Donald Tusk - Britain leaving the EU
is a threat to civilisation
"As a historian I fear that Brexit could be the
beginning of the destruction of not only the EU
but also of western political civilization in its
Tusk doesn't on the other hand, think that abolishing democracy
for 500 million people poses any threat to civilisation. His
historical studies are unlikely to have omitted the period between
1939 and 1945 when this was last tried, nor the huge cost to
human life and the near eclipse of civilisation that it entailed. In
fact, at one point there was only one European country, a
democracy, that stood between Europe and barbarism.
Co-incidentally it is that very same democracy, Britain, that Tusk
says is putting civilisation at risk by (hopefully) upholding
The cost to the Polish people of its previous abolition continued
even after the war, as democracy was outlawed there by the
Russian installed totalitarian regime.
Tusk might like to bear in mind the connection between
democracy and the free trade he prizes so highly. There is a
consistent connection between democracy and prosperity in this
world. The most democratic nations are also the wealthiest.
How long will prosperity continue in Europe if the EU is allowed to
continue on its anti-democratic path?
EU dominated Europe is already the only continent in the world
with no economic growth for a whole decade.
Maybe he should worry about the threats to prosperity and
civilisation posed by his own unelected oligarchy which he
represents as unelected President of the European Council,
making him a leader of the biggest unelected regime outside
He spent his youth trying to overturn the Soviet totalitarianism. It
is sad that such a man should end up coming full circle
Donald Tusk, worried that democray is
a threat to civilisation. Used to be a
historian, maybe he should take it up