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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

"Sort out your countries - Or else"

I could continue on about the backlash An Taoiseach is getting over An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore's childish attempts at political snubbing when he announced the closure of the Vatican City embassy, (Speaking from a purely objective standpoint as a political animal myself, Eamon, if you wanted to give a subtle snub at the Church, there were much better ways, and less embarrassing ones to the country I might add, that you could've done it, AND done it without doing something that will damage Ireland politically for governments to come), but events are moving apace across the world and I am still playing the 'wait and see' game with Irish politics to see just how FUBAR this current government will become.

About a week late for this but its still relevant, namely the appointments of the new Prime Ministers for Greece and Italy.

Now, I am no friend to Burlesconi, I am glad that man is gone, he was an international disgrace for Italy, and the installation of a technocrat in Italy to sort out the econemy is not a completely retarded move. Its just a ludicrously hypocritical one.

Now, fair is fair, the EU is 'correct' in saying that an election for a new PM in either country would literally solve nothing and only foment chaos. This is correct, it would only hamper efforts to save both countries' econemies, especially in Greece which is seemingly constantly on the verge of Anarchic revolt. Its just the EU literally does not nor should have such power as to appoint, or more accurately for what happened, 'force' the appointments of new PMs.

Now this would seem hypocritical for me to point out, as a Monarchist and as an Absolutist I believe the Sovereign should dismiss and appoint their own heads of Government for the good of the country in such crises scenarios such as the one Europe is currently in. Except it is not hypocritical for me to point this fallacy out, because the European Cmmission is NOT the sovereign body of all of Europe, we are NOT a sovereign nation as a whole. The EU Commission is NOT the King of Italy or the King of Greece, it legally does NOT have the power to effect 'regime change' in subject nations should said nations act illegally under EU laws, it has the power to dismiss them from the Union, certainly and to impose fines, but to do so would be to admit they were wrong.

The appointments of new PMs more in line with the humble jumble of EU/IMF/China economic shenanigens may, MAY stabilize the econemies of both nations on a temporary basis I am humble enough to admit since I do not know enough about them to doubt them as yet. I dont know these new men as well as I probably should and I am not sure how they'll play the game since the legislative houses in both countries effectively capitulated to their appointments, Watch this Space indeed.

It IS however, a naked outreach of the power of EU meddling in subject nations, and more and more euroscepticism is not only becoming more commonplace, but more mainstream and justified, the EU membership referenda in Britain may actually become a real thing and set a devastating precedence for the EU as a whole, especially with the Tories over there rebelling against Cameron about the right to allow the referenda to occur. Not to mention tensions between the coalition parties as well as the reckoning that is looming between the British PM and the German Chancellor. The EU is becoming ever more desperate, now if I was charitible to the EU (and I am not) I would say that a slow steady dismantling of the 'Eurozone' and a return to multiple currencies would be the Union's best bet to slow painful economic recovery (it being merely one step of many of course) and stability across the Union, that way economic failure in, oh, let's say Greece, wouldn't destroy Italy or bring down Spain in a terrifying domino effect.

I have a foreboding feeling events are coming to a head and the predictions I made in one of two likely de-unionizing events, one violent, the other velvet, are becoming scarily relevant and I fear for Ireland's own future in whatever hell this will all lead to.

And who knows, maybe Europe will sort out its shenanigens.

Then we'd only need to wait till China falls, and calls in its debts. Hope you guys fancy a repeat of the 20th century only cranked up to eleven, because its looking like the 'Great Depression' will be to whats coming as the Black Plague was to the Spanish Flu. or WWI was to WWII.

God this is depressing, here, have a puppy.


  1. Britain has long been eurosceptic and anti-EU sentiment there is decidely on the increase, not least in the Labour Party, which is pushing in a new direction under its current leader. The debate there is quite different from what it is here. I suspect Britain will eventually negotiate a looser relationship with the rest of the union.

    I don't think euroscepticism will ever become mainstream in Ireland. The dynamics are totally different. Britain is emotionally anti-European because of its past; whereas the legacy of Irish history (particularly our very strong historic ties with Spain and France - Britain's rivals) has made people here much, much more 'continental' in outlook and sympathy. And EU funding for development will not be forgotten, particularly given the state of the economy now.

    It is indeed frightening that the bond markets are dictating political realities, but alas I do not see any real way out of it. I'd sooner take the option of being governed by unelected elites over an economic apocalypse. But perhaps we don't the luxury of choosing.

  2. You're quite right that Euroscepticism would not be easy to encourage, but then again, apparently, encouraging Irishmen to even speak out against their own government seems to be stupefyingly hard to do. But the simple fact remains that if we were to become more politically aware and self identifying then euro-scepticism would naturally be a consequence. The dynamics may be different from Britain but the entire European Project is specifically designed to de-nationalise the nationalities of Europe, that was one of the objectives behind the failed multiculturalism initiative, to get us all to sit alongside eachother because Brussels said so.

    I do not share your willingness of being governed by the European elites in the face of economic apocalypse, but this is largely due to my own pessimistic view that at this point an economic apocalypse is inevitable regardless of what occurs. Or perhaps I am just stubborn. Especially since we're basically already controlled by them, when your country's budget is being looked over by German Politicians before it is approved of in your own Dail it is clear who holds the whip.