Thursday, 24 September 2009

Useful idiots, Lenin would have been proud

If there ever were a case of Lenin's famous "useful idiots" remark it must that of JEF - Jeunes Europeens Feraliste or Young European Federalists.

From their website
"The Young European Federalists is a supranational, political movement active in most European countries. It is an autonomous youth organisation which has no party political affiliations or commitments. It participates in the exchange of opinions and experiences with other political movements, but will not identify with any of them. JEF's interlocutors are political parties, European, national and local institutions and associations, as well as the general public. In this sense JEF is a political movement, but not a party.

JEF is not interested in the direct management of political power: it concentrates its action on the achievement of international democracy through the establishment of federal systems in Europe and in the world. The aims of JEF are to work for the creation of a European Federation, first step towards peace and World Federation, and for a freer, more just and more democratic federal society."
You say 'wow, what stupendously high levels of ignorance' I would agree but that is the case with most federalist loonies. May I just focus very quickly on my emphasis before this post is finished: the group received €132,927 from the EU between January 2005 and October 2007.

In the words of Einstein "two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." Now of course we must be nice or we risk falling into the same trap as the EU that of taking everything very seriously. Federalists are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are federalists.

No comments: