Friday, 4 November 2011

Prescient words on the eurozone problem.....

"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money... Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values...Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs; upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: Account Overdrawn"
Ayn Rand
The peoples of any nation work to better their lives, financially and socially -  and in so doing, improving the financial state of the nation in which they live. What the political elite of the European Union is doing is putting those people, who are attempting to 'better their lot' and thus the prosperity of their nation, into a position of endless penury for the sake of political ideology.

That the political elite in their attempt to 'unite' Europe seem to have forgotten their history is best illustrated by an extract from Margaret Thatcher's "Statecraft" (page 327):
"What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy."
Just a few questions:
  • Who, in their right mind, would agree that money contributed (voluntary or otherwise) to a common cause, namely the growth of their nation, should be spent without the consent of those contributing?
  • Who, in their right mind, would agree to a life of penury and servitude when they have, within their grasp, the means to cease a life that amounts to slavery?
  • Who, in their right minds, would entrust their future to members of their society without first ensuring that those members had the faintest idea about that which they professed to know?
Is it not time that the people of our country were offered a more participatory form of democracy, one in which the people are the masters and politicians their servants? Is that not what the word 'democracy' means?

Once again, just asking.............


PeterCharles said...

If there was just one thought I wish everyone could grasp it would be this: "government is not your friend." If only people in general could really appreciate that thought and act accordingly.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

PC: You and I both appreciate that fact - we can but continue the battle?