Thursday, August 19, 2004

Delusions Of Granduar

My theory that the Golden Age of satire has been brought to an end by the fact that the Left is now inescapably weirder than any parody has just been reinforced by this:

A campaign to sanctify the European Union through the beatification of its founding father, Robert Schuman, has run into stiff resistance from the Vatican and now appears likely to fail.

And why exactly would helping to create the EUSSR be counted as doing the work of the Lord ? I mean, don't we need evidence of a miracle or something ? Actually, they claim to have that bit covered:

Schuman supporters lobbied hard for a favourable interpretation of the rules, arguing that Franco-German reconciliation in the bitter aftermath of the Second World War was itself miraculous. So far, the Pope has responded coolly.

At least the Church still has some integrity. His Holiness probably remembers the last great Franco-German reconcilation, the one between 1940 and 1944. Still, fifty-nine years of peace between France and German is practically evidence of divine inspiration. After all, they only managed forty-four years between 1870 and 1914, while there was a measly fifty-five years between 1815 and 1870.

Obviously, the fact that a bunch of post-modernist, culturally Marxist Euronut tools are prepared to cite divine authority to try and push their garbage merely confirms that there is no depths to which they won't sink, but it goes a little deeper than that. Forget the EU, it is far more plausible that the recent lack of organised violence on the Continent reflects the victory of democracy over alleged elites. This is how opposed the Eurocrats are to the D-word, they'll even pretend to be avid followers of Jesus rather than give up their deluded dreams of a new, socialist aristocracy.

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