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Post  Annabel on Mon 18 Jun - 21:15



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Monday, 18 June 2012
Strictly for the nutters, this post

Never was so much…

A nutter writes: The McCann affair is unique: never was so much said by so many about a matter of such extreme insignificance. On our charming planet children are raped, butchered, starved, burnt, mutilated and enslaved on an hourly basis with hardly anyone outside the immediate family even noticing – except in certain very lucky, very wealthy, publicity-driven states like ours. Any turn the case might take tomorrow will leave all of us, except the families, unaffected physically, financially, or in any other way.

The tiny telescope scans

On the other hand we have the Eurozone crisis. Whatever the outcome it will have an effect, sometimes minor, sometimes horribly major, on every single one of us, whether through its effect on house-prices, pensions and jobs at the lucky end of the scale or through the now unavoidable life-threatening civil strife you will witness in Greece.

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Dreamland – the European "Parliament"

Now, being the Bureau and this being the MM Affair, the tiny telescope which we pick up now and then to peer at the whole world, readers will be unsurprised that we see a strange link between these two utterly different stories.

The people on the Bureau and its pre-2007 ancestors, for what it's worth, have been against the euro and the European Union in its present form for a long time, in some cases for decades. We hate it, literally, for just two reasons – that it is anti-democracy, yet another expression of the deluded idealism of the unreformed, primarily mainland-European, political class which treats peoples as pawns and brings tragedy to the continent every fifty years or so like clockwork; and because, like so many of its precursors, it is based on a faulty analysis of what is possible, of reality.

And?

So much for the history lesson. What has any of this got to do with the Madeleine McCann Affair? In the great scheme of things laughably little; in present circumstances, however, and through our eccentric little telescope, the comparison is rather suggestive.

Whether one feels it is a blessing or a tragedy, the end of the Eurozone is approaching and with it the European Union in its present form. Those who fought against the euro, not very many and most of them in England and the USA, are being proven right; the majority, both those who imposed it and those who passively swallowed the faulty vision of reality offered by their “betters” are proved utterly wrong. That is not a comforting message.

And no, it doesn't mean that only Eurosceptics can know the answers to the Madeleine McCann Affair. The correspondence is this, and it is connected to the song the Bureau has been singing for years about the Affair being a “psychological” phenomenon. The greatest argument against the Abductosceptic position is its unthinkabilty.

Don't look and it won't be true

Unthinkable because rejection of the abductor turns our own deepest defences upside down: evil, in some form, has triumphed over family and love – from within. Unthinkable because of its truly dreadful implications regarding the parents' characters. Unthinkable because it would amount to the greatest, most unbelievable, con in history, in terms of deluded victims world wide. And unthinkable because should no abductor exist then almost everyone, from popes and prime ministers, through policemen and judges, all the way down to “those who passively swallowed the faulty vision of reality offered by their betters” was wrong.

Now look back, if you’re interested, to the language of the European political class, that living, walking bunch of cancer cells, and the media that have so willingly carried its words since the Eurozone crisis began some years ago.

At first even the possibility that the Eurozone could fail simply couldn’t find its way into the public discourse. Anywhere. Search the UK Financial Times, or the Economist— those voices of the “realistic” establishment— and you will find their columns empty of any suggestion that the zone was potentially at risk, or that market events were struggling to tell us a truth about the world at that time. Even though anyone who looked for themselves – using the internet – could read the figures and see that there simply wasn’t enough money in the world, let alone Europe, to bail out the victims.

The BBC, having barred most critics of the euro for ten years—they were “extremists” and “loonies”, living in “la-la land”— only allowed discussion of the affair as it developed in pro-euro, doctor-knows-best-don’t scare-the-patient “sensible”terms, as did every other broadcaster. Remind you of anything? And most of the supposed financial “experts”, the economists, the hedge fund bosses, the rootless hustler George Soros figures, who were wheeled out— like ex-Scotland Yard officers?—to pontificate on the affair were just wrong.

Now close your eyes

But far the most important for our present purposes was the reaction when the possibility of euro-death-in-the-apartment comments gradually forced their way into the record in 2011. Now the collapse of the euro was what? Unthinkable, absolutely unthinkable. Over and over again. And "unthinkable" meant "it cannot happen".The results of a break-up would be catastrophic, the world would be thrown into panic, we would be back in the dark ages –so cried the Junckers, the van Rumpy’s, the Portuguese comedian Barroso, the ineffable Sarkozi, all the schmuckmeisters who attempt to rule us.

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The European political class – van Rumpy

When something is “unthinkable” then the thinker has turned off a chunk of the brain: users of the word are admitting that events have defeated their perception, that they simply cannot allow the contemplation of a situation because they cannot deal with it. This is the continuing fate of the Euro-believers who have invested their whole lives and careers in the idea.

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The European political class – Clegg

And then have a look at the face of Lord Justice Leveson when discussing the McCanns, still available on the truth-bringing net, to watch a man – a judge! –so revolted by even the possibility of their involvement that it makes him not only unable to contemplate it but physically uncomfortable.

proThe European political class – shrunken Portuguese version

Still -

Unfortunately the pleasure of mocking and jeering at the self-deception of the euro-hopers over the coming months will be denied us because the break-up is going to hurt and there is no pleasure to be had in watching –and sharing – the pain caused by failure. For some of us, though, the coming gloom may be lightened when the “unthinkable” arrives in the Madeleine McCann Affair: at least in that case the victims will be few and we'll jeer heartily and with a clear conscience at the rest.


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Re: Blacksmith

Post  Panda on Tue 19 Jun - 15:42


Thanks Annabel.......I have always been anti-EU from the time there was a mountain of wine and butter which had to be dealt with. Then British Farmers were paid £12,000 per field not to grow anytning so that we could buy Runner beans without a Bean in sight, all our Veg and Fruit from abroad.
A terrible decision , some young Farmers now lease land in Russia to Farm there. The British thought they were joining a Common Market not being taken over by the EU. Rant over.


BTW a very good Articlle by Blacksmith

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Post  tigger on Wed 20 Jun - 8:54

It beats me why a Euro was necessary. All that was needed were suitable trade agreements and special exchange rates for trade only.

Always seemed a complication to me - basically the Euro is being sunk by the US - the dollar plays a big role in this because the US and Canada are aiming to start a united currency. The Euro alive and kicking is a big threat to the US.
Iraq was invaded because Saddam was going to accept euros in payment for his oil. That would have devalued the oil dollar and the US could not allow that.
As the financial markets of the US and UK are linked I think the whole Iraq affair was follow the money.

I've been told and do believe this, that the EU is basically a German/French axis with hangers on. Which may well have been the intention all along. I tend to think of the French as sort of failed Germans.
But consider this: nearly all European countries got extensive financial aid from the US post WWII, except the UK who was indebted to the US for loans and materials sold at crippling prices during WWII. No accident I'd think.
Germany got an enormous amount of help. US got all the German technological know-how and top scientists.
History lives. Those who pay no attention to history are doomed to repeat it.



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Post  Panda on Wed 20 Jun - 9:29


Morning tigger,

The Eoropean Union was the result of the last War when Countries vowed never again to be enemies, especially Germany. Not content with having an
alliance Germany wanted a European Currency to never again have the misery of a wheelbarrow full of Drachmas to buy a loaf of Bread .!!

The rule that any EURO Country should adhere to a 3%GDP was broken by Germany and France in the early years and the Auditors for the EU could not sign off the Accounts for years, don,t know if the can now. What was thought to be a Common Market has proved to be a Monster of excess while
at the same time bringing in so many rules and regulations to become a dictatorship.

It is true that Southern and Northern Countries in the EURO zone have quite different ways of living , Germany is the powerhouse, but it's population
accepted no wage rises for 12 years to rebuild East Germany. They do not believe in Debt, rent their homes rather than buy and work hard. However,
because their income is based on exports they have gained by the decline in the Euro and begrudge bailing out these Countries when they work until 67
the highest retirement age in Europe.

It needs more integration for the Euro to succeed and this means a proper banking system like the Bank of England losing some of their Sovereignty
and this would take years to implement judging by the snails pace the EU are adopting to sort out this crisis.

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