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Lettre à mon Député ….

Mr Urvoas                                                                               6 septembre, 2013

Je viens de recevoir mon avis d’imposition pour 2012. J’aimerais savoir pourquoi avant de quitter la France je ne payais pas la CSG mais que maintenant il semble que je paie 665€ de prélèvements sociaux.

Je n’habite pas en France, mais on garde la maison là, et je paie l’impôt sur le revenu pour mes locataires-étudiants. Tout d’un coup, vous m’exigez 665€ de PLUS. En plus de cela, vous avez augmenté l’impôt sur ce revenu de location et vous avez AUSSI doublé la période d’exonération sur la vente d’une maison principale de la taxe des plus-valus de 15 à 30 ans.

Vous n’avez pas honte de punir les innocents comme cela, des innocents qui ne peuvent pas se défendre? Le pays est très endetté, oui, mais je suis INNOCENT. C’est VOUS, l’élite politique française, qui depuis 1974 N’A PAS PRÉSENTÉ UN BUDGET ÉQUILIBRÉ.

C’est-à-dire, c’est VOUS qui dépensez plus que vos revenus depuis près de quarante ans. NOUS N’Y SOMMES POUR RIEN. Pour moi, vous entrez dans le zone de vol légalisé de mon argent. Tout ce que vous savez faire, c’est augmenter les impôts. Comment voulez-vous après que les gens aient de quoi dépenser pour lancer la fameuse “croissance”?

L’année dernière, vous m’avez dit que vous ne partagiez pas mon analyse de la situation globale. Je me demande si vous commencez à changer d’avis? Il faut noter les faits incontestables suivants:

  • La France entre dans son 27ième mois consécutif d’augmentation du chômage, qui serait même pire si des dizaines de milliers de jeunes gens n’abandonnaient pas leur pays en désespoir.

  • La compétitivité en France reste ce qu’elle est depuis longtemps, loin inférieure à l’Allemagne, surtout à cause du coût catastrophique de l’embauche.

  • Le pays est parmi le plus taxé du monde.

  • L’état consomme près de 60% du PIB – parmi les plus élevés d’Europe.

  • Le coût et la complexité de l’embauche sont effarants: plus de 3,650 pages dans le Code du Travail alors que la Suisse en a 70.

Vous ne faites pratiquement RIEN pour corriger tout cela; au contraire, les impôts ne cessent de monter. C’est une catastrophe et une trahison du peuple. C’est VOUS, l’élite, qui organise les finances et les dépenses; vous ne pouvez pas arrêter de nous victimiser?  Baissez la taille de l’état et donc le coût pour le contribuable. Un exemple: abolissez la Médecine du Travail. Aucun autre état européen n’utilise ce système beau mais impayable, comme beaucoup d’autres éléments de l’état.

Où vous nous amenez? L’Europe refuse la “shale-fracking”, et le prix du gaz est actuellement au moins TROIS FOIS ce qu’il est aux États-Unis. Vous êtes tous fous? Et svp arrêtez de nous dire que “La crise est finie.” Elle n’a pratiquement pas commencé.

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Posted by on September 8, 2013 in Angry Letters, France, Politics

 

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J’accuse …….

J’accuse l’élite politique française …..

  • de trahir le peuple en amenant le pays au bord de la ruine

  • de ne pas avoir présenté de budget équilibré depuis près de quarante ans

  • de faire preuve d’une arrogance stupéfiante en prétendant que la France est trop importante pour respecter les lois économiques qui s’appliquent à tous les autres

  • de créer un état dont le coût qui s’approche de 60% du PIB n’est pas supportable

  • de créer un régime d’impôts qui est parmi les plus élevés et les plus complexes du monde

  • de tolérer un taux de chômage permanent et honteux dans un régime oû l’âge moyen d’accès au premier CDI se situe au-dessus de 30 ans.

  • de croire que l’Etat peut créer des emplois, alors qu’il ne peut que créer un environnement oû les emplois peuvent fleurir – ce qu’il ne fait pas, bien évidemment

  • de créer par contre un régime d’emploi rigide qui est néfaste pour l’emploi – alors qu’on nous fait croire qu’il est bénéfique

  • d’imposer des charges tellement lourdes sur l’emploi qu’un entrepreneur ferait tout pour ne pas embaucher

  • de promettre d’année en année – d’un changement de gouvernement après l’autre – de remettre les choses en ordre sans jamais faire le nécessaire (parce que c’est trop difficile – mais on vous élit pout cela!)

  • de permettre l’accumulation d’une énorme quantité “d’acquis” pour des groupes favorisés: en fait un syst me par lequel on espère acheter des votes avec l’argent des électeurs

  • de ne pas avoir le courage de prendre des mesures difficiles, par exemple de réduire la taille de l’Etat, de réduire les impôts, d’en finir avec les acquis pour des groupes favorisés, de simplifier la paperasserie.

  • de mentir aux électeurs pour se faire élire (Oui – nous sommes tous des “pauvres cons” ….)

  • de venir majoritairement des grandes écoles (qui représentent 34% du budget national d’éducation, mais seulement 6% du nombre total d’écoles), oû l’on ignore apparemment l’impossibilité de dépenser à perpétuité plus que ses revenus

  • de ne savoir qu’augmenter les impôts, dans les bonnes périodes tout comme dans les mauvaises

  • de s’attaquer constamment aux innocents, par exemple aux expatriés britanniques, allemands, hollandais et autres en augmentant leurs impôts, alors que ces étrangers ont investi d’énormes sommes dans la France et ne sont pas responsables des imbécillités économiques des gouvernements successifs

  • de favoriser les grandes entreprises prestigieuses au lieu des PME et des petits commerçants

  • de ne jamais culpabiliser, et de toujours accuser les autres : les Yanquis, les Anglo-Saxons en général, les banques, les agences de notation, les Grecs, le capitalisme, les Chinois, MacDonalds – et maintenant MEME LES ALLEMANDS!! QUELLE FOLIE!!

  • d’avoir permis de créer l’euro alors que tous les économistes renommés ont dit qu’il pouvait réussir seulement avec une union politique et fiscale – pour lesquelles AUCUN CITOYEN EUROPÉEN n’a voté

  • d’avoir – une fois dans l’euro – rapidement permis au budget national de dépasser la barre des 3% du PIB d’excédent budgétaire en disant: “Cette règle était conçue pour les petits pays, pas ceux comme la France.”

  • de permettre à l’élite de Bruxelles de se payer des sommes d’argent et des bénéfices pharaoniques avec très peu d’impôts

  • de ne jamais donner son soutien à la Grande-Bretagne, qui est pourtant très “pro-Europe” en principe mais refuse les imbécillités et les actions quasi-fascistes de Bruxelles (salaires et bénéfices insensés, refus de votes nationaux, imposition sur des pays souverains de dirigéants choisis par Bruxelles, la France et l’Allemagne etc.)

  • de vouloir en fait se débarrasser des britanniques, qui pourtant versent CHAQUE JOUR près de VINGT-CINQ MILLIONS D’EUROS NET à  Bruxelles

Messieurs/Dames de l’élite  – malgré vos diplômes de grande école, vos situations prestigieuses, vos belles paroles, vos gros salaires et vos bénéfices, VOUS AVEZ ÉCHOUÉ. Mais le pire, c’est que personne ne l’avoue; personne ne s’excuse. Tout le monde est responsable, sauf vous. Et vous ne faites que continuer avec les mêmes politiques, quel que soit le parti au pouvoir. C’est incroyable.

On méritait mieux … quand allez-vous assumer vos responsabilités? 

Chris Snuggs – Ancien Directeur Des Études de l’ISUGA à Quimper

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Angry Letters, European Union, Politics

 

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Letter to an MEP

Hello Mr Verhofstadt

I write in connection with an article in “The Guardian” which refers to your use of this crisis to further your project to create a federal state, a United States of Europe.

What I find preposterously-cynical is that NOT ONE SINGLE EUROPEAN VOTER HAS BEEN ASKED WHETHER THEY WANT such a thing. NOBODY HAS VOTED FOR THIS. We did not elect you to pursue this aim and the vast majority of ordinary people DO NOT WANT IT, for all sorts of reasons.

The impression is always given by Brussels, and in this case from you in particular, that “We know best.” that “This is the only way forward.” Unelected functionaries with basically non-jobs such as Mr Borroso, Mr Van Rompuy, Mr Juncker & Ms Ashton (thankyou for the vast expense for this nonsense) constantly go on about this. THEY HAVE NO MANDATE TO PURSUE THIS AGENDA.

It is in fact quasi FASCIST. It is similar to giving almost NONE of the citizens a right to vote directly in ANY of the major new Treaties which sign away national sovereignty. In the rare cases when they CAN vote and get it “wrong”, they have to vote AGAIN till they get it right. See Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty in particular.

This is all shameful Mr Verhofstadt. What gives you the right to push for such major changes without consulting the people? YOU KNOW BETTER? I am sorry, but we are not all as stupid as you seem to think. Had the people voted at the time, Greece would NEVER have been let into the EU as EVERYONE KNEW that its financial statistics were LIES and in ADDITION your own economists TOLD you that it wouldn’t work. The ordinary citizens are NOW PAYING the price for the EU’s gigantic arrogance. Do we hear any apologies? NO, WE DON’T. We just hear more braying from Mr Borroso and others for greater federalisation.

You are elected? Congratulations, but that does NOT give you carte blanche to pursue your own ideological agenda irrespective of the wishes of the people WHO ARE NEVER ASKED FOR THEIR OPINION

This current crisis is a disgrace. It is NOT the fault of the people. The leadership from Brussels and indeed individual nations is APPALLING. Mme Merkel AND the German Constitutional Court have BOTH said (as has Mr Sarkozy) that “eurobonds” are illegal and/or acceptable, so WHY then does Mr Borroso continue to push this? You are a SERVANT of the nations of Europe and their PEOPLE. You are not there to PUSH YOUR OWN AGENDA, even if you think you are right. In the current crisis, as far as I understand, the Lisbon Treaty FORBIDS  “bailouts”, but legality of course has never been a problem for the EU when its own agenda is concerned, which also has produced no certified accounts for many years.

The euro could have been a force for good had it been launched honestly and openly, with countries keeping to the agreed “rules” about debt – which in fact A) they treated with utter contempt and B) the EU DID NOTHING ABOUT. Instead, it was launched on a tissue of lies, including to the Germans who were PROMISED they would never have to bail out other nations. LIES and BETRAYAL Mr Verhofstadt.

But is this all in fact an EU plot to force the Germans into deeper integration? You will forgive us for thinking so, since ALL your apparently brainless and reckless actions to date seem to have been designed to bring us  inevitably to this situation.

As for “If the euro fails, then Europe fails.”, what rank nonsense. We will all still be here. We will all need to trade as we have done for millenia. This sort of scaremongering only makes people more contemptuous of the EU propaganda machine. “There will be war.” For GOODNESS SAKE. The next war will come when one former sovereign state seeks to secede from the bureaucratic monster and nightmare that you are seeking to create.

I am British, worked in the UK for 20 years, in France for 10 and now live in Germany. My first wife was Spanish and I have three Anglo-Spanish daughters, one of whom lives in Madrid. I am now married to a German. Our son was born in France and is tri-lingual and now goes to the Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium in Freiburg. I speak four European languages and have lived and taught in three European countries. I AM NOT “EUROSCEPTIC” or indeed “UN-EUROPEAN”, but I am CERTAINLY deeply hostile to the current EU set up, which as I said has dangerously fascist attitude towards its own citizens and is leading Europe down a very dangerous path.

“MORE EU” is NOT what most people want. As you can see, I am very angry – not that anyone in Brussels much cares.

Yours sincerely

Chris SNUGGS

PS See this excellent article and share it with your colleagues.

PPS I note your success in forcing us to buy more expensive light-bulbs. I will be more impressed by your efforts to cut carbon emissions when you stop driving up and down to Strasbourg with a vast fleet of lorries. The €300,000,000 and counting on Mr van Rompuy’s new presidential palace is also an insult. Why does it remind me of tin-pot African countries? The first thing they build is a vast new presidential palace for someone who contributes NOTHING to the wealth of nations.

AND YOU WANT A STILL BIGGER BUDGET even though most of the people who pay your very large salary and benefits are suffering great economic and social hardship. Frankly, Mr Verhofstadt, you haven’t got a clue.

 

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LETTRE A UN MEP

Monsieur

J’habite à Quimper depuis 11 ans. J’ai beaucoup de difficulté à savoir qui me représente à Bruxelles. Je ne sais pas si c’est vous, mais de toute façon, je pense que je dois m’exprimer:

  • Je PROTESTE contre l’achat par la BCE de la dette italienne. QUI leur donne le droit de faire cela? Quels fonds utilisent-ils? A mon sens, c’est ILLEGAL.
  • C’est INUTILE, à moins que l’Allemagne pour jamais ne garantisse de payer les dettes de tous les pays endettés à mort – qui, bien sûr, dans ce cas n’ont AUCUNE raison de changer leurs habitudes.
  • TOUT CECI était depuis longtemps prévisible. AVANT le départ de l’euro, les économistes de l’élite de l’EU leur on dit que la Grèce ne pourrait JAMAIS survivre avec la même monnaie que l’Allemagne. L’EU a permis à la Grèce d’entrer quand-même.
  • Pour entrer dans l’euro (et gagner accès à l’argent de tous les autres) la Grèce a MENTI concernant ses statistiques financières. TOUT LE MONDE LE SAVAIT. L’EU a permis à la Grèce d’entrer quand-même – pour des raisons POLITIQUES. Ils JOUAIENT avec notre argent.
  • L’une des critères pour l’entrée dans l’Eurozone, c’était d’avoir une dette publique d’un maximum de TROIS POUR CENT du GDP. Peu après, la France a dépassé cette limite en disant: “Cette règle était faite pour les petits pays.” L’euro n’a JAMAIS été traité sérieusement.
  • L’Italie a maintenant une dette publique de 120% de son PBN. C’est FOU, STUPIDE, HONTEUX. Bon, les Italiens peuvent faire ce qu’ils veulent; c’est un pays indépendant (pour le moment …), mais POURQUOI JE DOIS PAYER CELA?
  • L’UE n’a ABSOLUMENT RIEN FAIT pendant que l’Italie a créé cette dette FANTASTIQUE. (La France n’est pas trop loin derrière). Pourquoi? L’UE était peut-être content de la voir, sachant que cela obligerait nous les autres (surtout l’Allemagne) de tout payer pour sauver l’euro. MENSONGES, CYNICISME,MALHONNETETE.
  • Alors, TOUT CECI est la faute de l’EU élite, avec son projet FOU et NON-DEMOCRATIQUE de créer un Etats Unis d’Europe, qu’aucun citoyen de l’Europe a pu voter. (les votes sont soit interdites ou si la mauvaise réponse (Irelande, Danemark, France) refaites.)
  • La dernière “solution” – l’accord proposé par La France et l’Allemagne (il y a d’autres nations dans l’euro?) – UNE FARCE. Ils sont partis en vacances sans donner les DETAILS. Et cela ne rentre pas en loi avant septembre. Stupéfiant ……
  • J’en ai MARRE que l’on culpabilise les “Ratings Agencies”. C’est INFANTIL. Ils ne reflètent que la situation honteuse de presque TOUS les pays, y-compris la France. C’est les gouvernements qui ont créé cette crise. L’Italie fait une interrogation sur Moody’s pour voir si l’entreprise a abusé des règlements. SURREEL. Mais maintenant, nous devons payer ENCORE un organisme très coûteux, le European Ratings Agency. A QUOI SERT CETTE STUPIDITE? On est MASSIVEMENT endetté, mais on ne veux pas assumer les consèquences, alors on crée son propre messager pour donner de meilleures nouvelles. MENSONGES. GASPILLAGE. ABUS DU POUVOIR ET DE NOTRE ARGENT.

CONCLUSION. Je répète, tout ce qui se passe, c’est la FAUTE DE L’UE et les leaders nationaux – mais M Sarkozy, Mme Merkel etc se laisser tirer par le nez par les Brusselcrats. PERSONNE NE LEUR DIT JAMAIS “NON, NON”. Leur projet est de forcer l’intégration fiscale de l’Europe. NOUS NE LE VOULONS PAS. C’EST STUPIDE. ON N’A PAS EU L’OCCASION DE VOTER CELA. ON NE VOTERAIT JAMAIS CELA. Bien sûr, c’est pourquoi on ne nous laisse JAMAIS voter.

AUTREMENT:
Je proteste contre les vastes dépenses stupides et inutiles de l’UE. Que fait Mr van Rompuy? L’UE n’est PAS un état. Nous n’avons PAS besoin d’un “Président” qui coûte une FORTUNE.  Son nouveau palais a coûté TROIS CENTS MILLIONS D’EUROS, sans parler des oeuvres d’arts et tout le reste pour le décorer. Il voulait un avion personal en plus ….. Si son poste était supprimé, QUELLE SERAIT LA DIFFERENCE pour les citoyens de l’Europe – sauf qu’ils économiseraient une fortune?

Dame Ashton? SURREAL. Nous n’avons PAS besoin d’un service diplomatique qui coûte des CENTAINES DE MILLIONS. 36 “diplomates” à Barbados? C’est de la folie.

Les salaires? Un bon nombre gagnent PLUS que Président Obama et ils paient TOUS TRES PEU d’impôts. Cela vous paraît normal? C’est SCANDALEUX. L’UE est CORROMPUE.

Exemple: Peter Mandelson a DEMISSIONNE de son job à Bruxelles pour devenir “Lord”. (Merci). Alors, dans ce poste il gagnait MOINS qu’à Bruxelles (aucune surprise). Alors, pendant QUATRE ans l’UE (= le contribuable) va lui payer la différence de £62,000, même s’il ne travaille plus pour l’UE. INCROYABLE. Avez-vous jamais pris un nouveau job moins bien payé et votre employeur (que vous quittez) continue à vous payer pendant quatre ans? Moi non ….. C’est de la CORRUPTION entre COPAINS.

Je suis désolé, mais l’UE devient quasi-fasciste. Le people est traité avec mépris. Leur argent est abusé. Les traités ne sont même pas respectés. (Les bailouts sont ILLEGAUX. Ce que fait l’ECB est du VOL).

Il faut en finir. SVP, ne me traitez pas de “eurosceptic” ni “uneuropéen”. Je suis britannique. J’ai travaillé 10 ans an France, 3 ans en Allemagne et 20 ans en Angleterre. Ma première femme était espagnole, ma deuxième allemande. J’ai une fille à Madrid, deux autres à Londres, deuxs beaux-fils en Allemagne.

J’aime l’Europe, mais je DETESTE L’UE tel qu’lle est gérée actuellement par des corrompus arrogants, méprisants et incompétents. Et les leaders nationaux jouent le jeu de Bruxelles pour peur d’être nommé “un-European”.

“Sans l’euro, il n’y a pas d’Europe.” Mme Merkel. INCROYABLE. Le Marché Commun a fleuri très longtemps SANS l’EURO.  Beaucoup des membres de l’UE ne sont pas DANS l’euro. C’est comme si ces pays ne comptaient pour RIEN. La SUISSE va TRES BIEN sans l’euro, et sans même l’UE.

“L’UE a empêché la guerre.”
INFANTIL. C’est les Anglo-Saxons et les Russes qui ont sauvé l’Europe. La prochaine guerre viendra quand un pays va vouloir quitter la monstrueuse bureaucratie arrogante et gaspilleuse que l’UE est devenue.

Pouvez-vous me dire une chose? L’UE donne de l’argent (NOTRE ARGENT) à des organisations aux Etats-Unis qui opposent la peine de mort. On peut être pour ou contre (en fait, on est quasiment interdit d’être pour dans l’UE, ni même de se prononcer sur le sujet) mais POURQUOI l’UE fait de la propagande AVEC MON ARGENT dans un AUTRE pays démocratique sur quelquechose qui ne concerne QUE ce pays-là? C’est un exemple des droits que l’UE se donne de gaspiller notre argent. Nous ne vous avons PAS mandaté de faire de la propagande dans d’autre pays. Votre devoir est de rendre l’Europe plus competitive en face le la concurrence surtout asiatique. Les ressources diminuent, notre avance sur l’Asie est presque terminée, mais on nous submerge de coûts, de règles, de dépenses folles, de plus en plus d’organismes de l’UE. CELA SUFFIT

Je crois en “L’Europe”, mais l’arrogance et l’incompétence des élites sont en train de nous mener 40 ans en arrière.

Finalement, je répète – pour moi, l’action de l’ECB est ILLEGAL. Elle utilise QUELS FONDS pour acheter la dette “junk” de l’Italie? On ne PEUT PAS “sauver” l’Italie. Et si l’Allemagne le fait quand-même; vous pensez que les Italiens vont VRAIMENT se réformer?  Non, moi non plus. Ce sera de l’argent perdu dans un trou noir, et l’Allemagne sera ruiné aussi.

CE N’EST PAS LE PEUPLE QUI A CAUSE CETTE CRISE, mais L’ELITE DE L’EUROPE. Vous entendez des excuses? Des démissions? Moi non plus …… leurs salaires, leur bénéfices, leurs pensions continuent, mais nous les autres?

Cordialement

Chris SNUGGS

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Letter to my MEP

Good morning

I don’t know who to contact about this, but write to someone is all I can do. There are questions I cannot find an answer to:

  • Is the free world going to wait and do nothing while Gaddafi pulverises every city and population from land, sea and air in East Libya on his way to Benghazi and then wreaks a terrible vengeance on those who dared to oppose him?
  • Why are there these FATUOUS “calls” to him to “step down”? It is UNBELIEVABLE. Can you tell me of a dictator who has ever paid ANY attention to such “calls”? It is NONSENSE.
  • The UN said two weeks ago it was taking “effective measures” against him. THIS WAS A LIE.
  • This messing about freezing assets is a WASTE OF TIME. Gaddafi is STILL exporting oil and so money MEANS NOTHING to him. He also has BILLIONS stuffed away in Tripoli. The west is ALWAYS obsessed with money – but the ONLY thing that counts NOW is his military hardware.

The UN?

  • Why is the SLIGHTEST ATTENTION being paid to the UN? Half its members are fascist states; On the SC there is a mafia state (Russia) and a dictatorship which is as much in the Gaddafi mould as many others (China)
  • The UN elected Gaddafi as HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISOR.
  • Its “effective measures” are USELESS. They do NOTHING to prevent the destruction of a popular people’s uprising after 42 years of a loathsome dictatorship.

The Arab League? Let’s see what they say today,but most of them are fascist states, too. Their governments DO NOT REPRESENT their peoples.SOVEREIGNTY? Gaddafi is ONLY leader of Libya through his seizure of power. This conveys NO LEGITIMACY. You might as well say that WHOEVER can seize power and kill and terrorize the people can be recognized as leader.

So, HE IS ILLEGITIMATE. And IT CANNOT be ILLEGITIMATE (illegal) TO FIGHT AGAINST A CRIMINAL. Why then this PFAFFING ABOUT over whether any military action would be “legal”. It would SELF-EVIDENTLY be legal for the reasons mentioned above.

Apart from all that, he has committed massive crimes against humanity. Do you (by which I don’t mean “you” personally, but the government and establishment) think he cares a TOSS about these threats to pursue thim through the ICC? This is all WINDOW-DRESSING IRRELEVANCE to the ordinary people of Libya who are threatened with imminent death and misery NOT because they aren’t committed or courageous but because they are fighting with sticks, stones and a few old weapons against modern planes, tanks, artillery and helicopters  etc which the much-vaunted “international community” supplied.Why has only FRANCE recognized the people in Benghazi, who have suffered under this tyrant for FORTY-TWO years?I won’t mention the UTTER SHAME of the last government, which sucked up to Gaddafi for his money, even though he has a LONG HISTORY of terrorism, oppression  and murder. What happened to our values? Once we used to fight fascism; now we tolerate it, trade with it, support it, sell it arms and when the people at last rise up in spite of the terrible danger WE DO NOTHING CONCRETE TO HELP.No, we can’t do EVERYTHING but we can do SOMETHING, in degrees of escalation:

  • recognize the National Council in Benghazi as the legitimate government – they have MORE RIGHT to recognition than Gaddafi
  • supply it with anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles
  • stop Gaddafi bombarding cities from the Mediterranean
  • take out his three military airfields
  • cruise missile his headquarters and main military bases
  • destroy his tanks from the air

Of course, Europe can do LITTLE without the Yanks. How does THAT makes us feel then? Why do we ALWAYS have to rely on them?

Mr Rasmusson said:

“I cannot imagine that the world will stand by while Gaddafi attacks his own people.” BUT THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING. Rasmusson has NO IMAGINATION. WHY these fatuous references to the UN, which is peopled by illegitimate regimes? Are we going to ACCEPT Gaddafi winning and then go back to what things were before? Buy his oil? Supply him with weapons, while his regime becomes ever more appalling?

And IF he prevails, WHAT IS THE MESSAGE FOR THE REST OF THEM? “The worse we terrorise our people the better chances we have to stay in power and nobody will do anything concrete to stop us anyway.”

IT IS APPALLING. I know there are no easy solutions (though some of the military measures I have outlined are not THAT difficult to put into place) but destroying FASCIST MURDERERS is NEVER easy. Look what it took to defeat Hitler.

I am disgusted by the limp-wristed response to this Libyan uprising. Have we forgotten his FORTY-TWO years of terror? Not only in Libya, but all over sub-Saharan Africa, Yvonne Fletcher, the IRA arms, Lockerbie. The man is a gangster and terrorist. If he is not toppled, the results will be CATASTROPHIC for the Middle East and for our fellow-humans in Libya.

Who else can I write to about this?

Yours sincerely

Chris SNUGGS

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2011 in Angry Letters, Politics

 

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The Arab states “SHOULD” do something

Military force may be necessary against Gaddafi.
If so, the Arab states, rather than the West, should provide it.

I love this word “should”. Unfortunately, it is just about the most useless word in the English language. I must admit that “calls” comes close, as in: “The EU calls for Gaddafi to step down.”

As for “should”, most of the Arab states are fascist dictatorships of one kind or another. Secondly, since when do you remember dictators respecting “calls” for them to do ANYTHING?

As for the UN:

  • half its members are fascist dictatorships
  • Russia is a mafia state with little true democracy
  • China is a dictatorship, pure and simple
  • The UN elected Gaddafi as an ADVISOR ON HUMAN RIGHTS.

Where is the credibility there?

The fatuous unreality of most of the pronouncements on Libya are extraordinary. Do we hear ANY politicians talking the TRUTH? Gaddafi is a gangster. His “right” to rule Libya was acquired by FORCE ALONE. He has ZERO legitimacy.

WELL DONE FRANCE, for recognizing the freedom-fighters trying to overthrow this tyrant, but WHERE IS THE REST OF THE WORLD? Don’t wait for the Arab States – half of them are as bad as Gaddafi; their governments DO NOT REPRESENT THEIR PEOPLES.

Are we going to sit and watch as he smashes city after city on the way to Benghazi and then wreaks a terrible vengeance on those who dared to defy him? THAT IS WHAT DICTATORS DO. THEY RULE BY TERROR. If nothing is done, THOSE WHO DARED STAND UP TO HIM WILL SUFFER A HORRIBLE FATE.

And the “international community” supplied the weapons that are allowing him to do it.

And have we forgotten his DECADES of sowing terror, not only WITHIN Libya but in his help to nasty regimes all over sub-Saharan Africa, not to mention Lockerbie, the IRA arms supplies and all the rest of it?

 

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Will My MEP Listen?

Herr Schwab

Thank you for taking the time to answer my communications.

My questionnaire? The questions are of course only answerable with “True”. If not, I would be very happy to be told where I have got it wrong. Sadly (because I live in and love Europe and all this is actually very stressful) I really think the EU leadership has lost its head and a large part of its morality and I feel betrayed and disgusted for a considerable number of reasons.

Every day comes more news of what I consider insane thinking. Today’s trawling of the press reveals this, and I am afraid that Herr Schmidt, whom I otherwise admire, is badly misguided – SEE HERE from “The Telegraph” today:

“Germany’s opposition has just committed itself to a policy that would saddle the country with up to €4 trillion of fresh liabilities, a repeat of German reunification on a much bigger scale. This is a radical departure. Mr Steinmeier’s proposal is a gamble that Spain (or Italy) would never need to draw such support. It assumes that Spain is fundamentally solvent. This is a hotly disputed subject.

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt said Germany must give up much of its sovereignty to the EU and accept the burden of costly “reparations” if it is to save the euro and avoid pushing southern Europe “into the abyss”. He said Germany had caused “horrors in the past” and had a special duty to uphold the European ideal. Petty-minded “tacticalists” who seem willing to let the EU fall apart will leave a catastrophic historical legacy, he said.”

This is of course utter rubbish. The guilty people are LONG DEAD. Today’s “Germans” (including a fair number of million Turks – and ME!!) are NOT GUILTY IN ANY WAY. Herr Schmidt is in fact guilty HIMSELF of nationalism. You cannot make an ENTIRE country guilty of anything that happened before almost all its current citizens were born.

This is EXACTLY what the Franco-Belgian-Luxembourg axis has played on for DECADES, though they don’t say it openly. The German guilt complex has been subtly exploited to extract billions out of the country, to the great credit of Germany. But enough is enough – German “guilt” must NO LONGER be exploited to pay for the idiocy of countries such as Greece. My father fought against the Nazis and the Wehrmacht, but IT IS ALL HISTORY.

Herr Schmidt has lost it totally. Greece CANNOT live in the euro. The EU’s OWN ECONOMISTS told them this BEFORE the euro started. The economies are too diverse. The EU only allowed Greece into the euro for its OWN POLITICAL AMBITIONS, which include of course (as van Rompuy has stated) fiscal and eventually political union. WE DO NOT WANT POLITICAL UNION and especially not to be ruled from Brussels by people like van Rompuy and Borroso, who ONLY TODAY in the middle of the biggest economic crisis n Europe since WWI was complaining that he hasn’t got his SIX% budget increase. This comes the day after we learn that MEPs are automatically to get €91,000 for expenses – no more bother filling out expense forms and producing receipts ….

Have people in Brussels got ANY IDEA what ordinary people think of all this? I personally consider it to be theft. You do it because you CAN do it. It’s EXACTLY like FIFA. You get VAST sums from national governments and there is almost NO accountability, except for an election every few years in which a minority of people vote, and even then very often like sheep for their party. How many even KNOW who their MEP is? The Brussels elite TRADE on this, but you can only push a milch cow so far before she turns and sticks her horns in you in anger.

What IS this nonsense from Frau Merkel that “If the euro fails, Europe fails”? Europe was doing very nicely BEFORE the euro. If the euro collapsed totally (which it doesn’t need to do and won’t) Europe would CONTINUE. We could still have a full common-market and increasing cooperation without the euro at all. I cannot see why even the Chancellor comes out with these frankly silly and apocalyptic statements. Herr Juncker is another one. “This failure of Germany to help other countries is ‘unEuropean'”. Did you hear that? About Germany, which has poured BILLIONS into “Europe”, principally A) into poorer countries and B) into the pockets of people like Juncker. The man is a waste of space, yet earns MANY times the salary and benefits of ordinary workers who PAY for it all. Has the man (or his cronies in Brussels) NO concept of irony?

  • Some countries have to leave the euro. That much is obvious. It must also be obvious to the elite, but they CANNOT ACCEPT any step backwards in their march towards a United States of Europe, of which the euro is a major symbol. They are lying to us AND to themselves.
  • It is idiotic for Germany to pour billions of good money after bad, and IT WILL NOT WORK. It WILL NOT SOLVE the fundamental problems, and neither will ordinary Germans put up with it. The EU and national politicians have NO RIGHT to gamble with our money.
  • Europe will not “fail” if some countries leave the euro, which was based on a political lie anyway. It will still exist; countries will still work together, even become closer over time.
  • Constant harking back to Germany’s “guilt” in the war is stupid and insulting. (I’m British, so I can say that …) In ANY case, it wasn’t “the Germans” but the NAZIS who were guilty, and they are STILL BEING HUNTED DOWN – but this is NOTHING TO DO WITH “GERMANY” TODAY.
  • The level of remuneration that the EU elite pays itself is immoral, disgusting and will lead to the collapse of trust. Governments CAN ONLY FUNCTION AND SURVIVE if they have the people’s trust. The tipping point for me was the £62,000 per year for four years payments to Mandelson who RESIGNED from his job as EU Commissioner. I AM HELPING TO PAY HIM £62,000 for four years for doing NOTHING, just because he worked for the EU. You CANNOT have one law for the elite and another for everyone else. The fact that the people concerned cannot see this is just typical of the extent to which their venality has overtaken their commonsense.
  • The new MEP expenses regime is yet ANOTHER example of the extent to which you are out of touch. It is an insult to Europeans losing their jobs and incomes left, right and centre. The EU elite had (I say “had”, because I actually think the whole thing is doomed, ruined by greed and arrogance) a duty to give a lead, to lead by example. IT HAS FAILED. Now they are running around like headless chickens DENYING THE TRUTH about the euro. The ONLY reason the euro has not collapsed already is A) because the dollar is even weaker and B) Germany is still economically sound, though it will soon cease to be if it signs up to another €FOUR TRILLION in guarantees to the non-serious countries.
  • Sometime in Europe we have to get real and recognize the truth. Does the EU elite think people are so stupid as not to see the truth?

I am just one totally insignificant individual, but I am very angry indeed and do not know how to channel this anger. I am an archetypal “European”. I speak several European languages, was married to a Spanish lady, now to a German, have multi-lingual children in different European countries. I have worked in England, France and Germany and of course lived in all three. But I am very depressed indeed about the quality of Europe’s leadership, which is totally out of touch and indeed incompetent. Juncker complaining about Germany’s “un-European” ness is surreal, as is Borroso whingeing on about not getting his 6%. These people DO NOT LIVE IN THE SAME WORLD as us.

And I am tired of people like me being labelled “eurosceptic”. NO, WE ARE NOT “EUROSCEPTIC”, we are “EU-ELITE SCEPTIC”, the insults that flow our way being yet another example of the arrogance and detachment from reality that the elite in Brussels suffer from.

I won’t go on to discuss the fiasco and shame of the passing of the Lisbon Treaty with no proper consultation of the people that the EU professes to serve, though I would like to know WHY the EU is paying out BILLIONS of our money (not YOUR money, OUR money) to failing economies when as far as I know this is FORBIDDEN in the Lisbon Treaty. A court case is about to go ahead in Germany on this very point. What happens if it IS found to be illegal? Will Frau Merkel, Herr Sarkozy, van Rompuy and the rest of them be locked up for misuse of public funds? The whole thing is scandalous and farcical.

Things have to change or it will end in tears, as all arrogant Empires do that overreach themselves. This would be a tragedy for us all. It is INSANE that people like me are so negative. YOU NEED US.

Conclusions:

  1. I am quite aware and grateful that many ordinary people in the EU work very hard and do good things. My disgust is with the LEADERSHIP, which is of course responsible for all the above. An attack on the incompetent and indeed corrupt leadership is neither eurosceptic (though the leadership will of course play it that way) NOR an attack on the ordinary workers in the EU. Much of the EU’s work has brought great benefits, but in many areas it GOES TOO FAR.
  2. Letters and complaints like mine are pretty pointless of course, unless there are enough people like me to make a difference at elections, which there usually aren’t, though it could be different next time as we are in such a mess – and of course it WILL GET MUCH WORSE. However, I am grateful that Herr Schwab has been prepared to listen to what I have to say.
  3. My greatest fear is that as the EU collapses people (and especially the nauseating Franco-Belgian- Luxembourg alliance in Brussels) will start to blame Germany. Yes, that would be INSANE but nationalism IS insane. Such anti-German comments (and we are ALREADY starting to see them) would tend to bring about the very nationalism and indeed possible fascism that the EU elite claim to be concerned about. The fact that EVEN HERR SCHMIDT refers to “German guilt” is astounding. Germany no longer HAS any guilt, any more than Turks living today are guilty over Armenia, except for denying what happened.

These are dangerous and difficult days. I am far from confident that the EU has the leadership it needs and deserves, but what can we DO about this? Nothing apparently, any more than we can about the gruesome FIFA – or indeed the banks. But when ordinary citizens begin to feel angry and helpless about the elite (especially when economic conditions get tough) THEN you have a danger, THEN we must learn from history. Citizens have to feel that “We are all in this together.” When we learn that MEPs have just got a £5000 cheque for XMAS and €91,000 in non-accountable expenses, I am afraid the spirit of togetherness takes a big knock.

MEPs could do something, but are they becoming part of the problem? I heard ONE SINGLE Danish MEP complaining about the nonsensical and vastly-expensive new “diplomatic service”,  (SIX BILLION EUROS at a time of economic meltdown!) but the rest of them seem to go along sheep-like with what the Axis-of-Unreality in Brussels wants. That is NOT why you were elected.

Yours Sincerely                                    Chris SNUGGS

 

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