Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus
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Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus
Europa er blevet svækket af en "venstreorienteret utopia" som fremmer ideen om masseimmigration og forsøger at dreje europæere til at blive "afhængige klienter," skrev den tidligere tjekkiske Præsident Vaclav Klaus i sin nye euroskeptiske bog.

Indstrømningen af indvandrere "er sammenlignelig med de 'barbariske invasioner i den gamle verden som forårsagede undertrykkelse i stor skala i udviklingen af Europa som det tog adskillige århundreder at overkomme," skrev Klaus, som tjente som præsident af den tjekkiske republik fra 2003 til 2013, i en introduktion til sin bog 'Europe All Inclusive', frigivet tidligere i marts.

Nogle af de hovedskyldige bag Europas krise er ingen andre end venstreorienterede partier, ifølge Klaus. "Europa er svækket af den venstreorienterede utopia som forsøger at forvandle et kontinent som var stolt af sin fortid til en ineffektiv solidarisk stat, og vender dets indbyggere fra at være borgere til at være afhængige klienter," erklærede den tidligere top embedsmand.


The European continent and mainly its "integrated" part is "riddled with hypocrisy,""pseudo-humanism" and "ultimately suicidal, ideologies of multiculturalism," according to the former Czech president. These ideologies "promote the notion that migration is a human right, and that the right to migrate leads to further rights and entitlements including social welfare hand-outs for migrants," he said.

Klaus denounced "the current European elites" who irresponsibly defend and disseminate such ideologies. "The consequences of such activities do not yet fully and directly affect them or their families. Their leaders probably think that will never happen because their era will not be followed by infamous Biblical floods," the prominent Eurosceptic concluded.

Yet this wave of migration is "still far from reaching its peak," predicts the 76-year-old, whose Eurosceptic views have been articulated in numerous articles and speeches. He insists that the current migration crisis is a serious and "severely underestimated phenomenon."

Left-wing political parties across Europe have recently suffered a number of crushing defeats in elections. Eurosceptic, anti-immigration and anti-establishment outlooks seem to be ever more appealing to the public than leftist viewpoints. The Italian political scene was the latest to see voters ditch the ruling center-left and boost anti-establishment forces. Political experts believed the shake-up was rooted in the issue of migration.