European Union: What did Monnet say about Europe’s nations and the superstate ?

There is a popular belief at present that the entire European Union project is occult.

Most would immediately associate occult with supernatural influences or even the Satanic outright, but occult should be read in its literal dictionary meaning: ‘hidden’, ‘concealed’.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/occult

The current belief is derived from a popular quote attributed to Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, in which Monnet is claimed to have written the following in a letter to a friend on 30th April, 1952:

“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”

Using Google, the above quote and attribution seems to have the following as the most reliable source:

http://www.rense.com/general87/nationstates.htm

For those not familiar, Rense is a famous ‘conspiracy theory’ site run by Jeff Rense: More a clearing house than source. This is not case closed on discrediting as conspiracy theories do sometimes turn out to be conspiracy fact.

The Rense article itself was written by Philip Jones, 12th September 2009 and published here:

http://righteousalliance.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/end-of-nation-states-of-europe-irish.html

The article was written around the time of the Irish Referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon: Infamously run twice following initial defeat on 12th June 2008, yet finding acceptance on 2nd October 2009:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_European_Constitution_referendum

Checking through the sources quoted in the article it has not been possible to track down a copy of the letter which is referred.

This image purporting to be from a book which is otherwise unidentified has been circulating also:

monnet_superstate_book

Absent being able to determine its source it is not clear if it is genuine or not.

Other sources, such as this …

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/bruce-bawer/standing-up-against-the-european-superstate/

… have noted that a shorter quote attributed to Monnet was referenced by Vaclav Klaus in the book ‘Europe: The Shattering of Illusions’:

“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening.”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Europe-Shattering-Illusions-Vaclav-Klaus/dp/1408187647

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KcdLAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=Vaclav+Klaus+Europe%E2%80%99s+nations+should+be+led&source=bl&ots=3MOSOyCxhG&sig=m1Btnp6vn3Bb_65E4jLz_QFoE4c&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nj6GU9vdPKuy7AbJrIDoBw&ved=0CHQQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=Vaclav%20Klaus%20Europe%E2%80%99s%20nations%20should%20be%20led&f=false

It is true that Vaclav Klaus quotes Monnet in the book, but Klaus attributes the quote not to a letter to a friend, but in a speech Monnet delivered to the UN on the 30th April 1952.

The following is the original text of a speech which Monnet issued to the National Press Club in Washington DC on 30th April 1952 as captured in the Archive Of European Integration (AEI) at Pittsburgh University:

http://aei.pitt.edu/14364/1/S4.pdf

The US National Press Club is not the UN: Which appears to contradict Klaus’s sourcing. It should be noted that in Klaus’s text there does not appear to be any footnote indicating source for his quote, only the claim of the author.

Monnet’s address in Washington was speaking of the Plevan plan: That was a plan proposed in October 1950 by French Premier René Plevan to create a supranational European Army as part of a European Defence community.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleven_plan

The plan’s main architect was Jean Monnet.

Counter to the claims, some quotes from the speech:

‘Ce traité, grâce au large soutien de l’opinion publique, a déjá été ratifié par les Parlements de la France, de l’Allemagne, des Pays-Bas, par le Sénat belge et le Sénat italien.’

‘This treaty, thanks to broad support from the public, has already been ratified by the Parliaments of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Senate’s of Belgium and Italy.’

Monnet has stated that the people of Europe broadly supported the plan, and the key European powers at the time ratified the plan.

‘L’établissement de la Communauté européenne du charbon et de l’acier jettera les bases d’une communauté de structure fédérale, gouvernée par des institutions communes, appliquant des règles communes, assurant á tous les mémes droits et imposant à tous les mêmes obligations.’

‘The establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community lay the foundation for a community of federal structure, governed by common institutions, applying common rules, ensuring all the same rights and impose the same obligations at all.’

This is basic political science. Montesquieu originally derived the reasoning for federal structures back in the 18th Century. More can be read on the reasoning for Federation, and an EU equivalent of the US Federalist papers here:

http://www.europeanfederalistpapers.eu/index.php/en/papers

‘Finalement les Européens restent divisés entre eux. Dans de cadre, la coopération s’arrête quand les intérêts nationaux divergent et la guerre demeure leur ultime recours.’

‘Finally Europeans remain divided among themselves. In context, cooperation stops when the divergent national interests and war remains their ultimate use.’

This is recognizing the fundamental problem with European cooperation and integration towards a federal structure, following a summary of the history of how European sovereignty has evolved along nationalist lines over the past 1000 years.

‘Le Plan SCHUMAN et le Plan PLEVEN marquerent le début d’une révolution dans la vie politique, militaire, économique et institutionnelle de l’Europe’

‘The Schuman and Pleven plans mark the start of a revolution in the political, military and economic and institutional life of Europe.’

‘Une Europe fédérée est indispensable à la sécurité et à la paix du monde libre.’

‘A federated Europe is essential to the security and peace of the free world.’

This is just statement of common sense in the aftermath of WWII, which is still true to this day.

No where in the address does Monnet say what is attributed to him by Vaclav Klaus or Philip Jones.

However, Monnet does say this, which is somewhat interesting:

‘Mais les récentes proposition soviétiques vont à l’encontre des enseignements de l’Histoire. Au moment même où les Européens de l’Ouest se rassemblent et fusionnent leurs souverainetés afin de répondre aux problèmes d’aujourd’hui, l’Union Soviétique se révèle comme le champion en Europe du maintien des souverainetés nationales qui entraînerait le maintien des divisions entre les Européens.

La reconstitution d’un Etat allemand souverain et d’une armée nationale allemande, proposée par l’Union soviétique, tendrait à réveiller le vieil esprit nationaliste chez les Allemands et ranimerait les sentiment nationalistes des Français et des autres Européens contre les Allemands. Les vieilles blessures seraient rouvertes et les vieux ressentiments s’exerceraient á nouveau.’

‘But recent Soviet proposal goes against the teachings of history. At the same time that Western Europeans come together and merge their sovereignty to meet the challenges of today, the Soviet Union reveals himself as the champion of Europe in maintaining national sovereignty resulting maintaining divisions between Europeans.

Reconstitution of a sovereign German state and a German national army, proposed by the Soviet Union, would tend to awaken the old nationalist spirit among Germans and revive nationalist sentiment French and other Europeans against the Germans. Old wounds are reopened and old resentments exert again.’

This abstract leaves the reader to interpret these words from 1952 as they wish.

To understand why there appears to be a conspiracy against Monnet, and this particular speech, one should understand carefully how the art of provokatsiya works, particularly when applied to for the aim of undermining political authority and subversion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/blogcollegeofjournalism/posts/Russian-media-and-the-art-of-provokatsiya-

The technique relies on remaining occult in order to work.

 

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One Response to European Union: What did Monnet say about Europe’s nations and the superstate ?

  1. Schrödinger's cat says:

    To abstract from concrete. Or perhaps vice versa
    Agree that Montesquieu ideal was right. But it was subverted.

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