I enjoy finding somebody doing things even more stupidly than we: hard to believe, but such people exist.
The European Commission has some 25,000 employees--very well paid, by the way--including its own diplomatic corps, and is in charge of all sorts of wonderful things. You can go to their website (here) and just be amazed by the range of great and noble things this Brussels-based body does. It's hard to believe the world ever existed before the Commission came into being, or that the world could exist were the Commission to pass. Anyhow, if you have insomnia, go read up on the Commission. It, of course, has a President, a position currently held by Jean-Claude Juncker, a former PM of Luxembourg, who earns the not inconsiderable sum of some $30,000/month (tax free) plus all sorts of other tax-free benefits--you can go here and read all about EU salaries and benefits and, if you're American, Canadian, Australian, etc., just be glad you're not a European tax-payer. If you are an EU tax-payer, well, I understand the US-Mexico border is quite porous this time of year; if you can speak a little Spanish, and promise to vote Democrat, the Border Patrol will let you through. Maybe you then can line up a job working for MSNBC or the Clinton Foundation's Global Initiative--they're both very relaxed on tax matters.
Back to our story: the Threat Posed by Anglo-Saxons to Civilization.
I have written much about the ludicrous activities of the EU, and especially on its "handling" of the Greece crisis (here, here, here, and here, for example). Again, for those with insomnia, you can go and reread those writings; I won't bore with whole-scale recitations of my Golden Words. I, however, can't resist tossing out one little sample, one tiny gold coin of verbiage.
In the May 14, 2012, piece cited above, I wrote,
the whole "European experiment" was madness on steroids, fueled by envy and resentment of the United States, and hatred for "Anglo-Saxon" dominance. The crowning achievement of this madness was the golden amulet of the euro, the magical coin that would challenge the dollar and become the world's new reserve currency. For a while it looked as if that might happen, but it has become apparent that the euro's "strength" was based on two pillars: German productivity and compliance with the desires of "Europe;" and outright chicanery in bookkeeping. The books were cooked, and every politician knew it. What the euro accomplished was to make unproductive and spendthrift Greece as expensive as productive and thrifty Germany. A formula for disaster.Ah, those words "Anglo-Saxon." There they are. I used them first--OK, OK, maybe De Gaulle did. Some European friends made fun of me for claiming that the EU was based on fear and envy of the "Anglo-Saxons." They pooh-poohed the whole notion. Well, guess what? No less than President Juncker has confirmed the wisdom of The Diplomad. Perhaps channeling The Diplomad or, maybe, Charles De Gaulle, Juncker said in regard to the possible exit of Greece ("Grexit") from the euro and even from the whole EU scheme,
“Grexit is not an option. If Greece would accept it, if the others would accept it, that the country would exit the zone of security and prosperity constituted by the eurozone, we would be exposed to huge danger, because the Anglo-Saxon world would do everything to try to decompose, at a regular rhythm, by (the) sale, apartment by apartment, of the eurozone.”Oh, yes! Those horrid Anglo-Saxons! They are what Europe needs to fear. Not the Muslim invasion; the demographic death spiral; the putrid education system; the collapse of law and order in the cities; the stagnant economy--no, the Anglo-Saxons are from whom Europe must be delivered!
Ragnar reborn with an Anglo-American accent, perhaps? Attila the Hun riding out of the plains of Texas? Nigel Farage leading an Anglo-Saxon landing at Normandy?
Juncker's words reveal clearly the utter idiocy of the "European Project." The whole thing was built as an act of defiance of those pesky Anglo-Saxons and their "immutable laws of economics," their disgusting supply-and-demand charts, and their once powerful belief that "there is no such thing as a free lunch." The EU would build a New World, with a new set of economic principles based on an inexhaustible supply of pixie dust, ground up unicorn horns, and German money. Europe would build a massive economy that would put the Anglo-Saxon world to shame! It would build its own defense forces! It would build the world's biggest airplane--nobody wants to buy it, but that's just Anglo-Saxon party-pooping in action! It would establish a non-Anglo-Saxon reserve currency! It would, it would, it would . . . so many things, it would do . . . but . . . the Anglo-Saxons, they are everywhere!
It's tough being right all the time . . .
Back to admiring that cop in Texas . . . he, ahem, definitely knew how to draw . . .