Those who apologise and argue for the European Union's existence and expansion have long used the argument that it has helped make Europe more peaceful.
But as it mugs taxpayers for all they have and essentially forces hostile takeovers of national democracies, this couldn't be further from the truth.
Greece, beaten and bloodied as it lays crippled in the Euro straight jacket, has seen a huge upsurge in support for the Golden Dawn Party. The Party previously had virtually no support - in 2012, with many Greeks angry, disgusted and bitter at its nation's treatment by the EU, Golden Dawn secured 7% and 21 seats in the Greek Parliament. Previously it sat at less than 0.25%.
This neo-Nazi extremism is the type of desperation many Greeks now feel. Despondent and furious, many have clearly voted for the most extreme option open to them. A Party whose logo resembles a swastika, has a uniform and goes around fighting socialists in open street battles while out campaigning. They also want to put mines on the border.
If the EU doesn't stop running roughshod over ordinary people, if national politicians don't start listening to the people, I fear that such extremism will only become more prevalent across Euorpe. This is getting serious now.