Quote of the Day Hector Drummond Posted on Friday 1st February 2019 by Hector DrummondFriday 1st February 2019 Jim again, from the comments: I’m convinced that the fall of the Eastern Bloc is responsible for a lot of this. I think a lot of the people who like controlling other people, who don’t really care what the ideology is they have to espouse, just that espousing it puts them in charge of other people, migrated from Communism to other political ideologies. Its noticeable that Greenism rose as Communism fell and the desire for the EEC to recreate the USSR started about the same time. Prior to ’89 we were still in a trade bloc, by ’92 (Maastricht) we’d been pushed into a prototype State. I think all the control freaks needed a new home and the EU was one of them. Prior to the fall of the USSR they’d been agitating for the Revolution still, and were thus politically sidelined (and identifiable) – all the sensible people could see they were dangerous nutters. Once they’d joined existing political causes seemingly completely unrelated to Left/Right politics they were lost from view, with the results we see today. I would concur. The EU was a natural destination for wannabee Commies, because it offered the promise of being able to gradually ramp up state/institutional power, but being able to do it out the sight of the ordinary voter, and even out of sight of the media for much of the time, all under the guise of a benevolent trade bloc.