EU now officially planning to become Eurabia

Commissioner invites North Africa to join Single Market and EU

To support democratisation of the Arab Mediterranean countries and to absorb their youth bulge, the EU will open its frontiers and its internal market and even offer EU membership to those countries that will have completed democratic reforms. A BORG-style pattern of diplomacy seems to be emerging in the Post-Lisbon EU.

The EU is now, according to Accession Commissioner Ŝtefan Füle, planning to become Eurabia, with mobility of persons extended to Southern Mediterranean countries in a few years and their accession to EU membership a bit later.

After having gone through a kind of certification process which is called partnership for democracy and shared prosperity and includes a “mobility partnership” which, Füle hopes, will substitute “illegal immigration at sea, with hundreds and thousands of people who try to reach the shores”, they will ultimately be able to apply for EU membership. Füle says:

We need to make absolutely clear to our partners that it is through this initiative and various programmes that they will be able to build more of the European Union inside their countries. And it is through this process that they not only pull their countries closer to the European Union but at a certain time they will be able to put on the table their European aspirations according to Article 49 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Article 49 TFEU says that any European state which respects the EU’s values and is committed to promoting them may apply to become a member of the Union. Since when has North Africa been European, except under colonialism?

The EU elite has been promoting the belief that the European identity consists of a set of universal doctrines according to which Commissioner Füle’s certification agency can certify any country as European. Some of these principles are ideological trash and none of them can substitute the informal values and genetic facts that have grown over long periods of time to form those collective identities that constitute much of Europe’s social capital.

Charles De Gaulle pulled France out of Algeria because he saw no possibility to integrate:

C’est très bien qu’il y ait des Français jaunes, des Français noirs, des Français bruns. Ils montrent que la France est ouverte à toutes les races et qu’elle a une vocation universelle. Mais à condition qu’ils restent une petite minorité. Sinon la France ne serait plus la France. Nous sommes quand même avant tout un peuple européen de race blanche, de culture grecque et latine et de religion chrétienne.

Qu’on ne se raconte pas d’histoires ! Les musulmans, vous êtes allé les voir ? Vous les avez regardés, avec leurs turbans et leurs djellabas ? Vous voyez bien que ce ne sont pas des Français ! Ceux qui prônent l’intégration ont une cervelle de colibri, même s’ils sont très savants. Essayez d’intégrer de l’huile et du vinaigre. Agitez la bouteille. Au bout d’un moment, ils se sépareront de nouveau. Les Arabes sont des Arabes, les Français sont des Français. Vous croyez que le corps français peut absorber dix millions de musulmans, qui demain seront vingt millions et après-demain quarante ?

Si nous faisions l’intégration, si tous les Arabes et Berbères d’Algérie étaient considérés comme Français, comment les empêcherait-on de venir s’installer en métropole, alors que le niveau de vie est tellement plus élevé ? Mon village ne s’appellerait plus Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, mais Colombey-les-Deux-Mosquées !

Füle and colleagues OTOH seem to be among those intellectuals whom De Gaulle suspected of being “colibri-brained”. The EU is known to be suffering from brain-numbing ideologies, but since the Lisbon Treaty there appears to be an additional problem. The EU now has a diplomatic service of 700 employees under Catherine Ashton that is often said to be powerless. Diplomacy requires “stick and carrot”, and Füle’s explanations confirm that they have nothing that even remotely looks like a stick. Rather, all they have are a few carrots: aid money, absorption of population surplusses, club membership.

The nutrition density of these carrots may have been deteriorating in recent years, but they still seem to be giving the Commission’s diplomats enough leverage to justify their existence. As Füle explains, the EU can now take on projects that were previously led by the US, such as undermining Russia’s efforts to keep post-soviet states in a commonwealth. However, this means that the EU can either develop a BORG-like foreign policy or no foreign policy at all. One could imagine them appearing on the Southern Mediterannean shores or in Russia’s backyard, saying:

We are B.O.R.G. We will be assimilated. I am Füle of B.O.R.G. Resistance is futile. You will build us inside yourselves. We will add our distinctiveness to yours. …

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