European Union Collective Paperback – 1 Sep 1997
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If we are to believe Christopher Story, then Europe is falling into a trap where Russian Communists still seek to gain control surreptitiously of the West. The book is crammed full of quotes from Soviet politicians and "perestroika", which we believed was an attempt by the Soviet Union to free itself from the shackles of communism, is described as a deception. Thus, the collapse of communism was strictly fake; the purpose being to catch the West off guard. In this way, says Story, the perception of the West in relation to the so called "liberalising" of the Soviet Union meant that the image of the Soviets as enemy was dissolved. This opened up the way for a new central tactical objective of convergence by the Soviet Union.
There are many references to Lenin and much of what he said during the lead up to the November Revolution in 1917 and during his relatively brief tenure afterwards somehow still carries significant weight in the mind of current apparatchiks in their attempt to continue Communist World Revolution and World domination from the Atlantic to Vladivostok by different means. Story uses phrases such as "individual and collective undermining of NATO ensuring that the European Union's common, foreign and security policy would be wholly consistent with Moscow's strategic objectives". We are being asked by Story to believe that there is still an underlying current of revolutionary fervour amongst Communists in the former Soviet Union to create a power-bloc which would effectively embrace a substantial part of the Northern hemisphere. If this wasn't enough, Story paints a lurid picture of Russian involvement by way of the Mafia in drugs dealings and money laundering as a way of entering the banking systems in the West.
If this scenario wasn't enough to be worrying about, the second part of the book invites us to consider the pursuit of pan German hegemony by other means. Quoting from the New York Herald Tribune in June 1940, there seems to be a chilling poignancy in the description of German plans for a European hegemony. Dorothy Thompson, a reporter, wrote in relation to the prospect of a German victory in the Second World War, " Germany's plan is to make a customs union of Europe with complete financial and economic control centred on Berlin....Territorial changes do not concern them because there will be no France or England, except as language groups". Story's thesis is that there still exists some kind of Masterplan, which would allow Russia and Germany to work together for a world order that would accord with their preferences.
So what are we to make of this? What will become of those disillusioned bearded men in green cords and suede shoes and women with cropped boy haircuts who meet on wet Thursday nights in a council flat in Fulham singing the Internationale whilst bemoaning the collapse of the Communist Party of Great Britain. All is not lost, dear Comrades. The Communist International is seemingly alive and well in the guise of the European Union and its Institutions. Christopher Story's far reaching analysis gives hope for those who would support Leninist World domination via a Russo-German dominated Federal Europe within a single currency framework, but despair for those who respect others' rights to their own choices which would not interfere with the governance of this country. There are those in Britain who would wish to be allowed to live by certain standards and rules without coercion from self interested power blocs and political idealogues, either at home or abroad. Politicians in the United Kingdom might be accused of having a cynical disregard for the wider picture as they queue to enter the House of Lords having fundamentally failed in the Commons to present the interests of the people and the Nation in retaining its integrity as a Sovereign State.
The book, whilst containing myriad information does suffer a bit in its presentation and would benefit from more rigorous editing. Story does include a short index, but if this were expanded it would be a useful addition allowing the book to be used for academic reference. Obviously a labour of love and for those of us who fear "Reds under the bed" or who can remember such slogans as "Better dead than Red", it presents amazing possibilities especially where countries and governments who are politically inept are duped into a European Federation as part of a new Marxist-Leninist International. My immediate reaction to such a scenario is " God forbid it !"
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I was able to get to Germany before they droped the Deutche Mark for the
Euro. This book talks about the political aparatus how it functions and
how it could be adopted for the North American Union. Most of this
material I thought was fictional after 2 years of living in the EU
2001-03 I am a true beliver that he had it correct. I cant belive
that he put so much detail into the book and decribing just about
every aspect. I dont want to spoil the book or have what I say
taken out of context so enjoy reading it.