Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The EU 8

Mary Ellen Synon posted, following the EU Finance Ministers meeting a few days ago, about how national parliaments and their peoples are being 'managed' by what she terms the euro-elite and how opposition parties are blackmailed into agreeing to bail-outs. She ended:

1984 dm"So the opposition parties are threatened or frighten into agreeing to back the Brussels deal: we will not oppose, we will cooperate, we will collaborate, we will stay silent, we will submit. And then the people of these nations will be left with no leaders other than the governments put in place by the euro-elite, will be told by both sides of their parliament to believe that there is only the one way, only the one programme, all to support the one country called Europe...and you may recognise what is happening now across the eurozone: 'The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking -- not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconciousness.'"


According to the Guardian the EU 8 comprise: Lagarde; Merkel; Sarkozy; Mario Draghi, the new president of the ECB; José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission; Jean-Claude Juncker, chairman of the Eurogroup; Herman van Rompuy, the president of the European Council; and Olli Rehn, Europe's economic and monetary affairs commissioner.

The pretence that governments had any power has been removed and placed in the hands of these 8 people and it means that the democratic clock has been turned back to when tyrannical rule was the norm. History shows us that when governments are but puppets of another regime and the peoples of those governments ignored, eventually the people rebel exacting retribution not only on their foreign masters but also on their own politicians who were bought.

One can but wonder how long it will be before history, as it always does, repeats itself?

16 comments:

Martin Cole said...

Silvio could still hold some surprises, as I posted before heading to hit the sack. Good Post

Stuart said...

We have our own national unity government, at least where the EU is concerned.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

MC: Possibly, although reports suggest he is on the way out......

Thanks for the last remark!

S: And don't we know it.......!

Stuart said...

In a way we live in a very interesting time. All dictatorships have been achieved by force. The EU, which is every bit a dictatorship, is being born through a combination of stealth and voter apathy. A dictatorship born without violence. Furthermore, one chosen by the electorate!

WitteringsfromWitney said...

S: an interesting point and one, the irony of which had crossed my mind.........

subrosa said...

The people have begun to realise what's going on. Only when it hits their pockets will they begin to protest though. The majority are apathetic right enough.

IanPJ said...

Stuart,
A dictatorship born without violence. Furthermore, one chosen by the electorate!

When did you vote for Legarde? for Barosso? Van Rompuy? Junker?

Did I miss something?

Nor did we ever give the elected UK Parliament the mandate, there never having been a specific EU element to an election manifesto, by any party.

Everything they do now has been taken, not given.

DP111 said...

A guest post by Sandy Rham

http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2011/11/1688-and-all-that.html

WitteringsfromWitney said...

SR: You may well be right there.

IPJ: Well said - points I should have made use of in the post..... :(

DP111: Saw that, thanks.......

Rossa said...

Stuart. Doesn't matter how the electorate votes. The Government always gets in.

Question is, which one? As there is nothing to choose between them.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

R: Am I correct then that you favour a more participatory form of democracy?

Stuart said...

IPJ,

I personally didn't vote for the people who would have us run by Barosso or Van Rompuy, but the majority of people in this nation do. I try my best to get my point out there and have had letters published in the Express, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Times.We have a government of national unity as far as policy on the EU is concerned.All three parties have the same policy.I cannot help people if they want to turn our nation into dust and live in a dictatorship.

When are you going to do the next piece on the constitution WFW?

DP111 said...

A government of national unity?? But no referendum is allowed for the nation to have a say in it. How quaint.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

S: Shortly but it involves a lot of work/typing. Bear with me because it is necessary to cover both national and local government.

DP111: Oh the beauty of the present democratic system gives us a coalition government for which no one voted - and why? Because politicians vied for power, trading their political principles in so doing and to hell with those they fought an election. That is not democracy, that is an oligarchy. We could have dispensed with the GE, let all three parties barter and still have ended up with the same result!

outsider said...

You will not be surprised to learn that Kyrie Papademos, the new Greek "prince", apart from having spent 8 years at MIT and quite a few in the upper echelons of the ECB, has also been an established member of the Tripartite Commission.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

o: That snippet of news had not escaped my notice, have no fear.