An Open Letter to Vaclav Klaus
As a Czech and also a British subject, being moreover urged by many of my English friends, and in view of the Irish second and confused referendum, I call on you to remain steadfast in your long standing effort to reject The Lisbon Treaty. You are no doubt aware that the overwhelming majority of people in The United Kingdom oppose the treaty but have no hope of getting the chance to vote, promised to them many times by their own government. The only hope they have now, lies in you.
Never mind that the Lisbon Treaty, a recycled version of the rejected Nice Treaty, is being propagated and paid for with our union money in order to secure the right answer from a minority of undecided and aprehensive Irish voters who can produce a swing. A rather strange federal version of democracy where taxation produces representation.
Never mind that the unelected and unaccountable union government cannot be dismissed, that the European Parliament is a pretence of democracy, for in the absence of paneuropean nation, it is neither properly elected nor can it create and dismiss the Commissars.
What I am concerned about is the ubiquitous and officially promoted lie we are all subject to as the New European Imperium hides, as all imperia have done in the past, behind the mask of common interest. We are told that there is a European idea, rather than civilization, and that this idea requires a unitary state. We are told that there is a European nation, and if not, it needs to be created. We are told that the union governemnt of appointed clerks and its expensive effort to regulate and to unify all social and economic life in Europe is to promote peace an prosperity. In fact the opposite is true. Peace and prosperity have always been endangered by an attempt at hegemony. The more the politicians will try to impose a common straight jacket upon the national states the more they will create extreme discord.
Politics is the art of measured compromise between heterogeneous interests of free and loyal subjects. The European Union is building an anti political systém, for only compatriots of the common territory and common tradition can engage in true political activity. If our politicians enjoy legitimacy, for all their faults, and if our governments delegate their powers to unelected delegates, who will control the delegates of the delegates, who will guard the guardians (Terence)?
I know that you are fully aware of all this but I implore you to be stedfast in your resolution to save Europe, our common civilization. They will call you an extremist, they will mock you and they will threaten you. You are now alone as Alexander Sozhenitsyn was when he published his manifesto “ Live not by lies!“ But like him you will be supported by the hundreds of millions of people who have not spoken yet.