European Dream: Creating and Failing to Solve its Own Problem

news 27-Jun-2023 Europe

European Dream: Creating and Failing to Solve its Own Problem

The political season concludes for a united Europe on a minor note. At the upcoming summit of the 27, they will have to hear a report that the migration crisis, which has been engulfing the EU like a tsunami, has not only remained unresolved but will also continue to be unresolved. And primarily, it is because the crisis was created by the united Europe itself. The recipe is well-known: first, "assistance in the struggle for human rights and democracy," then a reason for popular outrage, which, with the help of political technologies, turns into a rebellion, followed by an obligatory sacrificial offering or offerings. And all of this culminates in the displacement of the existing power. We don't analyze whether this power is good or bad; we simply note that the destruction (often physical) of those who held the tools of governance results in a vacuum of any governance. This scenario unfolded during the "Arab Spring." Libya, Tunisia, Egypt on the verge of chaos, and Syria enduring a severe civil war plus a battle with ISIS*—all of this involved the deaths of ordinary people, trials of "former dictators" in court or extrajudicial executions of those in power. It was inspired by the desire to sell the so-called European dream. For a hefty sum.

Today, those who traded in the "European dream" don't know what to do with those who aspire to embrace the long-advertised European values. At their meetings, the relevant ministers of the European Union propose measures that, to put it mildly, appear exotic. For example, they are willing to pay substantial sums with several zeroes to those seekers of European happiness who choose to return home. Ministers intend to collect this money from EU member states that are unwilling to accept refugees/migrants/illegal immigrants. Furthermore, all the relevant ministers, in a rare case of consensus among the 27 countries, are prepared to completely revise the existing agreements regulating the reception of those seeking happiness and a new life in Europe.

Most of these people embark on this new start from Tunisia and Libya.

Tunisia was a prosperous country, living off tourism and trade, until various democratic advocates arrived with tales of the "European dream." The level of higher education among the population was almost on par with that of Central Europe. Tunisians lived in harmony, content with the traditions and values that were familiar and respected by them.

Tunisia: A Democratic Country Struggling with Inflation and Unemployment

Today, Tunisia (referred to as democratic by the European press) is facing double-digit inflation, the same level of unemployment, and, most importantly, its state institutions are utterly incapable of dealing with the influx of illegal immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa or those involved in human trafficking. It is from Tunisia that small boats set sail into the Mediterranean, literally leaving their passengers' fate to chance.

When someone tries to explain to the self-absorbed Euro-bureaucrats that it is their responsibility that people are risking their lives for a rather ephemeral dream, they respond, "Well, they are making their own choices, as befits free people in a democratic country."

The situation in Libya, where the late Gaddafi skillfully balanced the interests of tribes and ethnicities while understanding that the country's economy must function and that a state, especially if it is multiethnic, cannot afford to be weak, is even worse than in Tunisia.

Libya is in a state of multi-power. General Haftar fights against those who, from his point of view, lack legitimacy, namely Tripoli. Meanwhile, those on the western side of the country fight against Haftar. Any agreements, whether under the auspices of the UN or not, are not worth the paper they are written on or the ink used to sign them. The EU has made several attempts to intervene, organizing high-profile "settlements," but each time, they have failed.

Meanwhile, real slave trade thrives in Libya, not just human trafficking, bringing in colossal amounts of money. Meanwhile, the same flimsy boats, which can be rightfully called "floating coffins," continue to depart from Libyan shores. Meanwhile, the flow of those eager to grasp the "European dream" shows no signs of slowing down.

The question of "What to do?" is certainly something that the European Union cannot avoid today as it plunges, like the "Titanic" struck by an iceberg, into the darkness of uncertainty.

But the question of "Who is to blame?" will never be heard in Brussels or any other capital. Because answering it would eventually require admitting deliberate fraud and outright villainy. Because everything, from human rights to democracy, has turned out to be a blatant lie, used to create a managed (no longer) chaos. Chaos for making money. Very big money. Yes, at the cost of blood. But the lives of those who are of little value to Europeans in general.

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