The EU is founded on a systemic and deliberate policy to lie to populations and manipulate large sections of their political classes by bribing them with their own money.
This approach was bound to create something radically futile, dangerous and utterly inappropriate to any decent productive co-operation between the countries of Europe. It created the Euro.
The UK is by no means innocent as it was very much involved in the wild and irresponsible financial idiocy which caused the crisis dating from 2008. However, this does not lessen the political poison at the heart of the EU.
This is worth repeating, to emphasis the elementally dangerous nature of the organisation that created the Euro: we have the Commission which is the executive and the legislative rolled into one. There is no effective separation of powers. There is a parliament that has the formal ability to only block legislation and the atom bomb option only, to dismiss the entire Commission. To cap it all not one person in the Commission is subject to the direct votes of the electorate in any way.
The parliament consists of obscenely overpaid MEPs, the vast majority coming from countries receiving more than they put in. The pay masters are constantly out voted, even in the tiny power the parliament can exercise. The atom bomb option is simply impractical and so only exists in theory.
What we have is a system where laws are formulated and made by the same body that implements and runs the EU. So, it is very easy to just change the law to suit and to forgive itself however much it fails to implement law or simple breaks its own laws. The attitude towards EU accounts is symptom. This is, in effect, very much the way Medieval England used to operate.
What we have is a Medieval system which favours, understandably, people with the arrogance, potential cruelty and indifference associated with the common sort of 14th century monarch. The sheer immature and primitive nature of the political and governmental structure of the EU is breath taking.
The debt crisis is being handled by medieval minds in expensive lounge suits in a system that is pathetically incompetent at information flow. These arrogant, detached ‘superior beings’ consider little people, their beliefs and opinions as inconsequential as if they were ruling 600 years ago.
Unaccountable, ignorant and dangerous people are in charge of the European Economy. Where Europe desperately needs a sophisticated efficient system of government, supremely competent at information flow, constantly held accountable to people and totally free from the ignorance and selfishness that are the creators of bad management and the source of waste and corruption, the EU comes up with a primitive, medieval, utterly inappropriate and dangerous system of government.
In many ways the real crisis has not yet even started. It is not an economic crisis. It will be the mother of all political chaos. The modern quasi-Marxist attitude that everything comes down to economics has taken our eye off the ball. Economies cannot exist without fundamentals of political stability, guarantee of currency and much more.
We must look at the dark heart of the EU. Either it must reform to respect people or it will destroy itself and could do the most ghastly damage to millions in the aftermath of the fallout of the hubris of its supercilious, lounge suited, unaccountable rulers.
‘EU crisis political, beyond economy’
The European Union is facing more than a crisis of economics, suffering from a political crisis as well, a political commentator tells Press TV. Europe plunged into a financial crisis in early 2008. The worsening debt crisis has forced the EU governments to adopt harsh austerity measures and tough economic reforms, triggering incidents of massive protests in many European countries. Press TV has conducted an interview with Larry Birns, the director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs from Washington, to further discuss the issue of the eurozone crisis. He is joined by two additional guests of the program, Professor Rodney Shakespeare from London, and Paolo Raffone, the Secretary General of CIPI Foundation, Brussels.
Portugal’s Political Crisis Affects the Rest of Europe
Anchor Mike Walter and Vidak Radonjic, CEO of Beryl Consulting Group, discuss how Portugal’s political crisis affects other European countries.