De EU heeft met de Brexit een realitycheck gekregen, men moet nu kiezen voor aanpassing van de EU door adequaat te reageren op de bezwaren die er tegen de EU zijn
Hmm:http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/ ... ized-power
Jean Monnet, the French intellectual now seen as the founding father of the dream, ... had seen the utter devastation of their native continent by war and after the second they swore to try for the rest of their lives to ensure nothing like it ever happened again. No one can fault that ambition.
First Monnet analysed what had gone wrong and became obsessed by one single fact. The German people had actually voted the Austrian demagogue into the office of chancellor. What could he, Monnet, learn from this? ...
The continent of Europe, from western Ireland to the Russian border, from Norway’s North Cape to Malta’s Valletta harbour, must be unified into one huge superstate. Politically, socially, economically, militarily and constitutionally.
As coal, iron and steel were the indispensable sinews of war machinery, these industries should be unified under central control
. Thus would also be prevented any single state secretly rearming. That at least had the benefit of logic and the Coal and Steel Community was his first success.
But the big question remained: how should this Europe-wide single state be governed? Then he came to the conclusion that still prevails today. In the 1930s democracy had failed. In Germany, Italy and elsewhere desperate people had flocked to the demagogues who promised full bellies and a job in exchange for marching, chanting columns.So democracy must go. It could not be the governmental system of the new Utopia.
It was not fit to be. (He was already president of the Action Committee for the Superstate, his official title. There is nothing new about the word superstate).
Instead there would be a new system: government by an enlightened elite of bureaucrats
. The hoi polloi (you and me) were simply too dim, too emotional, too uneducated to be safely allowed to choose their governments.
...“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the Super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”