Originally posted elsewhere on 12/11/2010
While addressing an audience in Berlin, Herman Van Rompuy, the President of Europe, said:
The biggest enemy of Europe today is fear. Fear leads to egoism, egoism leads to nationalism, and nationalism leads to war.
By the way, the “President” of Europe was appointed, not elected, to the office of the presidency. Taking exception to van Rompuy, Bill Cash replied:
It is not anti-European to be pro-democracy. The problem is that the democratic base for the EU is wanting. The solution to the rise of the far-Right is proper democracy exercised through national parliaments.
For another post here on the anti-democratic tendencies of contemporary Europe, check out Welcome to global governance.