Ex-Communist Nations Confront European Union Diktat

By John Zmirak Published on June 10, 2017

Here’s a quick quiz on global politics. What do the following nations have in common: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia? Here are the choices:

a) Virtually zero terrorism.

b) Very low Muslim populations.

c) Tight immigration policies.

d) Experience with totalitarian regimes imposed from outside.

e) All of the Above.

The answer is e) of course. Is that really a coincidence? Is it just some really weird happenstance? A Slavic thing, maybe?

Fans of the self-appointed globalist oligarchy that is the European Union have a theory: These countries are somehow backward. They’re stunted. They missed out on the “liberating” movements of the 1960s, which pushed cultural Marxism much more effectively in West Germany and France (for instance) than any ham-handed Communist apparatchiks ever could. So these nations ought to step back and let their betters take the lead.

The EU’s Unelected Secret Government

These countries once were ruled by unelected Communist governments. Now they chafe at the diktat of commissioners in Brussels. Go figure!

Therefore also, say the fans, Germans, Belgians, Dutch, Swedes and Frenchmen who populate the EU’s unelected and irremovable permanent secret government should lead. They should make policies and impose them on lesser nations, places which have not seen the light that dawned in 1968. These Western Europeans demand that Poland permit abortion. That Hungary accept many thousands of unvettable Syrian migrants. And if these lands refuse, they must be punished. That much is clear. As Breitbart reports:

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker threatened Friday to launch treaty violation proceedings against EU members refusing to take in their share of refugees.

“Next week, we will address the question of whether to launch treaty violation proceedings or not,” Juncker told Spiegel weekly.

“The decision has not been made, but I say that I am for it,” he said.

Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015 to redistribute among other members 160,000 Syrian, Eritrean and Iraqi asylum seekers from Greece and Italy.

Of course it is no coincidence. The countries in Europe which suffered the worst and longest under Soviet-imposed totalitarian governments resist the toxic combination that is killing Western Europe:

  • A transnational bureaucracy that is not accountable to voters,
  • Imposing unpopular and destructive changes on their governments,
  • Especially by importing hundreds of thousands of devotees to a totalitarian system (sharia).

These countries once were ruled by unelected Communist governments. Now they chafe at the diktat of commissioners in Brussels. Go figure!

They once were powerless to stop the Soviets from marching across their borders to impose Stalinism. Now they don’t want Muslims flooding across them to start sharia courts (as in Britain). Or rape epidemics (as in Germany and Sweden). Or to turn their capitals into armed camps because of the threat of terrorism (as in Britain and France).

How perverse human nature is! How ungrateful those Eastern Europeans are for the gift of EU membership. Don’t those people realize that it’s only Western Europe that saved them?

Once Again Abandoned by the West

No, it didn’t liberate them from Communism. Those countries did that for themselves, led by Poland.

No, Western Europe didn’t stop the Soviets from marching all the way to Portugal. That was the U.S. military. It was especially our nuclear “umbrella.” For decades that made up for the feeble military efforts of most NATO countries.

And no, Western Europe didn’t even provide moral support. Huge and powerful Communist parties thrived in France and Italy. Socialists in West Germany and Britain constantly pushed for appeasement of the Soviets. What is worse, the intellectual classes of Western Europe positively wallowed in various forms of Marxism. That same dismal and crude philosophy was choking Eastern Europe while Western countries prospered.

The EU as a Suicide Pact

Now it’s Western Europe that might be dying. Politicized Muslims have arrived in one country after another, under cover of “humanitarian” refuge. Now they and their many children are making outrageous demands. They’re annexing large sections of cities. They’re creating “no-go” zones for women and even local police. They’re nurturing in their mosques and sharia schools the next generation of terrorists. They’re having large families, often on public welfare. Some claim that this is the “jizya” (tribute) which non-Muslims owe them anyway. And what are the peoples of Western Europe doing?

They are facing the Muslim radicals who are ordering them to jump. And they are meekly asking: “How high?” French voters installed Emmanuel Macron, who denies that French culture exists. British voters just gave a shocking vote of confidence to the terrorist-sniffing Jeremy Corbyn. And Swedes are fleeing their country in the greatest numbers since that nation’s famines of the 1850s. As Heather Mac Donald wrote:

Nothing that an Islamic terrorist can do will ever shake the left-wing commitment to open borders—not mass sexual assaults, not the deliberate slaughter of gays, and not, as in Manchester last week, the killing of young girls. The real threat that radical Islam poses to feminism and gay rights must be disregarded in order to transform the West by Third World immigration.

What Communism Promised, Islam Delivers

The great anti-Nazi economist and social thinker Wilhelm Röpke once called Communism the “pseudo-Islam.” I wrote the first book in English on Röpke, the father of the German post-war economic “miracle.” So I know what he meant by that: He compared the fervor of Communists on behalf of an earthly paradise to the frenzy that goads jihadi warriors. Of course, the jihadis are much more dangerous. They believe that they themselves will enjoy that paradise, in the next life. It offers them slave girls, luxurious comforts, and endless glory. All in return for blowing the rest of us up. Jihad is much more ominous and enduring than the sputtering, failed promises of Marxism.

Compare the fervor of Communists on behalf of an earthly paradise to the frenzy that goads jihadi warriors. Jihad is much more ominous and enduring than the sputtering, failed promises of Marxism.

No surprise, then, that those who endured “pseudo-Islam” reject the genuine article. Nations that faced down the Soviet Union and tore down its empire won’t cower before those veal calves over in Brussels. If you don’t believe me, here’s video of 70,000 Polish patriots marching in April against the EU’s Muslim colonization plan. I saw no reports of it in Western media.



Envy Goads Westerners to Attack Eastern Europe

But that won’t stop those arrogant Westerners from trying. It inflames them, even enrages them: Poles and Czechs, Hungarians and Slovaks, can walk freely through the streets of their own cities. Their churches and shopping malls aren’t ringed with military checkpoints. Their welfare funds go to people whose families contributed to the system. In other words, they’re functioning countries. Those leaders whose nations are failing want to drag others down with them.

Pray for our brothers in Eastern Europe. Within our lifetime, they had to climb out from under one despicable tyranny. They don’t deserve another one that’s even worse.

This piece has been updated to correct the video link used, and the number of demonstrators.

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  • Dean Bruckner

    Thank you, John! The Stream has a great batting lineup!

  • jgmusgrove

    Thank God we elected Donald Trump! If Hillary Clinton had won she would have completed the destruction of America with socialism/Marxism that Obama worked so hard to implement.
    My only question now is, is the lack of progress on the Republican agenda under Trump due to too many RINOs in Congress?

  • LYoung

    Thank you Mr Zmirak,
    It is still fresh in the minds of the old Soviet block nations: Oppression, slavery, the ‘killing’ of Christianity and Judaism, the wiping out of true history and the endless FEAR.
    God set them free so why would they “go back to Egypt”?
    Satan’s schemes are ever the same but when people turn back to God then true freedom returns.
    The world is ever blinded and deceived.
    So we must keep praying that people cry out to the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ who see the captives free.

  • Billy Chickens

    Great video! Just amazing. Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia reject the totalitarian politics of unelected EU politicians and the infiltration of their countries by Third World 7th century Islam because they know, by the fact of being Catholic countries, that, as Leszek Kolakowski said, “…politics, to the extent that it incarnates the sheer struggle for power, is bound, in Christian terms, to be the realm of the devil by definition.” So…they are rejecting the devil manifested in the politics of the Islamization of Europe. In other words, the Slavic countries are able to recognize evil when they see it and outright reject it.

  • Char B

    Right on. Those brave people deserve better.

  • enigma721

    This is an excellent article. I have noticed that people on Facebook who are recently from these countries and have become Americans, are far more patriotic and appreciative of America than our average citizen. I was watching “War Stories” on the Fox Business channel tonight. One was on ” the battle of Midway”, which turned the war against Japan in our favor. The other was on “Normandy” , the invasion that gave us a foothold in France to fight the Germans. Normandy alone cost the Western Allies over 200,000 dead, but was a great victory. It’s true that “Freedom is not Free.” Many of our boys who died were only teenagers. Documentaries like these should be shown in Universities and schools all across America and Europe. We have gone from the “Greatest Generation” to one wanting “Safe Spaces.” We really do need Prayer for the USA, UK, and Europe.

  • Linda

    You lost me at Breitbart….

  • Ryan

    There is a light shining in eastern Europe, but the west loves the darkness more than the light. May God have mercy on their souls.

  • Peter C.

    This is not the film from the “march against muslim imigration”, but from the march commemorating the Independece Day, which is celebrated on the November 11.
    Greetings from Poland.

    • Zmirak

      Thanks, sorry. I don’t read Polish, and that is how this was labeled in English. Will fix.

      • Peter C.

        Dear Mr. Zmirak, I made some additional comments yesterday and neither them nor my earlier correction was published. I have looked into article today and no corrections whatsoever have been made. Especially, the sentence ” here’s video of 70,000 Polish patriots marching in April against the EU’s Muslim colonization plan. I saw no reports of it in Western media.” is misleading. It needs correction. I would also add that the Aljazeera video with the journalist portraying the participants as right-wing extremists is not a true representation of the character of the march but apparently is intended to show xenophobic, nationalist nature of the protests. Professor Rychard, a sociologist from the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of the University of Warsaw, whom the journalist interviewed gave superficial and biased opinion. The problem with the Independence Day March which I used to attend with my family is that today it is mixture of true patriotic event (commemorating gaining independence of Poland after close more then 100 years of occupation by three powers Russia, Prussia and Austria) and some elements which might be either irresponsible hooligan behavior (it happens that stones are thrown at police or there are massive use of flares and throwing bangers/ petards which makes the ambiance of the march more like football supporters unrests and riots). So the picture presented is manipulated to certain extend, especially comments as majority of participants are ordinary Poles manifesting their attachment to national values, history. During such manifestation various current themes pop up such as opposition to particular government policies or international events (like invasion of Crimea by Russia a few years ago). The film was done when Polish Prime Minister Kopacz declared to Brussels that Poland will take the contingent of 12 thousand refugees (migrants ? who knows ?) from other EU countries where they arrived. In my view showing Aljeezera film which is pretty biased only strengthens false picture of Polish society as violent, xenophobic and not really showing solidarity. While in fact, our society is generous and willing to support trues refugees, Our government policy is rather support there on site in Syria and Iraq instead of creating incentives (welfare state paradise ) for migrants from Middle East, Maghreb countries or other Muslim countries of very different culture like Afghanistan to come over to Europe, especially to Central Europe where people fear that in second generation of so called refugees we will face problems like in Western Europe (terrorists actions or 2 or 3 generations of Muslim migrants on social support in West European welfare states like Germany or France due to problems with assimilation and other ). Many people notes that there are substantial differences of values, culture and respect for local customs between us and migrants coming to our countries from Muslim world (we dont have such problems with Armenians coming from Armenia in Caucas or other migrants from Europe or neighbouring countries) which might be issue for he future. It is better to help there, to finance reconstruction of Syria and Iraq in the name of solidarity.

    • Zmirak

      The video has been corrected, thanks.

  • BetterYet

    A friend just returned from a visit to Romania and commented on how wonderfully “Old world European” it was. Here in Italy, many Romanians arrive here for work, mostly menial stuff, however some Italians are now retiring to Romania for the better “old world” lifestyle. I wonder if it is not a refection of all this? HHHHmmmm?

  • Robert D Hosken

    You culd add Romania to these four countries. And just a small correction: Hungary is not a slavic nation, it’s finno-ugric, related to Finns, Estonians, Maris, Komis, Mordvins and Udmurts (the latter 4 are within Russia’s borders).

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