€URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE IT WAS BORN
I recently exchanged some correspondence with a learned longtime friend and fellow-columnist from Australia who also monitors events in Europe closely. We “chatted” long distance about the €uro and the Greek crises. I reminded my friend of a column I wrote in 1998 (A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING) in which I said the Euro was doomed right from the start. In fact, before it was even born (on Jan 1, 1999). The above image was published with that 1998 article.
Here’s an excerpt from that piece… in a nutshell:
There is a basic problem with all “globalist” ideas is that they are TOP-down. Which means, they are FADS, not trends.
As John Naisbitt noted in his Megatrends bestseller 33 years ago, “trends are bottom-up; fads are top-down.”
That’s why neither the €uro nor any other idea cooked up in corporate boardrooms will get traction on the street.
Why was the €uro doomed before it was even born?
Because it was a top-down creation by the New World Order globalists – read global BANKERS and MULTINATIONALS – executed by their political stooges in Washington and elsewhere. Their hidden goal was to ultimately destroy Europe as we knew it, especially its millions of small businesses in small countries like Greece, Portugal etc., and turn the Old Continent into 503 million of nondescript, faceless, cultureless, materialistic mad shoppers of goods made in China and elsewhere where labor is cheaper.
“The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.” (an excerpt from A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, Dec 1998)
Loss of European jobs? No problem. They’s figure out something. Just like they did in the U.S. when millions of American jobs disappeared and sailed overseas. The sheeple will behave as sheeple do world over: grin and bear it. That was the assumption.
Naturally, that’s not how the globalist bankers and multinationals put it. They painted the European “integration” in rosy colors. Which is how they managed to pull the wool over the eyes of hundreds of millions of sheeple around the world (such as the U.S., Australia and other “developed” (read consumerism) countries (see ON EVOLUTION: FROM COMPLACENCY TO PERDITION, Nov 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-C8).
Eliminating nationalism would supposedly help prevent future wars in Europe, they said.
Preventing Wars by Starting Them
Of course, the globalists’ duplicity quickly became clear for all but the blind sheeple to see. Less than three months after the €uro launch, they launched a war on a small European country – for the first time since the end of WW II.
Here is what this writer said about NATO’s “Gang Rape of Serbia” which started in March 1999:
“A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world’s gross economic product (GNP), commanding two-thirds of the global military firepower, ganged up on a tiny nation of 10 million. For 79 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties” (An excerpt from speeches delivered across the U.S. and around the world as well as in print articles, 1999).
So much for the globalists’ trying to prevent wars in Europe – by launching them!
Still, the European sheeple by and large bought the bogus promises of a brighter future that the €uro and the EU would supposedly deliver. After all, “we are not Serbia,” they reasoned, much like some decent Germans depicted in Pastor Martin NIEMÖLLER’s famous anti-Nazi poem:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Nationalism Still Blossoming Across Europe
As for the €uro integration supposedly eliminating nationalism in Europe, all one needs to do is take a look at the soccer championships, for example, to see the duplicity and failure of that notion as well. The masses never got the memo that they are supposed to feel European first. They never forgot who they are first and foremost – Greeks, Germans, Spaniards, Italians, Brits, French, etc.
Of late, there are been even new sub-strands of nationalism in evidence. Such as those displayed by the soccer fans of the European champion Barcelona who want Catalonia to separate from Spain into an independent country (right).
So if anything, the nationalism in Europe is as present as ever if not more so. The Sunday’s Greek referendum result is merely the latest example of it.
Most Europeans Don’t Care about Whether Greece Stays or Goes
Meanwhile, how do the rest of the Europeans feel about a possible Greek exit?
Take a look at this survey… A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.
Kind of like what they felt when NATO attacked Serbia. Another shrug. Doesn’t concern me.
Kind of like the Europeans’ attitude toward Hitler’s rise in the 1930s? A shrug. Doesn’t concern me.
Until it did. And then millions died. Because “there was no one left to speak out for them.” (Niemöller)
NOTE: Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
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“The first claw ripping into Europe is the “EU;” the second is the “euro;” the third is the “Y2K” (though the U.S. cannot claim direct credit for that); the fourth and fifth are the two “enlargements” – EU’s and NATO’s expansion into Eastern Europe; the sixth is “immigration.” All six claws will eventually sap the competitive lifeblood out of the victim, if the current trends continue.
This is more evidence that the 1991 Maastricht Treaty was an example of the globalist elite’s ramming the EU idea down the Europeans’ throats. For, the EU adds a significant tax burden over and above the costs of each national government – like the United Nations bureaucracy.
The same argument can be made about the second claw of the NWO’s Euro-destruction – conversion of national currencies to a “euro.” There is no doubt that the “euro” is a benefit to the hordes of the U.S. and European consulting, legal and accounting firms engaged in the currency conversion projects. Not to mention the banks, think-tanks or other leaches feeding off of productive economic activities. Just as the Harvard-inspired “reforms” in Russia in 1992-1994 meant an enrichment opportunity for the few (quislings and foreigners) at the expense of the many (Russians).
Meanwhile, the proponents of the “euro” argue that a common currency will lower transaction costs. Maybe. But even if so, not before first raising them. Besides, only companies which operate on a pan-European scale may benefit from it. As for the rest, especially small businesses – the backbone of most European economies – the “euro” will mostly mean additional expenses and diminishing national sovereignty.
And then there are political risks associated with the “euro.” “The new currency will become the target of allocation conflicts, the magnet for political action and the putty between continental forces,” noted a July 1998 Bertelsmann Forum report. “The ‘euro’ could force a major process of financial compensation throughout Europe, thus triggering conflicts of a new intensity.”
A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING –http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/chronicles-dec98.html
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Finally, here’s an interesting article about the Greek and Euro crisis that has been published in the American media. No, not the “lamestream” media. But still, HUFFINGTON POST is moving toward becoming a mainstream media outlet.
Posted: 07/06/2015 5:53 pm EDT
The authors of this editorial are Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Institute
and Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-chief, THEWORLDPOST
Here are some excerpt now…
…Gideon Rachman has put the next steps after the Greek vote succinctly in theFinancial Times:
If European leaders were thinking clearly, they should see that rather than punishing Greece, it is now in the EU’s interests to do its level best to make sure that Greece can leave the euro, but stay inside the EU with a minimum of pain. If that means giving Greece debt relief as part of the exit package, so be it. Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.
“Debt relief, in return for Grexit, could make political as well as economic sense.“
A Greek exit from the eurozone would thus strengthen the eurozone, not weaken it.
And it would enable the Greeks, who have now made their voice heard in a resounding rejection of supranational sovereignty, master of their own reforms. Indeed, the only hope of reform in such sensitive areas as pensions and taxes is if they are authored by Greeks themselves. There will be lots of pain ahead, but pain with dignity instead of indignity. If it all fails in the end, the Greeks would have no one to blame but themselves. That is the democratic verdict to which they have bound their fate.
Other European democracies would also likely be more generous with humanitarian aid and other funds if it was clear these were to help desperate pensioners in Greece rather than rewarding one of its members for breaking the rules everyone else must abide by and getting away with it. That is the nub of the resentment both among the mainstream and the right populist parties in the northern eurozone.
READ MORE… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicolas-berggruen/greek-crisis-double-truth_b_7737486.html
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UPDATE 4:05 PDT
DEJA VU: GREECE GETS ANOTHER ULTIMATUM
July 7, 2015
It’s deal or Grexit on Sunday
We’ve seen so many deadlines come and go since the Greek debt crisis began. Yet all that tonight meeting of European Union leaders with Greek’s PM Alexis Tsipras produced is another ultimatum.
Europe has given Athens one last chance to produce a credible economic reform plan that could underpin a new bailout. It has also threatened that Greece will leave the eurozone if it doesn’t comply before Sunday, when a new emergency summit will be held.
Speaking after tonight’s eurozone summit, European Council president Donald Tusk warned gravely that the next five days are the most critical in the European Union’s history.
He has called all 28 European leaders to Brussels on Sunday, which could be the moment that Greece begins to leave the Euro.
“Our inability to find agreement may lead to the bankruptcy of Greece and the insolvency of its banking system,” Tusk warned. “And for sure, it will be most painful for the Greek people.”
“I have no doubt that this will affect all of Europe, also in the geo-political sense. If someone has any illusion that it will not be so, they are naive.”
French President Francois Hollande said.
“It’s not just the problem of Greece [at stake], it’s the future of the European Union”
Germany’s Angela Merkel warned that Greece has not yet done enough to begin talks about a new bailout. Sunday’s summit has been called, she said, “because we think the situation is so dangerous”.
Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who arrived in Brussels with the backing of most Greek political parties, now faces the unpalatable option of signing up to a deal similar to the one that was rejected by the Greek people on Sunday.
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UPDATE JULY 8, 2015 – SESSION OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
“The European project is actually beginning to die… the plan has failed”
There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro”
BRUSSELS, July 8, 2015 – Speaking at today’s session of the European Parliament in Brussels, Nigel Forage, leader of the British Independent Party and a member of the European Parliament, delivered an impassioned oratory in favor of the Greek exit from eurozone that sounded more like a wake speech for the €uro and the European Union.
You can watch his entire speech as recorded live today, even with Greek subtitles, in the Youtube video below. Here are some excerpts from Forage’s remarks. I have marked the approximate position on the video in [m:ss]:
[0:22} “The Europe an project is actually beginning to die” – Nigel Farage, UK, speaking in European Parliament today.
[1:38] “The plan has failed. This isn’t just Greece we are talking about. The whole of Mediterranean finds itself in the wrong currency… I feel that the continent (of Europe) is now divided from north to south.”
[1:52] “There is a new Berlin Wall and it’s called the €uro”
Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM who was present there, “your country should never have joined the €uro. I think you’ve acknowledged that. But the big banks, the big businesses and the big politics forced you in. Goldman Sachs, the German arms manufacturers… they were all very happy.”
[2:30] “And when the bailouts began, they weren’t for the Greek people. Those bailouts were to bail out French, German and Italian banks. They haven’t helped you at all.”
[3:40] [Addressing Alexis Tsipras, the Greek PM how was in attendance] “If you’ve got the courage, you should lead the Greek people out of the eurozone with your head held high. Yes, it will be tough for the first few months. But with devalued currency, and with friends of Greece all over the world, you will recover.”
- Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament, is a British politician and former commodity broker. He is the leader of the UK Independence Party. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Farage
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Here’s also the same video without the Greek subtitles as seen at the UK Independent Party website:
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UPDATE JULY 9, 2015
WHAT ABOUT AMERICAN DEBT CRISIS? WHY ARE THE MEDIA SILENT ABOUT THAT?
United States vs. Greek Debt: Talk about a pot calling a kettle black
The Greek debt crisis has been in the headline news for weeks now. The country has been declared virtually bankrupt by the global media and its lenders. Lately, some Washington officials have joined the heads of the European banks and the IMF, in which the U.S. has by far the highest voting percentage, calling for Greeks roll over and accept the bankers’ ultimatums.
Well, talk about a pot calling a kettle black. So you think Greece is in trouble? You think Greece has accumulated too much debt?
What would you say if I told you that each and every American is burdened with 66% MORE GOVERNMENT DEBT than an average Greek citizen? (about $57,000 vs. $34,000 per capita).
Take a look at this chart.
Worse, our U.S. debt is growing much faster than incomes… (also see TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES OF TAX OPPRESSION IN AMERICA, APRIL 20, 2015).
Which means, “the harder we work, the ‘behinder’ we get.”
Similarly, the national debt per capita of some other European countries that are hurling stones at the poor Greeks, like Italy for example, is also worse than Greece’s (about $49,000 vs. $34,000 per capita).
As for the total world debt, it is a staggering figure. Take a look…
We are all slaves to the global banker’s usury (also see USURY AND TREATIES BASED ON HUMILIATION DON’T WORK, JUNE 13, 2015 ).
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