Two recent events give a lot to think about the future of the EU: the approval of the Matic report, which equates abortion to a human right, no less, and aims to make conscientious objection by health workers impossible, and the unprecedented pressure on the Government Hungarian to stop an anti-pedophilia and child protection law that includes concrete measures against homoproselitism.
What is guessed in this attitude of Brussels is the openness towards the admission of pedophilia, already advocated by progressive groups, perhaps the next step on that path of increasingly difficult return to moral disaster.
Many sincere Europeanists, Christians of course But not only they are beginning to question whether this Europe is worth it. Meanwhile, signs of decline are multiplying, which, however, do not seem to deserve the attention of the European Commission. The deplorable management of the pandemic has greatly lowered the airs of Brussels, but many Europeans still console themselves believing they inhabit the center of the only paradise that interests them, the economic one. However, some fundamental data also refute this belief and paint a picture that can only be described as declining: the weight of the EU in world GDP has fallen from 25% to 18% in a decade, between 2008 and 2019; in 2001 there were fourteen European companies among the top fifty, today only seven, and there is no longer a single European financial center among the top ten in the world. Nor is there a single European company among the twenty largest, of which nine are North American and seven Chinese. We could go on. The consequences of this failure will not be long in coming and the most obvious are now common currency: only one in four Europeans believes that future generations will live better than the current one, and this mistrust extends to many other aspects of life. This explains to some extent the demographic decline, the cause of many other problems.
The EU is no longer even the space of freedom that many of us dream of, now by virtue of the censorship applied by political correctness to the last social nook: 45% of Germans, according to a recent survey by the highly influential Frankfurter Allgemeine, fear expressing their opinions in public, with even higher percentages when it comes to Islam or their patriotic sentiments. A 180-degree turn is urgently needed to return a hijacked and totally disfigured European ideal to its origins.