The Daily Bell examines how the European elite continues its efforts to centralize all power in the bureaucratic, unelected, undemocratic and obviously elite controlled, European Union.
Tea Partiers and US’ Freedom Movement would do well to learn the lessons here.
Ireland, a small sovereign state, might give the European Union a run for their power by asserting the power of its sovereignty and the will of its people. In the same manner that the Sovereign States in the United States are starting to flex their sovereignty and the inherent superiority over the now out of control and unconstitutional Federal government.
Silent Coup: EU Takes Over Europe?
Friday, March 18, 2011 – by TheDailyBell.com
EU ushers in ‘silent revolution’ in control of national economic policies … The new framework constructs unprecedented new intervention in national budget and economic decisions … After months of often bitter back-room negotiations, European finance ministers have finally given the green light to a radical new centralised EU oversight of national budgeting processes and, broader still, of all economic policies – both of countries that use the single currency and those that do not. – EU Observer
Dominant Social Theme: The EU boot descends. And about time!
Free-Market Analysis: The EU took over Europe the other day. Did you read about it? Perhaps you know former TV entertainer Charlie Sheen just sold out Radio City Music Hall and that Lady Gaga has a brand new single out about gender tolerance. Oh, yes, by the way, the EU has just engineered the single largest legislative power-grab in the history of humankind.
It was front-page news – wasn’t it? Wasn’t it? Not really. Such a massive grab has nonetheless gone fairly unreported by the mainstream media. Internet blogs have covered it so far, especially those predicting the incipient arrival of the Rapture. Major, definitive coverage, fortunately, has been provided by the EU Observer (see excerpt above), which calls it a “silent revolution.” A fitting description.
In fact, the low-key nature of this extraordinary legislative coup is typical of the way the EU conspiracy has operated from the very beginning. The leaders of this enormous enterprise have never been honest either about its scope or ultimate ambition, which is apparently to rebuild Charlemagne’s Holy Roman pan-European empire, stretching from Britain to Eastern Europe and beyond but without the bloodshed – not upfront anyway.
Why the current crop of Eurocrats believes they can build such a powerful project via misdirection, back-room dealings, secret political pressure and outright lies is puzzlement to us. Such manipulations usually end unhappily. The larger public – in its hundreds of millions – eventually perceives such structures as having no legitimacy. This doesn’t seem to bother Brussels however, or not at the moment.
It is part of a larger pattern, then. When countries vote against EU projects, they have been forced to vote once more. When too many resist, Eurocrats simply remove the democratic process from public venues and gain their acquiescence via parliamentary procedures. When proposals are definitively defeated, Eurocrats reconfigure legislation as treaties to gain efficient passage. When public sentiment turns powerfully against EU programs, Eurocrats have floated (in the past) soothing statements about the EU’s relative powerlessness and lack of ability to move beyond trade agreements.
It was sold originally, of course, as a pan-European “market” that would allow an easier flow of goods (and people) from one country to another. A hundred treaties and 100,000 regulations later, those assurances can be seen for what they were: cynical manipulations on the road to empire. The EU juggernaut continues to roll along, measuring its progress by prerogatives gained. The direction is unmistakable.
These days Eurocrats are actually less apt to hide their ambitions. Europe may be ablaze with resentment over austerity but those at the top seem more confident, or at least bolder. The decision by the EU to reduce the ability of countries to write their own laws (their “policy space”) was hailed by EU economics chief Olli Rehn. “Today the EU member states are endorsing the basic thrust of the six legislative proposals by the commission” – the so-called “Six Pack.” More from the Observer:
Ministers were not endorsing a light work-out of economic sit-ups, but a different sort of regime entirely – a half a dozen new far-reaching laws that the commissioner said ‘will lead to a quantum leap of economic surveillance in Europe.’ … Although much of the often very technical discussion, aimed at convincing markets of Europe’s commitment to tighter fiscal decision-making, has been buried in the back of the financial pages of newspapers, those at the heart of the EU are under no illusion about the profound transformation the bloc is about to undergo….
What is going on is a silent revolution of ever-more powerful economic governance “by small steps.” President Jose Manuel Barroso understands the import. He was emphatic even last June after the EU Council approved the initial language that would result in the Six Pack. “The member states have accepted – and I hope they understood it exactly – but they have accepted very important powers of the European institutions regarding surveillance, and a much stricter control of the public finances.”