What did the membership in the European Union bring the countries not belonging to the Anglo-Saxon civilization? What conclusions should be made by neophytes in the post-Soviet area that are so eager to embrace foreign, in geopolitical terms, mentality of Brussels? Famous French philosopher Nicolas Bonnal talked about it with Pravda.Ru using the example of Portugal.
“Upon my return from a short trip to Portugal, the country crushed by the crisis and promising to turn into a zombie in the future, I ask myself, what is the point of Schumpeter’s famous formula of creative destruction? History taught us that destruction is always destructive and very rarely creative. But back to Portugal, a country devastated by the creation of the European construction.
The catastrophe, first, is of demographic nature. People are depressed, do not have children; fertility rate fell to nine per thousand. The destruction of Mediterranean countries has been programmed, even if Portugal is facing the Atlantic. Young people, especially educated ones, are leaving to find work, cities are emptied out as once were emptied mountain villages as a result of the exodus called rural. Modern life continues to do its work on the destruction of peoples and cultures. The matrix must feel at home everywhere.
Today, Portugal has become a real third world country. Most salaries are around 400 euros per month. The minimum wage is under 500 euros a month, and this is in a country where life continues to be expensive, and where housing is particularly costly. After all, these are the characteristics of a contemporary third world country – low earnings and expensive life. It is the same poor country as Bolivia where people earn a little but do not need much. The transformation of the population of the country into the third world population is the desired effect by Berlin and Brussels; it is a factor that should not be ignored. Wolfgang Schauble talked about a wonderful and original experience referring to Europe. This is where we find ourselves when ten million Germans receive salaries at the level of Slovaks.
Portugal is a country crushed by debts originating from the introduction of the euro, from the process of creating the EU and all subsequent taxes that will finally strangle the economy. Those disgruntled may leave, and everyone else must tremble. Taxes here are invented every day like in South America of 1970s and 1980s where people have to pay to be assisted by an ambulance.[Full story]