Herman Van Rompuy is the first President of the European Union which, with the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by all the 27 EU member states in early November, was transformed into a genuine United States of Europe, state the Brussels Journal.
In order to understand Mr Van Rompuy, the article has a brief history of Belgium - an artificial state constructed by the international powers in 1830 as a political compromise and experiment.
Belgians do not like their state. They despise it. They say it represents nothing. There are no Belgian patriots, because no-one is willing to die for a flag which does not represent anything. Because Belgium represents nothing, multicultural ideologues love Belgium. They say that without patriotism, there would be no wars and the world would be a better place. As John Lennon sang “Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do, nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too.”
In this position he had to prevent Parliament, and the Flemish representatives there, from voting a bill to split BHV. He succeeded in this, by using all kinds of tricks. One day he even had the locks of the plenary meeting room changed so that Parliament could not convene to vote on the issue. On another occasion, he did not show up in his office for a whole week to avoid opening a letter demanding him to table the matter. His tactics worked.
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