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

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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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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:10 | 4784214 GetZeeGold
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Europe's Soaring Revulsion Against "Europe"


We hate us!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:12 | 4784224 Quintus
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That's just the point.  'Europe' (or more correctly the EU) is NOT us.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:13 | 4784228 GetZeeGold
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It's a lot easier in the US.....we can just blame Bush.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:16 | 4784237 butchee
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Jeb 2016?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:29 | 4784251 GetZeeGold
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:38 | 4784297 philipat
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:46 | 4784329 moriarty
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I will be doing my bit (for what it is worth).

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 02:48 | 4787583 Haus-Targaryen
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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.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:20 | 4788374 Cap Matifou
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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'
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:20 | 4784410 falak pema
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:27 | 4784460 Vampyroteuthis ...
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I though that libtards favorite thing to do was bash the US and love on the EU? Self-hate is a strong thing.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4784500 dontgoforit
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So you can read the majority on this as 'popular socialists'?  Kind of an oxymoron.  Fits though.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4785678 Fuh Querada
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you must have been a committee person

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 02:50 | 4787582 Haus-Targaryen
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This dude is pre-occupied with biting his ear. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 22:46 | 4787285 Non Passaran
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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!

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:12 | 4784592 Yes We Can. But...
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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 ...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:19 | 4785105 Totentänzerlied
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Free Trade does not mean free trade. It's just their supranational version of the UCC.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:51 | 4784958 25or6to4
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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 .

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:39 | 4784304 gatorengineer
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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


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:51 | 4784344 philipat
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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...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:25 | 4784635 tiger uppercut
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Americans as a whole have been manipulated and subjugated by the media. We're pretty much at rock bottom right now.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:37 | 4784665 toady
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:08 | 4785523 Greenskeeper_Carl
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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

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:30 | 4785150 FeralSerf
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:40 | 4784498 Puncher75
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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. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:49 | 4784532 philipat
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If you mean RON Paul, I would be inclined to agree....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:14 | 4784599 813kml
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If Ron won he could create a new cabinet position to fully utilize Rand's talents:  Secretary of Sanitation

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:14 | 4784602 Yes We Can. But...
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There'd be a job waiting for Ron...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:28 | 4784880 yogibear
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:14 | 4784233 Headbanger
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Gauche radicale !!


Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:37 | 4784296 max2205
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Who said Fuck the EU?

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:42 | 4784319 philipat
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The US State Department, in reponse to a Russian wiretap. Something the US would never do....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:57 | 4784568 GetZeeGold
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Well....not to our muslim allies anyway.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:04 | 4784583 philipat
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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???

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:32 | 4785161 FeralSerf
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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.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:50 | 4787496 TBT or not TBT
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President Biden

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:22 | 4789131 FeralSerf
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He's apparently constitutionally qualified unlike the current puppet in chief. Unfortunately the Constitution had no psychological requirements for the office of president.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 03:10 | 4787605 Dull Care
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4784590 philipat
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Sorry, Fat Finger Dup....

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:18 | 4784244 Ghordius
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"...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

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:23 | 4784255 Peter Pan
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I could never understand why EUROPE is not written as EU ROPE.

And why DRAGHI M is not written as DRAG HIM

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:29 | 4784280 DeliciousSteak
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:41 | 4784312 free_lunch
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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.)."

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:50 | 4784342 Ghordius
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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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:28 | 4785142 disabledvet
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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.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 03:42 | 4787632 piliage
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The irony of the EU, with a governance structure, central bank, and currency, is that is makes regional separatism possible.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 03:51 | 4787639 Ghordius
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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

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:35 | 4784293 BrosephStiglitz
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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. 

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:42 | 4784511 dontgoforit
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Like a bunch of third graders voting for class clown.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:47 | 4784322 moriarty
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