Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky, a Russian writer born in 1942 but educated at Cambridge, was a dissident in the Soviet Union of the 1960s and 1970s. Because he exposed the Soviet practice of jailing political prisoners in psychiatric institutions, the young Russian was sentenced to twelve years (1964-1976) in prison, labor camps, and psychiatric wards under the brutal Soviet regime that did not allow any dissenting opinions. He was released to the West in 1976.

After the fall of the Soviet empire, the Russian government invited him in 1992 to testify against the criminal actions of the Soviet Communist Party. According to Paul Belien, who interviewed Bukovsky in 2006, in order to "prepare for his testimony, Bukovsky was granted access to a large number of documents from Soviet secret archives. He is one of the few people ever to have seen these documents because they are still classified. Using a small handheld scanner and a laptop computer, however, he managed to copy many documents (some with high security clearance), including KGB reports to the Soviet government."

The documents Bukovsky was able to read and copy, allegedly confirm "the existence of a 'conspiracy' to turn the European Union into a socialist organization."

Vladimir Bukovsky is not shy about calling both the demised Soviet Union and the European Union a "monster." No sooner had they buried the communist monster, he said, that a new leviathan was created – the European Union.

The similarities of the two are obvious to Bukovsky. The Soviet Union was ruled by fifteen unelected people who appointed each other and were not accountable to anyone. The Supreme Soviet was the Soviet Union's parliament that rubber-stamped what the Politburo decided. Nobody dared to diverge from its platform.

The EU is governed by twenty people who are also not elected, are not accountable to anyone, meet in secret, and nobody can fire them. Parliament members are so unimportant that they only get one minute to speak in the chambers. The EU Parliament is "elected on the basis of proportional representation, which is not true representation," Bukovsky said. The similarity with the Supreme Soviet is glaring. It votes on silly things and the average MP can only speak six minutes per year in the chamber, he added.

There are hundreds if not thousands of "Eurocrats," handsomely paid, with huge staffs, privileges that people can only dream of, and attractive bonuses; and nobody really knows exactly what they do or "fail to do."

Bukovsky described how the Soviet Union was created by force, many times with military occupation. Likewise, the EU was created by "coercion and economic bullying," he noted.

Nations did not necessarily join the EU voluntarily. They voted in referendum after referendum "until the people voted the way that was wanted." Bukovsky called it a "shotgun marriage."

The Soviet Union had to constantly grow and spread; otherwise it would have collapsed. The historic entity, the Soviet people, was created at the expense of nationalities that were forced to relinquish their customs, languages, and ethnic traditions. Bukovsky sees the same development about the European Union. The entity EU created is called European, a person with no national feelings, living as a pawn in a multi-national community. And eventually, we will all become global citizens subjugated to the power of the U.N. and those elitists that pull its strings.

When the Soviet Union collapsed after 73 years, the end result was widespread ethnic conflict, in the wake of the destruction of the nation-state. Likewise, Brussels is absorbing nation-states with the idea that eventually they will cease to exist. There are already changes in school curricula, separating students from their history and their identity as French, Greek, or Italian citizens and turning them into European or global citizens.

Corruption was endemic in the Soviet system and such corruption is "flashing in the EU." They keep telling us the same story in the EU as in the Soviet Union," that a federal state is necessary in order to avoid war. "

There are no Soviet style Gulags in the EU but "political gulags" called political correctness. PC stifles freedom of speech installing a self-imposed gulag in which you are not allowed to speak of race, of ideology, to criticize Islam or the massive influx of illegal immigrants and refugees.

How did the European Union come to be? In his opinion, the turning point occurred in 1985-86 when the Italian communists and German Social-Democrats visited Gorbachev complaining about the onslaught of 'wild capitalism.' The left-wing parties of the West feared the loss of influence and prestige to capitalism which coincided with the communists' fear. To avert this evil, they decided to "introduce the same socialist goals in all countries at once."

"The Soviets came to a conclusion and to an agreement with the left-wing parties that, if they worked together, they could hijack the whole European project and turn it upside down. Instead of the open market, they would turn it into a federal state."

Bukovsky described, in his interview with Paul Belien, a meeting that took place in January 1989 between Gorbachev and a delegation of the Trilateral Commission composed of the former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, American banker David Rockefeller, and former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. The goal was to convince Gorbachev to "integrate Russia into the financial institutions of the world, such as GATT, the IMF, and the World Bank."

During the meeting, as revealed in the documents Bukovsky was allowed to peruse, Giscard d'Estaing told Gorbachev, "Mr. President, I cannot tell you exactly when it will happen – probably within 15 years – but Europe is going to be a federal state and you have to prepare yourself for that. You have to work out with us, and the European leaders, how you would react to that, how would you allow the other East European countries to interact with it or how to become a part of it, you have to be prepared."

Bukovsky continued in his 2006 interview with Paul Belien,

"This was January 1989, at a time when the Maastricht Treaty [1992] had not even been drafted. How the hell did Giscard d'Estaing know what was going to happen in 15 years' time? And surprise, surprise, how did he become the author of the European constitution?" [2002-2003]

Bukovsky expressed his concern to Belien about the Europol with powers much bigger than the former KGB, including diplomatic immunity. They will police 32 kinds of crimes, he said; particularly worrisome to Bukovsky then was the crime of "racism" and "xenophobia." A British government bureaucrat allegedly had told him that "those who object to uncontrolled immigration from the Third World will be regarded as racist and those who oppose further European integration will be regarded as xenophobes."

"The Soviet Union used to be a state run by ideology. Today's ideology of the European Union is social-democratic, statist, and a big part of it is also political correctness."

As seen everywhere, not just in Europe, political correctness has become an "oppressive ideology." Hate speech laws in regards to race relations, religious speech, and Islam represent a "systematic introduction of ideology which could later be enforced with oppressive measures." Democracy is disappearing rapidly and systematically. Civil liberties are suspended and emergency powers by executive order are introduced.

As the recent events in Germany and other European countries have shown, the out-of-control refugee invasion is creating huge problems for its native citizens while the bureaucrats and politicians are turning a blind eye, telling their own constituents that rhetoric against the unwanted flood of refugees of military age, who rape and pillage, is just as bad as the hundreds of European women who were molested and raped.

Bukovsky believes that "The EU has grown the seeds of its own demise. Unfortunately, when it collapses, and it will, it will leave a massive destruction behind, with huge economic and ethnic problems." He continued, "The old Soviet system was incapable of reform and so is the EU. But there is an alternative, to being ruled by those two dozen self-appointed officials in Brussels, it is called independence. You don't have to accept what they have planned for you. After all you have never been asked if you wanted to join. I have lived in your future, and it did not work."

If decisive rejection of such plans would only be so easy! U.N's Agenda 21 signed in 1992 has already been implemented around the world under the guise of Sustainable Development. Agenda 21 has now morphed into its sister on steroids, Agenda 2030, United Nation's vision of global socialism, controlling every aspect of human life.

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