A Revived Roman Empire?
Eurocrat empire building
The European Union recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The EU
was established on March 25, 1957, when its six founding states
(Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg)
signed the Treaty of Rome. They solemnly declared that they would
aim for "an ever closer union."
As a first step towards the goal of
political unification the six states decided to integrate their
economies. They have meanwhile been joined by 21 other European
countries, Economic activities, however, cannot result in achieving
a predetermined political goal without strict economic controls and
centralist planning. The controlling and planning body of the EU is
the European Commission, based in Brussels. The commissioners are
not elected and are accountable to no one. This deliberate
democratic deficit was built in as a structural feature of the EU.
An unelected and unaccountable structure makes it easier to impose
centrally driven change on a society.
Some of the EU's founding
fathers claimed that political unification was needed to prevent
European nations from going to war again. Others, such as Paul-Henri
Spaak, the Belgian foreign minister who authored the Rome treaty,
dreamed of a European superstate. He hoped that such a state might
one day become as powerful as the United States. Robert Rothschild,
Mr. Spaak's chef de cabinet, recalled later how Mr. Spaak told him
in 1957: "I think we have re-established the Roman Empire without a
single shot being fired." Empires, however, are carnivorous
monsters. They have to keep growing in order to avoid unraveling.
Hence, they inevitably grow ever more totalitarian and expansionist.
The EU is interfering more and more in the daily lives of its
subjects. At the same time, its territory continues to expand, from
the original six members to the present 27. By definition, there is
no end to this process. The Leviathan has to be fed.
courtesy, Prophecy News Watch.