Nigel Farage To European Parliament: "The Euro Game Is Up... Just Who The Hell Do You Think You Are? You Are Very Dangerous People"

Tyler Durden's picture

Famous euroskeptic Nigel Farage (as seen previously here), in just under 4 brief minutes tells more truth about the entire European experiment than all European bankers, commissioners, and politicians have done in the past decade. As we have already said pretty much all of this before, we present it without commentary: "Good morning Mr. van Rompuy, you've been in office for one year, and in that time the whole edifice is beginning to crumble, there's chaos, the money's running out, I should thank you - you should perhaps be the pinup boy of the euroskeptic movement. But just look around this chamber this morning, look at these faces, look at the fear, look at the anger. Poor Barroso here looks like he's seen a ghost. They're beginning to understand that the game is up. And yet in their desperation to preserve their dream, they want to remove any remaining traces of democracy from the system. And it's pretty clear that none of you have learned anything. When you yourself Mr. van Rompuy say that the euro has brought us stability, I supposed I could applaud you for having a sense of humor, but isn't this really just the bunker [or banker?] mentality. Your fanaticism is out in the open. You talk about the fact that it was a lie to believe that the nation state could exist in the 21st century globalized world. Well, that may be true in the case of Belgium who haven't had a government for 6 months, but for the rest of us, right across every member state in this union, increasingly people are saying, "We don't want that flag, we don't want the anthem, we don't want this political class, we want the whole thing consigned to the dustbin of history." We had the Greek tragedy earlier on this year, and now we have the situation in Ireland. I know that the stupidity and greed of Irish politicians has a lot to do with this: they should never, ever have joined the euro. They suffered with low interest rates, a false boom and a massive bust. But look at your response to them: what they are being told as their government is collapsing is that it would be inappropriate for them to have a general election. In fact commissioner Rehn here said they had to agree to a budget first before they are allowed to have a general election. Just who the hell do you think you people are. You are very, very dangerous people indeed: your obsession with creating this European state means that you are happy to destroy democracy, you appear to be happy with millions and millions of people to be unemployed and to be poor. Untold millions will suffer so that your euro dream can continue. Well it won't work, cause its Portugal next with their debt levels of 325% of GDP they are the next ones on the list, and after that I suspect it will be Spain, and the bailout for Spain will be 7 times the size of Ireland, and at that moment all the bailout money will is gone - there won't be any more. But it's even more serious than economics, because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens."

h/t Ian

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Spitzer's picture

does anyone here truly believe FOFOA's take on the Euro and freegold ?

It all makes sense to me but nobody talks about it.

Non Passaran's picture

FoFoA was discussed (in ZH comments) this week.

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Does any rational person who wants to make $$ believe in FOfucked? Nooooooooooo.

Spitzer's picture

Sounds like a comment form somebody that is too fucking sorry, unintelligent enough to understand FOFOA.

who wants to make $$

make $$$, oh the irony......

Attitude_Check's picture

I want to make ZIM $'s.  I could be a Quadrillionair in less than a week!!!!!!!!!

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Central Unintelligent Agency bitchez! AKA: FoFoA, FOfucked.

Spitzer's picture

The marginalisation of FOFOA even on Zerohedge and comments like this are the perfect sentiment that will probably prove the FOFOA theory right.And even allot of goldbugs with their leveraged positions in the paper gold market will lose. Remember, the market goes where it will burn the most people so under freegold, fiat bugs and allot of gold bugs will lose wealth.

FOFOA is a nut right ? yeah...he's full of shit, cant be true....

MeTarzanUjane's picture

Yes your man might be right but from first hand experience I can tell you that the market can stay irrational longer than I can remain solvent. That applies to almost everyone that I know.

As a result I never become emotional about what I trade. Never a bug or a preacher. Just trade dispassionately with my stomach. When it burps if it smells sweet I buy, sour I sell.

I do like you emotional traders, you're fun to fuck with.

Spitzer's picture

what I trade

Just trade

emotional traders


hahaha, some people's wealth is beyond your mouse clicking, day trading bullshit and that wealth is typically not created with mouse clicking, day trading bullshit.





Teaser's picture

you're a real fucknut, you know that?

tmosley's picture

Trading this market is like looting a burning building.  When the roof collapses, you are probably going to be trapped in your positions and lose everything.

Holding physical gold and silver will not negatively affect your solvency.

Reese Bobby's picture

Yes, you have to be a real genius to understand that gold could be the final store of value.  If only others were as smart as your painfully dumb ass...

e_goldstein's picture

it's not about making $$ anymore, you dolt. it's about reestablishing freedom for this generation and the generations that follow.


may the entire system crumble to dust.


bank guy in Brussels's picture

That's a really complex and good question about whether the core European governments - especially the Germans - really have a different long-term game plan re currencies, perhaps in league with the Russians (key suppliers of European energy) and the Chinese as well.

They indeed may very quietly have a back-up plan for after the Americans are kaputski, for a currency backed by a basket of commodities including the precious metals, or something like what Jim Sinclair talks about, a currency whose quantity fluctuations are tied to precious metal reserves even if not directly backed unit for unit.

But what is true, is that there is A LOT MORE GOLD in private European hands than many people would guess, an ultra-private shadow 'off-the-books' element in a number of transactions and asset holdings. It is simply not talked about here in public, in the way that Americans do.

This is the heritage of the World Wars, and the European sense that you never know when 'the Nazis' or their equivalent are coming back. The US gov't in these decades behaves a lot like the Nazis, thus a constant reminder of the fascist problem and why some discretion is needed.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

One of the conditions for euro entry is that goverments cannot tax the importation of Gold.

Maybe this is a shaky bit of evidence for the Gold Bias in Euro land.

As regards Ireland I think the ECB may make a tactical retreat and offload this country under the BOE sphere of influence.

PS the Euro strength against the Dollar for most of the decade must have been a draw for Gold out of America as this is classically the case under these conditions.

Also the personal savings / low personal debt of the western continent makes owning PMs a likely option for the middleclass in Europe which on a mean basis are more numerous and wealthy then their American counterparts.

Spitzer's picture

One of the conditions for euro entry is that goverments cannot tax the importation of Gold.

More evidence piling up for FOFOA freegold....

outamyeffinway's picture

And Spain? Are they the back-breaker?

Drachma's picture

Look out for a unified Germany.

JLee2027's picture

Germans in league with Russians? 

The current crop of idiots in office (pretty much world-wide) have no master plan, except to stay in power.

robobbob's picture

familiar with Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact? one is saying it would have to last long....

Sudden Debt's picture

So true.

Take Belgium for example. The national portfolio which doesn't wants to reveal their gold reserves.

Also, where is Leopold II his gold he honestly earned in Congo go to?

Rumors have it, that would be a total of 2300 tons of gold that is now traceless.

IQ 145's picture

 "Take Belgium for example" ; hmm. no thanks. You can keep it.

Commander Cody's picture

I'll certainly take the Belgian brews!

jeff montanye's picture

leopold ll was a cruel, cruel killer and exploiter.  he earned nothing honestly in congo but history's curse.

Questionmark's picture

I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

Sudden Debt's picture

Yes I was. Leopold was for Congo what Hitler was for Europe.

Violetta's picture
Violetta (not verified) jeff montanye Dec 1, 2010 9:21 PM

Well said!

whacked's picture

"The US gov't in these decades behaves a lot like the Nazis, thus a constant reminder of the fascist problem and why some discretion is needed."


So true.

Scoutster's picture

Sad to recognize ourselves as comparable to Nazis. It's a sad time in our country's history.

UP4Liberty's picture

Who do you think the Nazis learned their extermination and ethnic cleansing tactics from?  The good ole US...remember the Native Indians?

Arthor Bearing's picture

To be fair most civilizations have stepped on some heads in their time. Even the fucking Mongols

New_Meat's picture

don'tcha know.

relativism is such a wonder.

- Ned

Maybe we need a beer summit?

hbjork1's picture

"To be fair most civilizations have stepped on some heads in their time. Even the fucking Mongols"

Yes, you can even ask the American Indians about effect that European immigration had on "OUR" country.  "This land is YOUR land, this land is MY land".   

So now that it is "our" country.  We can't blame the foreigners. 

AnAnonymous's picture

The Imperial Japaneses too. Where do you think they got their assimilation procedure they used on Koreans from? Good ole US.

Hopefully  for the Koreans, the Japanese did not practise long enough so their attempt failed. If not, they would have suffered the same assimilative fate as the US negroes...

115spider's picture

they learnt it from the 19th Century British Army (Back when Britain was the only superpower)

Blitzkrieg is based on their actions in India and Afghanistan. Concentration camps are based on the internment camps in South Africa from the Boer War.

There is a debate about whether or not Henry Ford had an influence on the content in Mein Kampf.

Violetta's picture
Violetta (not verified) Scoutster Dec 1, 2010 9:34 PM

oh for pete's sake, this is not nazi germany.  where are the camps?  where are the trains? where is the psychotic madman dictator?  let's stay real here.

VK's picture

FOFOA! Hahaha, the guy who believes hyperinflation is coming, if he waits a decade then sure, Benny is so incompetent, he couldn't inflate out of a helium factory.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

FOFOA may be right, or he may be wrong.  I don't know.  But he makes a plausible and compelling case.

I have been buying gold since the 1980s, probably before FOFOA even was a Friend of FOA.  His blog rings right with me, and I have learned a lot about gold there.  Gold is a big subject. 

Anyone with any wealth who does not own some physical gold is not holding the best insurance and the best wealth preservation out there.  Not owning physical gold seems MUCH riskier to me than not having any.

Disclosure: 7% of my net assets are in gold.  And a bit more in other PMs.

Eternal Student's picture

I'm not sure what case he makes, as what little I've read seems to be some ad-hoc attempts to satisfy the wet-dreams of gold bugs through the use of incomplete and twisted logic. If there's a central thesis somewhere on his site, a link would be appreciated, as I do keep an open mind. But so far, the little I've seen appears to be far from impressive. The only other thing that I've seen are the crazy claims that everything is hyperinflation, from supposed FOFOA fans. I've seen people claim that when prices go up, that's hyperinflation. And when prices go down, that's hyperinflation. Truly a hammer seeing nothing but nails. With the predicitive ability reduced to below zero. Witness the recent miss by many who thought that the dollar was doomed, and about to implode last September.

So if there's a central thesis, please do share. I'd honestly be delighted to evaluate it.


DoChenRollingBearing's picture


FOFOA foresees a big jump in the price of gold as its wealth preservation feature becomes more clear.  He also believes that the paper COMEX price is a bad indicator of the real value of gold.

He is saying that "Freegold" will come.  That gold will no longer be tied to any currency.  That it will just be allowed to float in value against other currencies, currency has no wealth preservation effect, it just promotes easy transactions.

I am grossly simplifying and overgeneralizing his line of thought.  To better understand his case, you will have to go to his blog, and do a LOT of reading.  If you LIKE gold, then I would encourage you to do it.  If you do NOT like gold, then the rather large time investment and brain effort likely is not worth it for you.

I kind of think that those of us who buy into (even partly) may be bad spokesmen for FOFOA.  His blog is the best place to understand his case.  Like Ron Paul's fans (me inc.).  And unfortunately, it is a fairly hard slog to figure it all out.  Been hard for me anyway, and I think he has a lot of knowledge and expertise to share.

Eternal Student's picture

Thanks. I was looking more for his own condensed view of things. From what I've read so far, it's not worth the time when it's apparent that he doesn't understand the big picture or the dynamics. Or so it appears, from my limited reading. I fully admit I may have missed something. But if one can't condense things down so that one's grandmother can understand it, then you don't know what you're talking about (to use Enrico Fermi's famous quote).

I do apparently agree with a number of points, but from what I've seen, he doesn't understand what will happen before then. E.g. I agree that the dollar will eventually destruct. But a number of things have to happen before then.

I would beware of being long gold. Gold and other asset prices collapse when there are massive margin calls. But I am invested in Silver and will be picking up more shortly. When certain key COMEX watchers use the term "breaking the bank", that is noteworth, IMO.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

@ Eternal

Here are some of FOFOA's own words, making his case in as few words possible at the request of one of his readers:

Gold is not going to back the M1 or M2 or some basket of international currencies. It is not going to be some sort of NWO gimmick. It is going to float, just like it does today, only from a much more restricted supply once paper-promise-gold hits that inevitable wall. 

So if you'd like to get in on the receiving end of this transition, Buy. Physical. Gold. Now. As someone once said. The non-inflation adjusted value of gold, its value relative to today's prices, like a $2 loaf of bread, is going to somewhere between $30,000/oz. and $100,000/oz. once we're dealing with a global physical market. That means an ounce will be worth between 15,000 and 50,000 loaves of bread, anywhere in the world, just to be clear, since I see so many people say "what good is $50,000 gold if bread costs $100?" 

How's that? Is it direct enough? Or should I work on my delivery?


From his comments section of his article of November 5.

Eternal Student's picture

Thank you. Also for what he means by free gold. I'll have to disagree with the "now" part. But on a longer timeframe, it sounds like I'd be in more agreement.

As for now, I'm buying wheat berries (not flour) over gold. There's going to be a tremendous buying opportunity for gold later on, IMO.

ColonelCooper's picture

+1 Country Living grain mill.

Buy both.  It seems to me that if you are concerned enough to be prepping food, you are making a rather large assumption that there will be buying opportunities for gold later.  You may be right.  But if you aren't, what does it hurt to pick up an ounce or three now? 

Although I would say that if buying a couple ounces presents one with a financial strain (not making assumptions about you in particular), they are much better off with the wheat berries.