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Europe Has Become A Totalitarian State

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Submitted by Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box,

The Cyprus Template
 
“What manner of men had lived in those days...who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion?”
 
                   -Taylor Caldwell
 
Cyprus is absolutely the template for Europe now. It is just that the template is far worse than what is narrowly imagined.
 
It is not the small nation of Cyprus nor is it that the specifics of the criminality that was transacted in Cyprus which is any sort of template. This is not the center of the issue. It is what Cyprus means and the horrible implications of what took place.
 
I cannot issue a stern enough warning here. No words that I write will adequately embrace the transgression that has taken place in Cyprus. Any thought that you have that the Cyprus experience is a lone and isolated event that will not be repeated, in some form in the future, is going to be proven wrong.
 
Yesterday the Parliament in Cyprus narrowly passed the EU bailout. Part of this package included seizing 90% of the depositors’ money to help pay for the bailout. There was no due process of law, no bankruptcy proceeding, no judicial review of assets and, in fact, no law of any sort applied. Deposits were confiscated as mandated by the European Union and agreed to by the Cyprus Parliament. Europe demanded the seizure and that is what is critically important to understand and appreciate.
 
In Greece the EU demanded that the bond holders be penalized and to accomplish this they had Greece retroactively change the laws. In Cyprus Europe demanded the confiscation of depositors’ money. One + one still makes two and the template, when properly recognized, is that the European Union will do whatever they like and when they like it and to whom they like with little or no regard for existing laws. This is, quite frankly, the Soviet Union under the control of Stalin. To be more precise, given that all of this is formulated and approved in Berlin; this is Germany making the rules for their vassal states.
 
There is one set of guidelines for Germany now and Germany still operates under their own laws but when it comes to other nations in the European Union that are in financial difficulty there are no real laws left. All that there is now is the tyrannical demands of Berlin that must be obeyed to receive funds.
 
“It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.”
 
                      -Thomas Jefferson
 
The spirit of a 1930’s government “that must be obeyed” has returned to the Continent. To not recognize this is a mistake. To call it something more polite is inaccurate. To appease those who impose this autocracy does nothing except to slather the truth with falsehoods.
 
“Some of the cruelest tyrants in history were motivated by noble ideals, or made choices that they would call 'hard but necessary steps' for the good of their nation.”
 
                  -Jim Butcher, “Turncoat”
 
The European Union is controlled by Germany. The European Union no longer operates under the law; their laws or the laws of any singular nation. Europe has, in fact, become a totalitarian State. This is the template. This is the new reality!
 
“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing a people to slavery.”
 
                      -Thomas Jefferson

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Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:32 | 3519833 prains
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thank god it's not;

 

wake up and smell the tranny!

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:34 | 3519844 EmmittFitzhume
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Jesus. That's what I thought it said.  Almost got sick!

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:56 | 3519909 lolmao500
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Jesus? Illegal! Freedom of religion down the tubes!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/01/Breaking-Pentagon-Confirms...

Breaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. 

The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. 

(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of “treason,” and of committing an act of “spiritual rape” as serious a crime as “sexual assault.” He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are “enemies of the Constitution.”)

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:59 | 3519938 McMolotov
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Nobody fucks with the Jesus.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:01 | 3519945 TeamDepends
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Except you know who!!!!

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:32 | 3520101 Fredo Corleone
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The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

- Albert Camus.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:50 | 3520177 AldousHuxley
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Germany is the victim for lending savings to worthless Europeans

Cyprus spent others' money

Germans produce engineered products.

Blame the Cyprus leaders for shortsightedness of living high on debt.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:02 | 3520225 lolmao500
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Germany is forced to bail out European countries... otherwise Deutsche Bank goes down and Germany down with it.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:49 | 3520414 Crtrvlt
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So fascism as in the end this is all done for the banks?

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:02 | 3520222 Muddy1
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Europe Has Become A Totalitarian State, and the United States is right behind

 

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 00:15 | 3521298 gorillaonyourback
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Yep we r but when they start taking momey out of accounts. U have been warned. Think about this the top ten percent have 90 % of the wealth most people have maybe 3or4 thousand in an account if that. Its the rich snake eating its own tail

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:01 | 3519958 Goldilocks
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"Jesus saves sinners... and redeems them for valuable cash prizes" - John Wichers

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:47 | 3520178 Strider52
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So, it's OK to be gay in the military, but don't ever say the word "Jesus"?

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:27 | 3520318 Meremortal
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If this is enforced equally there will be few or no Muslims serving in military by next year.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:34 | 3520330 Bangin7GramRocks
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No! It just means you can't cram your make believe bullshit down the throats of every lower rank soldier or airman. Believe in fairytales all you want. Just keep it to yourself assholes!

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:32 | 3520762 Augustus
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The article made no mention that anyone was cramming anything on anyone.  There have been chaplins in the militaries for centuries. 

It is so wonderful to find someone such as you who knows the answers to all mysteries and can generate such a wonderful rant to express themselves.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:13 | 3520910 darteaus
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Thank you for bringing your reason and tolerance to the discussion.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 23:40 | 3521219 buyingsterling
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Bangin7GramRocks - your seven gram rocks are crack. If I had a dollar for every intellectual retard who complained about people 'cramming religion down their throat' I'd be Bernanke. Do you have the same infantile reaction about kids being taught the religion of materialism/moral relativism/evolution?

Look, whatever it is that you're doing when the lights are out is between you and the Creator. He still loves you regardless, just as he loves all of his children, even the likes of the morally putrid Obama and his bankster masters. Just try not to get your panties all bunched-up when the father of all tells you that certain things aren't good for you. That's what it's really all about for most of the God-haters. Many worship the goverment, which is an active and overt control freak, but HATE the idea of a guiding moral force which works only through persuasion. Grow up.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:06 | 3519969 thisandthat
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Funny when at the same time they're issuing scopes with Bible inscriptions on them...

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:28 | 3520963 NoDebt
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Those inscriptions were put there by the scope manufacturer (company headed by a Christian).  I don't know if they are still doing it, were asked to stop doing it, or where exactly that landed.  Maybe somebody who followed that story to the end could chime in. 

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:24 | 3520066 BillyBoy22
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Except if the DoD was strongly encouraging christian proselytyzing, or even just allowing it, you would be screaming RELIGIOUS TYRANNY

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 20:26 | 3520532 WTFx10
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Weinstein, wtf

ASHINGTON, GEORGE, in Maxims of George Washington by A. A. Appleton & Co.

    "They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great cause we are engaged in... It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of America."

This prophecy, by Benjamin Franklin, was made in a "CHIT CHAT AROUND THE TABLE DURING INTERMISSION," at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention of 1787. This statement was recorded in the dairy of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a delegate from South Carolina.

    "I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
    In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal.
    For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.
    If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.
    If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves.
    Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American's, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:16 | 3520715 stormsailor
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always heard there were no atheist in foxholes.  i wonder if it ever gets down to a "die hard' situation if our young men might want communion or a prayer.

 

been in a few tight spots, and said a prayer or two.   it helped.

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 05:47 | 3521556 darkpool2
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Might have "helped " you get through a tight spot, but it didnt help change the reality of the situation you were in !

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:20 | 3520934 Nehweh Gahnin
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Interesting.  I wonder if that includes their own chaplains.

This is really interesting.  I normally don't touch religious discussions simply because I don't have anything nice to say.  But this points to segmentation based upon what the state is seeing of the public dialogue.  The state is keeping its options open, and finding itself competing with this cohort in certain areas (ammo, preps, ideological cohesion).  The Christians also did not, in any substantial way, pile on to the government's dog & pony show with the Tsarnaev Bros.  I think that was unexpected, and alarming.  The propaganda memes are breaking down, as everything else continues spinning.

They come for the Christians now.  I am not a Christian.  But I am not going to wait for TPTB to work their way down to me.  I am with you.  You talk to each other about whatever you need to, and stand together.  Tell the authorities to fuck themselves on that.  You will take casualties, at least involving prison for some, and more for others.  Do it anyway.

In this way, we will learn about each other.  The state does not want that.  It wants to divide us.  Our commerce and conversation is toxic to them.

See.  Decide.  Resist.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:57 | 3519941 Citxmech
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That second Jefferson quote is amazing.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 22:47 | 3521047 Dull Care
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Amazing and more importantly prophetic.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:53 | 3519928 Aeternus
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:36 | 3519840 HyperinflatmyNutts
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First off I would like to give a BIG FUCK YOU to Bernanke!!

Forget Europe it is happening here.... 

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:44 | 3519881 Sudden Debt
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europe... america... where's the difference. we're all fucked and whatever the puppetshow shows us, the damages are done and can't be reversed.

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 05:06 | 3521534 Urban Redneck
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Unfortunately, there isn't much difference except for a lower cost of living and lower level of sophistication.  My wife's godson got gang frisked walking through the train station on May Day with the backpack he borrowed from me.  Confusing a Brazilian for a Muslim isn't quite as ignorant as confusing as confusing a Sikh for a Muslim, and to an alert set of eyes, there would be something "out of place" with that backpack on a teenager, but if the American Fascist swine hadn't fucked up as usual, there wouldn't be any contagion to jump the pond and infect the Euro-species-

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:01 | 3519943 johngaltfla
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That's right. It is here now and just watch what happens when the masses wake up and realize all these "new new" improved security agencies answer to the political and financial elites and not to the people....

 

Obama’s SS is Here NOW

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:11 | 3520003 pickupthatcan
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While I was tending my Skittle shitting unicorn, I kept hoping that a couple of the Joint Chiefs yell out "Sic Semper Tyrannus" during a White House briefing and start slitting some throats. 

Until then, we're fucked.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:36 | 3519842 kato
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"...the tyrannical demands of Berlin that must be obeyed to receive funds."

Please spare the hyperbole: it is what happens when you fuck up and go broke.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:42 | 3519865 CrashisOptimistic
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Pretty much.

" the tyrannical demands of Berlin that must be obeyed to receive [German] funds"

Now, exactly what is wrong with that?

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:46 | 3519894 LetsGetPhysical
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yeah I get a little tired of the meme. Pretty simple: Leave the Euro. Otherwise, STFU and live within your means. Can't have it both ways.  

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 21:41 | 3520793 Augustus
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That is about what I've been thinking as I read the criticisms of the Germans.

If the Germans have been living withing their means, and have performed the task to absorbing the broke economy of East Germany, why should they be made to send cash to Spain Or Cyprus?  The countries  needing the bailouts have no real plans to change the prime problem of overspending on generous benefits, except that the Greeks cannot get credit for the state to buy the stuff to give away.

The real meltdown will come when everyone recoginzes that Germany is more of a strong facade that covers the same unsustainable policies of the other Euroland countries.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:37 | 3519853 overhere2000
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If a debt can't be paid, it won't be paid.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:40 | 3519872 CrashisOptimistic
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Of course it will.  If it's not paid, the swaps explode and destroy the world.

Therefore there will be loans provided so that the debt can be paid.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:24 | 3520077 shovelhead
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And this is where Cyprus fucked up...

They had the ECB by the curlies and let go.

Buncha chickens.

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 00:56 | 3521355 W74
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My thoughts exactly.  They could've just said 'no.'

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:29 | 3520096 Everybodys All ...
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The swaps will never be paid. Not a snowballs chance.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:43 | 3519880 Sudden Debt
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A banking buddy of mine told me that there are laws comming where everybody needs to downpay credit debt within a time limit of 48 months.
it will crush the cash strapped people even more.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 18:22 | 3520051 Poor Grogman
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The problem is that debt can't be paid off in a fractional reserve system.
It is mathematically impossible.
For some poor wage earner to pay off his debt some other entity must take on extra debt.

Enter the biggest debtor on earth...

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 19:35 | 3520335 Meremortal
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What does "downpay" mean? Does it mean pay down? Because that wouldn't necessarily be onerous.

If it means "pay off" your banker buddy is pulling your leg.

Either way it would do wonders for the economy, just like the other nostrums that have been implemented. Bad wonders, but wonders. 

 

 

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 00:55 | 3521353 W74
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Hopefully that'll benefit savers as the credit-card debtors will have to liquidate assets.  I'm not for the erosion of liberties in this, but damn, people can just rack it up and then declare bankruptcy.

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 17:47 | 3519882 McMolotov
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If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

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