Soon, Britons will vote their desire to remain in the European Union or to leave it. All significant political leaders are clamoring to remain in the wanna-be superstate; other voices sustain independence as the only road to any future better than that of say, Sicily. Both overstate their cases in support of their respective interests, of course. When the West abandoned Christianity and its annoying restrictions, it gave up public honesty as well. No surprise; even unchurched, we should know that nothing is free.
The famously unelected managers of the Brussels Behemoth (E.U.) are thereby not directly beholden to citizens and it shows in their policy. They hardly hide their superior, ‘we know what is good for you whether you know or not’ attitude and as it necessarily must appear to favor some at the inevitable expense of others, they are not loved. Power, particularly unreachable power, never is loved. And probably, seems to us, shouldn’t be loved.
Speeches aside, the big E.U. fight appears to us to be this: As the harder-working, more productive northern states (Germany et al) are more successful economies than are the less productive southern Latins and Greeks, should the Brussels Behemoth force the North to subsidize the South or should the North be allowed to tell the South to get off its backside and go to work?
Taking the latter road would likely put paid to the E.U, thereby forcing the very politicians who chose that policy to go back to work themselves, or at least to find government employment elsewhere. Had they wanted to work, we suppose, they would not have gone into politics, so we think that we know their inclinations.
In Britain, the polls (should you desire to believe them) are too close to call just now we are told. Whichever way it goes, it will be a massive waypost toward the future economic condition of our planet. For quite a while, anyway.
All this is also a reflection of reality for the globalists among us, those working for a single world government by raising he poor and sinking the rich until we are all equal. Equally poor, we expect. That’s history, anyway.
The E.U. does not provide elections for its government we think, because such a source of power over so many disparate and often enough, disagreeing ethnicities, economies, polities and aspirations can only hold them together with force, something hard to maintain under elections. A sidelight upon any proposed world government as well …
We see the E.U. in the light of Abraham Lincoln’s comment: “You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” He also said: “You can fool some of the people all of the time.” We may be about to see how many of those are Britons.
Whatever happens, it should be interesting. Europe as a superstate will likely appear rather different to Russia, China and yes, the U.S. than a handful of squabbling European states pursuing independence. That’s the politics … but the economics might be rather different.