Over at the Daily Telegraph, Jeremy Warner has been making observations about certain countries’ appetite to join that success-story-of-all-success-stories, the euro currency (link below). Apparently, Poland’s Prime Minister is now itching to sign up his own star-struck citizens.
How is it that the euro currency can be so popular, so desirable? Well, it’s important to remember that according to Craig & Elliott (‘The Great European Union Rip-Off’), the European Commission blows some €3 billion per year on propaganda “communication”. Joseph Goebbels will be chuckling, indeed probably laughing hysterically in his grave.
It doesn’t surprise me in the least, therefore, that the citizens of continental Europe (along with the BBC) think that all things European Union and euro currency are the height of wonderfulness. That’s precisely what the Emperors Barroso and Van Rompuy want them to think.
If you then throw in the fact, as Mr Warner implies, that once a politico gets a place in the European Union gin palace then that politician is made for life; they can and do rapidly become millionaires (again, check out Craig & Elliott) and live extraordinarily gilded and privileged lives. It’s medieval in many ways.
What’s happening in Europe right now truly beggars belief; it’s becoming increasingly difficult to comprehend the sheer lunatic wickedness of it all; and yet on and on it goes.
What is so frustrating and perplexing for an ordinary bloke like me is trying to discern from where the political counter-attack will come, and led by whom? In particular, how has the entire British political class become so inveigled by the monster that is the European Union; by the tyranny of the Lisbon Treaty? How did it get to this? Just look at those poor bastards in Cyprus today. Why are we are not screaming “Stop this now!” from the rooftops?
You know what? I have greater contempt for our own politicians than I have for the apparatchiks and bankers who make up ‘The Troika” and who are now crushing the Cypriot people.
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle”
‘Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents’, Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)
‘Life Under Rule of the Troika’: http://tinyurl.com/d9szz4t
PS For the record, my dentist is a Polish lady and she’s outstanding. However, neither she nor I needs the Lisbon Treaty nor the grotesque political construct that is the euro currency in order to relate and transact as we do.
‘They’re Queuing to Join the Euro’: http://tinyurl.com/ce333z2