With a referendum in Italy, ostensibly on constitutional reforms but perceived as a referendum on the leadership of the ruling elite, looming in November and the anti - globalisation, pro sovereignty Five Star Party growing in popularity all the time, their latest boost coming earlier this week when Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi binned the previous city authority's proposed bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying that solving everyday problems such as garbage disposal and homelessness must take priority over vanity projects.
Should the constitutional changes be voted down, and the against campaign is showing a comfortable lead in opinion polls at the moment, it will put a Quitaly in-out referendum, similar to the so called Brexit vote that kick off the process of Britain leaving the European Union, at the top of the agenda.
This blog, along with many other commentators, including mainstream media publications have predicted since the creation of the single currency system which in 2001 saw seventeen member of the 28 member Union adopt the Euro as their common currency EU. Until the last five years however, all the talk in the EU's Brussels headquarters and the European Parliament in Strasbourg was of closer economic and political integration. So what's changed you might well ask. What is it that has turned things around and made the unthinkable into the inevitable?
The European Union has evolved, or devolved to be accurate, from a simple a free trade pact among a few countries to a giant, dysfunctional, overreaching bureaucracy. I say 'devolved' because as a free trade club, the European Economic Community seemed a benign and positive thing. The truth is from the start, from its inception as the Common Market, the EU was intended to eventually become a single, federal superstate based on the ideas of Adolf Hitler's Nazis and a few other deeply unpleasant global view thinkers.
Free trade is an excellent idea of course. However, you don't need to legislate or regulate free trade, that’s almost a contradiction in terms. A free trade pact between different governments is unnecessary for free trade. An individual country interested in prosperity and freedom only needs to eliminate all import and export duties, all import and export quotas, and all subsidies be they for boosting exports or protecting domestic industry. When a country has duties or quotas or uses subsidies as a form of protectionism, it is not interested in free trade, only in boosting its own economy at the expense of others. Businesses should trade with whoever they want for their own advantage.
The Eurocrats, unelected bureaucrats who first inflitrated the management structure of the EU (we will refer to 'the EU' rather than using the various designations that have been used over the life of the organisation. , instead, created a trade treaty the size of the Tokyo telephone book, regulating everything to the most minute detail. The problem with the European Union is the ruling bureaucrats claim it is about free trade, but really it’s about somebody’s arbitrary idea of “fair trade,” which amounts to regulating everything. In addition and constraining member states to trade only with those nations that comply with the labyrinthine rules and regulations dictated by Brussels bureaucrats. Brussels has become another highly stratified bureaucracy on top of all the national layers local layers for of bureaucracy the average European business to deal with.
The European Union in Brussels is composed of a class of bureaucrats that are extremely well paid, have tremendous benefits, and have their own self-referencing little culture. They’re exactly the same kind of people that live within the Washington, D.C. beltway, London's Westminster Village and in the United Nations Plaza in New York. They believe in the infallibility of 'experts', the omnicience of managerialism and the supremacy of statistics.
The EU was built upon a foundation of sand, a belief that statistics and psychology could manipulate people into cultural conformity and social regimentation. Global view thinkers, such as eugenics advocate Richard Coudenhove - Kalergi believe the lower strata of society, the masses, were not capable of thinking for themselves. Thus the 'European Project doomed to failure from the very start, the idea that all would become subservient to collectivist ideology was idiotic because the Swedes and the Sicilians are as different from each other as the Poles and the Irish. There are linguistic, religious, and cultural differences, and big differences in the standard of living and shared aspirations.
Artificial political constructs can never last because they must marginalise the masses. The EU is great for the “elites” in Brussels, but has restricted the freedoms of average citizens, most visibly in recent years, in the cause of accommodating huge numbers of unskilled, uneducated and culturally inflexible third world immigrants who demand their host nation changes to assimilate their cultural and social mores.
Meanwhile internal pressures are acting to drive member states apart politically. Tying the currency used by the weakest economies of the Union to the German industrial powerhouse was a folly as great as pitting a donkey against a thoroughbred racehorse in a race. In Spain, the Basques and the Catalans, angry at the way their regional and ethnic cultures have been eroded by E U rules want to split off, in the UK, the Scots want to make the United Kingdom quite a bit less united, and in Quitaly there has been talk of the indistrialised northern states separating from the agrarian south. It is necessary remember that before Garibaldi created the modern nation, Italy a geographical area comprising scores of city states, dukedoms and principalities, all speakin local dialect variations of the Italian language. The same was true of Germany only united by Bismarck in 187O.
Citizens of Venice voted by a large majority to separate from Italy a couple of years ago. In the South Tyrol region, where 70% of the people speak German, a strong independence movement as sprung up. There are separatist movements in Corsica and a half dozen other departments in France. Even in Belgium, the home of the EU, the chances are that French speaking Wallonia and Flemish Flanders will separate sooner rather than later.
The chances are better in the future that the remaining countries in Europe are going to fall apart as opposed to being compressed together artificially by the often touted policy of 'ever closer integration' proposed by its accredited founder Jean monnet, and the aforementioned Coudenhove - Kalergi.
And as globalists like to describe themselves as liberal and progressive, from a philosophical point of view, the target should not be a single world government which only benefits the “elite” but many small individual governments of culturally, economically and socially coherent mini - states. That would be much more in line with the classical liberal principles of individual freedom personal development that an all powerful, hierarchic bureaucracy forcing conformity and social engineering on people.
Brexit will be the pebble that starts the avalanche, other countries will begin to move towards leaving the EU. Italy looks like being the next at the moment. All of the Italian banks are truly and totally bankrupt at this point and while Italian banks were never the most stable, the current situation is due entirely to the national enconomy being tied to the Euro. The only possible way to save Italy is to get rid of the euro and leave the EU.
If You Look At How Fast Global Trade Is Unravelling, You'll Get Dizzy
Governments constantly make positive noises about the health of their economies although most people who are in work have felt no improvement on the position they were in after the crash of 2008. Wages are stangnant, employment has reduced somewhat (see below) and while the banks are printing money and the super rich are widening the gap between themselves and ordinary people faster than ever, the real situation is frightening.
Democracy Murdered In France
I'm hearing very disturbing news from the French regional elections, predicting that the Front National, comfortable winners in last week's first round of regional elections, hasve been routed in all regions. For that to happen, and to happen through a massive increase in turnout, suggests electoral fraud on a hughe scale. Or has France joined Britain in adopting the Islamic version of democracy, which is one man one vote, one Imam one thousand votes.
Who Runs America, The White House Or The Shadow Government?
Reports of President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit over the weekend do not look right in the context of yet another blitz of provocative rhetoric from The Pentagon and the Department of Defence towards Moscow. In view of the USA's constant push towards all out war with Russia, one has to ask who is in control: Obama or the generals?
Donald Trump is portrayed as a clown by mainstream media and his combover is the silliest I have ever seen. Still, he's a billionaie so I don't suppose he gives a flying fuck what The Daily Stirrer thinks of him. Not that we think he is all bad, anyone who attacks Obama's global naziism trade deals, TTIP and TPP mush have some good points.
How Mainstream Media And The Major Political Parties Are Making Sure Voters Do not Hear The Voices Of Politics' Most Powerful Critics
As the General Election campaign starts to heat up, we try to shift focus away from the squabbling between Conservative and Labour about who can make the most promises they have no intention of keeping and to the real issues concerning jobs, social breakdown , mass immigration, and loss of national sovereignty.
US Presidents Of The Past warned Against Secret, Shadow Government.
By now it should be obvious that peacemake, joybringer and putative aquatic pedestrian Barack Hussein Obama was never really in charge of the US Government. Whatever Obama said would happen, all the American government's policies ensured the opposit would happen. The embedded article thows some light on how the US government really works
The American Political System Is "Not A Democracy Or Constitutional Republic" - Thiel
The state of democracy in the USA has become a hot topic of conversation in American business circles in recent years. While President Barack Hussein Obama, not so much a man as an ego on long skinny legs, has increasingly been inclined to rule by executive order in the manner of a despot or tyrant, even Obama's fiercest critics have to admit the American electoral system seems increasingly capable of delivering only political paralysis ...
Multi-Cultural England: Are You Feeling The Progressive Diversity.
As racial and sectarian tension increase on the streets of britain while politicians gear up for the election campaign, we take a look at the state of Britain today, Imigrant child abuse gangs, Clerics of alient faiths dictating moral strictures, and everywhere we look, foreigners being given provieged status. Is it any wonder the voters are angry?
Even The BIS Is Shocked At How Broken Markets Have Become.
If the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) the bank where banks and governments do business is worried about the state of the markets, we are in bigger trouble than anyone is letting on.
What Would George Orwell Think Of The Screeching Left's Horror At Plans To Shrink The State.
In part one of his classic social commentary, The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell wrote of the grinding poverty and appalling living conditions endured by people in industrial areas. The second part, which is more revevant to the 21st Century is a rant against the superiority of the upper class 'Fabian' socialists who have hijacked the Labour movement and whose Paternal Liberalism is in almost all ways more repugnant that the uncaring attitude of the old elite.
France’s President Hollande Says 'Non' To Obama’s Demand for Corporate Global Oligarchy
The embattled French President has become the first national leader to state categorically his country will not sign the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being pushed by the USA's Obama Administration. Hollande's government is already the most unporular France has ever had and the President know to give away French sovereignty to US Corporate businesses would be political suicide.
Brexit: Britain and Europe
Labour MP Kate Hoey makes case for Brexit
Brexit: Killing of pro - EU MP a hoax?
Brexit: Why does Sturgeon think Scotland can dictate to the rest of Britain
Brexit: Case for remain was based on snobbery
Bexit vote: harninger of death for the era of experts
Brexit: Soros bets on REMAIN, against Deutsche Bank
New World Order
Living With The Conspiracy
Well We Have Been Warning You: European SUPERSTATE plan unveiled: EU nations 'to be merged into one' post-Brexit
Whining Brexit 'REMAIN' Supporters Too Dumb To Know They Were Duped Into Supporting Megarich Capitalists
BREXIT vs. GREXIT – The Truth About The European Union And How It Treats Members
EU Membership Vote in UK to Paralyze Decision Making
Greece's route out of Europe
Greece Drowns In Debt: ECB Plans For Grexit - Its SHTF Time
NEIN! Germany's Bild Comdemns Latest Greek Can Kicking Exercise
People Are Waking Up To The Fact That The European Union Is On The Fast Track To Fascism
Top Derivatives Analyst Warns The Controllers Are Ready to SHUT DOWN The Financial System
China and Russia Challenge US Dominated IMF
Debt: The Developed World Has Lost Touch With Economic Reality
Believe The Phoney Narrative Or Be Branded a Conspiracy Theorist
The True Debt Disaster America Faces - Only A Fraction Of Government Debt Is Known To The Public
Eurozone To Fail? George Soros Bets €100m AGAINST Deutsche Bank
BREXIT vs. GREXIT â€“ The Truth About The European Union And How It Treats Members
Well We Have Been Warning You: European SUPERSTATE plan unveiled: EU nations 'to be merged into one' post-Brexit
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