A response to an enquiry emailed-in by Mr. P. Jonathan of Bristol, who asked, ”Why the British political elites (as I argued yesterday) seemed more disturbed and resistant to the European Integration?”
Dear Mr. Jonathan,
First and foremost, thanks for your email, and your participation on the debate of the future of the British State.
In responding to your question, I would like to state a simple socio-psychological structure of the British Political System, based on this argument, as a result of the absence of any serious discontinuity or upset since the original conception of the state, that came to be known as the British Isles, the traditions of the British Political Rulers/Elites has retained its place and its psychological belief of its natural right to rule, and know what is best for the country. Lets examine very briefly this, as always, I prefer few words than writing books that only required a two-line statement.
The British Political Systems, Processes and Structures, have always retained their underlying ‘values and traditionalism’, or what George Simmel, The Classical Sociologist, might refer to as the Forms of society (hence, he is known as the formal sociologist). What this means, using his own words, is that, ”Society exists only in the minds of individuals who participate in relationships with others”. In short, organised relationship. Hence, the organisational relations, as we discussed yesterday, epitomised within the British Civil Services is so strong and based on the mentality of ‘divine rule’ by ‘those politically able”, a la Moscha, Pareto and Robert Michel, the latter, puts it finely, ” He who says democracy, says organisation; he who says organisation, says oligarchy”., that it has never been disturbed and sees itself natural part of the state governance and prosperity, or greatness of the UK (?).
Therefore, one can state confidently, it is this strong and never disturbed mentality of the ”ruling class” in British Politics, that which has created an Iron Wall, to borrow Avi Shlaim (the Jewish author of the Iron Wall, one of the most excellent and unbiased book on the Arab-Israel Relations; examining, excellently, the psychological processes that direct policies, the personalities, the parties powers, the local people influence and force, and so forth. I highly recommend this book to any person of interest on the subject), that which impedes a move towards European Integration.
In short, British political elites, are the only, not among, but only reason standing against the European Integration.
And answering your second part of the enquiry, why not other European bureaucracy?
In short, these states and their respective ruling classes, unlike, the British, suffered a period of constant disruption in their ”continuity of power”, with wars, internal ideological changes, and some are just very young nations (in a sense, as they through-off the ancien regimes, even the United States is among these. However, with all these young states, including US, the ”natural order” of ”political elitism” in local politics is re-establishing itself, from the old overthrown order. Hence, we have the Bush Dynasty, Le Pen, and so forth). And I would recommend you have a look at my previous post, https://geopoliticalintelligence.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/a-must-read-articles-on-the-eisenhower-horror-of-militarisation-of-foreign-policies-on-uk-data-the-new-world-order/, which has a pdf document of a British Civil Servants, with a link from the Guardian, and attempt independent investigation on the names and their family trees, and you will find ”The Continuity”, as we argued; best simple example, Blair’s Cabinet Adviser, Jonathan Powell, come from a long line of Number 10 residents.
Well, I hope I have answered your enquiries, Jonathan.