EUSSR…Participatory Democracy? – A Travesty…Common Identity? – A Joke!


Last week I typed up a hilarious story from the EUObserver 21/3, which began with the mention of the ‘first formal attempt by European citizens to have a say in EU policy-making.’

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I smiled. A say? They can send in a petition, but that’s the end of it.

Citizens could do that since the old Common Market got started back in the Fifties and of course back then the high and mighty EuroCrats would no doubt tell folks they’d had a nice close read at their concerns and would even discuss the matter. So what’s changed?

Well, it just got sillier and sillier.

There is just over a week to go until the EU makes its long-awaited foray into the world of participatory democracy. On 1 April, a treaty article obliging the EU commission to consider legislating on the back of a petition backed by 1 million citizens from at least seven countries will go live.

Participatory democracy? There’s not a whiff of that in the European air!  OBLIGING the EU Commission to CONSIDER doing something is no more democratic than kneeling as a supplicant before the throne of Darius or Xerxes.

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And if you think you might change the dominant ideology of the EUSSR elite by ‘obliging’ them to ‘consider’ something on which millions of their subjects differ from their decadent mind-set – say, for example, a citizens’ intiative to restore capital punishment, or to stem the tide of ‘asylum-seekers’  – forget it, dumbo.

THEY WON’T EVEN CONSIDER IT.

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Initiatives are prohibited from being “contrary to EU values.” 

Not the population’s values, note, but ‘EU values,’ which are scarcely values at all, merely a melange of pinko twaddle.  None o’ yer democratic nonsense ‘ere, squire!

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And thus I ended my typing, leaving the possible post to moulder in my draft file as various loony Islamists grabbed my attention.-Until this week, when on 30th March, EUObs had another report, viz. .
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The European Parliament is trying to cultivate a “European identity,” with top officials saying that it is the only way to ensure a lasting union between member states.
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Klaus Welle
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“National systems have very much invested in constructing their own identity,” Klaus Welle, the secretary general of the European Parliament told an audience at the Centre for European Policy Studies, a think-tank, on Thursday (29 March).
Referring to his native Germany, Welle noted that people speak of the country as if it has existed forever. But the modern German state was created in 1871. Before that there was the German Confederation, which also included Prussia and Austria.
Up until Napoleon’s time, there used to be around 300 German-speaking statelets under the Holy Roman Empire.
“It [1871] is very recent. We have reconstructed our own history as if we have always had a nation state which is completely false and untrue,” he added. “In order to stabilise identity, we have created national museums, we have created national curricula, we have reconstructed national history.”
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Hardly. Every German knows enough history to know there were lots of separate states. They also know they are Germans. The Roman Empire called the land Germania. Similarly with Italy and the Italians. 
Bavarians, Saxons, Venetians and Tuscans are all proud of their local heritages.
But each unification had a real basis to build on, common languages, cultures, no serious obstacles to unity, which was indeed achieved by force of arms, but under the aegis of a clearly German Prussian Kaiser and a clearly Italian King of Sardinia.
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    (Interestingly, the Italian states were given referenda on whether to accede to the new Italy, a practice the EUSSR would detest!)
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Europe, on the contrary, has or had certain things in common, some shared values, via their shared participation in Christendom, but those are the very things the EUSSR has laboured diligently to erase, to replace with their own peculiar ideology of multicult, antipathy to traditional values and deep abhorrence of democracy.
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But the EUSSR now wants to don the role of Bismarck or Garibaldi.
The parliament is now seeking to carry out a similar exercise.
The recently-opened Parliamentarium – a visitor-cum-exhibition centre – is “one attempt to contribute” to a European identity. There are others in the pipeline. A “House of History” – the brainchild of former parliament president Hans Gert Poettering – is due to open in 2014. The parliament is also “rediscovering” the fact that it owns the house lived in by Jean Monnet, one of the founding fathers of the European Union.
The less said about Poettering the better.
But Monnet? A superb example of why to loathe the EUSSR!
Here’s a clip from a previous RRA post.
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The EU is a construct founded on deceit and a rancid loathing of democracy.

“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the super-state without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”
Jean Monnet, Founder of the European Movement. Former Cognac salesman and bureaucrat at the League of Nations. 30 April 1952.
       “I have never understood why public opinion about European ideas should be taken into account.”
Raymond Barre, Mayor of Lyons and French Prime Minister 1976 – 1981 under Giscard d’Estaing.

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“We must not give in to mob rule”.
Michael Heseltine, aka ‘Tarzan’, charismatic europhile darling of the Conservative left, and matricidal mace-wielder. One-time Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister. Explaining his opposition to holding a referendum on Euro entry in a BBC television documentary.
“[The result was] disgraceful … we should never have given the vote to women and truck drivers.”
Danish official working at the European Commission, on hearing the news that Danes had voted no to membership of the euro in September 2000.
“The Europe of Maastricht could only have been created in the absence of democracy.”
  Claude Cheysson, French Foreign Secretary 1981-1984. Quoted by Sir James Goldsmith, speaking to the Federation of small businesses, Newcastle, 27 June 1996. It’s not recorded whether Cheysson was bothered by this or not.

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A Museum of Monnet’s Mendacity  – and his Disciples’ Duplicity – would be an admirable use of EU tax money!

The report goes on to remind us that the EUSSR has no remit to interfere in educational matters, which are the preserve of national governments. A useful reminder, considering the millions of pounds of Euro-Propaganda pumped into UK schools – tax-payers’ money used to indoctrinate tax-payers’ kids!

Truly the EUSSR is an EVIL EMPIRE