Europe's Soaring Revulsion Against "Europe" In One Chart

Tyler Durden's picture

Mario Draghi may have lied to Zero Hedge when saying there was no European "Plan B" (or Z), but he was right when he said that there has been a "vast amount of political capital that has been invested into the Euro." There is one problem: that political capital (like virtually every other form of capital in Europe) is evaporating at an unprecedented pace.

The following map from Votewatch may be in French, but what needs no translation is what Europe can expect following the 2014 elections for European Parliament which start today and continue until the 25.

In short - with the biggest projected "gainer" in the election, and a forecast winner in places like the UK, France, Denmark, Poland, Finland and others, being v, projected to gain 56 parliamentary seats to a record 177 (at the expense of popular European parties), the surge in the "revulsion and loathing" at the concept of a "united Europe" is unprecedented.

At this rate one more election and the Eurosceptics will be the single largest political block in a "United" Europe. We hope even hard line eurocrats can see the problem with that outcome.

So, Mr. Draghi, is it time for another political capital injection?

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GetZeeGold's picture




Europe's Soaring Revulsion Against "Europe"


We hate us!

Quintus's picture

That's just the point.  'Europe' (or more correctly the EU) is NOT us.

GetZeeGold's picture



It's a lot easier in the US.....we can just blame Bush.

GetZeeGold's picture



Jeb or Hillary, how we love our royalty.


As usual the media will sit back and take their paychecks and put out whatever is handed to them. It's not exactly a noble profession's more like snake oil.....but the money is green.

philipat's picture

The peoples of European countries never voted for, and don't want, a "United States of Europe". They want individual sovereign States within a Free Trade Area, which IS what was voted for.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This article is hilarious.

Do any of us actually think that the EU puppet-masters would let a pesky thing like democracy get in the way of their "Grand Experiment?"

Fuck no they won't. As the EU has already shown us in;

1) France (2005)
2) The Netherlands (2005)
3) Ireland (2010)
4) Italy (2012)
5) Greece (2012)

Plus, the ECJ banning, or in the alternative severely muzzling "right extremist groups"

The only thing that will change a damn thing in the EU and/or the EMZ is Greece going bankrupt and the ECB turning to France to cough up 20% of the fallout.

Cap Matifou's picture

The goblin-like Rompuy sez: fuck that vote. Can't be more blatant than this.

Van Rompuy: If The Public Doesn't Want EU Expansion, 'We Do It Anyway'
falak pema's picture

Just one probelm : Since Reaganomics days, the nation states of Europe are now insignifcant in terms of economic and energy independence, relative not only to supply sided and imperial Pax Americana, but also its subsequent globalist creations--- now some say as unintended consequence (haha)--collectively called Chindia/BRICS; of which Putin's Pipelineistan is now the looming menace to both USD and Euro monetary constructs.

Its wake up time for Europe; either as federal or as confederal construct. Going back to acrimonious nationalism and selfish devaluation and closed frontiers, à la WW1/WW2 colonial period, would be suicide as the world moves on. 

In any case, the current corruption of Pax Americana's super-duper baby : the US fiat hegemony, and more importantly, the fossil fuel hegemony-- short on legs and long on deadly pollution--is now looking ominous for first world current paradigm.

Its do or die time first world! We have to ask ourselves the RIGHT questions to come up with the RIGHT solutions.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

I though that libtards favorite thing to do was bash the US and love on the EU? Self-hate is a strong thing.

dontgoforit's picture

So you can read the majority on this as 'popular socialists'?  Kind of an oxymoron.  Fits though.

Fuh Querada's picture

you must have been a committee person

Haus-Targaryen's picture

This dude is pre-occupied with biting his ear. 

Non Passaran's picture

Many anti-EU parties are more liberal (in the classical sense of the word) that current eurotrash leadership. The EU has become a new "soft" colonialist power, subverting sovereign states within the EU, in Europe and Africa. May it crash & burn!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Europeans want 'individual sovereign States within a Free Trade Area'?

I'm in the US, and that sounds like what some of us want here ...

Totentänzerlied's picture

Free Trade does not mean free trade. It's just their supranational version of the UCC.

25or6to4's picture

Exactly. What they got is Bussels telling Sweden how many wolves it should have in the wild or how many "refuges" it shall take in per year ect.,ect.,ect. Most individual European nations have more sovereign debt now than ever before with the added benefit of high unemployment . So much for the economic benefit arguement .

gatorengineer's picture

Bush is who the main stream media want.  If the repubs serve up another Rhino, Crusty/Ryan/Bush then they will get what they deserve, and would probably loose the house in 16 as well, because republican turnout will be zero.

Give us a Paul/Rubio/Cruz/Jindal to at least make it interesting


philipat's picture

For Fuck sake America, can't you find better than a fat cunt or a dumb shit out of 300 Million+ people? Of course, whatever, it's all just a distraction and makes fuck all difference to the Oligarchy...

tiger uppercut's picture

Americans as a whole have been manipulated and subjugated by the media. We're pretty much at rock bottom right now.

toady's picture

Agreed. I'm not a fan of either party, but the republican debates the last time around were like the clown car at the circus. Each clown was funnier than the last. I wish they'd come up with someone, ANYONE, but I know each one will be worse than the last again.

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

Mostly agree. But there was one guy in the republican race who made sense and spoke the truth every single time, and has been consistent throughout his 30 years or so in public office, which is probably why the moderators and press went out of their way to ignore him. Hopefully as a reader of this sight, you know who I am talking about

FeralSerf's picture

The Oligarchy runs and owns America now. Whoever is "elected" head sheepherder now has to be approved by the Oligarchs. Ron Paul didn't pass muster but Barry did pass, for example.

We have met the livestock and they are us.

Puncher75's picture

I belive a Paul/Carson ticket is just what we need.  What's coming is still coming (and it's all bad), but I'd feel much better if there where men of honor who understand the Constitution at the helm. 

philipat's picture

If you mean RON Paul, I would be inclined to agree....

813kml's picture

If Ron won he could create a new cabinet position to fully utilize Rand's talents:  Secretary of Sanitation

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

There'd be a job waiting for Ron...

yogibear's picture

To lose in 2016 the GOP runs Jeb. Brilliant! It's a party with democrats disguised as republicans working to destroy the party.

Nice job Republicrats.

philipat's picture

The US State Department, in reponse to a Russian wiretap. Something the US would never do....

GetZeeGold's picture



Well....not to our muslim allies anyway.

philipat's picture

Well, no, Barry Soetoro would never agree to that. In Indonesia, ONLY Indonesians are able to go to public schools in Indonesia.And Barry went to public school in Indonesia. I know all that beacuse I have lived in Indonesia for over 30 years. So Barry must have acquired Indonesian Nationality, which with an Indonesian Father is very simple in a Muslim male-dominated  society. The thing, though, is this. Indonesian Law does NOT permit dual to acquire Indonesian Nationality requires surrendering any other Nationality???

FeralSerf's picture

There is no evidence that Barry ever became a naturalized American, so he's an illegal immigrant. He was never eligible to vote or run for public office in America. He should be deported back to Indonesia.

FeralSerf's picture

He's apparently constitutionally qualified unlike the current puppet in chief. Unfortunately the Constitution had no psychological requirements for the office of president.

Dull Care's picture

Are there no patriots in the US Military, who supposedly protect our freedumbs and homeland, willing to arrest the Marxist SOB?


I'm more horrifed everyday the USSA. You couldn't write a dystopian novel better than this.

philipat's picture

Sorry, Fat Finger Dup....

Ghordius's picture

"...the Eurosceptics will be the single largest political block in a "United" Europe"

quite possible. yet... will they cooperate with each other? up to now it does not look like they will. note the verbal spats between Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage, for example

Peter Pan's picture

I could never understand why EUROPE is not written as EU ROPE.

And why DRAGHI M is not written as DRAG HIM

DeliciousSteak's picture

They won't exactly cooperate, and UKIP for example will aggressively deny working with the national front, but their votes on issues will be surprisingly similar. Still, EU will be more of the same after this election. The "anti" block won't be nearly strong enough to have a major influence - unless parties like UKIP start stirring the pot in their national elections.

free_lunch's picture

Is the NV-A a pro-Europe party?

"Without a doubt. The N-VA wants a stronger Flanders and a stronger Europe. After all, more and more challenges are arising in this globalised world that we must deal with at a supranational level. The macro level for us is the European Union. Competences that require a supranational approach must therefore be transferred to the European level (i.e. currency, defence, migration, internal market, energy, etc.)."

Ghordius's picture

yup: nearly all separatist movements in europe are... pro-europe. what they usually want is emancipation from their national unions, and a seat in the EU Council

this applies to Scotland, Flanders, the Italian regions, Catalonia, etc. etc.

disabledvet's picture

Not so sure about that one euro dude. The map looks strangely like Nazi Germany in political terms actually. The one truly big difference is Poland...which didn't used to be there...let alone be that big...and now is.

Those are the big three in flash points in my book...Cyprus, Korea and Poland. To my knowledge Germany hasn't gone nuclear...but the end game of nuclearizing Iran sure seems to be that. Obviously they're the only good economy left in the Western World.

piliage's picture

The irony of the EU, with a governance structure, central bank, and currency, is that is makes regional separatism possible.

Ghordius's picture

piliage, lots of people here that have the exact opposite opinion. both the EU and the ECB are optional clubs. plenty of cases where countries option out

BrosephStiglitz's picture

It could be though.  All that money to hash-out major legislation, build political institutions, implement various agreements and the power structure isn't representative of the people's wishes at all.

Such a waste. 

dontgoforit's picture

Like a bunch of third graders voting for class clown.