EU Fissures


Farage: EU Aims to Sterilize Populations

“They want to harmonize us, they want to homogenize us--God help us they even want to pasteurize (sterilize) us.“

-Malta, June 4, 2014

UK’s Eurosceptics leader vows to slay EU monster

Fresh from a landmark victory in the European Parliamentary elections May 25, with a historic third Party win in Britain, Eurosceptic Party leader Nigel Farage vowed yesterday June 4 to answer the call to kill the EU 'monster.'

In a paid keynote address at a travel and tourism industry conference at the Malta Hilton that was equal parts political speech and entertainment, mixing light-hearted one-liners with the sounding of serious alarms, Farage vowed to go on from the historic poll win to destroy 'the monster called the European Union.'

The election results showed that Brussels had failed in its existential mission to curtail nationalisms, with nationalist parties winning across northern Europe, Farage explained.

"I think Europe is headed in a very dangerous direction. We're beginning to see...the very kind of extreme nationalisms and neo-fascisms actually growing... the very thing that the project sought to stop in the first place."

Originally billed as a solution to the Old Continent's historically incessant warring, the integration of European nation states had advanced by stealth from a Common Market, Farage said, to culminate in an unrepresentative and unwanted political union under an unelected Brussels Executive.

"I don't think they [Brussels] represent Europe. They've hijacked the very word Europe, the very concept of Europe and I don't think there's any democratic support for this project anywhere in the Union," he told the conference. The ringing protest vote he said meant that the idea of the EU project's 'inevitability' was now dead.

Farage has promised to hold a referendum on Britain's pulling out of the EU conditioned on results of UK general elections next year, if his Party wins national power. A strong anti-EU majority for his UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) would spell the end of the Brussels political union, he claimed.

"If we have a clear, overwhelming expression of political will against political union, then that'll be the end of it (the EU)," the UKIP leader told us before taking the stage.

Euro break up

But even before that might happen, the eurozone crisis, which has seen Greece's economy contract by 27 percent, would inevitably mean the coming break up of the eurozone, the former City of London metals broker said.

"People are now saying it's only a matter of time before the euro [currency] breaks up," with Greece likely to be the first to bail out.

Addressing the audience of travel reps, Farage took the opportunity to profess his innocence following media accusations of racism in the run-up to the EP vote. The anti-immigration campaigner began by indignantly insisting that he's not an isolationist "little Englander." Instead, he said he is actually defending cultural diversity in what he described as the European mosaic, against EU "harmonization," a defense which still however relied on old school, if jocular, national stereotypes:

"When I go the 23 miles to Calais (across the English channel to France) I want to meet a little Frenchman, wearing a beret, smoking a Gitane and reeking of garlic, otherwise there's no point in going is there? The whole point of travel and tourism is you go to different places and have new experiences."

But the EU he warned was by contrast all about one-size-fits-all standardization and the erosion of national and cultural identities in a United States of Europe:

"I love Europe...but I absolutely detest this attempt to take 28 different countries and to force them all together into one. They want to harmonize us, they want to homogenize us--God help us they even want to pasteurize (sterilize) us, and turn us into some new kind of European. It'll never happen."

"It's better that we're French and British and German and Danes and Dutch and Greek, and let's live together in our own countries. Let's run our lives in our own parliaments. And let's be friends and trade and cooperate together...that is the future."


While the speaker did not elaborate on his disturbing allusion to mass sterilization, the reference comes as EU-member states are announcing plans to re-classify infant formula as harmful, banning ads for it as for tobacco; launching street-marketing poster ads promoting breast-feeding among their GMO-fed populations--despite the fact that, unlike in the developing world, access to clean water to mix with baby formula is not a problem here.

Critics’ concern? EDCs (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals) like glyphosate affecting a mother’s hormone levels can produce developmental effects on the fetus, experts say--before birth via the placenta and after birth through lactation -- “one of the most significant routes of exposure to pesticides for any mammalian juveniles... [my italics]. By contrast, exposure to pesticides in baby formula appears to be almost negligible”--Jensen, Slovach 1991 in "Infertility in the Modern World," Gillian Bentley, 2000, p. 102; (see also here, note 10)

Spoiler in UK

In its May 25 election victory, UKIP won 24 MEP seats in the Strasbourg-based parliament--and will double its EU-funding--finishing ahead of the opposition Labour Party and the ruling Conservatives, who finished third. But upstart UKIP's success in the national result--the first third party win in a century-- did have the spoiler effect, in favor of the ruling Tories, of denying a majority to the opposition, as is usual in the EP votes.

For now, UKIP’s EU win does not translate into more national power for itself or any tangible prospect of a referendum on the EU in the near-term. "This is unfinished business," Farage said.


Thursday 5 June 2014