Let’s solve the euro crisis: more Europe or more Eurocracy?


The EU (Commission) is now democratically unsustainable. Financial austerity imposed on sinner states Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Spain has led to genuine hardship, social unrest and a rethink about the pursuit of the European federalist dream.

Brussels demands extra money from cash strapped taxpayers to fund “More Europe” provoking an open process about what exactly is the meaning of “More Europe.” Many see “More Europe” as additional funding to the already lavish gravy train lifestyle enjoyed by a greedy elitist group who have little or no allegiance to Europe’s citizens. People who sit around Brussels dreaming up ways to enhance their Federalist goals which most in Europe now regard as a dead ambition.

Recently in Berlin, UK foreign secretary warned, “People feel that in too many ways the EU is something that is done to them, not something over which they have a say at all. People feel the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU.”

When told there would be opposition to increasing their budgets “More Europe” employees took to protesting. They concluded “We demand that member states have the courage to tell their citizens that a reduction in the European budget would have, for all them, a higher cost, the cost of no Europe, or the cost of less Europe.”

What does that mean exactly? Less Brussels bureaucracy, less meddling in people’s lives, less obnoxious sneering at the notion of nations rights to self determination. Or less super stars manning the watchtower against the pending doom facing Europe if citizens refuse Brussels demands for “More Europe.”

The United Kingdom is a new champion in curtailing the excess of the Babylonian Tribe of Dreams.

It has told More Europe “British voters are gloomy about the future of the EU. It is clearer and clearer that the people of this country want out of the European Union. That public disillusionment with the EU in Britain is the deepest it has ever been. And, that it may make the whole EU institution democratically unsustainable in the UK.”

You see, “More Europe” is not now regarded as being about safeguarding Europeans. It has become the will of a Brussels colossus to feed its growing appetite for power and glory to spend citizens money and to be well rewarded in doing so.

It is a question over whether those whom they instruct to embrace austerity are becoming serfs and wage slaves to unpopular Eurocracy and banking plutocracy. Who plays who in this game. Maybe it was just a bad week to ask the bosses for a wage rise.

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