Juncker Has Meltdown While Debating Future Of EU: "Shit! What Do You Want Us To Do?"

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Via Daniel Lang of SHTFPlan.com,

There should be no doubt about the current status of the European Union. It’s crumbling before our very eyes. Between the sprawling unaccountable bureaucracy in Brussels, the unpayable debts, the unfettered immigration, and the unprecedented emergence of conservative, nationalistic groups, it’s obvious that the EU is not long for this world. No nation can survive those pressures; much less a loosely held, 24 year old political union consisting of a wide variety of languages and cultures.

And this fact is beginning to show. Not just because nations like the UK have already voted to leave the EU, and talk of independence referendums is spreading like wildfire across the continent. This fact is beginning to show on the faces and lips of the EU’s leaders.

Currently EU parliament members are debating about what direction the union should go in following Brexit, in an effort to to keep the union together. Some have proposed bringing the EU back to the days when it was a modest trading block with no political authority. Others think that the only way forward is to strengthen the EU, and turn it into a federal union much like the United States. And during that debate Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, appeared to have a little breakdown. When Juncker was criticized for wanting to consult ordinary Europeans on what they should do, this is what happened.

After listening to their rambling speeches a thunderous looking Mr Juncker replied:

“What I will say to those who think that the Commission has chosen poorly, is that in Europe you can’t have enough innovation.

 

“There are many traditionalists, many conservatives, who cannot accept changing a method and my method has been criticised.

 

“The approach of making a number of proposals which have had thought put into them, but which have never been discussed with the broader public, that has been the approach that has been criticised.”

He added:

“So we are putting forward on this occasion a number of different scenarios. Not all of them have met with approval, I’m sure that you will understand that amongst the scenarios put forward there is one that I would like more than the other four.

 

“But if we were simply to put that forward then there wouldn’t be any discussion and voices would be raised against us saying that we had stifled the debate and saying that we had not listened to the voices of our citizens.”

Finally losing his temper at the Catch-22 situation, he then raged:

“But sh*t, I would say sh*t if we weren’t in the EU parliament. What do you want us to do?”

 

These are not the words of a leader who is confident in the future. This exasperation reeks of defeat. And in any case, what he said basically sums up the biggest problem with the EU. It’s run by unelected bureaucrats who don’t have to consult ordinary people on what to do, and those political systems rarely survive for very long.

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knukles's picture

"I don't want you to talk Mr Bond, I want you to die."
                                            - "Gold"finger

Jim Sampson's picture

"You smell something, rabbit?"

*sniff* *sniff*  "Fear."

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Go cry in your beer, Juncker

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) E.F. Mutton Mar 3, 2017 3:57 PM

& just think... These types GET PAID for their contributions to humanity!

 

TODAY:

 

- I made a widget

- I 'fixed' a widget

- I was nice to people

- I didn't lie to or steal from anyone

- I even obeyed the traffic laws

- tonight ~ I might smoke a joint to celebrate my 'lack of leaving any ugly footprints on the world' ~ SEND THE BLACK HELICOPTERS

- I'm humbled & embarrassed to even have to publish any of the above

 

does that count for anything? (not that I'm even keeping a scorecard)

Twee Surgeon's picture

On the Subject of National Sovereignty and the often unelected .gov Overlords pushing their own agenda regardless of the will of the people, I present this...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4277332/Judge-accused-helping-il...

I'm not saying their are two Rule-books Extant in the United States... Er ? No.. That is exactly what I'm saying.

Four chan's picture

do? die you white nigger globalist scum.

CPL's picture

I think the term you are looking for is wigger.  It's usually applied to poseurs that can't skate.  And you know the phrase of sk8 or die, they better learn to skate or they are getting their asses peeled like a banana.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) CPL Mar 3, 2017 4:47 PM
JRobby's picture

Euthanize both of these fucks, Juncker & xythras

philipat's picture

Of course, it's just as likely that Juncker was nine parts pissed (He is a known alcoholic who drinks half a bottle of cognac for breakfast). That doesn't change the conclusion, alcohol does tend to make people speak more honestly, it just perhaps helps explain the "emotion"?

eforce's picture

They don't even understand how fucked they are yet. Living in the EuroZone? Leave while you still can.

JRobby's picture

Then he will die soon. A painful slow death. Or his esophagus will delaminate and he will drown in his blood.

jcbudmo's picture

LOL hell yeah. Xythras first - the need is more immediate, he's f***ing with my ZH

petar's picture

Im not sure whether the audience of ZeroHedge got dumber, or the old audience is gone and now we have all of this 2-digit-IQ losers here.

business as stusual's picture

Been here reading for 10+ years, and a member for 7.5 years. You have no business making claims about "WE". Ten years ago this place was incredible, but the advent of trolling has seriously degraded the quality of discussion. With 3 whole years under your belt, you are just another noob. Put in the time, then you have earned the right to whine about quality.

Trucker Glock's picture

"Been here reading for 10+ years"

Did ZH exist 10+ years ago?  I started reading in 2009 or 2010, after the crash.  When ZH was still a financial blog with a seemingly more libertarian readership.

business as stusual's picture

I was reading reading Zerohedge in 2006.

fockewulf190's picture

it's really not even close to surprising that Martin Schulz hit the high road and returned to German domestic politics. The Euro diplo-dinks just could not get their act together. Their fate is the fate of the League of Nations, or the Titanic. Take your pick.

CPL's picture

Meh.  It must be friday...under who's agenda this time? 

Here's a protip, stop giving them shit for free.  Don't help pay the bills.  Consider them a credit risk from numerous defaults in the past.  If they come at you with mewing and cooing, punch them in the face and inform them to go fuck themselves.  When they all die, then everyone gets the chance to salt their graves and piss on them.  So two things.

GET PAID FIRST.  CASH UPFRONT.  It's how you stay in business.  If they got no business, show them the door.

TDK's picture

The EU is many things, but Left Wing is certainly not one of them... Are you a fool?

 

WorkingFool's picture

Yeah - And Venezula is not Socialist / Collectivist / Marxist.  And you're not an asshole 

TDK's picture

Venezuela is Socialiat. The EU is not Left wing - how crap is your argument! numpty

TDK's picture

Venezuela is Socialiat. The EU is not Left wing - how crap is your argument! numpty

eatthebanksters's picture

Uelected bureaucrats running the show...isn't that just another way of saying dictatorship?

CPL's picture

Not really.  Livestock often bleet before getting fleeced like sheep.  Got to knock a bunch of them around first to get them to settle.   This is basic livestock management, since they all seem to love this crap you just keep pushing it down their throats until those dumb fucking sheep produce three goddamn bags of wool and the loudest one gets to be kebabs.  Or maybe a vindaloo of somekind.  Doesn't really matter, the meat goes in the stew pot and those goddamn sheep better cough up the bags of wool.

You can always go buy more livestock at auction.  Remember that.  Plenty more where they came from.

Doubleguns's picture

yes they just brought in more live stock from the middle east. The bulls are trying to breed relentlessly. Rape? Hell bitch thats the new breeding program.

CPL's picture

It's all delicious marinaded and cooked medium rare with a side of beefsteak tomatoes.

amadeus39's picture

Evolution at work. How consoling to know the best will win.

 

Vigilante's picture

Talkin abt breeding..

If anything, we need to import BITCHES not bulls!

..but that would trigger the #Bitchocracy. Importing foreign women would mean COMPETITION for western men and western bitches would lose big.

Good luck on Merkel and co hoping to convince feminazis to breed with muslims

amadeus39's picture

Nobody's perfect. Some dictatorships are better than others.

 

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prime american (not verified) amadeus39 Mar 4, 2017 4:40 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... http://bit.ly/2jdTzrM

Twee Surgeon's picture

Coherency is so underestimated these days.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Yeah, if your smoking Hash. I think you might want to look within and find out what it is you really believe, not just what you were told is true.

You're all spread out like a 99 cent breakfast.

WTF are you trying to say ?  Put down the Bong, Mom's home.

Twee Surgeon's picture

The Word "do" does not appear in my post and I may be many things but White nigger globalist scum ? I think not.

You have me at a disadvantage and I'm completely Baffled by any attempt to understand what the flying fuck you are talking about ?

amadeus39's picture

You need a drink or three.

 

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Twee Surgeon Mar 3, 2017 4:39 PM

& I junked for doing that (probably by James Alefantis)

 

I'll show you dude!!! Tonight I'm oredering from DOMINOES (Oh WAIT!!! ~ I didn't say I was playing dominoes on a cheese pizza)...

 

Cancel that order ~ I'm going with the BIG ASS FRIES at Carl's Jr. ~ just scan me already

lincolnsteffens's picture

“What I will say to those who think that the Commission has chosen poorly, is that in Europe you can’t have enough innovation.

Innovation is one thing but when you tell the citizens of the separate nations they are going to form an economic union for ease of commerce, then turn it into a giant bureaucracy where citizens have no say in how their country is run what do you expect? Yeah, give me more regulations and tell me what I am allowed to say, limit my ability to buy something or a service without your spying on me, use my tax money to bomb more countries, build more war machines, add more unemployable refugees to support....a thousand points of lights to shine on the shit that governments create.

amadeus39's picture

Sorry to inform you. There is no "will of the people."  Doesn't exist. Sheeple have no will. They are waiting for an anointed one to give them one. Don't ever use "will of the people" or "voice of the citizens" again. they are meaningless and smell of elitism.

 

Twee Surgeon's picture

Sorry to inform you, You are more full of shit than a Christmas Turkey. If you wish to spend your life Underestimating Humanity, have at it.

Social Studies did not really give you a grasp on the fullish  Spectrum of History and now you find yourself trapped in your box of Fear and Ignorance.

Don't ever assume that you are more informed than the party you are 'talking to' as That stinks of Elitism.

You are perfectly programmed for a job in Government and Good Intentions pave the road to Hell.

Have a nice trip.

nmewn's picture

Oh how I long for those bygone halcyon days when the progs would look down their noses at us and say...

"We should emulate the European's! They got it goin on man!"

(Sigh)  ;-)

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) nmewn Mar 3, 2017 4:41 PM

"They got it goin on...!"

 

U stealin from 2 LIVE CREW?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIX5bo8MOxQ

SgtShaftoe's picture

I was thinking Marvin Gay.

knukles's picture

Yes.  That's all there is.  The rest is a temporal illusion.

amadeus39's picture

Ok. I give up. I need an example of "temporal illusion>" Ephemeral illusion doesn't make sense either, or does it?