Tuesday, August 16, 2011

European Central Planners Propose Resurrecting Soviet Union To Solve Eurozone Crisis

Needless to say, I threw up in my mouth a little bit when I read this.   Has any political bureaucrat ever met a new political bureaucracy they didn’t like? 

To some degree Europe is dealing with the same dynamic as the U.S.   That is, central planners in a far off land have inserted themselves into a pan European bureaucracy that subverts local self-rule and therefore democracy.  Now, they believe the answer is to make that completely failed bureaucracy even bigger.   They are proposing a model that has failed in ancient Rome, the Soviet Union, is failing in the United States and was the very reason the American states sought sovereignty against the far off central planners in London.   More central planning has never solved any social or economic problem anywhere in the history of humankind.

The European countries are essentially equivalent to states in the U.S. and the people in these countries are chafing for a return to state’s rights, self-rule or local sovereignty as is happening here in the U.S.  

Overly powerful central governments destroy community, connectedness, local economies and democratic self-rule through the use of endlessly stupid ideas dreamed up by neoliberal idiots.  Endlessly stupid ideas that create economic suffering and severe unintended consequences.  Endlessly stupid ideas that aren’t vetted against peer review or the competition of reasoned ideas that democracy is founded upon.  Endlessly stupid ideas that are the result of the policy corruption and bribery of a single point of contact that is such an easy target in concentrated bureaucracies.  (If economic power were held at the local or state levels in the U.S. instead of at the national level, how successful would elites and lobbyists be in bribing every elected official in every municipality, city and state?  There isn’t enough money or coordination of corruption to do that.  And states & local governments, entrepreneurs, citizens and business leaders would provide competition of ideas and policies that we don’t see in a single monopoly national bureaucracySuccessful ideas would then be replicated by other localities.  That is what Europeans too are fighting for.  Sovereignty.  And keepers of the status quo – bureaucrats - can only muster failed and outdated ideologies in their solutions.  Just like here in the U.S.)

Does anyone believe the people of Europe are so stupid that they are going to relinquish more of their personal liberties and sovereignty to the same idiots who are behind their current crisis?   My God, Merkel and Sarkozy are even more stupid than American politicians.  Well, maybe not.  This “Super Congress” coming out of the manufactured debt crisis is essentially recommending a new bureaucracy to deal with our manufactured crisis as well.  If you thought buying off the hundreds of members of Congress was easy, wait to see how easy it is for lobbyists and elites to bribe just a handful of bureaucrats in the Super Congress. 

Story link here.

posted by TimingLogic at 1:48 PM

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