Submitted by Moraymint of The Needle blog,
I wonder if harsh economic realities could transcend generally accepted logic. The common perception of unravelling events relies, by and large, on politicians remaining in close control of events and in particular in tight control of their societies.
But when institutions start running out of cash and people don’t get paid on a grand scale (which must now be well and truly on the cards in saying the coming 1 – 3 years, if not within the coming months), then politicians’ grand economic and political plans can rapidly turn in to the proverbial ‘ball of chalk’.
Like many people I struggle to discern the details of unfolding events over the coming months. However, my age and instinct tell me that Europe’s political elites are losing control of their own societies even now. There are more than 18 million people unemployed in Europe today and, for as long Europe’s political class stays on its current course, that unemployed rate will climb and climb. That’s a really bad state of affairs; indeed, it’s life-threatening.
Eventually, I judge that the smouldering European tinder box will burst forth in to flame and thence on to conflagration. At which point all bets are off. No amount of logical and neat arguments about how politicians will engineer a European superstate without an explicit democratic mandate so to do will counteract the incandescent rage that could grip a critical mass of European citizens going without work, going without shelter, going hungry and living without hope.
It’s this ‘direct action’ by angry citizens that would scupper the controlled, totalitarian formation of a European superstate, I believe. But I accept that I may be quite wrong in this and that the Europeans could well end up stumbling like lambs to the slaughter when it comes to their political masters implementing a ‘coup de continent’ and forcing the formation of the United States of Europe on 495 million people. God help them if it happens that way.
And if it does, there would need to be revolution in the UK to prevent our own political class from stitching us in to that self same socialist-fascist nightmare that would be the nascent USE.
Frankly, with each passing day now I can barely believe what the European political class is doing and getting away with. It’s both scary and shameful and made so much worse by the benign way in which our own ignorant and cowardly political class just goes with the flow. Europe is on the verge of being raped and our own politicians don’t know where to look, still less what to do.