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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/17634/whats-next-europe-has-always-been-at-war-with-eastasia/

What’s Next? “Europe Has Always Been at War with Eastasia”

July 7, 2011 by

Americans look out! Your empire may not be the only one in the world much longer. The European Union, often thought of by Europeans (and especially European power-hungry politicians) as a way of engineering a super power of their own to equal that of the United States, is consistently taking leaps toward creating a centralized continental super state. Years ago, the European Union invested millions in creating a pan-European history book to be used in schools across the continent. “To create a European sense of belonging,” they said. Recently, the European Parliament voted to study further how they can get the EU’s budget to be the size of “2.5-10%” of the continent’s GDP.

Well, there are ridiculous attempts at creating a united people of Europe as well: British The Telegraph reports that there are plans in the European Parliament to force all national sports teams of EU member states to wear the European Union flag on their jerseys…


Nielsio July 7, 2011 at 9:02 pm

The nature of the state is to always and forever try to expand. Then it runs out of money and it collapses.

El Tonno July 8, 2011 at 2:31 am

Well, “Europe” is not a war with anyone [as opposed to other hard-federated entities I know, which are engaged in 6 wars at a time] so why this headline?

Paul Vahur July 8, 2011 at 6:30 am

Really? European troops are at Afghanistan and they are bombing Libya. Of course they have much less capability to do that than the Empire, but nevertheless we don’t shy away from bombing the brown people…

Hans Palmstierna July 8, 2011 at 3:29 am

Luckily (or at least hopefully), the fact that the central politburo in Brussels is fairly new means we still have maybe a decade or so to revolt. I sincerely hope that Britain, or Germany, or Finland, or Slovakia or any other country that has been not-so-happy about recent policy kicks it up a notch and threatens secession. Interesting how you have to call it secession, since we are all vassal states at this point….

Robert July 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

The irony of the headline that seems lost on its author is that the goal of the EU is to preserve and extend a peace that collapse into catastrophic war twice over the last century, killing scores of millions.

Per L Bylund July 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

No, that irony is not lost on me – it was intended. With greater and more centralized power, we rightly would expect more oppressive regimes and also (more) wars. The European Union may be advertised as a “peace project,” but that is hardly what drives its politicians (or its peoples). It is about power, and that’s what this post is about. They are pushing to increase it on all fronts, ever more fiercely, and the only thing we can expect from it is greater oppression. And, in due time, wars to claim greater territories (when expansion of the “union” gets too difficult or is too slow). The State needs to grow.

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