With an inevitability, in a slow downwards spiral, we are finally at that point when the lights are about to go out across Europe, heralding in a new 1930s with a twist.
Mr Klaus said: “The train carrying the treaty is going so fast and it’s so far that it can’t be stopped or returned, no matter how much some of us would want that.”
Back in September 2004, EU Serf opened a blog on the evils of the EU Superstate and how we’re heading for a new feudalism, a new serfdom:
In the absence of any real arguments in favour of a European super state, most of its supporters fall back on the question of inevitability. As it is going to happen anyway, why fight against it? Aside from the fact that the same argument could have been used in the context of the Nazi invasions or any number of other horrible historic events, what is it about the EU that makes it so inevitable?
There are some good arguments for trading with Europe, there are even arguments for being part of a European Economic Zone. There are no good arguments for a European Union unless you consider the enslavement of its peoples and the ushering in of a totalitarian state a good thing.
The words written on this by bloggers and other pundits must now be getting into the millions.
Sadly, people just did not recognize the reality and fell for the lure of promised lucre. One can’t expect them to have a sense of history or to have read Churchill:
It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.
This underworld from the great cities alluded to by Churchill, by Wilson, by Jenner, by Quigley and so many others, is Them. They are the driving force and so it’s sad to read otherwise intelligent friends saying things like, “There is no “Them” James. It’s “Us.”
If you would like a crash course in how people are manipulated, observe Irish Lisbon 2. One can blame the common man for his ambition, naivety, greed and penchant for anything new and different, one can blame the common man, quite rightly, for Eurostate and for all the other stupid things he’s allowed to happen.
But this does not diminish, in any way, the role of Churchill’s “underworld” i ntaking advantage of it. If I take candy from a baby, is it the baby’s fault?
It seems it’s denial day today. To the august blogger who said there is no pensions crisis, this from the Telegraph:
The gulf between private sector pensions and the final salary schemes commonly enjoyed by public sector workers has reached record levels. But the chances of a worker in the private sector ever securing a generous final salary pension were fast diminishing, with nearly all employers now concluding that these schemes, which guaranteed the pension sum, were no longer sustainable.
The proportion of workers covered by a private sector final salary scheme nearly halved from 23 per cent of the workforce in 1988 to 12 per cent in 2003 as companies closed schemes. However, despite repeated government pledges to improve the affordability of pension arrangements, the majority of public sector schemes are still final salary.
A report from the accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 96 per cent of companies considered final salary schemes to be “unsustainable”.
And so on. Looks mighty like a crisis to me or perhaps different people have different definitions of crisis.
Either way, it will be interesting to watch Europhiles making out that there is no crisis with the Eurosuperstate now ready to be signed into power.
See you the other side of the new dark age.