EVoLuTioN oF A EURO SWiNe...

williambanzai7's picture




By: @blumberlin







Evolving is not a straight line

Observe the progression of swine

From Eurocrat hog

To German top dog

The species now starts its decline

The Limerick King









Cyprus and Greece need a deal

The Spartans have known how you feel

If you want to stay

With honor you pay

The Troika demands that you kneel

The Limerick King







No haircuts for the stakeholders of the Northern core banks.




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jowenchrist's picture

Great work as usual William - esp love the squid slithering over europe ! Fabulous !

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

A little lipstick goes a long way in this world ...

Ghordius's picture

OT and a rant against British (and American) superficiality when it comes to the EU

Found something that interested me on The Slog about confusion (link)

The Slog goes here like this:

"Why is this? It’s simple really…and I’ve observed it so many times now, I will not countenance any of the ‘just a conspiracy theory’ tripe – if only because that sort of trollesque assertion is part of the same process.

These are the reasons it happens. 

First, the US is desperate to keep American investors calm about what’s happening in the eurozone. [in this, I agree, the American Investor is famous for his stampedes, the very caricature of "Hot Money"]

Second, most Americans are very badly informed about Europe. [also agree, but The Slog, being British, comes second in being "badly informed" about "the rest of Europe" and the EU in particular]

Third, all US news sites and stations are under enormous pressure to fill time and space with apparent ‘news’. [again, agreement]

Fourth, a helluva lot of journalists are lazy and superficial – especially econo-financial journalists. [yes]

Fifth, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin are at loggerheads most of the time, and brief against each other 24/7. [and this applies to all 27 members of the EU, but the Slog, being British, somehow has a reductionist view only slightly better than the American one of looking for one "center of power"]

And finally, it suits the European Commission press room to run about carrying mirrors and trailing smoke: this creates controversy, disagreement, and multivariate interpretation….it provides distraction and distortion to line up the deception. [and here I have to laugh and just think: again, a British view about the EU]


Why, do you ask me? What is the typically British distorted view of The Slog? He lives in France since a while and travels a lot, just shortly he reported from Italy and Greece. He is smart and knows a lot.


Ah, well, yes, but just look at the story he tells in Greece (here). The short of it, a German lady sniffs about his friends smoking in a Greek tavern. And then he launches a diatribe about "how Brussels made an EU law about smoking" and of course about Germans being so arrogantly normative

A small thing, you might say, but does The Slog know or even care how this EU Law functions? NO. He, as a Brit, he is simply convinced that "Brussels decided uniformity". Which is simply not true. Yes, the EU Parliament did establish a framework which roughly establishes all member countries to "do something", but the results differ, vastly.

In Germany (a strongly federal nation) every Bundesland is still somehow "fighting it out", with the conflict being roughly "non smoking cities against smoking countrysides", with widely different local state laws

In Greece (a strongly centralized nation), the national law is simply hyperrestrictive - and often disregarded

In Italy - where The Slog just passed by - there are lots of restaurants and clubs where smoking is permitted by national law - if the ventilation systems are according to the norm (google smoking/restaurants/Italy to get the gist, it's huge), with additional legislation being passed even at local community level (famously in some communities you are not allowed to smoke 10 yards from a pregnant woman)

In the UK? People are just told to smoke outside according to the "Brussels diktat". And no reference to the national law.

What I'm trying to say is this: Brits have an utter conviction that Brussels is just treating them like sheep. To the point that they don't realize what is EU legislation and what is their own damn national legislation - even when well informed and traveled like The Slog is

Why is this so? This is mostly a British phenomenon. I'd say it has a lot to do with how British media works. Oh, and a strong habit of moaning, which leads me sometimes to think that actually they love the EU because it gives them something moar to moan about

JOYFUL's picture

Talk about "hoisting one's self upon their own petard"!!!

the man who 'owns' moanin here...(or at very least, the continental franchise!)

the veritable Eur-o-peon MoanaLisa de moan ...Comrade Citizen Ghoridus hizzself!>!>>>: has discovered an 'unauthorized' faction of moanin...free of his centralized authority...and brings the gavel down mightly upon the heads of the perfidious Brit...once agin!

But methinks he doth 'moan' too muchly...for as he himself lucidly illuminates...

I sometimes think our favourite Euroappartchik is a closet Anglophile himself...because they give him moar to moan about!

Ghordius's picture

closet Anglophile? no. I'm an open Anglophile, and often in London, on the English countryside and in Scotland, nearly always on invitation

moaning the British way it's not only a national habit, it's practically a civic virtue, imho, like British queing - very civilized

what I bemoan about Britain is the fact that they still give shelter to this hyperhypothecating pirate's nest called The City of London Corporation, their news-landscape and some of their Murdoch-planted views - and a lack of proper critical thinking when it comes to authority - and in this I see parallels in the whole AngloSphere, milord JoyFul ;-)

to put it in simpler terms: AngloSaxons (as a culture, not a race) are too damn hierarchical, for my tastes, imho this clouds their thinking when it's about "peer-structures" like the EU and the ECB

and this does not make me an apparatshnik, in my view

JOYFUL's picture

All good, and I have no doubt that you are received with open arms when over the water, as you are a most entertaining fellow...

I can't help but feel, however, that the recent escalation in your you vs we phrasing(see above for example thereof)points to a steady drift inwards in the pyschological sense...

I've always preferred to believe that 'we', the Europoid peoples...are a peeple - most separate and distinct in our daily ways, yet bound together by tempermental and genetic factors that mitigate our differences...

and believe this to be pretty much diametrically the opposite to what the Eurovision represents in contrast.

btw...I also suspect that many of those who 'bemoan' the City of London would be altogether happy with the same behemoth, were it simply picked up and transferred to a continental locale!

Ghordius's picture

The City before the Big Bank or the one after it? Two very different things, imo

williambanzai7's picture

They tried to create a Euro City of London in Frankfurt and wound up with a Muppet nest instead.

GoldIsMoney's picture

I can not stand Mrs Merkel either, but what about all the looters which took the money from the EC. Why is it just Germany which is bashed? What about the other politicians which have voted over and over again for every bail-out there is?

Sorry, Mrs Merkel may be a swine, but it's not the only one. 

Bearwagon's picture

Please stop calling this evil woman "mutti". That's how children call their mother, and she has never been one, nor is she qualified to be. The term "mutti" is associated with motherly love and warmth. Not a viable description of Merkel at all. I would advise to call her a "very bad stepmother".  ;-)

akak's picture

Merkel is a woman?

With that face, and that body, and the name "Angle-uh", I would never have guessed.

q99x2's picture

The Troika are going to start paying the EU Nation banks until they have enough time to put together a big false flag. Both the EU and US have to go bigger since few believe the small ones aren't from their government. In other words they are going to pull a Bernanke of a false flag.

ShakaZulu's picture

What's he looking for up Merkel's skirt?  It ain't kosher!

blindman's picture

"If you really want to communicate something, even if it’s just an emotion or an attitude, let alone an idea, the least effective and least enjoyable way is directly. It only goes in about an inch. But if you can get people to the point where they have to think a moment what it is you’re getting at, and then discover it, the thrill of discovery goes right through the heart.

Stanley Kubrick

williambanzai7's picture

We have seen before what happens when the youth of Europe are "radicalized."

Those Euro-morons are truly playing with fire.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Back then the ratio of young adults to old pensioners was wildly higher than today. The percentage of European youth doing any economic activity is disasastrously low, but there arent a whole lot of them outside of France, the one place where birthrates have stayed close to replacement these last decades....thanks to the north African immigrant populations' traditional role for their women, plus massive subsidies by the government from productive people to these people.

williambanzai7's picture

In other words they are doomed to the Japanese lost decades scenario.

WTFUD's picture

No matter how much lip(o)gloss/suction you lather on frau Merkel she still smells like an old hookers shammy ( chamois ).

Stud Duck's picture

The Forth Reich will last a 1000 years!

blindman's picture

Glenn Beck: Was Saudi National Detained By Boston Police Involved In Boston Bombing?
by Noah Rothman | 2:51 pm, April 22nd, 2013
here is the line in the sand crossed.
Richie Havens, Freedom, (Woodstock)

blindman's picture

What Do We Want To Grow Into?
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 7:45 PM
the mentality of the adolescent recognizes maturation
but is confronted by limited growth , the end of a stage
of development, then rebels and lashes out in pain.
it happens and is a problem and it hurts, some survive
and that seems to be good enough. sheesh, what a system!

blindman's picture

the peoples of the world need be informed:
the German, Caucasian, dna purity leadership
strand has a "purity", thereby justifying repression
and subjugation of those other peoples of varied and
divergent pro-generation. it is codified and encoded
in the structure of the monetary system, law.
down by law.
though the derivation of that strand is a subject of
study and inquiry, the dominance is unquestionably,
as made obvious by technologic mastery and dominance
of message and mass exposure, self evident
word be damned.
my god, she reminds me of the fuhrer,(female father).
when they would see the image in the dreams and live
to trust the image and message, whatever that may bring.
I mean to say she appears to be acceptable and somehow
adorable even in her evil predation of the innocent and
other truly vulnerable. it is magical and chromatically
related to the chameleon, a racial thing in the domain
of man-kind-less-ness.
private fiat money doesn't work, hard private fiat money
under national conduit works less.

WTFUD's picture

Fine Art Werk WB! Very Classy. If at werk you drop a spanner it travels in a downward manner. A brick a bolt a bar a cup, everything travels down not up. We need to Electrify that Squid and Gas the Saggy Frau ; next We Decapitate the tumours of 10 und 11 DownSyndrome Street & Boil Alive in a Bag that cockeyed Frog avec Slagarde Hollandaise style; Cook the Cunt Obambo in a pot of Gumbo! Failing all of this we drop our strides and beg " please sir/ miss may i have another one ".

news printer's picture

Bluma's new clip; how nice.


AND some real radioactive shit

Fukushima nuclear plant shutdown may take Japan longer than predicted 40 years, warns U.N. agency


williambanzai7's picture

We have every reason to expect that the people making these estimated lies are 100% certain that they will be long dead and gone by then.

nmewn's picture


Completely OT but hilarious. Todays Earth Day, a look back at predictions from Earth Day...1970.

“We have about five more years at the outside to do something.”
• Kenneth Watt, ecologist

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist

We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.”
• Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

“Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”
• New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

My two personal favorites from that rabid eco-idiot who has been wrong his entire tenured life...Paul Ehrlich...

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”
• Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University


“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
• Life Magazine, January 1970

“At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist


“Air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist...


“We are prospecting for the very last of our resources and using up the nonrenewable things many times faster than we are finding new ones.”
• Martin Litton, Sierra Club director

“By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

“Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
• Sen. Gaylord Nelson

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

rosiescenario's picture

They all shared the same error....never give a date when making a prediction.

nmewn's picture

Yes, that way it remains forever a "theory" not a scientific fact of their time...lol.

El Viejo's picture

Love your post.

Some interesting internet searches: (be sure and include the quotes)

"if you took every person "

"if you took all the "

nmewn's picture

lol...yes, we're five hours away from the end of Lenin's "birthday celebration", April 22 ;-)

New_Meat's picture

after all, it's 'cuz "science is consensus".

But in the Carl Sagan, etc. days, as you list, the "science was wrong".

This time, however, is different!

- Ned

{after all, I'm not like the others ;-)}

{{and no, it isn't original for the last 2,000 years +}}

nmewn's picture

One of the most idiotic Al Gore statements ever uttered. Science is proven fact, not some consensus derived from like minded interest groups. 

Easily stated thusly, there was certainly a consensus stating the earth was as flat as a pancake at one point in time. The sun revolved around the earth too. Everyone believed it, they had to, these were some very smart fellows...lol.

As an aside to my hijacking the bottom of Banzai's post (loved Merkel as Xerxes by the way) I see the EU is having a little trouble with the government mandated carbon trading scheme...errr, market they have imposed.


"EU carbon market to shrink further after fix failure"

"Campaigners and traders say could drop as low as 1-2 euros"

"Prices for EU carbon permits under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) fell 40 percent to under 3 euros on Tuesday after lawmakers rejected a plan to temporarily cut permit supply by 15 percent for fear that higher carbon prices would cost European jobs and harm economic growth."


Looks like Al Gorzeera sold out the EU Village People just in time.

Bag holders unite ;-)

williambanzai7's picture

Science is consensus is one of the most idiotic things I have ever heard.

defender's picture

The longer you spend around science, the more that you realize that the statement is true.  Been that way since ancient history.  Take for instance Galileo.  In fact, the scientific method boils down to "if you can't disprove it, it must be true."  This is why the foundations of science are always changing, all that they are waiting for is a better mousetrap.

...and yes, it is idiotic.

williambanzai7's picture

I suppose the academic establishment, which purports to be the last word on everything, operates that way. One can argue that is not necessarily good "science."

Bearwagon's picture

Inevitably we are creating, what we think we are merely watching ....

Winston Churchill's picture

Great work WB.

Just one suggestion;Scnauble should be Sweeney Todd instead.

are we there yet's picture

political corectness off:: Merkel has a pretty good rack for an older broad. Bet she could put out like a hoover when she was younger. Now like Europe and the Euro she is sagging and inflating with heavier and heavier euro makup... Southern Europe is worse of course.

Ghordius's picture

nope. many of yours are great, this one... balances them

YHC-FTSE's picture

Yeah. Along with Bank guy's sentiments I have to agree. Almost makes me feel sorry for mutti, which is not the intent here.

Don't really like the msm byline that Troika=EU either. The main component of the Troika, imo, is the IMF which for all intents and purposes serves US finance interests by a huge margin in voting rights. I suppose Blankfein represents that part? 

Debated with myself whether to post this or not. Artists don't need critiques for their work and it wouldn't be right to influence his next images. Just ignore my musings please Will.

Ghordius's picture

"Artists don't need critiques for their work and it wouldn't be right to influence his next images"

normally I'd agree, but this is not only art, it's also political statement and as such it has to be judged from the political side

to which I can just say I'd wish there was more interest in what is really happening in Europe instead of all this superficiality

MrBoompi's picture

Don't you love it when those motherfuckers beat women with clubs?

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

Mer-a-Kel Grow - spread profusely and often and watch your economy grow!!! NOT.....

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"The German people have to be tired of Merkel and the Euro"


Only the German people?