Speaking in the German parliament before a vote on the Eurozone bail-out package, which the government won comfortably, the Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That's why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails."
The vote supports German proposals for a leverage of the â‚¬440 billion Eurozone bail-out fund to just about any level required.
And according to EUobserver Merkel also said that "We have a historical obligation: To protect by all means Europe's unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill. None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail."
"It cannot be that sometime in the future they say the political generation responsible for Europe in the second decade of the 21 century has failed in the face of history."
So there you have it, the political goal is a unified Europe, which politicians have been working towards. And those politicians are also ‘responsible for Europe’, not it seems for the nation states they represent. But we knew that, didn’t we?
And the threat if we don’t get it together is an end she says to ‘peace’ and prosperity insinuating that the EU had brought it about.
I would put it another way. What really kept the peace was NATO and the only thing that would destroy it is politicians trying to foist an unwanted project on the people they purport to represent. The people thought they were getting trade and a single currency. Now they see the stark reality of the grand plan of a unified Europe unfolding before them. And the say they once had in their own affairs, their own democracy, has already been systematically dismantled.
Just take Merkel’s view that the EU treaty needs to be changed to be stricter with countries that do not comply with EU requirements and that Greece would need long term ‘assistance’ with its debt problems in the form of ‘…a permanent supervision in Greece’.
All of this requires massive transfers of sovereignty from nation state to the EU. If a country no longer controls its own economy it is no longer a nation state.