HaPPY EuRoPeaN UNioN DaY 2012

williambanzai7's picture



EUROPEAN ANTHEM (Sing to Ode to Joy)

Europe is indebted now

And indebted it will remain;

One in insolvency,

May we each contribute to the kleptocrat's domain.


May there forever reign in Europe

Misplaced faith and bankrupt justice

And austerity for the people

In an a monetary never never land


Citizens, may Euro Bankstas flourish,

The greatest Banksta bailout task now calls on you.

Ponzi pies in the sky are

The symbols that shall unite us.







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gojam's picture

Brilliant as ever. If you die I've got first dibs on your soft porn collection.

Here's my latest effort at a cartoon. http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-peasants-are-revolting/

I've got a lot to learn, I fear.


NoClueSneaker's picture

Hands down, WB. Where have you dug up those KdF playmates ?

williambanzai7's picture

I found them looking at Nazi propaganda art. Oddly, they were posted on a naturist site.


Europe - Kinda like Hooters, but without the plastic tits and other additives. Canada - kinda like Europe, but, with bigger tits. Multinational women - the only waty to go - no additives, less attitude, apart from PMS.................

covert's picture

europe is so messed up but will eventually triumph.




SAT 800's picture

"Eventually" is a long time; and "triumph" has no precise definition; aside from that you're not doing too badly.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

The EU has changed it's anthem. This is the new one  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH_DkBI9Qsk

OldPhart's picture

Strange...that's the new US Anthem to begin 2015.  How could the US and EU have the same anthem?

Money 4 Nothing's picture

ViSuaL KoMbaT.... Too BiG Too FunKsHun...

falak pema's picture

in the race to the bottom who is the BIGGEST central bank Merlin? Who is selling magical sprinkling powder more than all the others? One guess...

bank guy in Brussels's picture

Nice to see the Banzai nude euro babes.

Certainly it's good to laugh at the EU buffoonery as they handle the euro-zone mess ...

But it is still true that Europe - especially in its north-Western Continental section - is the closest to human paradise that has ever been achieved.

Europe in my neighbourhood:

- Essentially no poverty for any legal resident, everyone has health care and a minimum income

- No death penalty, no torture, very little crime, almost no one in prison, real effective freedom in people's lives, people are not afraid of the government or police or lawyers, personal assets safe

- A real joy in daily living, plus great food, beer, wine and other fine beverages

The values of the 1700s Enlightenment, are the great values of the world. In fact, most real people in the world want to live with those values.

No doubt, we could use more of the family bonding and spiritual depth, that is found elsewhere in the world ... and we love the contributions that other cultures bring ... but at the same time, people in East Asia or Latin America, feel the attraction of the Enlightenment values, and measure their own progress in part by how much they achieve these values in their own societies.

Yes, in Europe we need to figure out the economic mess and do our social democracy in a sustainable way ... and shame on Brussels Euro-crats for not caring about the average Greek or other poorer-country citizen ...

But it is, even now, quite lovely here in north-Western Continental Europe.It is a social model worth preserving, maintaining, and sharing with the world as far as possible.

SAT 800's picture

It's a social model called Socialism; it always seems like its worth preserving. Spring time always seems like its worth preserving too; but then Summer and Winter come. "The problem with Socialism is that you run out of other peoples money to spend"; Margaret Thatcher. Non?

the tower's picture

It wasn't other people's money, it was money that came out of nowhere, printed by the conservative banks, i.e. Thatcher.

williambanzai7's picture

I lived in Europe for many years and enjoyed every minute of it.

Now I'm in Asia.

So far I have not found utopia ;-)

CompassionateFascist's picture

Bank guy in Brussels...you have neither free speech nor gun rights. In fact, living in Belgium, you don't even have a country...just a disintegrating place on a map. You have nothing but a gigantic, debt-financed corporate-communist welfare-illfare state. And when that debt bubble finally bursts, you'll have less than nothing. Just millions of angry Musloids looking to cut your head off. Enjoy. Europe is paradise? The slaughterhouse-center of a dual World War, and now this.

Escapeclaws's picture

That's not what Americans want. The Republican party in particular loves to see the unfortunate and the poor suffer. The democrats like to feel good about themselves by occasionally letting some scraps fall from the table.The poor are poor due to unworthiness, not misfortune. Thus the system is working just right because everyone gets what he/she deserves. Being wealthy is actually a sign of God's favor and predestination. Every American knows deep in his heart that if he loses a job, it's due to his own failure. Americans accept the system the way it is because it would be terrible if some unworthy person got an undeserved benefit.

SAT 800's picture

"It would be terrible if some unworthy person got an undeserved benefit"---You mean, like Obamma ?

Uchtdorf's picture

Subtle sarcasm or nitwit?

StychoKiller's picture

My munny's on nitwit (Poe's Law applies here). :>D

GottaBKiddn's picture

That's not a window you're looking out of, it's a test tube. Wait till they open the asylum gate.

Many parts of the world used to be idyllic before the Europeans showed up.

Nachdenken's picture

Is that a Suncoin  we see

going down or rising

from the sandy shore of liquidity.

ebworthen's picture

Pies in the sky...yes...I see several...

They should just end it now, but they will drag the death of the Euro out one country at a time; rewarding banksters and punishing regular folks along the slow winding path.

williambanzai7's picture

My ire is driven by the narrative that banks and the wealthiest class must be kept whole at all costs.

As usual the people most responsible for creating the failed edifice refuse to suffer consequences of their actions. It's always the little guy who pays the tab.

SAT 800's picture

But only for awhile; until the wealthiest class, which is also the functionally stupidist class, and the most delusional class, who are rapidly painting themselves into a corner, make a Meshugga out of the whole thing; then a reset will occur which will not be very useful to them. I expect to see a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth amonst the, say, 5%'s, if I just managed to live another three years or so.

ptoemmes's picture

They may also be the least armed - if you ignore the "mercs" they have on the payroll for the time being anyway. 

LarryKudlow's picture
Europe is united now
United it may remain;
Our unity in diversity
May contribute to world peace.

May there forever reign in Europe
Faith and justice
And freedom for its peoples
In a greater motherland.

Citizens, Europe shall flourish,
A great task calls on you.
Golden stars in the sky are
The symbols that shall unite us.
Gully Foyle's picture

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.--Mark Twain"

I was just considering why History repeats itslelf. I realized the reason is we don't know how to act any other way except repititously. It's hardwired into our very genetic makeup.

It would be damned interesting to have our Biological imperatives used as a basis for understanding History.

We always assume there is freewill, that everyone is cognizant of their actions one hundred percent of the time. Thus the pass for the inebriated or mentally impared and challenged.

But what if we can't escape the demon of Biology. What if our choices are so narrow as to be insignificant.

How would we even learn if this is the case? We have no being outside of ourslves to compare actions and trends with.




williambanzai7's picture

That theme has more or less been applied by Jared Diamond in The Third Chimpanzee and it is fascinating food for thought.

There are also authors who have explored the cyclical nature of history based upon biology, geology and basic physics.

rosiescenario's picture

...after reading Wilson's study of ants (one of his books...not a video or Utube) there was a distinct feeling that what we may think is "free will" is total bs when viewed from afar.

williambanzai7's picture

I have read excerpts of it. Ants are fascinating and when you consider the social dimensions, frightening.

SAT 800's picture

Sobering, at the very least; sobering. The basic problem with human culture-wide knowledge is there isn't any. If you actually study history it's enormously informative and extremely useful in making decisions; basically we looking at actors who have only "one line TV characterizations" of history, and those are 100% propaganda; so the results are not surprising. I had a Professor in Bkgnd. to Western Culture and Civilisation who said, " if you find yourself surprised, you didn't do your homework". This is basically true.

skepticCarl's picture

+1 for reading a book.  +2 if it was a real book with paper pages.

Umh's picture

This time is different. This one phrase is a large part of why people keep doing the same stupid things. Combine this with "I got away with it last time" and you have the code for cyclical stupidity.

WALLST8MY8BALL's picture

Riddle me this Banzai! When is a person like a piece of wood?

williambanzai7's picture

I thought of that as well, but then I thought about Rome burning...

Gully Foyle's picture


Diddling while Rome burns.

Isn't that what Diddling is, a frivilous type of sex? Fiddling implies activity, concentrated activity. Thus Kiddie Fiddler brings to mind certain imagery that only exist with that combination. A focused type of sexual predator.

Diddling is almost passe, like "playing with yourself", bored unfocused activity.

SAT 800's picture

Your verbal test scores are too high; I can never do these puzzles because I immediately think of thirteen different things.

Gully Foyle's picture

Cats are no longer the epitome of humor.

And babies are no longer cute.



williambanzai7's picture


History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme.--Mark Twain

SAT 800's picture

I saved this image on my computer instead of going out and looking for it; I hope that's alright.

SAT 800's picture

It really would be difficult to find a single image more apropos  than this for todays situation. Of course it was created in a period of extreme pessimism and social disorder.