Farage On Barroso: "He's A Deluded Communist Idiot"

Tyler Durden's picture

Commenting on the incredible circle-jerk that Europe (sovereign-to-banking-system) has become, the outspoken UKIP MEP Nigel Farage exclaimed to FOX Business in this best-ever-rant clip that "The whole thing is a giant Ponzi scheme, isn't it?" Goaded somewhat by the interviewer's questions citing Barroso's intimation that the US is to blame for Europe's problems, Farage opines that "Barroso is a deluded idiot" and a communist who supported Chairman Mao. The contagion effect from the US financial crisis did have impacts on Europe, there is no doubt, but as the frustrated Farage notes: the reason the Euro is in the state it is in is that they put together a completely artificial currency with countries that never fitted together on top of which was added a regulatory cost burden through excess regulation on the environment and employment legislation that is driving parts of Europe towards being a third world country; "America, you are not to blame". The clip goes on to discuss the circular bailout fantasy, the taxpayer burden leading to a democratic revolution, and at the end of the day "this whole thing is going bust" as the likable libertarian notes that European leaders believe that "well-educated bureaucrats know better than we the poor peasants how best our lives should be led" which is the same path that led to the economic and social crash-and-burn in the Soviet Union.

An Epic Rant...

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bdc63's picture

LOL ... never one to mince words .... you gotta love the guy

Epic rant indeed.

NotApplicable's picture

"Deluded Communist Idiot"

Deep down, aren't they all?


MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

More libertarian propaganda ... Don't you morons know ANYTHING about marxism!?? Just because it supposedly failed in the past (another libertarian lie), doesn't mean it can't work in the future. History and political science professors at top academic institutions across America have studied the mistakes made in China and Russia, and these will never be made again. This time, central economic planners know exactly how to allocate resources efficiently for maximum prosperity, liberty and freedom.

jimijon's picture

<== Nominate Charles Ponzi for a Nobel in Economics.

<== Do not nominate Charles Ponzi.

mcguire's picture

it is critical to see why having a communist as the EU president is not just a mistake or oversight... the UN, EU, and most globalist institutions are riddled with communists.  world government is what they want, and they will get it by driving the current system into the ground... global government will rise from the ashes of the coming chaos, and people will be so desperate for stability, they will be crying out for it as if it were their own idea...

Pure Evil's picture


Communism = "maximum prosperity, liberty and freedom."

How do you keep coming up with these zingers. You should be writing comedy for David "I'm a leacherous dirty old geyzer" Letterman.


"top academic institutions across America have studied the mistakes made in China and Russia, and these will never be made again."

What, no more mass murders, a la Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin and Hitler.

The world just became dull.


CIABS's picture

Farage is a deluded City-of-London capitalist asshole.

mkhs's picture

Delusion is epidemic.  What is your point?  Capitalism?  I think Churchill said it best that it is the worst system, except for all the others.

AnAnonymous's picture

"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."



akak's picture

"All power flows from the barrel of a gun."


So ....

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TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

...so roadside of Chinese citizenismland now ripe with New World Odor.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Except it's not. De-centralized socialism, of the people but NOT a government, is far better than capitalism in every way possible.

It is, however, an additional layer of activity. First personal rights & freedoms must be respected so that de-centralized socialism is optimal using a basis underlying of completely de-centralized capitalism.

Ghordius's picture

So, what did Farage say this time? Some notes on his words when he got asked "if the US caused the crisis":

- ....Barroso is an ex-communist/maoist and an idiot... (Well, ok).

- ...We all know that under Clinton & Greenspan mistakes were made ... that caused illnesses that spread to europe... (so yes, thanks, then it was the US's fault or not? "mistakes were made" is pretty damning in corporate/political speak, isn't it?)

- ...BUT...

- ...the EUR is a mistake because it's a completely artificial currency (go on, Nigel, request a return to gold? from the USofA? And how less "artificial" is your British Pound?)...

- ...with countries that never fitted together... (yes, in the dollarzone we find California, Texas, Idaho, the British Virgin Islands, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama and of course Zimbabwe that is trying to crawl out of it - all fit together? Should the Germans roll back their pressure on wages - aka "lower labour unit costs"?)

- ... that have (the member countries) excessive regulation on environment and employment regulation... (ah, now we get some beef)

- ... that pushes part of europe toward being third world countries... (let me guess, we know they are there when the european countries have pollution and starvation wages?)

- ... (than a good) ...America! You are not to blame!...(hurray) ...and (bailout) money is going straight through the (spanish) state back to the (spanish) banks, you know, it's all a giant ponzi scheme (you should know, you are a banker's friend) ...it is all going to bust... (all? Nigel, all what? is the square mile included or excluded? you are just advocating default by depreciation, aren't you?)

- (then some interesting stuff on the Party's creed, comparison between USSR and EU, central management and burocrats, etc. - note: the EU costs 1% of GDP)

And then, Nigel Farage says what he believes in: away with the EU Trade Zone, we have to globalize. Yup, you did read right: Nigel Farage is a globalist. A pure anti-EUR, anti-EU, screw-the-environment and screw-labour-regulation, when-talking-to-Americans-I'm-libertarian, friend-and-lobbyist of the Banking Cartel of the City of London. I'm not aware of what US Libertarian advocate in regard to tariffs, but his view is to give the MegaCorporation a free reign over every aspect of the economy of this globe.

Not enough? Please, here http://www.zerohedge.com/news/farage-euro-titanic-has-now-hit-iceberg#co...

And here http://www.zerohedge.com/news/farage-spanish-bailout-reinforcement-failu...

and here http://www.zerohedge.com/news/farage-spanish-bailout-reinforcement-failu...

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

Actually the USA aided Pol Pot in all his killing. Without the USA there'd be no Pol Pot.

prains's picture



stoned on donuts since '89

JimBowie1958's picture

Dude, he is lampooning main stream media talking heads, not being serious at all.

Which shows how good he is at this game, and that makes him even more hilarious.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

World government is World banking.

You already have a world government - Central Banks

Zaydac's picture

I voted green for 2 reasons:

1. Obama's peace prize; the guy needs some appropriate company on the list of winners

2. The fact that pretty much every government in the world has adopted ponzi financing shows what a brilliant theorist mr. Ponzi must have been. More influence on economics than Keynes!

economics9698's picture

Obama is a delusional communist idiot and look where we are.

Pure Evil's picture

Yeah, but he's MDB's hero, so shush!

Liquid Courage's picture

Frontal Lobotomies and RFID implants for all! Who says you can't change Human Nature?

Lebensphilosoph's picture

"Political science" - there is and can be no such thing.

falak pema's picture

it exists today : financial war is non violent when it begins...and its war, witness Athens. As a corporate admirer of oligarchy freedom, I'll let you sniff a whole nostril load; on the stench it has created...around the world amongst the innocent.

Still playing your "freedom" horn of ideology? One neurone away from apoplexy. 

MrNude's picture

''Just because it supposedly failed in the past (another libertarian lie), doesn't mean it can't work in the future''


People like you are truly, worse than the Nazis (who where also National Socialist,not far right like the left lie about), you really won't give up until everyone on Earth is dead from implementing your FAILED ideology.

Go live in North Korea or Cuba if you think it's so wonderful, Russia and China will be too capitalist for your taste, cause I don't want to see another generation of people having to suffer through bullshit like this:



Andy_Jackson_Jihad's picture

I can't tell if you're playing along with MDB's satire, don't get sarcasm, or have only just discovered the internet.  Please tell as my faith in humanity is at stake.

shovelhead's picture

MDB, I agree wholeheartedly. We should all just step back and allow our best and brightest to lead us to a better future. Why would we invest in world -class ivy league schools to train an obviously talented cadre to hold the reins of power if we are going to continually carp about and nit-pick their infallible policies?

LynRobison's picture

MDB, someday you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.

CPL's picture

I'll say it again. You have to start submitting stuff to the Onion.  


You could actually get paid for it instead of hanging around with us losers.  They take random submittals and actually read them.

Colombian Gringo's picture

MDB, now I get you. Thank you for mirroring the idiot bureaucrats that think they know better than us how to spend our money.

old naughty's picture

but, but...I am confused with all these -ism's.

Didn't Karl Marx promote usury was not good for the proletariats?

And we have zero (or is it -ve) interest rate for a while now, and yet what a mess we are in.

edotabin's picture

Yeah, they've decide to pay you to troll message boards in hope of recruiting a few idiots. Great plan!

Peterus's picture

I don't think they even advocate "maximum prosperity, liberty and freedom". It will be more like "social justice and equality"... Also when communist says freedom in fact he means material security. It is freedom from want, not freedom to act and make your own decisions.

reTARD's picture

Why wasn't this a guest post on ZH?

Source: http://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2012/6/18/collectivism-statism-and-fascism-free-speech-silenced-in-thr.html

None are more hopeless enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Collectivism is the fiction that a "we" exists that has needs independent of, different from, and more important than the desires and needs of each individual who make up the collective.

Statism is but one form of collectivism, but it is the most pernicious form because individuals are assigned to a State collective at birth, indoctrinated into the belief that their collective is superior to all other collectives, and that the defense of their collective is a moral imperative.

Statism, in turn, is fascism, or at least transmogrifies into fascism, if only because the most powerful individuals within the State become the State. The two are one and their justification for power over individuals within the collective is based on a putative commonality that does not exist and has never existed.

Statism acts to control individuals and thereby eliminates individualism, making people slaves of the State to one degree or another, all under the auspices that the actions taken against individuals are not take by a third party government but by "we the people," a pseudo-voluntary association that is anything but voluntary, and itself a fiction.

The problem is that the "we the people" are not the State, yet are manipulated into believing we are, or that we at least control the State, as opposed to it controlling us. "We the people" is the result of pure evil genius, a fiction that is manufactured and perpetrated by those who understand their power is best served through manipulation rather than force, but who also know that the preservation of power requires the ability to cage and kill those who reject the imperatives of the collective.

In the perfect fascist State, maintaining complete control while giving individuals the perception of control is served by making speech appear free, but dramatically limiting its scope, content and form.

Today, we see this State goal manifested via three different dynamics:

1. Rename The Collective.

When one thinks of an individual, a "person," a human being comes to mind. But 300 million individuals would be difficult for any collective to control. Easier for the State is to empower sub-collectives, ostensibly private, easily identified and controlled, and re-characterize them as individuals, as persons. The business corporation is a good example. A corporation, in fact, is voluntary association of individuals who invest with the idea of (individually) enjoying a return on their investments.

While the individuals are real, the corporation is a fiction, manufactured by the State for ease of regulation and taxation. But there is more. By giving these collectives the status of persons, the real persons within the corporation are insulated in large part from responsibility for their own actions and their speech hidden behind the mask of the fictional entity sanctioned by the State, to include the right to make political contributions to the mother ship, effectively empowering the powerful to buy influence via a direct payment to candidates for public office. See Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Persons, real persons, have little chance to garner the largess of government or effectively limit those in control. Writing one's Congressman, after all, is no match for a large check from a business corporation or a labor union.

2. Eliminate Speech Harmful to the State.

A government in power that intends to stay in power ideally eliminates speech critical of itself and of those who control it. A good example is the "ag-gag" laws enforced in many States within the U.S. In short, these laws prohibit the press from reporting on the abuse of farm animals by corporate agriculture, a glaring and open violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press. To reveal the horrific conditions under which some of these animals live and die would be contrary to the interest of whom? Individuals who invest in corporate farms, of course. But rather than a debate between individuals, there is no debate at all because one of the "individuals" is a fiction, a collective with the power and money necessary to influence the State collective. And, thereby, real individuals, real people, are silenced, as is the press. Not surprisingly, most of the righteous indignation opposing these laws has been from the foreign press that has not yet been fully hobbled by the US government.

3. Monitor Speech Openly With A View Toward Preemption.

In the advanced fascist State, government does not wait for openly hostile action or speech. Rather, individuals (real individuals) are monitored to insure they are not threats to the collective. Those doing the monitoring are provided immunity for their actions, even if their actions are on behalf of the State and obviously unconstitutional, as is the the recently passed HR 6304 that gives telecoms immunity when they assist the U.S. government in spying on Americans` private communications. And, to insure their ability to act with total impunity, the fascist State contends it cannot be sued or held accountable even if its spying is admittedly illegal. Finally, when caught red-handed and slapped down, as Obama was recently by a federal court that found the NDAA unconstitutional, the highly effective fascist State simply and openly defies judicial orders.

Now, think about this and then mix it in a crucible with the Patriot Act, The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 and the “Enemy Expatriation Act” (that will allow U.S. Government to take any American's citizenship without evidence or a conviction), and you get the point - their point: You, a real person, are to be frightened from wandering too far from the party line of the State collective, knowing you are being monitored and that the penalty for speaking, even whispering, the wrong words, may be years in a cage, or even death.

Indeed, as I write this from my home in Mexico, I wonder whether I would be comfortable writing these words if I had remained in the United States.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

"Collectivism is the fiction that a "we" exists that has needs independent of, different from, and more important than the desires and needs of each individual who make up the collective."

I say: That's reality. Live with it.

All collective activities imbue a nature upon every species in every biome that is unlike individual activities or existence.

Even physics shows this - nanoscale to macroscale.

Your belief system is as flawed as the one proposed by MillionFuckheadBonus.

No group of people acts the same when communicating & investing together as the same people all apart. Ever. How do you think markets work, son?

Markets ARE collectivist.


Ar-Pharazôn's picture

hahahahahahahahah best ever joke on ZH


you dream of a world that will never be

greyghost's picture

i saw this yesterday...excellent. cracks me up that all we hear about are nazis this, nazis that, all the while the murderous communists are running things...now. how is their reign of thuggery working out? and whats up with murder rate in chicago? isn't the community organizer from chicago? does that mean he failed after years of organizing? what does marx say about gang warfare? the frankfurt school is alive and well in chicago.

Lednbrass's picture

A fair part of the problem is that when it comes to nazis, the average American is a complete and utter idiot whose understanding of the subject comes from watching a never ending stream of movies and infotainers.

They dont know a damn thing about the subject and have no understanding of any actual differences along the left/right axis in terms of philosophy or how they are defined. To most here, a nazi is whatever the other guy they dont like is, and sadly thats about as deep as the understanding goes. They think Frankfurt school is where you learn to make hot dogs.

riley martini's picture

 Other supporters of chairman Mao: Richard Nixon and Henery Kissinger . After Nixon made his deal with Mao to modernize China Mao to Nixon publicly from time to time I will have to denounce the USA in the harshest terms but privately we know we have a deal. Nancy Pelosy about G. Bush ;  George knows I have to say some harsh things abot him publicly  but privately we are best of friends.

Silver Bug's picture

As always Farage is spot on. He is one of the true good politicians left and there arn't very many left.



dolce vita's picture

the elite have/are sensing that libertarianism is the" natural selection" of human interaction with governments ...hence they[elites] have no place or power in it and are doing their inbred best to stop it. 

CPL's picture

They are attempting to "steer" a train with a known destination?

kayl's picture

Yes, just like RP. Controlled opposition is a beautiful thing!

Future Tense's picture

The best part about Farage is that he comes from a true financial background. His regular interviews on King World News are fantastic. While he has been cautious on gold the past 6 months in his last interview he gave the green light to begin accumulating again. Excellent charts in the following article that help put gold into perspective based on the total money supply: