Wednesday, November 17, 2010

European Union in Crisis

I'm sure I'm not the only one convinced that, come what may, the Euro will survive the current crisis as will the European Union. Too many vested interests will ensure that no matter what happens they will botch it through this mess and continue towards future crises.

Most of the countries in the Eurozone botched their figures  so that they could rush lemming like into the single currency in the first place. Their EU masters were happy to turn a blind eye because they desperately wanted their single currency. When have our EU masters ever let reality impact on their great project?

How many people breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Danes voted no to Maastricht in 1992? Just one nation refusing to sign the treaty would kill it. The Danes in a referendum voted no. They were told to vote again, and voted yes.

The Irish voted no to the Treaty of Nice in 2001. They were told to vote again, and voted yes.

The French voted no the Constitution in 2005.
The Dutch voted no to the Constitution in 2005.

The Constitution became the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish voted no to the Lisbon Treaty in 2008. They were told to vote again, and voted yes.

If the EU can so blatantly ignore democratic ballots in such an authoritarian fashion, why should they do the right thing when it means making decisions behind closed doors? My guess is that after ignoring the democratic wishes of the people so many times, because they are power mad and fundametally dishonest, they will do anything they have to do to hold their empire together. If they means eventually bringing economic ruin to Europe then their vanity will allow it.

The actions of the EU have brought about a resurgence of the far-right in Europe, as seen in recent national elections. I fear that the EU will eventually crumble because of it's fundamental lack of honesty, transparency and demoracy which will lead to complete economic ruin and a rejection of democracy. After all, successive British governments and others, have handed over the power we entrust to them to the EU. Why, when it crumbles should we trust our government structure when it has spent the last decades subverting our democratic rights and liberties?

What I find so difficult to understand is why the people of Europe have allowed theses abuses of their power to continue. Perhaps you get what you deserve.


Jules said...

Without a doubt we have what we deserve.
The 'what are you going to do for me' attitude, as witnessed on many a canvassed doorstep at election time, is finally reaping its true rewards.

Gregg said...

Exactly. Part of me thinks tough, get on with it. They never accepted the reality because that wasn't a nice daydream senario, so wallow in youir own mess Ireland and Europhiles everywhere.