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For Whom The Bell Tolls

I often think with sadness of dead people I never knew. Robin Williams now of course, but also Humphrey Bogart, James Mason, Christopher Reeve, Errol Flynn, Houdini, Charles Laughton, Robert Shaw and many other film stars, since they flit so vividly across our screens and minds – but not only screen icons: also of Captain Salt, killed in the Atlantic Conveyor hit by an Argentinian exocet, Jean Moulin of the French resistance, Joseph Salk of the polio vaccine, Carl Sagan of “Cosmos”, Lawrence Oates, Anne Frank (and the millions like her), Wilfred Owen, Frederic Chopin – even poor old Harold Wilson and many others.

Why did these people’s deaths affect me so much and why do I still so often think of them? And then I remember my favourite poem, one of the most sublime ever written:

For Whom The Bell Tolls - John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

“Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, no. 17″
– (Meditation) – 1624 (published)

This philosophy is behind humanitarian interventions, which of course may have to occasionally include military action to save people. When, how, where and how much are usually impossible to quantify, and easy to get wrong. But doing NOTHING AT ALL in the face of evil is a non-starter.

We cannot do EVERYTHING, but we can almost always do SOMETHING.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Core Thought

 

NEWS ROUND-UP (there is so much of it!)

EUROSOAP – Chapter 9 zillion and 1
CAMERON
“Sources close to participants at last Tuesday’s EU leaders summit in Brussels, said Mr Cameron issued the warning to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who backs Mr Juncker for the top job.”
If true (and will Cameron admit it?), then he has leapt from the frying-pan into the fire:
A) The EU WILL appoint Juncker if Merkel wants it.
B) Cameron then has a simple choice:
1) cave in and look even more silly than he already does (his only saving grace being that he does not look quite as silly as Clegg) and massively boost UKIP
2) stick to his word and bring forward a referendum date
On the face of it, this could be a defining moment. But neither choice is very appetizing for our great leader … our great would-be leader looks increasingly silly, too, but that has been going on for some time. His own MPs now criticize him for “losing the working-class”. Hardly surprising: EM has about as much in common with anyone who does a proper job as a rattlesnake has with a daisy. But lots of you lot voted for him! Amazing. Well done.
MERKEL
The Germany love “Mutti” as someone bringing stability as they get on with their prosperous lives at the expense of Southern Europe. Were Germany to be in the same state as their southern neighbours then the EU would already have collapsed. The Germans care little about the corruption, waste and creeping federalisation of the EU as long as they can afford their BMWs and Mercs. Hence the vote last week and the absurd preference for Juncker, a has-been tainted with corruption and an arch-federalist bureaucrat.
The Germany don’t seem to mind a federal Europe (which is what Juncker, van Rompo and Boringissimo are obsessed with), probably because they rightly think they can dominate it. The French are so used to getting German money and having things their own way in the EU that they don’t seem bothered by the fact that cosying up to Brussels eventually means losing their own sovereignty. I have always thought that when they realize the implications of what has been going on for decades in Brussels they will revolt. There is NO WAY EVER that France will give up its sovereignty, but they have a funny way of showing it.
Merkel is in my book a pathetic leader: taking no brave initiatives, just bumbling along taking the easiest and most cosy path. People like that: who wants wise, bold and long-term initiatives that take courage? Unfortunately for Germany, a Mrs Thatcher she is not, and one day this will become clear.
BROWN and DUFFY
I find this incident endlessly fascinating. Apparently ANOTHER Labour MP has been caught accusing someone of something nasty and has had to apologize. But therein lies a conundrum:
Did Brown MEAN to call Mrs Duffy a bigot? If so, WHY apologize? Or did he apologize only for it being made public? Or did he not really mean it when he said it? Of course, Politicians often say things they don’t mean, but I tend to think he DID mean it because it was not said to the public. Most politicians only have to open their gobs and you know that some sort of outright lie, spin, exaggeration, obfuscation or economy with the truth will emerge. It is ONLY when they think no bastard is listening that they are likely to REALLY say what they think – except Farage of course; you know when he says something in public that he means it. This is why the dinosaur parties can’t take him seriously. The concept of someone having principles they stick to and repeat clearly and truthfully is beyond them.
TOWER HAMLETS (Andrew Gilligan)
“Rachael Saunders, deputy leader of the Labour group, said: “At one point senior council officers had to act as bouncers to protect the count staff, putting up a rope to hold the Rahman crowd back.”The mayor himself, according to a senior Labour figure present, was “visibly throwing his weight around” and being “overly familiar with count staff, some of whom were telling him they had voted for him even as they counted the votes”. Mr Golds, another subjected to a recount, found his vote had changed by more than a fifth overnight, from 1,098 to 1,345. And Sanu Miah? In the recount, his vote dropped by a quarter from 2,270 to 1,722 and he fell from first place to sixth. Two of the three seats in his ward went to Mr Rahman’s Tower Hamlets First party. “I think this election was stolen from me,” said Mr Miah.”
Helal Rahman, a businessman and former Labour councillor in Spitalfields, says that “several hundred postal votes” in that one ward alone were cast on May 22 by people “who used to live here but have moved out to the suburbs. They rent their properties to eastern Europeans but keep their electoral registrations and convert their votes to postal,” he says. This is, of course, illegal.
No evidence links any of this to Mr Rahman at this election, but there has been clear evidence of postal vote malpractice involving his close allies in the past. In April 2012, on a suspiciously high turnout, Gulam Robbani, Mr Rahman’s agent in the 2010 mayoral contest, narrowly won a council by-election.
Only 14 per cent of people in Tower Hamlets then had postal votes, but 36 per cent of votes at the by-election were postal.
Days before polling, the number registered for postal votes in one large council block doubled. Seventy-seven per cent of those votes were cast.
Residents and their families told The Telegraph that Mr Robbani’s supporters blitzed the building, signing them up for postal votes, then returned a few days later to collect the blank ballot papers. Mr Robbani has repeatedly refused to deny it. If you wanted to vote in person on May 22, things were often a little more difficult. Large groups of Rahman supporters picketed polling stations, remonstrating with some voters who refused to take Rahman leaflets. The council has received 20 complaints of voter intimidation.
Twenty-one of the borough’s 74 polling stations — disproportionately those in non-Rahman wards — were moved to new, unfamiliar and sometimes harder-to-reach locations. One, in the not very pro-Rahman territory of Canary Wharf, was placed on a traffic island in the middle of a four-lane road. Turnout there was 19 points behind the Rahman stronghold of Shadwell, where the polling stations were not moved.”
The govt should annul the election and rerun it, this time with a division of troops policing it, as the police are incapable of protecting our democracy. If you had described such an event thirty years ago people would have thought you were insane. But our political elite has become so flabby that it appears almost any bollocks goes if it involves pandering to ethnic minorities. Which reminds me of “The Black Policemen’s Federation”: no sight of a “White Policeman’s federation” I suppose? You REALLY could not make this up.
GOOD NEWS? As usual, thin on the ground, but it does seem that Ken (“I look forward to the day when the HOC is a mere regional debating chamber.”) Clarke is likely to get reshuffled out of a job. Goodness – Cameron really IS trying to give the impression of decisiveness. Amazing what a touch of the UKIP boot up your bum has in terms of getting a bit of action.
 
 

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NEWS ROUNDUP

NEWS ROUNDUP:

“The congestion charge in London will rise by £1.50 next month in order to remain an effective deterrent for motorists.” (Wonderful news for the rich Arabs; fewer riff-raff on the roads to get in the way of their Ferraris, Maseratis and Rollses …..)

“Qatar issues its warnings on dress to WC.”
(Will warnings about homosexuals follow? Which morons gave the WC to Qatar? Oh, I remember: the ones who got a vast bung.)

“Mother of two fighting for life after being thrown from horse when gang of stone-throwing yobs ambushed her on quiet country ride.” (Better give them an ASBO, but don’t be too hard on their “human rights”)

“Carney tears into bankers for spreading inequality: Bank of England governor turns his fire on City greed and calls for more to be done about scandal-hit financial markets.” (This is the bloke who gets a FIVE THOUSAND QUID PER WEEK HOUSING ALLOWANCE on top of his half a million quid salary.)

“‘Property price rises will cause the middle classes to disappear within 30 years, leaving only a “wealthy elite and sprawling proletariat’, government adviser says.”  (No worries Eric; you’ll be OK, as will most of the other socialists on this site and of course in Primrose Hill)

“Husband of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, reveals his joy over newborn daughter – and horror to learn his wife gave birth with legs shackled.” (Another great Islamic achievement)

“Criminals released from jail after serving short sentences go on to commit a total of more than 1,600 crimes a week including the equivalent of 10 burglaries every day, according to official new figures.” (Thanks for that, masters of our “justice” department)

CLEGG?  “Vince Cable accused of ‘treachery’ for failing to stop harmful polls”

Now, is one’s loyalty first to one’s LEADER or to one’s PARTY? Alternatively, is an MP’s duty first to his CONSTITUENTS, his PARTY or his COUNTRY? Stupid question, really …… nobody puts the the former or the latter first these days. Any Lib-Dem putting his party first would ditch Clegg asap. This does not apparently include Paddy Ashdown et al. Brilliant.

And as far as I know, there is no suggestion that these polls by Oakeshott were in any way falsified, so essentially Clegg and his gang are complaining about the publication of the TRUTH. Not that anyone needed a poll to know that, which is that Clegg has led his party to disaster after disaster: tuition fees, no HOL reform, no constituency boundary reform, no PR and of course (as in fact none of the previous actually matters a damn; only winning elections is important) disastrous polls results.

I am minded of Kevin Keegan, who resigned as England manager saying that he was not up to the job. Kinda throws the totally out-of-touch and useless Clegg into relief. There is no point to the Lib-Dems. 80% should join the Labouring Party and the rest the Tories. Presumably all of them are in favour of the vast corruption, venality, quasi-fascism, thirst for Empire, bullying and destructiveness of the EU, so none will of course go to UKIP.

As for the latter, Farage is of course way off beam about handguns, but the problem is, HE SAYS WHAT HE THINKS and bugger the PR. Nobody in their right mind would advise him to adopt this handgun policy, but many in the public nevertheless admire someone who at least has real opinions. The rest only seem to be bothered about winning elections, for which purpose they will say and of course “pledge” anything whatsoever, no matter how delusional and/or full of lies it is. Once they win of course, their only aim is to win the next one.

And it is fascinating about leaders. You can be an execrable human being, snarling, vicious, ruthless, uncaring and so on, but if you win elections, YOU ARE A HERO. Conversely, the nicest, most caring, reasonable and wise leader is deemed to be ABSOLUTELY USELESS if he loses elections. WINNING IS ALL THAT COUNTS, no matter how nasty the leader or how useless his or her ideas and person. That’s why they supported Blair for so so long, even though he was extremely useless and nasty, though with a superficial glibness and vast spin machine that disguised this cleverly for well over a decade. Gordon Brown was always nasty and useless and never disguised it at all, yet the Labouring Party STILL anointed him unopposed! HILARIOUS indeed.

Clegg will huff and puff for a bit and stagger on, but with him as leader the Lib-Dems are toast, and the grassroots know it. He will have to go.

France is a fascinating case. Hollande bleats about “growth and jobs” while unemployment in France continues to increase. Many in Brussels seem to think it’s business as usual, but they forget the French plebs; there is only so far you can push them with this socialist lunacy. And it is not just the socialist party: ALL the French establishment have gone along for decades with high taxes, vast state, bureaucracy and failure to free up paperwork for entrepreneurs. THEY ARE ALL GUILTY, which is why so many vote for Le Pen; NOBODY ELSE is going to change ANYTHING. Just like in the UK. There is no discernable difference either between Labour and Tories, so voting UKIP is the ONLY chance of getting a change, especially from the truly dreadful EU. See Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Finally, some wise words from David Richards: “Anyone who has studied war, and better still had some experience of it as well, will vouchsafe the need to avoid it in the first place. But history is clear: there will sometimes be no alternative to standing up for oneself, for one’s friends or for what is right. Too many people, the intelligentsia to the fore, are in denial of this inevitability. To explain weakness and cover fragility, forcing them shamefully to talk big but act small, so-called statesmen will repeat the mantra that there is no military solution to a given crisis. That this is errant rubbish is self-servingly ignored.”

Which reminds me; how many barrels of chlorine gas have been dropped on innocent people today in Syria, which could have been prevented by the combined free world with a single airstrike. Still, these are only Arabs in another country; what has it got to do with us?

As I have said, it is all about balance and judgement ….

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Britain, Politics

 

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“Lessons Must Be Learned”

“Business leaders say politicians must act ‘to deliver reform of EU’.”
“EU crisis talks after populist parties claim big victories.”
“The work of changing Europe must start now.”

Amazing. Rather than treat an argument on its merits, using reason, logic and experience, our “leaders” attribute a value to it based purely on the votes of the “swivel-eyed loons” of UKIP.

Yesterday, none of the dinosaur parties or business leaders thought the EU was worth bothering about – if it is a bloated, corrupt and destructive oganisation, well so what? Let the gravy train roll on; we can alway decamp there and become millionaires if the public reject us (see Kinnock, Mandelscum et al)

Suddenly, thanks to one man actually connecting with real people, it is now PC to demand “renegociation” and “changes” … which of course will ONLY happen if Germany agrees OR if France blows up, as it threatens to do, finally cracking under the weight of “socialist” lunacy.

Isn’t democracy wonderful?

And BY CHRIST how the dinosaur parties HATE it when the plebs actually USE democracy to force changes which are bleedin’-obviously essential and which should have been the preoccupation of our LEADERS. Aren’t leaders supposed to LEAD rather than FOLLOW?

UKIP even got a seat in Scotland! So we managed to put out of joint the noses not only of the dinosaurs in England (I include Clegg, even though he is more analagous to an toad) but also that of Mr Salmond. And UKIP won votes across the whole width and length of the UK, except Londonistan of course.

As I may have said before, I really detest the use of the word “populist”. It is unbelievably smug and elitist, but of course that is no more than one would expct not only from the dinosaurs but also many media commentators, including professional journalists wwo should know better. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE are fed up with teh dismissive arrogance of the major parties, and it showed in the vote for the European Parliament. Yet these millions are sneeringly dismissed by the political elite as “populist” voters.

If 56% of the people vote “No” to a PC project such as foxhunting, is THAT “populist”? Or is a vote only “populist” when it is AGAINST a PC project of the dinosaur unintelligentsia establishment? THESE are the questions of language and logic that kids should study in school so as not to be duped by the cynical bastards trying to manipulate people’s minds.

What an execrable campaign the dinosaurs led! I TOLD you Michael, didn’t I? Now EVEN MANY LABOURING PARTY SUPPORTERS apparently AGREE with me.  “Milliband led a very unprofessional campaign.” Not only unprofessional, but childish, shallow, insubstantial pathetic and ridiculous. Eric didn’t agree of course, which was in fact a great comfort to me. I would start wondering if I had lost my reason should Eric ever agree with me.

I hope Helmer wins in Newark to keep the momentum going. The establishment scum will no doubt continue to try to drag the debate down to “racism”, so let’s hope the smelly, brainless and populist mob have finally seen through this Goebbelsesque ploy. Will Brown and his shoddy bunch of misfit remnants in the HOC FINALLY agree that Mrs Duffy is NOT a bigot? Just someone fed up with seeing her town invaded and colonized by foreigners WITHOUT HER CONSENT.

What’s going on in Tower Hamletstan? Not exactly very “British” is it. “Neo-British” perhaps. As Norman Tebbit said today:

“I do not share the suprise of many that London seemed to have resisted a big swing to Farage. No doubt Boris was a factor in that, but even more it just underlines that London is hardly a British, let alone English city. A day’s shopping, a ride on the Underground, a visit to a hospital or a school will emphasise that.”

Your starter for 10. In saying the above, is Norman:

A) xenophobic
B) racist
C) merely stating the bleedin’ obvious

(You may select more than one letter. Of course, stating the bleedin’ obvious may be (depending on the subject) considered by the leftist, PC unintelligentsia brigade as “racist” and “xenophobic” ANYWAY (which reminds us somewhat of the Stalinist show trials of the 1930s), so on that basis you can choose all three answers ….)

To put it another way, stating the bleedin’ obvious is very often in itself not PC. For example, claiming that anyone sending their kid hungry to school because of some weird religious dogma is not fit to be a parent – or even human (certainly no animal would behave in such a lunatic manner) – is certainly not PC, yet it remains TRUE.

FOOTNOTE: (from a blogger – sometimes the smelly mob comes up with home truths – AND BY GOD NO WONDER THE ESTABLISHMENT HATE THEM FOR IT!

“…. we learn that those leaving the EU parliament – or rather being kicked out by the people are to receive a golden goodbye amounting to £39,000 – and of course will receive a generous pension for their time as a rubber stamp for the unelected elite. The only way the EU survives is by bribery on a massive scale, with generous pay perks and pensions, with 10,000 officials taking home more than our PM is paid (£142,000),on which they pay only 13.4% tax.
        

FOOTNOTE TWO: Another blogger … but brilliant:

“All we get from the EU is waste, corruption, lies and destruction of nations. Finance, trade and economics are just a side issue to the EU; its only objective is to create a United States of Europe and to these extremists the end justifies the means. We are wise to these lies now, we know what the EU is all about, destroying 28 nations with no democratic mandate and creating a totalitarian superstate.

  • They say we will lose three million jobs if we exit, a lie condemned by the author of the Report this figure was taken from as propaganda worthy of Goebbels.

  • They say all car manufacturers will leave but omit to say that 70% of UK car production is for UK and non EU consumption and fail to mention the extent to which the German car industry relies on the UK market.

  • They bang on about the single market but never tell us that there is zero single market in services , 70% of the EU economy.

  • They talk about the importance of trade with the EU but never tell us that uk/eu trade is declining, that EU growth is anaemic and a decreasing part of the global economy and we have a huge balance of payments deficit with the EU but a surplus with the rest of the world.

  • They talk about the single market but never tell us EU agricultural protectionism costs us £12 billion a year.

  • They say how we benefit from open borders but fail to mention the costs in jobs, housing, state services to the UK as a dumping ground for millions of EU economic refugees, 200,000 Roma here already, 200,000 Bulgarians and Romanians, never refused work permits.

  • Then of course they never mention the budget contributions, the tax laws where we cannot tax multinationals in the country they earn income, the loss of our judicial independence to the ECHR which the EU will accede to, the desire of the EU to control national MSM, the gross corruption in the EU, the theft of national sovereignty, the loss of our fishing grounds, the imposition of laws which cost us tens of billions a year.

Britain is better off out.”

You’re right. Your views WERE only yesterday a combination of: little-Englander ramblings, swivel-eyed. racist, xenophobic and downright irritating. Today they are suddenly almost PC, sensible, clear, logical and truthful

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Britain, Politics

 

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Farage and the Romanians

Once again the lying hypocrisy of Clegg and his peers surges to the limelight, with their holier-than-thou remarks about Farage and his comments about Rumanians. Let’s look at the facts:

  • Romanians are over-represented in crime as a proportion of their numbers both of the general population and of immigrants.

  • Middle-class, relatively well-off Rumanians are not the ones who mostly come to Britain. The attraction here is higher benefits and a better chance of finding work than in their own Communist-destroyed country (the furher “left” a regime is the more destruction of course it wreaks on a country mad or unfortunate enough to adopt it)

  • Some of the crime associated with Romanians and others from the area is very nasty, including people and drug-trafficking. The 200,000 Roma now in Britain tend to content themselves with pickpocketing and nicking money at cash- dispensers.

All this is FACT, and as Farage says, does NOT mean that all Romanians are criminals, only that unknown ones are significantly more likely to be criminals than, for example, middle-class white families. One might wish this were not true, buit it IS, and unfortunately the truth is beyond the capacity of Clegg et al to comprehend. The plebs must not be told the truth or be allowed to spread it.

On that basis, WHOEVER had a FREE CHOICE about which neighbours they would prefer would on balance not opt for immigrant Rumanians. Clegg and his lying scum peers are NO DIFFERENT. They of course have NO FEAR of a large immigrant Rumanian family moving in next to them and can pontificate to their hearts’ content about how morally superior they are.

As for that, it will only be a few years before the establishment elite start living in walled, gated and patrolled enclaves to keep out the riff-raff. This is INEVITABLE given the speed with which the wealth-gap is increasing. The mob is not going to put up with this for ever, It has ALWAYS been like this throughout history. NO SOCIETY with obscene differences of wealth has in the end ever avoided either revolution or fascism and dictatorship, or indeed the one followed by the other.

What Farage said here is TRUE. Once a society refuses to accept the truth – however unpalatable – it is finished:

In a statement, the Ukip leader said:

”The unfortunate reality is that we are in a political union with a post-Communist country that has become highly susceptible to organised crime. ‘Where there are differential crime rates between nationalities, it is perfectly legitimate to point this out and to discuss it in the public sphere, and I shall continue to do so. ‘Police figures are quite clear that there is a high level of criminality within the Romanian community in Britain. This is not to say for a moment that all or even most Romanian people living in the UK are criminals. ‘But it is to say that any normal and fair-minded person would have a perfect right to be concerned if a group of Romanian people suddenly moved in next door. ‘So far as I can see most of those media commentators objecting to this statement are people living in million pound houses for whom the prospect of such a turn of events is not a real one.”

As for Cameron, he is now pontificating about he and his party being the only ones who can “reform” the EU. Once again, he is LYING. There is NO CHANCE that he will be able to achieve significant reform to satisfy we who do not wish our country to be subsumed into a grotesque European federation and ultimately Empire. NO CHANCE AT ALL. The Germans has just SAID SO:

Germany tells Cameron he WON’T be able to renegotiate Britain’s EU relationship

“A leading German politician has warned David Cameron he will be unable to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union and accused the Prime Minister of a “desperate attempt to appease Ukip” in pledging to do so.”

Still, it’s not all bad news. The Labour Party are finally having to admit that I was right and that Minibruder was a disastrous choice as “leader”. He is now reduced to trying to save his skin by issusing a series of “pledges”, which I expect to come thicker and faster as the election approaches. This is in the well-trodden Labour tradition of :

“Vote for me and you will gets loads of goodies the country can’t afford and which will end up bankrupting us once again but not before we have enjoyed a few more years in power.”

We deserve better than this crap.

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Britain, Politics

 

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Moral Sickness in the “free world”

The suffering in Syria is the fault of yet another dictator and the free world could have immensely reduced it. The failure to punish Assad for his crimes against humanity (including the gas attack – so much for Obama’s red line; I wonder what Putin thought of that?) is sickening, and Labour’s stance pathetic, cowardly and shameful. We learn NOTHING from history. Hitler could have been stopped in 1936, possibly saving over 20,000,000 lives. The free world is morally sick as well as stupid.

We also have to watch the grotesque spectacle of the soppy, over-privileged cow Michelle Obama sucking up to a Chinese leadership that SENDS BACK DESPERATE FLEEING REFUGEES to North Korea, where they and their families then face torture and often death.

A) China supplies and supports what is by far the world’s most brutal and inhuman regime.

B) China is our great friend and trading partner. Our leaders and/or their air-head spouses go there to pgrovel to its leadership.

You could not make it up.

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Core Thought, Morality, Politics

 

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The Quasi-Fascist EU

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The EU has many supporters. Some will forever be inspired – as I once was – by a dream of European peace and collaboration. Others may simply be ignorant, and not a few are hopelessly bribed by the vast personal benefits that accrue to EU employees.

However, there is a fundamental reason why I find it impossible to support the EU, and it is the total disconnect between the following two things

A) The EU has admitted that its aim is to create a European superstate;

“Transforming the European Union into a single State with one army, one constitution and one foreign policy is the critical challenge of the age, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said yesterday.” (1998)

… and the euro was a KEY part of this plan even though they KNEW it would fail. Indeed, they hoped it would fail so as to further their project:

  1.  “I am sure the euro will oblige us to introduce a new set of economic policy instruments. It is politically impossible to propose that now. But some day there will be a crisis and new instruments will be created.” Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission – 2001

  2. ‘“The single currency is the greatest abandonment of sovereignty since the foundation of the European Community… It is a decision of an essentially political character… We need this united Europe… We must never forget that the euro is an instrument for this project.” Felipe, Gonzalez, Spanish PM – 1998

Let’s be clear about this. The architects KNEW the euro would run into trouble and believed it would accelerate the federalisation of Europe into a superstate. The appalling unemployment of young people in particular is the price that the euro’s architects were willing to pay to see the achievement of their goal: not that they THEMSELVES would suffer any of the consequences of course.

Having established this fact, we turn to the second part:

B) NOT ONE SINGLE EUROPEAN CITIZEN OF THE 403 MILLION OF VOTING AGE OR SO HAS EVER VOTED TO CREATE A EUROPEAN SUPERSTATE.

NOT ONE EUROPEAN VOTER HAS BEEN ASKED FOR THE CONSENT TO THIS – NOT A SINGLE ONE.

On the contrary, when individual nations have had a chance to express their opinion in a referendum, many have clearly REJECTED this project as shown below:

Country Year Percentages Subject
Rejection Turnout
Norway 1972 53.5 79.1 EC membership
Denmark 1992 50.7 82.9 Maastricht Treaty
Norway 1994 52.5 88.8 EU membership
Denmark 2000 53.2 87.6 Introduction euro
Ireland 2001 53.9 34.8 Nice Treaty
Sweden 2003 56.1 81.2 Introduction euro
France 2005 54.7 69.3 Constitutional Treaty
Netherlands 2005 61.5 62.8 Constitutional Treaty
Ireland 2008 53.4 53.1 Lisbon Treaty

However, in EACH CASE, the people either had to vote AGAIN (Ireland in 2008, for example) OR their national parliaments IGNORED the people’s votes (France 2005).

In the UK, people were PROMISED a referendum but never GIVEN one, presumably on the basis of: “We know best and your opinion doesn’t count.” As for the UK, the population collectively has only EVER voted for a “Common Market”, and that was in 1975 when we voted to stay IN after entering in 1973.

I find this absolutely STAGGERING. One of the key aspects of fascism is the foisting on a people of a political system they have not asked or voted for, and in this respect the EU is quasi-fascist. The staggeringly ironic aspect of this is that the EU regards ANYONE who does not agree with its insane project as anything from misguided through irresponsible to neo-Nazi.

And top EU officials consider the plebs TOO STUPID to be allowed a vote. Here is a headline from “The Daily Mail”:

Britons ‘too ignorant’ for EU referendum: Viviane Reding, Vice-president of European Commission, says debate on Europe is so distorted that people could not make an ‘informed decision’. Speaking in London, she said British people must know ‘the facts’ on EU and boasted about how 70 per cent of UK’s laws are now made in Brussels.”

At the same time, the EU assigns to itself the title of “Saviour of Europe”, a title confirmed by the quite surreally-ludicrous award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012. The role of NATO in first liberating Europe from its own fascism and then deterring the USSR from attack until it collapsed got no mention at all.

One thing above all puzzles me. The creation of a United States of Europe means the abandonment of national sovereignty. This is a fundamental constitutional step that NO PEOPLES have voted for – EVER. I am astonished that, for example, the French would EVER consider the abandonment of their French state. Yet the political elite is silent on the matter. Very strange.

Will the French even get a VOTE on this? On past performance, not a snowball’s hope in Hades.

For the above reasons, I cannot possibly support ANYTHING the EU does, since it is a quasi-fascist organisation. This is of course apart from the waste, arrogance, venality, bureaucracy and all the rest, which is well documented elsewhere.

(See http://www.nemo-insula.net/public/EU/default.htm)

The sooner the UK quits this cancerous organisation, the better.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Britain, European Union, Politics

 

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