Monday, 23 November 2009

Meet the President of Europe

President Van Rompuy (Or "Rumpy" as The Sun will surely call him)

The Following Article by

Herman Van Rompuy. Get used to the name. He is the first President of the European Union, which with the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by all the 27 EU member states in early November was transformed into a genuine United States of Europe.

The President of Europe has not been elected; he was appointed in a secret meeting of the heads of government of the 27 EU member states. They chose one of their own. Herman Van Rompuy was the Prime Minister of Belgium. I knew him when he was just setting out, reluctantly, on his political career.

To understand Herman, one must know something about Belgium, a tiny country in Western Europe, and the prototype of the EU. Belgians do not exist as a nation. Belgium is an artificial state, constructed by the international powers in 1830 as a political compromise and experiment. The country consists of 6 million Dutch, living in Flanders, the northern half of the country, and 4 million French, living in Wallonia, the southern half. The Belgian Dutch, called Flemings, would have preferred to stay part of the Netherlands, as they were until 1830, while the Belgian French, called Walloons, would have preferred to join France. Instead, they were forced to live together in one state.

Belgians do not like their state. They despise it. They say it represents nothing. There are no Belgian patriots, because no-one is willing to die for a flag which does not represent anything. Because Belgium represents nothing, multicultural ideologues love Belgium. They say that without patriotism, there would be no wars and the world would be a better place. As John Lennon sang “Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.”

In 1957, Belgian politicians stood at the cradle of the European Union. Their aim was to turn the whole of Europe into a Greater Belgium, so that wars between the nations of Europe would no longer be possible as there would no longer be nations, the latter all having been incorporated into an artificial superstate.

A closer look at Belgium, the laboratory of Europe, shows, however, that the country lacks more than patriotism. It also lacks democracy, respect for the rule of law, and political morality. In 1985, in his book De Afwezige Meerderheid (The Absent Majority) the late Flemish philosopher Lode Claes (1913-1997) argued that without identity and a sense of genuine nationhood, there can also be no democracy and no morality.

One of the people who were deeply influenced by Dr. Claes’s thesis was a young politician named Herman Van Rompuy. In the mid-1980s, Van Rompuy, a conservative Catholic, born in 1947, was active in the youth section of the Flemish Christian-Democrat Party. He wrote books and articles about the importance of traditional values, the role of religion, the protection of the unborn life, the Christian roots of Europe and the need to preserve them. The undemocratic and immoral nature of Belgian politics repulsed him and led to a sort of crisis of conscience. Lode Claes, who was near to retiring, offered Herman the opportunity of succeeding him as the director of Trends, a Belgian financial-economic weekly magazine. It is in this context that I made Herman’s acquaintance. He invited me for lunch one day to ask whether, if he accepted the offer to enter journalism, I would be willing to join him. It was then that he told me that he was considering leaving politics and was weighing the options for the professional life he would pursue.

Continue reading at the Brussels Journal


Hat Tip: Dr. D


Anonymous said...

The absolute scariest thing for me is this: I work in a multiculti office in London, a company that does a lot of research, not one person at all has made any mention of the new president at all. In an office of almost 400 it's evident that people are so brain-washed and indoctrinated that they haven't got a clue what this all means.

Dr.D said...

This is the story of Faust all over again, I think. Here is a man who has truly sold his soul to the devil. He started out as a good man, but he became disillusioned. Then he decided that he would do what he had to do in order to advance, he would make whatever compromises with conscience were required. All that awaits him now are the fires of hell.

Anonymous said...

The battle begins...


Sarah Maid of Albion said...

How deeply dishonest they are "White Supremacists" they say that old lie.

"Campaigns like this will will only reverse peace efforts" in fact the slaughter of thousand upon of white people has done that!

John G Kerlen said...

Sarah, they have used the old tactic, paint us with the "R" brush. That word has been used so many times and so unnecessarily it has lost all it's meaning.

The absolute mockery of it all is, they never interviewed me at all, they never asked me for comment. Another liberal tactic to prevent someone defending themselves. I have no fear of being called a racist instead I am more resolute in what I stand for.

This is a request to all of you who support this campaign or any other for that matter where you are being genuinely persecuted for your culture,race etc, do not be fearful of being labled. Together our shoulders are broader.

For me this is only the beginning of my battle and I will win.

Anonymous said...

So what happens when it is found that that millions of dollars of climate aid are unaccounted for?

The story gets buried so to speak, by an article about how climate change is the cause of conflict in Africa.

When will they run out of excuses for Africans? Never!

Anonymous said...

How FIFA and the South African government are going to hide the truth in next years World Cup