Let me ask all you citizens of the USA a question. Please answer this question honestly and without getting too hot under the collar and shouting at me for even having the temerity and stupidity to ask it. Bear in mind that I really, genuinely, want to know your answer.
The question is this:
Given that the Chinese central bank and the European central banks hold most of the bonds that make up the USA's multi-trillion dollar national debt would you, the people of the USA, accept that the Chinese Government and the European Council, acting in concert and concerned that your country may be over-extending itself, now have the right to summarily dismiss your elected President and his government and place in that office of President one Professor Mark Bils*, just for example, (a much respected macro-economist at the University of Rochester) in order to sort out your country's financial position in favor of themselves?
Answer 'Yes' or 'No'.
If you answer 'No' give really good reasons as to why not – and note that arguments based on the concepts of freedom, democracy, the Constitution, legality and the popularity, or otherwise, of the replacement President will not be accepted as having any validity and may not be used.
Please note that the electorate of the USA will not be consulted about the removal of the President and his government, nor about the notional appointment of Professor Bils in his place. It is forbidden for the Armed Services of the USA to interfere in anyway at all with this decision.
Why are you laughing? Are you laughing because you don't think that such a scenario could ever come to pass in a modern western democracy?
Well, stop laughing!
It's just happened in Greece and in Italy!
France and Germany, backed by several other countries and supported by the USA (be ashamed, be very ashamed, of your Government) have just forced the dismissal of the elected Heads of Government in Greece and Italy and forced into office two men, Lucas Papademos and Mario Monti, who hold no elected office whatsoever, none, not one, in their respective countries, and they have had to be shoehorned into their offices by strange and legally extremely dubious means by their cowed, bullied and frightened Heads of State!
However, Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Germany, and Nicholas Sarkozy, President of France, stand accused of an even greater crime than subverting the democratic processes of two sovereign nations – they stand accused of threatening violence against those nations. Oh, not in just so many words, of course. Neither of them would be so crass or so uncivilized; but they do so threaten, none-the-less, in veiled and not so veiled language. When Sarkozy sagely nodded as Merkel said "Europe is today... perhaps in its hardest hour since the Second World War", we all got the message loud and clear. We all, every one of us, recognised the code she was speaking in and knew exactly what she meant – 'Do as we say or there will be violence'!
Oh, and don't think that Sarkozy's recent outburst against the UK was not carefully planned – it was. It was a coded warning (once again in a language that we all understand), and we all know that it was a warning, to Britain, to shut up about the illegality and anti-democratic nature of what was being done or face the consequences – his carefully structured comments about Britain being an island were meant to remind us that they could easily exclude us from the inner core of EU nations and impose economic penalties such as the removal of Britain's budget rebate and bureaucratic attacks on our exports through France (most of our exports to Europe go through France and that fact alone makes us vulnerable to French pressure tactics like this).
The unelected, g-d-like, shady figures who run the EU have just flexed their muscles and in so doing have killed democracy.
The New Dictators are here. Those who know better than you do are here and ruling now. They feel , no, they know, that they have a right to rule because they see so clearly because they believe in the weird European fantasy that they have concocted in their mad little minds, whereas you and I just believe in little things like the rule of law, freedom and democracy. They are in charge and they are the modern Lords of Misrule who have somehow managed to take power permanently from their rightful masters instead of just for one day. Their distopian vision is not just of a united western Europe of free and democratic countries but also extends to uniting all the countries around the home sea (the Mediterranean Sea for those of you not versed in ancient history) into one political unit. In pursuit of this nightmare they refuse point-blank to acknowledge the Islamo-fascist nature of the vast majority of the people who inhabit most of the southern and eastern shoreline – even as state after state has a revolution against its secular dictator which then ushers in a religious dictatorship they persist with the flight of fancy which is the deeply discredited idea of the 'Arab Spring' bringing freedom and democracy to suppressed peoples. Israel is an annoyance to them for the very existence of Israel and its mostly clear-sighted view of the Arab world hinders the progress of their evil scheme, so it easier to advocate that Israel (free and democratic) must be supplanted by an Arab state (that will inevitably turn out to be Islamic in nature) for that way their longed for horror of unity around the sea could come to fruition so much more easily.
No, I'm not imagining things. A proposal to establish a "Mediterranean Union" was part of the election campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy during the French presidential election campaign in 2007. Sarkozy saw Turkish membership of the Mediterranean Union as an alternative to membership of the European Union, which he opposes, and as a forum for dialogue between Israel and its Arab Neighbours (you know, that fantasy wherein Israel will give away everything and the Arabs will magically be happy and not slaughter the Jews). Once elected, President Sarkozy invited all heads of state and government of the Mediterranean region to a meeting in June 2008 in Paris, with a view to laying the basis of a Mediterranean Union. The idea of the Mediterranean Union was, needless to say, enthusiastically supported by Egypt and several other Muslim countries.
Bear in mind that Sarkozy was merely building on the so-called Barcelona Process which got under way with the 1995 Barcelona Declaration. His idea taken with the Declaration has actually led to the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean head-quartered at the former Royal Palace of Pedralbes in Barcelona. It has a permanent Secretariat and is an ongoing and constant drain on our tax monies. The deluded and mad visionaries who dreamt this up also dreamt up the notoriously ant-Israel Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures and head-quartered it in Alexandria where it has rapidly fallen into line with pan-Arab Islamic propaganda machine and has become yet another drain on our taxes.
Fortunately, the Arab and Islamic worlds soon lost interest in the Union for the Mediterranean and although it is far from moribund it does not represent an immediate threat to Europe, but most definitely represents a long term threat that one day will have to be dealt with. This so-called Union is chiefly engaged today in gravy-train operations for friends of the Brussels apparatchiks who aren't European citizens and mainly provides well-paid but meaningless jobs for the unelectable of the Arab world.
I, and many other British people (a majority of us at the last count), would rather be poor (although there is little chance of that no matter what we do) and free than stay in this awful, undemocratic, freedom-denying, civilisation-destroying Union for one day longer. We know now what it feels like to be ruled by far away and invisible colonial masters and this just rams home to us, in a way that we cannot ignore, that we were correct to give our colonies in our former empire their freedom; also we have now a greater appreciation of how the inhabitants of the original thirteen colonies must have felt in the days leading up to the War of Independence. We want our freedom; how much longer will we have to wait? How much longer will we have to put up with the minions of the great European darkness cackling in their protected, index linked, very highly paid jobs whilst we slave to pay ever more and more in taxes just to see the money siphoned off into stupidities that cannot even be accounted for by the Court of Auditors who have not signed off on the EU Budget since the early nineties of last century?
So, how do you think the ordinary man-in-the-street Greeks and Italians feel about what has just happened to them? Upset? Humiliated? Angry? Oh yes, all of that in spades, believe me. Even so, The New Dictators aren't going to go away of their own volition. Yes, one day there will be violence again in Europe, but, mark my words, it won't be the violence threatened by quislings like Merkel and Sarkozy, it will be the violence that is always involved in the sweeping away of dictatorship – in this case the dictatorship set up by the criminal founders (Adenauer, de Gasperi, Hallstein, Monnet, Schuman, Spaak and Spinelli) of this vengeful and freedom-denying so-called Union and perpetuated by all those who followed in their footsteps and who should have known better.
And I wouldn't be at all surprised to find the revolution being led by the Greeks and the Italians, no sir, not one whit surprised.
* Prof. Bils obtained his PhD in economics from MIT in 1985 and BA in economics from Ohio State University in 1979. He has taught at the University of Chicago GSB and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester. He is in the top 5% of most cited economists. I merely used him, above, as an example and in no way do I believe that he would ever be involved in anything as silly as the notional example I use in my question above.
Posted on 11/15/2011 7:21 PM by John M. Joyce