A United Europe?
The Dollar Vigilante
by Alexander Jousse: Italy
On the Verge of a Full Revolt
Since the start
of the European debt crisis, there has been some growing opposition
to the idea of a united Europe. Well, this had to stop, so the best
thing would be to label anyone against Europe as neo-Nazi holocaust
denier. End of argument. Since the Nobel
Mass Murderer Peace
Prize was given to the EU, anyone who is against the EU is obviously
against peace and the institutions that have worked so tirelessly
to prevent the reincarnation of Hitler. If you are against peace
in Europe, then you are obviously a pro-Hitler Nazi who
loves war and gas chambers; then whatever you say can be comfortably
While Europe is very liberal about public nudity and mixed naked
saunas, it does not tolerate the questioning of the current zeitgeist.
Most Europeans are very proud of their slavery and piously pontificate
on the superiority of their communist federation. The current riots
across Europe are not against communism, but about who gets the
money; the current oligarchy or the proletariat.
Communist, you say!
Most people think that Europe is socialist, because that is how
people in Europe describe it; even if you prefer to ignore the communist
backgrounds of its leaders such as European Commission President Jose
Barroso. When you spend some time reading official Commission
press releases, you will come to the uncomfortable conclusion that
the EU is not just Communist, but dangerously so. For example, consider
this press release about milk quotas;
obviously there must be some international crisis in milk production,
why else have quotas? Read the press release further and you will
note that the problem is not a shortage of milk, but a surplus of
milk. Six countries have exceeded their milk production quotas and
now the farmers must be punished for their heinous crime. The only
difference is that they no longer shoot farmers, they merely force
them into bankruptcy.
The EU, or more precisely the European Commission, has a propaganda
department called DG-Comm.
Its mission, in their own words, is “to develop for European
citizens a sense of ownership of European integration and identity
and to support their EU-wide civic participation”. Is that
not collectivist double think or what? Besides the great DG-Comm
media machine, there are several newspapers that publish hysterical
warbling about some new problem that demands immediate action. According
to one rag, the British government is “uncooperative and
springs sudden surprises on their unsuspecting EU partners”,
or “the relationship between the EU and Switzerland is dysfunctional and
Berns intransigence is threatening its access to the EU markets”.
There are countless more examples of this aggressive group think
coming out of Brussels ranging from the base to the more sophisticated, but
al of it is nonsensical.
Now, as to why I call the EU a federation instead of a common market
or club is due to the following. The EU has a unique body of law
called the Acquis
Communautaire, which governs the relationship of all member
states. It has a “Supreme Court”, called the European
Court of Justice, and its rulings supersede all national courts
regarding EU law. Then there is the European
Parliament, its law is the supreme law of Europe; failure to
enact EU legislation results in large fines. The European
Commision is the executive and administrative branch of
the EU; soon it could have the power to veto national budgets. Then
finally there is ECB;
the central bank to rule all central banks and in darkness bind
them. With the ECBs new mission to lower bond yields though its
direct bond buying program; the EU can directly manipulate the economy
of every member state and punish non-compliant ones. Currently the
EU functions like a federation, but the euro elite want to change
it into a “super state”.
In order to solve the problems created by central planning, artificially
low interest rates and money printing; the Commission has decided
the solution is to do more of the same. They recently announced
this plan as ‘”a
new thinking for Europe”, and it is nothing more than
a pimped up version of the usual communist claptrap, but including
nice happy words such as democracy, fairness, equity, growth, protection,
With this plan the European elite will force political and economic
integration through the manipulation of the financial system and
subversion of the political systems within member states. To start
the process, the Commission will shortly release a plan for
direct oversight of the banks and member states budgets. This, coupled
with the ECB’s direct bond-buying program; non-compliant states
will be punished with withdrawal of funds, budget vetoes, or high
bond yields. For ideological reasons a financial transactions tax
will be forced upon everyone; it has a wide support within Europe
and the only dissenting country is the United Kingdom. To keep everyone
equally strangled within the EU, there is the proposal to
introduce a “fair” universal tax system; this will try
to prevent the movement of jobs and people across the union and
finally remove all of the ‘unfair’ tax competition.
But in the lingo of the times, it is not tax competition but, “unfair
tax subsidies implemented by rogue member states”.
Finally the most subversive proposal would be the creation of officially
sanctioned, pan European political parties. Having political parties
headquartered in Brussels but active in national legislatures will
be a way to stifle anti-EU sentiments. Eventually national governments
will be filled entirely by pro-EU clones. As many people in Europe
see politics as the only way to succeed, the ambitious and foolish
will readily sell themselves for career and job security.
These changes will certainly make it impossible to conduct business
in Europe. One reason that parts of Eastern Europe were able to
grow was the removal of red tape and punitive taxes. With a universal
tax system companies can no longer increase profits by moving, areas
with less developed infrastructure can no longer attract investors
with low tax policies. What jobs that are left, will be clustered
around decaying cities; this will lead to more centrally planned
projects that will push Europe further into its death spiral. Slave
on slave violence will increase, as everyone will be afraid of losing
what little that they have.
So how can sane people fight this beast without becoming martyrs?
rigidly bureaucratic systems provide the key to their own demise.
The people within the system are obsessively afraid of official
black marks and bad job reports. All of the work within the system
revolves around shuffling documents, responding to official inquiries,
writing documents about responding to inquiries, writing documents
about past response to official inquiries and writing documents
about improving future response to official inquiries. When an official
complaint is made, people within the system will be forced to respond
to it in a timely manner. If you flood the system with more and
more valid-looking complaints, more resources will be required to
handle the workload; the workload expands geometrically as more
resources are required to officially document and monitor every
stage of the process. The system will eventually collapse when it
is forced to allocate the majority of its resources to managing
As an example, last week a greedy
plantation manager was forced to resign because of (cough
cough) asking “Swedish match” for contributions in order
for Snus to
be sold within the EU. He was brought down by a complaint to OLAF,
which has kindly provided a service to make anonymous complaints, click
here to fire the commissioner of your choice.
with permission from The
Jousse has been an anarcho-capitalist for eight years, learning
through Lew Rockwell, Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises and Stefan
Molyneux. But most importantly thinking, observing and asking questions.
Alexander has lived in Italy for the last six years.
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