Take a close look at this promotional poster. Notice anything? Alongside the symbols of Christianity, Judaism, Jainism and so on is one of the wickedest emblems humanity has conceived: the hammer and sickle.
For three generations, the badge of the Soviet revolution meant poverty, slavery, torture and death. It adorned the caps of the chekas who came in the night. It opened and closed the propaganda films which hid the famines. It advertised the people’s courts where victims of purges and show-trials were condemned. It fluttered over the re-education camps and the gulags. For hundreds of millions of Europeans, it was a symbol of foreign occupation. Hungary, Lithuania and Moldova have banned its use, and various former communist countries want it to be treated in the same way as Nazi insignia.
Yet here it sits on a poster in the European Commission, advertising the moral deafness of its author (I hope that’s what it is, rather than lingering nostalgia). The Bolshevist sigil celebrates the ideology which, in strict numerical terms, must be reckoned the most murderous ever devised by our species. That it can be passed unremarked day after day in the corridors of Brussels is nauseating.
Source: Daniel Hannan, The Telegraph.
It appears that Europe4All is a quasi-EU group whose main purpose is to ease the progress of immigrants into the various EU states. Their main website (Project for a Charter of Principle for Another Europe) is here. The translation into English is atrocious, but that mirrors the inanity of its progressive content.
The Europe4All Integration “ladder” can be found here. That’s if you’re an immigrant and want to know about integration; it’s a
self assessment tool for integration. Integration is important: when you come to live in a new country you have to take part in society as soon as possible. On your way to participation, you may encounter barriers which make integration into the new society difficult. For example in the field of language and education, work and income, social relationships and feeling at home. These barriers are challenges you have to face to integrate into your new society.
In order to achieve a full(er) integration in society, it can be useful to have insight in your current position in the integration process and the competences you may need to develop further. The E4A Integration ladder helps you to gain insight in your personal integration process.
I can see lots of people filling that in, can’t you?
Another document is Europe4All Towards a Successful Integration, a report from 2007. That hope-changey-integrationy stuff isn’t going down too well in lots of places, is it – the French suburbs, Kanaleneiland in Utrecht, Malmo in Sweden, etc, etc?
It’s very nice for these people to have great plans for the future of Europe but wouldn’t it be a good idea if they asked us first? The fact that they’ve put the hammer and sickle at the top of the flag on the poster tells us everything we need to know about them.