Vladimir Bukovsky spent a total of 12 years
in russian psychiatric prisons and labor camps for defending human rights
during the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies. His last period of imprisonment was in 1971,
he came to the west in 1976 and now lives in Cambridge. He has experienced firsthand a system which
he considers ominously similar to the one being imposed upon us… If he is right than the Britain You and I
know truly is on the brink of extinction. It is really puzzling to me, that having just buried one monster – The Soviet Union another remarkably similar one – the European Union is being built. Exactly what is the EU? Perhaps by examining the soviet version we can get the answer The Soviet Union (SU) was governed by 15 unelected people who appointed each other and who were not accountable to anyone. The EU is governed by two dozen
people who appoint each other, meet in secret and are not accountable to anyone and whom we cannot sack. One might say that the EU has an elected parliament. Well, the SU had a parliament of a sort too, the Supreme Soviet, which just rubber stamped the Politburo decisions. Pretty much like the European parliament does where speaking time in Chamber is limited within each group and often amounts to one minute per speaker. In the EU there are hundreds of thousands of eurocrats with their huge salaries, their staff, servants, bonuses and privileges, their lifelong immunity from prosecution which is simply shuffled from one position to another no matter what they do or fail to do. Is it not exactly like the Soviet Regime? The SU was created by coercion and very often with a military occupation. The EU is being created admittedly not by armed force, but by coercion and economic bullying. In order to continue to exist the SU spread itself further and further. The moment it stopped spreading it started collapsing. And I suspect the same is true of the EU. We were told that the purpose of SU was to create the new historic entity, the Soviet people, and that we must forget our nationalities, our ethnic traditions and customs. The same seems to be true of EU. They don’t want you to be British or French, they want you all to be a new historic entity – European To suppress all you national feelings and leave as multinational community. After 73 years the same system in SU resulted in more ethnic conflict than anywhere in the world. In the SU, one of the grand purposes
was the destruction of a nation state. And thats is exactly what we observe in Europe today. Brussels intends to absorb nation states so that they should cease to exist. Corruption was built into the soviet system from top – down and so it is in the EU. The same endemic corruption activity that we saw in old SU has flourished in the EU. Those who opposed or exposed it are silenced or banished. Nothing changes. In the SU we had the Gulag. I think we have a Gulag in EU also – an intellectual Gulag known as ‘political correctness’. When anyone tries to speak their mind on questions of race agenda or if their views differ from those approved, they will be ostracized. This is the beginning of Gulag, the beginning of your loss of freedom. In the SU, they told us – we need a federal state to avoid war. In EU they are telling you exactly the same thing. In short, the same ideology underpins both systems, the EU is the old Soviet model presented in western guise. But again, like the SU, the EU has within itself the seeds of its own demise. Unfortunately, when it collapses – and it will, it will leave a mass destruction behind, and we will be left with huge economic and ethnic problems. The old Soviet system was incapable of reform. So is the EU. But there’s an alternative to being ruled by those two dozen self-appointed officials in Brussels. It is called Independence. You don’t have to accept, what they have planned for you. After all you have never been asked, if you wanted to join. I have lived in your future and it didn’t work.