I used to be pro-European.
When we joined the EEC, I was a happy camper. I thought that the concept of European countries trading together was a good thing. I was proud to be part of it.
How utterly fucking wrong I was.
The real rot started with the Lisbon Treaty. I was appalled at the bully-boy manner in which it was forced on every country apart from Ireland. I was appalled at the lies and propaganda that cheated the Irish into going along with it. It was dictatorship under the guise of false democracy.
Now we have the trouble in Greece.
I have no problem with helping people when they are in trouble. When a country like Haiti is hit by a disastrous earthquake then it is the human thing to respond. The Haitians didn’t ask for that earthquake – they were victims of nature. Greece is a different matter. If the Greeks are in trouble it is their own fucking fault, in the same way that our financial problems are as a direct result of our voting that corrupt shower of Fianna Fail wankers into power so often.
Of course we are not being asked to help Greece. Oh no. We are being asked to help the Euro. This currency that was the very badly thought out brainchild of the tossers in Brussels has to be protected now, at all costs. And the cost to the Irish tax payer is over a billion, which we do not have. What’s more, they now reckon that a billion is only the start of it.
There is a sentiment that I have heard several times in the last few days. The words may be different but the meaning is the same – to protect the Euro in the future, Brussels must have more control over individual countries. They have their excuse now, and they are going to push it for all it’s worth. Mark my words – we are on the path to government by Brussels.
I don’t know quite how they are going to achieve this. It would have to be put to the people, presumably, and it will be interesting to see the lies, deceit and spin put on it to get it through. Or knowing Brussels, they’ll sneak it in by the back door. My guess is that all governments will have to get European approval for each budget, which will gradually evolve into Europe doing our budgets for us. Control the purse strings, and you control the country.
So far from being pro-European now, I can happily say that if the whole edifice collapsed, I would be the first to crack open the champagne.