On May 9, Europe Day is celebrated in commemoration of the signing of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, a date that is considered the beginning of what we now call European Union.
This Declaration was made, with much symbolism, 5 years after the total surrender of the Nazi army to the Soviet troops, who were the first to enter Berlinbut the last ones against which the Nazis capitulated.
On that date of 1950, what was intended was that a war between European countries would not be repeated. However, to this day, more than 70 years later, we still have the real threat of war on European soil.
When World War II ended, the great enemy of the world was Nazism and its sister ideologies, fascism and Francoism. To the point that the United Nations proclaimed it so. But “distribution” of the European territory between North Americans, British and Soviets established communism as the new great enemy of the West, led from outside European land by the British and North Americans. In fact, those fascist ideologies condemned by the UN became allies for convenience during the Cold War, maintaining the seed of totalitarianism that threatens us today and that already governs several countries in that Europe that sought peace.
With the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, it seemed that the future of that Europe that was dreamed of freeing itself from the Nazi threat could be closer, but now it appears more distant and darker than then.
The English Brexit and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have been the last straw a union that never was and that it never interested, as history has shown, those attending the Yalta Conference who “shared” the “cake” of Europe after the war.
A true European Union should have aspired to include post-communist Russia to truly be a world power and, on the contrary, we have followed the lead of Anglo-Saxon capitalist interests that have led us to greater disunity, to the flourishing of far-right governments on the continent and in Russia itself that have revived their imperialist desires of yesteryear, returning to the most inhuman behavior of human beings: killing each other.
And now the future that awaits the European Union is more than uncertain. The rise of the anti-European sentiment of the extreme right due to its nationalist roots takes us away from this. If we add to this the interference of the United States, in its desire to continue being the great ally leech, and the dog in the English gardener, who does not want to lose what little world influence he has left, I am very much afraid that our generation will not know a strong European Union with weight in the new world order that is coming, and I would dare to say that neither will the next one. Unfortunately for all. I hope I’m wrong.
Juan Pedro Ayuso Cazorla. President of XTalavera