Thursday, June 22, 2006

The coming Forth Reich

Here is some more information about the deteriorating situation in Europe from The Brussels Journal. It seems that the governments are not willing to take “no” for an answer in regards to the proposed European Union Constitution.

So we’re all agreed. One year after the “no” votes, the leaders of the EU have decided to make the text binding by 2009. The new Italian government says it interprets the “no” votes as “a demand for more Europe, not less”. The Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt suggests changing the rules so that the European
Constitution may be adopted by a qualified majority vote. The Austrian Chancellor
Wolfgang Schuessel says that ratification should be completed in 2007. Angela Merkel says the text is “vital to German interests”. The European Commission plans to push ahead with as much of the constitution as it can, with or without formal approval.

Am I forgetting anyone? Oh yes, there is one lonely voice of dissent: that of the ordinary citizen who, when invited to express an opinion on the Constitution, usually rejects it. Opinion has swung against the constitution over the past 12 months, both in France and the Netherlands and in those countries whose governments pushed ahead with ratification.

The distinction between governments and peoples has been explicitly acknowledged by the constitution’s chief author,
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. “It is not France that has said ‘no’ to the constitution,” he said last week, “it is 55 per cent of French people.” France, in other words, is represented, not by its ill-informed population, but by its former President. “L’état, c’est Giscard.”

The European Constitution transfers an enormous amount of power from the governments and people of Europe to the Union. So much power is concentrated in the Eurocrat buracracy that even the average European citizens, who have been programmed for generations to be docile sheep who trust implicitly in government, were frightened by it.

The European citizenry in many nations were so put off by the proposed constitution that they did what they almost never do. They stood up to their supposed “betters” and said no.
Of course the elites find this unacceptable and plan to go on with implementing the Constitution anyway.

Americans need to watch this closely because this kind of thing can happen here [link].