Few Americans realize that the European Union is among the most deceptive institutions on the planet. It is even less democratic than the Third Reich ever was, with ambitions that rival the erstwhile thousand-year plans of the late, unlamented Reichskanzler.
Born amidst deceit and lies that dwarf those told by the most famous 20th century titans of mendacity, the Eurofascists not only kept their totalitarian political aims under wraps, but outright denied that they had any intention of infringing national sovereignties. For more than 40 years, they swore up and down that their only objectives were economic, until the moment that their vast bureaucratic infrastructure appeared to be sufficiently emplaced to permit a naked grab for overt political rule.
But fittingly, since economics was the sword they used to conquer an unwitting Europe, economics is also the sword by which their dark visions of a Fourth Reich will die. The prosperity which the European Union brought to the lesser nations of the continent, the Irelands, the Portugals, the Greeces and the Spains was always a mirage. There was no genuine wealth generation. What looked like a new paradigm of free trade and single-currency-based growth was nothing more than the short-term consequences of debt-based spending on a continental scale.
It was all a lie. Just as the bureaucrats of Brussels were aiming at unquestioned, unelected political rule over a single, sovereign super-state all along, the explosion of new European wealth was never anything more than the parents of today robbing their children, their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren. But now the lies are being unearthed, one after another, even as the great administrative infrastructure trembles before the barely surfaced anger of the voiceless, voteless, European citizenries who realize that they have been financially raped, plundered and left for dead without ever realizing that their nations were under attack in the first place.
As one Italian poster so succinctly put it in rhyme: Basta bugie, no UE!. Enough lies, no EU.
Even as the bankers and politicians rush from Greece to Ireland and from Spain to Iceland in increasingly desperate attempts to shore up their collapsing charade, they are being rocked by new economic and political cataclysms after another. In just the last month, four major events have taken place that spell the eventual end to the most recent attempt to conquer Europe.
1) The rise of the True Finns in Finland. Being a more pragmatic nation than most, the Finnish people are the first to openly reject the idea that sending millions of Euros to other European countries and importing large quantities of foreigners is beneficial to the nation of Finland. Unlike Americans, the Finns recognize that a foreigner who comes to Finland is not a Finn. He is merely a foreigner in Finland, and his interests have little in common with those of the Finnish people.
2) The revelation that Portugal, which is seeking a bailout from the other European states, is presently in possession of gold reserves worth $17.5 billion. This was not readily known by the voting populations, especially in Finland, which is now poised to kill the third “rescue package” being prepared by the EU and the IMF, following the bailouts provided to the bankers who had loaned money to Greece and Ireland. Even German politicians, normally among the most staunch advocates of EU expansionism, have begun to openly question why other Europeans should pay off Portuguese debts while Portugal sits on its gold.
3) The referendum in Iceland which killed the Icelandic government’s plan to tax Icelandic taxpayers billions of dollars for the debt incurred by a single Icelandic bank.
4) The failure of the original Greek bailout. The Greek budget deficit is actually getting worse and is falling far short of its targets; total debt has now reached 150 percent of its already-exaggerated GDP, and there is no sign that the southern European country will ever be able to even service its debts, let alone repay them. This sparked a report in Der Spiegel that Greece would be the first to withdraw from the Euro, an act that would be the first solid indicator that the EU had reached terminal status and was beginning to contract. Greek officials denied that they were considering leaving the single currency, but it should be kept in mind that they also denied their creditors were in need of a bailout in the first place.
The one good thing about the European Union is the way it clearly demonstrates the failure of representative democracy and the way in which national governments can be manipulated into waging war on their own people. The politicians of Greece, Ireland and Iceland didn’t hesitate to sell out the national interest of their countrymen, the only difference between the first two and the latter is that the Icelandic politicians weren’t able to avoid permitting the people to vote directly on it.
While the American forefathers feared the chaos of direct democracy, it should be kept in mind that they had little experience of representative democracy and none at all of a supernational bureaucracies operating in their own interests at the expense of the people. The European Union is clearly in demise, but when it collapses, it is also clear that one of the ideas that merits falling in company with the EU is the outdated idea that electing political representatives to rule a nation is compatible with either a sovereign republic or democracy itself.