Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Oh Great. Someone Feeds My Worries

It isn't just me who thinks the European Union is a proto-dictatorship whose final face will be brutality:

Vladimir Bukovksy, the 63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. In a speech he delivered in Brussels last week Mr Bukovsky called the EU a “monster” that must be destroyed, the sooner the better, before it develops into a fullfledged totalitarian state.

Of course, as Bukovsky describes it, this is not a bug but a feature of the whole project--blessed by the old Soviet Union desperate to gain friends to keep their teetering empire afloat.