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Is Europe Doomed By Vassalage To Washington?

By Paul Craig Roberts Source : Information Clearing House  , 29-7-2016 – Uploaded on Athenianvoice 5-8-2016


in Greek, στα Ελληνικά

“One Ring to rule them all . . . and in the darkness bind them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

World War II resulted in Europe being conquered, not by Berlin but by Washington.

The conquest was certain but not all at once. Washington’s conquest of Europe resulted from the Marshall Plan, from fears of Stalin’s Red Army that caused Europe to rely on Washington’s protection and to subordinate Europe’s militaries to Washington in NATO, from the replacement of the British pound as world reserve currency with the US dollar, and from the long process of the subordination of the sovereignty of individual European countries to the European Union, a CIA initiative implemented by Washington in order to control all of Europe by controlling only one unaccountable government.

With few exceptions, principally the UK, membership in the EU also meant loss of financial independence. As only the European Central Bank, an EU institution, can create euros, those countries so foolish as to accept the euro as their currency no longer have the power to create their own money in order to finance budget deficits.

The countries that joined the euro must rely on private banks to finance their deficits. The result of this is that over-indebted countries can no longer pay their debts by creating money or expect their debts to be written down to levels that they can service. Instead, Greece, Portugal, Latvia, and Ireland were looted by the private banks.

The EU forced the pseudo-governments of these countries to pay the northern European private banks by suppressing the living standards of their populations and by privatizing public assets at pennies on the dollar. Thus retirement pensions, public employment, education and health services have been cut and the money redirected to private banks. Municipal water companies have been privatized with the result being higher water bills. And so on.

As there is no reward, only punishment, for being a member of the EU, why did governments, despite the expressed wishes of their peoples, join?

The answer is that Washington would have it no other way. The European founders of the EU are mythical creatures. Washington used politicians that Washington controlled to create the EU.

Some years ago CIA documents proving that the EU was a CIA initiative were released. See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/1356047/Euro-federalists-financed-by-US-spy-chiefs.html and http://benwilliamslibrary.com/blog/?p=5080

In the 1970s my Ph.D. dissertation chairman, then a very high-ranking official in Washington with control over international security affairs, asked me to undertake a sensitive mission abroad. I refused. Nevertheless, he answered my question: “How does Washington get foreign countries to do what Washington wants?”

“Money,” he said. “We give their leaders bagfuls of money. They belong to us.”

The record is clear that the EU serves the interests of Washington, not the interests of Europe. For example, the French people and government are opposed to GMOs, but the EU permits a “precautionary market authorization” of GMO introduction, relying perhaps on the “scientific findings” of the scientists on Monsanto’s payroll. When the US state of Vermont passed a law requiring labeling of GMO foods, Monsanto sued the state of Vermont. Once the paid-off EU officials sign the TTIP agreement written by US global corporations, Monsanto will take over European agriculture.

But the danger to Europe goes far beyond the health of European peoples who will be forced to dine on poisonous foods. Washington is using the EU to force Europeans into conflict with Russia, a powerful nuclear power capable of destroying all of Europe and all of the United States in a few minutes.

This is happening because the paid-off with “bagfuls of money” European “leaders” had rather have Washington’s money in the short-run than for Europeans to live in the long-run.

It is not possible that any European politician is sufficiently moronic to believe that Russia invaded Ukraine, that Russia any moment will invade Poland and the Baltic states, or that Putin is a “new Hitler” scheming to reconstruct the Soviet Empire. These absurd allegations are nothing but Washington propaganda devoid entirely of truth. Washington’s propaganda is completely transparent. Not even an idiot could believe it.

Yet the EU goes along with the propaganda, as does NATO.

Why? The answer is Washington’s money. The EU and NATO are utterly corrupt. They are Washington’s well paid whores.

The only way Europeans can prevent a nuclear World War III and continue to live and to enjoy what remains of their culture that the Americans have not destroyed with America’s culture of sex and violence and greed, is for the European governments to follow the lead of the English and exit the CIA-created European Union. And exit NATO, the purpose of which evaporated with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and which is now being used as an instrument of Washington’s World Hegemony.

Why do Europeans want to die for Washington’s world hegemony? That means Europeans are dying for Washington’s hegemony over Europe as well.

Why do Europeans want to support Washington when Washington’s high officials, such as Victoria Nuland, say “Fuck the EU.”

Europeans are already suffering from the economic sanctions that their overlord in Washington forced them to apply to Russia and Iran. Why do Europeans want to be destroyed by war with Russia? Do Europeans have a death wish? Have Europeans been Americanized and no longer appreciate the historic accumulation of artistic and architectural beauty, literature and music achievements of which their countries are custodians?

The answer is that it makes no difference whatsoever what Europeans think, because Washington has set up a government for them that is totally independent of their wishes. The EU government is accountable only to Washington’s money. A few people capable of issuing edicts are on Washington’s payroll. The entire peoples of Europe are Washington’s serfs.

Therefore, if Europeans remain the gullible, insouciant, and stupid peoples that they currently are, they are doomed, along with the rest of us.

On the other hand, if the European peoples can come to their senses, free themselves from The Matrix that Washington has imposed on them, and revolt against Washington’s agents who control them, the European peoples can save their own lives and the lives of the rest of us.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.

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The deep democratic character of Brexit

Ελληνικα

The panic on the outcome of the referendum in favor of Brexit continues. And what didn’t we hear over the last days? The stupidity is so absolute that it transcends all previous.

We hear that “those who voted for Brexit are nationalists and right-wing”. The truth is that the majority of the British and especially the working classes – starting with the traditional working class in the old British industrial centers, today swept by mass poverty and unemployment – voted in favor of maintaining the nation state and against the supranational imperialist EU construct.

This was the main argument of the campaign in favor of Brexit. Who do you want to have the control? You, the British citizen, or the inaccessible EU bureaucracy that is not accountable to anyone? The majority of Britons answered especially at this question  – as mentioned – the most fatigued layers of the people, replied with the overwhelming rates of over 60% that the control should be in their hands.

The vote therefore in favor of Brexit was primarily a class vote, as it derived mainly from the British working classes and at the same time it was national because their expectation for a radical change was concentrated on a national independence claim. And therefore whatever the mourners of the European Reich say, the vote in favor of Brexit was deeply democratic.

The working classes understood from pure class intuition that the main issue is who makes the decisions. And the nation state was created – first and foremost by its own working classes – just to ensure the active participation of every citizen of the nation in the creation of the state.

That is why the nation state became the cradle of the revival of the struggle for democracy, but also a special area of the class struggle. That is the struggle of the working classes for social and political conquests. Conquests acquired only and exclusively within the framework of the nation state.

Instead, the EU initially was based on a system of governance far away from the nations and peoples. Instead of a system of governance depending on the will of the many, the nation and the people, a system of governance by an enlightened elite of bureaucrats was created. The LOT (you and me) is simply too indifferent, too emotional, too uneducated to be allowed to safely elect the governments and the policies to be applied in their homeland.
Democracy, where the people decide what should happen in their homeland, is an insecure system for the markets and the power and should therefore be replaced with a supranational power system. This is the central idea behind the whole EU edifice. That is why the EU officials are not accountable to anyone, and is protected with enhanced immunity against any judicial system.

The EU Parliament is nothing more than the alibi of the absolutism of Brussels. This is a revival of the medieval parliaments, which the monarch convened in order to get the approval of his subjects on policy choices. And unsurprisingly, who was there as a representative of the kingdom’s population risked his head, going against the monarch, or gained privileges and riches if proved to be a loyal subject.

Such parliaments were never a product or a sample of democracy, this is today the fact also with the EP. An advisory parliament of acquisition with privileges and riches to the representatives from the peoples of the empire.
Of course the result of the referendum in Britain was only the beginning. Already the battle of the very meaning and essence of democracy has broken out. Not just for the sovereignty of many, and the compliance of power to claim the vast majority of major radical changes in favor of workers in Britain. The defense of the nation state with the Brexit was just the beginning.

O βαθιά δημοκρατικός χαρακτήρας του Brexit

Ο πανικός με το αποτέλεσμα του δημοψηφίσματος υπέρ του Brexit συνεχίζεται. Και τι δεν ακούμε τα τελευταία εικοσιτετράωρα. Η βλακεία είναι τόσο απόλυτη που ξεπερνά κάθε προηγούμενο.

Αυτοί που ψήφισαν υπέρ του Brexit είναι εθνικιστές και ακροδεξιοί. Η αλήθεια είναι ότι η πλειοψηφία των Βρετανών και ιδίως των λαϊκών στρωμάτων και τάξεων – με πρώτη την παραδοσιακή εργατική τάξη στα παλιά βιομηχανικά κέντρα της Βρετανίας που σήμερα σαρώνονται από τη μαζική ανέχεια και ανεργία – ψήφισαν υπέρ της διατήρησης του έθνους κράτους και εναντίον του υπερεθνικού αυτοκρατορικού μορφώματος της ΕΕ.

Αυτό ήταν το βασικό επιχείρημα της εκστρατείας υπέρ του Brexit. Ποιος θέλεις να έχει τον έλεγχο; Εσύ, ο βρετανός πολίτης, ή η απρόσιτη γραφειοκρατία της ΕΕ που δεν λογοδοτεί σε κανέναν; Σ’ αυτό το ερώτημα απάντησε η πλειοψηφία των Βρετανών, ιδίως – όπως αναφέραμε – τα πιο καταπονημένα στρώματα του λαού, τα οποία απάντησαν με συντριπτικά ποσοστά άνω του 60% ότι ο έλεγχος πρέπει να βρίσκεται στα χέρια τους.

Η ψήφος λοιπόν υπέρ του Brexit ήταν πρωτίστως ταξική, μιας και προήλθε κυρίως από τις εργατικές τάξεις της Βρετανίας και ταυτόχρονα εθνική γιατί η προσδοκία τους για μια ριζική αλλαγή συμπυκνώθηκε στο αίτημα της εθνικής ανεξαρτησίας. Κι επομένως ότι κι αν λένε οι μοιρολογίστρες του Ευρωπαϊκού Ράιχ, η ψήφος υπέρ του Brexit ήταν βαθύτατα δημοκρατική.

Τα λαϊκά στρώματα από ταξική διαίσθηση κατάλαβαν ότι το κύριο ζήτημα είναι το ποιός παίρνει τις αποφάσεις. Και το έθνος κράτος δημιουργήθηκε – πρώτα και κύρια από τις ίδιες τις εργατικές τάξεις – ακριβώς για να εξασφαλίσει την ενεργή συμμετοχή κάθε πολίτη του έθνους στη δημιουργία του κράτους του.

Γι’ αυτό και το έθνος κράτος αποτέλεσε το λίκνο της αναβιωσης του αγώνα για τη δημοκρατία, αλλά και προνομιακό πεδίο της ταξικής πάλης. Δηλαδή του αγώνα των εργατικών τάξεων για κοινωνικές και πολιτικές κατακτήσεις. Κατακτήσεις που απέκτησαν μόνο και αποκλειστικά στα πλαίσια του έθνους κράτους.

Αντίθετα, η ΕΕ εξαρχής στηρίχθηκε σ’ ένα σύστημα διακυβέρνησης μακριά από τα έθνη και τους λαούς. Αντί για ένα σύστημα διακυβέρνησης που εξαρτάται από τη θέληση των πολλών, του έθνους και του λαού, δημιούργησε ένα σύστημα διακυβέρνησης από μια πεφωτισμένη ελίτ των γραφειοκρατών. Οι ΠΟΛΛΟΙ (εσείς και εγώ) είναι απλά πάρα πολύ αδιάφοροι, πάρα πολύ συναισθηματικοί, πολύ απαίδευτοι για να τους επιτραπεί με ασφάλεια η δυνατότητα να επιλέγουν τις κυβερνήσεις τους και τις πολιτικές που θα εφαρμόζονται στον τόπο τους.

Η δημοκρατία όπου ο λαός αποφασίζει τι θα γίνει στον τόπο του, είναι σύστημα ανασφαλές για τις αγορές και την εξουσία κι επομένως θα πρέπει να αντικατασταθεί με ένα σύστημα υπερεθνικών εξουσιών. Αυτή είναι η κεντρική ιδέα που διαπνέει ολόκληρο το οικοδόμημα της ΕΕ. Να γιατί οι αξιωματούχοι της Ένωσης δεν λογοδοτούν σε κανέναν, ενώ είναι προστατευμένοι με αυξημένες ασυλίες έναντι οιουδήποτε συστήματος δικαιοσύνης.

Η ευρωβουλή δεν είναι παρά το άλλοθι της απολυταρχίας των Βρυξελλών. Πρόκειται για μια αναβίωση των παρλιαμέντων του μεσαίωνα, που συγκαλούσε ο μονάρχης προκειμένου να πάρει την έγκριση των υπηκόων του για τις πολιτικές του επιλογές. Και όπως ήταν φυσικό, όποιος βρισκόταν εκεί ως εκπρόσωπος των πληθυσμών του βασιλείου διακινδύνευε το κεφάλι του, πηγαίνοντας κόντρα στον μονάρχη, ή κέρδιζε προνόμια και πλούτη αν αποδεικνυόταν πιστός υπήκοος.

Όπως τα παρλιαμέντα αυτά δεν αποτέλεσαν ποτέ προϊόν, ή δείγμα δημοκρατίας, έτσι σήμερα είναι και το ευρωκοινοβούλιο. Ένα συμβουλευτικό παρλιαμέντο εξαγοράς με προνόμια και πλούτη των εκπροσώπων από τους πληθυσμούς της αυτοκρατορίας.

Φυσικά το αποτέλεσμα του δημοψηφίσματος στη Βρετανία ήταν μόνο η αρχή. Ήδη έχει ξεσπάσει η μάχη για την ίδια την έννοια και την ουσία της δημοκρατίας. Όχι απλά για την κυριαρχία των πολλών, αλλά και της συμμόρφωσης της εξουσίας με την αξίωση της μεγάλης πλειοψηφίας για μεγάλες ριζικές αλλαγές υπέρ της εργασίας στη Βρετανία. Η υπεράσπιση του έθνους κράτους με το Brexit ήταν απλά η αρχή.

 

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