"a the lobster dies in the boiling pot, ... , oh, pity the bluefish, too, ... , but they're quickly gone and they suffer not, the way i cry for you, e-eeeee u-uuuuuuu, e-eeeee u-uuuuuuu." w/ profuse apology to the new christy minstrels, "my dear mary anne." (mary anne, an old english ballad.) (soon to be a new european lamentation.)
the euro union sought its protection, socially, diplomatically and geo-politically in the economic stability it could broadcast through its economy, and the promise that it could share that economy with its friends and neighbors. it sought, for example, to secure the friendship of the "lower mediterranean basin," e.g., the terrorist middle east, via sharing its wealth by the friendship agreements of the euro med, and by allowing muslim immigration into the model of "multicultural" societies it intended to foist on its own people.
the bureaucrats of the euro union also sought to further aggrandize their own power, and to stomp out that pesky euro nationalistic impulse that they felt led to war and strife, via the same methods. by making europe a good deal browner, they sought to decrease the hegemony of the caucasian race, apparently a laudable goal shared by all progressives and radicals. (evil must reside exclusively with the caucasians, yes? all of this, in one swell foop of shared economic and social prosperity.
it all falls about their ears.
greece, the cradle of western civilization, stands as the greatest risk to its european expression. for greece portends the fall of the fiscal integrity of the euro union, and the looming default of its public obligations threatens the structure of the euro union, will probably see the destruction of the euro as a currency, and threatens the financial stability of the other fiscally delinquent nations of france, italy, spain and ireland.
tip o' the hat to theospark. i read it first at www.theospark.net . a very good article on this self same topic, that being the greek debt that stuffs the euro union into the dust bin of history. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/9257302/Its-too-late-for-Germany-to-save-the-euro.html . i read a lot of things first at theo's. end tip.
the greeks will accomplish in this epoch for the germans what the wermacht and the s.s. and national socialism could not during world war ii. the greeks will leave germany the preeminent power in europe come the collapse of the euro union.
but, remember all that the euro union sought to do with economic might and diplomacy.
the elaborate structures of diplomatic & economic relationships by which they sought to extend european hegemony. the power of that economic influence vanishes before our very eyes, but the legal structures of those policies and the obligations undertaken in them remains intact.
to spread europe's vision and influence, the euro union entered into trade and social agreements on behalf of the euro union, obligating europe to allow the influx of some 40 million north african muslims to fill the jobs in the mighty economic edifice that was the union.
the economic edifice crumbles.
but, not only did the euro union sign onto the economic treaties, e.g. the euro med agreements, but each of the separate nations in the e.u. ratified those treaties in their national legislatures, and were signatory as individual nations.
these treaties are binding.
so, those treaties signed with the "lower mediterranean basin" nations, allow rights of immigration, free and unrestricted travel in europe, rights to participate in european welfare systems, and the right to take up legal and permanent residence in all of europe, and by all north african muslims.
you don't believe me?
well, then, get off your fat complacent european butts and read the damned treaties.
europe had sought to protect itself by a model of economic strength and prosperity, and instead has laid itself open to a conquest by the muslims hordes without ever islam having had to field an army, or fire too many shots ... the shots they do fire in anger, having paralyzed europe by fear.
and, what has europe done by all of this, except lay the entire continent open to conquest by a horde of muslims breeding like rabbits, and altering the entire demographic structure of european society.
and what of the cruel joke of multiculturalism? it has never materialized, and it never will, and europe has taken a viper unto its bosom.
it lies defenseless before islam, and it lies defenseless before a resurgent soviet union.
well, not totally defenseless. it has those euro union bureaucrats and politicians, with their pasty never seen the light of day complexions, and their limp wristed fists, and their hands that have seen neither physical labor nor blister nor callous to protect them. and, a younger generation, thoroughly inculcated by "socialist/marxist criticism" that will defend no one, nor any political institution nor nation, because they have neither loyalty nor belief in any of it.
europe is a belly up sheep, its throat defenseless to the long knives wielded by enemies it thought it could buy. stupid people with money always think they can buy loyalty.
it never happens, does it.
john jay @ 05.10.2012
p.s. europe's suffering will be protracted. the lobster, the bluefish, go a better way, a quicker way.