Sunday, 5 April 2009

Obama Urges Turkey's Admission to the European Union

So the Magic Negro comes to Europe and tells us that we need to let Turkey into the European Union? Sarkozy splutters and says that, while he supports Obama generally, on this issue he disagrees with him. This is not a satisfactory response.

The appropriate response from Europeans to the American plan to get Turkey into the European Union is simply to tell them to shut up about it. It is not appropriate for America to even express an opinion on whether or not a certain country, no matter which one, should become a member of the European Union. That is a matter for Europeans alone.

European leaders should tell the Americans that we think they need to integrate with Mexico and become the United States of Americo. Once they've done that, we'll be happy to listen to their views on Turkey.

But really we should go further than that. From the start, this whole mad project of admitting a giant, non-European country with an utterly alien culture into the European Union has been an American project. Initially designed to secure Turkish acquiesence in American cold war plans, it is now clearly intended to weaken the European Union. Its goal is to destroy such cultural (and therefore) moral homogeneity as exists within the European Union currently by introducing a new member (whose population might ultimately constitute one third of the total) whose view of the world is vastly different from our own. Europe will then have no capacity for independent action. It will be able to unite only when rallied by American demands. That is the American vision of Europe's future.

The American lobbying on the Turkish issue is, fundamentally, a hostile act. The appropriate response from European leaders would be to demand not only that America cease to talk to them about the issue, but that it cease to talk to anyone about the issue. This is a hostile act and we perceive it as such, we should say. Cross us on this issue and we will cross you on other issues.

That would be the response in a Europe run by and for Europeans. With Europe as it is currently constituted, however, rife with quisling governments toadying to a foreign empire, we have no chance of seeing so vigorous a response.

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