By Alberto Bárcena | The majority standpoint in the European Parliament, according to its latest manifestations, necessarily leads us to promote a practice of discernment that should urgently be taken not only to the Chamber but also to a public and media debate – to the citizens. It tries to impose, without allowing the smallest margin of decision to individuals, organisms and intermediate bodies of European societies, a single thought, designed by a small number of lobbies, pressure groups – both political and economic ones – with much more factual power than real capacity to represent people, despite the overwhelming pressures that have been put on them for decades to lead them in the defined direction by the promoters of these ideas.
These citizens, in practice, are seen, and have been subjected to a true brainwashing, carefully prepared to overcome all mental resistance for more than half a century, and despite the natural success obtained by the toughness of those who impose it, and due to the inordinate resources used, they have not managed to silence, as they hoped, all dissent in the group of nations, still largely sovereign that make up the European Union. And it is natural that this has been the case, since the program to be developed is contrary to an attribute that is unique to the human being, and of which it is difficult to completely deprive them: the sense.
No matter how carefully each word of their official narrative is protected, we can see that it ends up being crude as soon as one delves into the concepts that it defends and the principles that it tries to undermine. Because, in practice, and although it intends to be defending them, equity, respect for human dignity and the rights of the person are radically attacked.
Equity disappears when the dissident is penalized without having committed another transgression than that of claiming to defend the set of beliefs, traditions and rights, until not so many years ago recognized as such, and characteristic of their national identity, since they have configured it. Not recognized for what they really are: human rights, in force and permanently protected by the different governments that have been happening in each country, since the end – just to put a date – of the Second World War in Western democracies, where there was a series of minimal consensuses, frequently improvable, but which made it possible to guarantee individual freedoms that today no longer seem worthy of protection.
In order to carry out this totalitarian revolution, relatively silent and disguised as tolerance, a series of “new rights” designed by international organizations were established, without the approval of the governed, strongly intervened by those pressure groups that form the true global governance. And even though they are presented as rights, legitimized exclusively by naturally variable agreements, which obey the slogans of “experts”, non-governmental organizations, public and private institutions that serve this silent revolution. They seriously violate human “dignity” that they claim to defend. They violate it in an especially serious way, the platform of any authentic declaration of rights; neither new nor old, but simply immutable: the right to life of defenseless human beings, whose survival depends exclusively on the decisions made by third parties.
This is the way they have created a new kind of slavery: a human being seems to be considered as a property of another that can allow them to live or decide about their death with impunity.
With the same criteria the rights of the family are denied. Especially, to educate their children according to their own values, or even the possibility of suspending parental authority in favor of the state is being considered.
Behind these new “rights” are hidden the structures that can lead Europe to a true tyranny, which would break up – it has already begun to do so – with a centuries-old tradition that has produced the freest, most developed and progressive civilization (in the true meaning of the word), with all its faults and mistakes that humanity has known. If it continues in this direction, the rule-of-law state will further tend to disappear in favor of minorities, absolute holders of all powers.
Alberto Bárcena is a doctor of Contemporary History and a professor at the Ángel Ayala Institute of Humanities of the CEU San Pablo University, in Spain.