criticised the judges in Luxembourg who ruled that Mr Junqueras, who was sentenced to 13 years for sedition, should be freed.
He immediately tweeted that Spain “should not have to comply” with the ECJ ruling.
He went on to claim that Spain should hit back at “this interference,” before adding that Vox “is not going to accept more humiliations”.
[Brussels chaos: Spain follows Poland in shock threat to quit EU 'No more humiliation!' By Oli Smith, Express, December 24, 2019]
At this point, the thought of Spain leaving the EU is absurd. Indeed, the two nations with the highest approval ratings of the EU are Spain and Poland [Spexit: Twitter users urge far-right Vox to call for Spain style Brexit – But How Popular Is The Idea, by Lawrence Dollimore, The Oliver Press, December 23, 2019] Yet David Cameron never expected that Leave would win the Brexit referendum and look where we are now. Furthermore, Catalonian separatists, like the “nationalist” Scots, reject the rule of Madrid but want to join the EU. The United Kingdom’s upcoming trade negotiations with the Continent and with Spain (especially about Gibraltar) could lead to strange alliances.
Italy’s nationalist Lega party was forced out of the government but continues to be the most popular party in the country. Poland just defied the EU by ratifying a law that would tame the judiciary amid hints it might leave the Union altogether [Poland parliament approves controversial judges law despite warnings, New Europe, December 24, 2019] And even Belgium, that phony kingdom, could potentially split as francophones try to exclude Flemish nationalists from power [Francophones ‘should not play with fire’ in the federal government, warns Theo Francken, The Brussels Times, December 23, 2019]. How will the Belgian national government handle the issue of an independent Catalonia seeking EU membership?
These contradictions and complications are all unnecessary. The EU’s could survive and thrive long-term if it became a European Union, not some conglomeration of petty tyrants united by their hatred of the indigenous European population.
Until that happens, the more instability in Brussels, the better. The EU needs fundamental change. Otherwise, it’s better off dead.