I recommend reading the Wikipedia piece on Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (pictured above).
Count Coudenhove-Kalergi, an Austrian-Japanese aristocrat, managed to live through Fascism. He escaped pursuit by the Nazis and is thought to be the inspiration for the Paul Henreid character, Victor Laszlo, in the film, Casablanca (1942).
Recently I wrote of the influence of financial class upon ideology. Coudenhove-Kalergi's ideology is an example of the influence of the ideas of the wealthy elite, who themselves do not live with the immediate consequences of those ideas when they are put into practice. In fact, they appear to receive criticism of those ideas as ignorant insolence. They point at their lower-class critics as "deplorables', in the words of failed US-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
There is nothing particularly odious about Coudenhove-Kalergi's ideas. In fact, his ideas on racial mixing and globalization are a prediction of the inevitable evolution of mankind on its current trajectory. Too many people on too small a space (desertificated and defoliated Earth) will obviously have to intermingle. They will eventually tap into survival instincts to use technology to unify against a common threat of extinction.
The pace of that change, however, has been artificially accelerated by EU's open border policy. And that policy seems to be rooted in the Coudenhove-Kalergi elitist view of change by globalist government to accelerate evolution in the name of peace. One major fly is embedded in that ointment: Islam. Since Coudenhove-Kalergi's father was an expert of Semitic religions and Count Richard himself was biracial (Austrian aristocrat father and Japanese bourgeois mother), it is possible that he quietly anticipated Islam as the unifying force which would actualize a united global population of one human race in some fashion. His writings extolled post-war Jewish intellectuals and politicians as the evolved elite guides of society. It is impossible to deny the racist attitudes that were at the very core of his claimed anti-racist philosophy. It would not be an irrational leap to speculate that he saw the potential for the eventual Islamic subjugation of Europe to extinguish populist dissent there. He wrote of a wish to see all peoples become Euro-African, looking like modern-day Egyptians.
The deep-rooted problem with the Coudenhove-Kalergi mindset from a secular-humanist's democratic perspective is obvious. It is Fascist, sectarian and racist. It is forced race-minded evolution by governments in league with capitalist wealth and hereditary aristocracy, overriding popular will.
Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi grew up in the bath water of global Fascism, despite having to flee the Third Reich. He lived to be an old and influential political influence until 1972. He is suspected of committing suicide at 78. He passed his torch as President of the Paneuropean Union, the equivalent of an American PAC, to Otto von Habsburg, heir to the Habsburg dynasty which once consisted of Holy Roman Emperors. Von Habsburg's crown was appropriately lost as a result of WW I. Von Hapsburg had spent WW II in Washington, DC. The Paneuropean Union was banned from 1933 by the Third Reich and was resurrected in Austria after the war. It is credited with foundations of the the current EU, where von Habsburg sat as a member of European Parliament from 1979-1999, while also leading the International Paneuropean Union. In 2004, he was succeeded in the IPU presidency by Alain Terrenoir. Terrenoir served in Charles de Gaulle's cabinet. De Gaulle was an admirer of Coudenhove-Kalergi. It is notable that von Habsburg's political party in Bavaria is part of a united party to which Angela Merkel belongs.
It is not surprising that anyone currently from Europe is labelled as a conspiracy theorist or Alt-Right when they refer to this history of conscious and deliberate social engineering by the aristocrats of Germany and Austria. This antiquated and autocratic (patriarchal) approach to social and racial evolution is hard-wired in the EU leadership. It has brought Europe to its current crisis. I believe that these aristocrats, desperate to exert their undemocratic will upon the masses of the world, may now be exploiting Islam as a tool to achieve their goals. I also believe they do not care about the consequences for the working people from all origins whom these policies impact.