A Polish Philosopher Attacks the Woke European Parliament By Richard Miller (London)

Professor Ryszard Antoni Legutko, a Polish philosopher has given a strong speech condemning the European parliament for its damage done to Europe, and its utter failure to represent the population. Instead, it is a mechanism of the Euro-elites to express dominance over the population who are regarded with contempt, fit only for migration replacement. The parliament has become a political vehicle of the left to impose their monopoly with their fierce intolerance towards any dissenting views. No matter how many times you repeat the word, diversity, diversity is becoming an extinct species in the European Union and particularly in this chamber.”

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“Ryszard Antoni Legutko is a Polish philosopher and politician. He currently works at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, specialising in ancient philosophy and political theory.

In 2010, students attempted to sue him for violation of personal rights because he refused to remove Christian symbols from a public school. In response to their efforts, he called them "unruly brats spoiled by their parents".

It is safe to say, he is one of the few members of the anti-woke, old guard that still occupies the softly-padded benches of the European Parliament chamber.

Full speech transcript:

Madam president.

Prime Minister's two minutes of truth, of bitter truth, and the bitter truth is that the European Parliament has done a lot of damage in Europe.

It has been sending a false message it represents the European demos. There isn't there won't be any European demos.

The parliament infected Europe with shameless partisanship, and the infection became so contagious that spread to other institutions, such as European Commission.

The parliament has abandoned the basic function of representing people. Instead, it has become a machine to implement the so-called European Project, thus alienating millions of voters.

The parliament has become a political vehicle of the left to impose their monopoly with their fierce intolerance towards any dissenting views. No matter how many times you repeat the word, diversity, diversity is becoming an extinct species in the European Union and particularly in this chamber.

The parliament is a quasi-parliament because it rejects the essential, the essential, principle of parliaments, namely accountability. The deputy, let me remind you, is elected by the voters and must be accountable to the voters that elected him.

Not so in the European Union. The idea that say Spanish/German friendship set up deputies accountable to their own national electorates can dictate something to - shall we say - Hungarian society or any other society to which they cannot be held accountable and which cannot take them to task is simply preposterous.

Call it, call it what you will, but democracy, it is not. To sum up, the parliament represents the demos that does not exist, works for the project that ignores reality and law, shuns accountability, turns its back on millions of people and serves the interests of one political orientation. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Having said that, ladies and gentlemen, I rest my case.

Legutko’s main crux is with the mechanics of the European Parliament and how those mechanics shield members from scrutiny. Accountability is indeed a scarce concept to Von Der Leyen and co. Take The European Public Prosecutor Office’s (EPPO) investigation into EU's vaccine contracts - months after, we still don’t know what’s going on.

This is the type of conduct that galvanised much of the Brexit voter base.

But Legukto touches on something far more profound when he cites abandonment at the start of his speech. Indeed, representatives (a majority) have abandoned their people. But it is what they’ve abandoned us for which seems most concerning. They’ve abandoned us for something bigger, something more controllable, something that is trackable and traceable. They abandoned us for technocracy.

The rate of China’s growth is deafening. How can anyone compete if they’re playing by a completely different rule book?

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, 05 December 2022