Historically, Parliaments have emerged as institutions to defend the interests
of free men against the arbitrary power of
the plundering raping pillaging burning fearmongering warlords
who dubbed themselves the
But with the fall of this loathed nobility,
Parliaments, from a Counter-Power that they once were,
became the very Political Power,
and thus the main source of plunder, oppression, war and misery.
Well, we can see the same phenomenon happening with the European Union. It once was an institution that was useful as a way to reduce the political power of national parliaments and the evil of their various forms of protectionism and national socialism. But now, it is becoming a new super national political power of its own, promoting its own super protectionism and super national socialism.
As say hobbits:
Awake! Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake!