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ElectionOracle / European Elections May 26, 2014 - 03:36 PM GMT

By: Andrew_McKillop


The Big Blue Flag
An expert iconographer interviewed on France-Inter which is a state-owned radio and therefore pro-European, May 25, was however allowed to explain why the European Flag has 12 gold stars – but the Union has 28 member states. The official explanation from Brussels that the stars symbolize “12 virtues” such as unity and creativity (and other things the Commission spokesperson likes to think up as their answer, when they're interviewed) was in the iconographer's opinion a cop-out. It was an attempt to prevent people knowing why 12 gold stars were chosen. He said it's a basic Christian symbol, for example the 12 Apostles but obviously the bureaucrats in Brussels don't want to admit it.

The Holy Roman Empire rides again, but maybe not for much longer.

Before the mid-1990s when the future Union only had 15 member states, some Commission spokespersons went as far as to claim the 12 stars did symbolize the member states, but due to rapid enlargement the “missing stars” had not yet been added to the flag! The culture of lying underlain by fantasy is part and parcel of “the European idea”.

Breaking up the European Union is now a very legitimate subject for discussion. In February, US Assistant Secretary of State, Victoria Nuland, summarized things her own tasteful way, saying “F*ck the EU” in a remark intercepted in her phone call to the US ambassador to Ukraine. Following the 23-25 May elections, at least 25 – 35 million European voters share her feelings about the European Union, which they were at last able to put the boot into and vote for the anti-European parties, right or left, whether “constitutional or unconstitutional”.

All the Me Too parties of Europe's two-party “mature democracies” are pro-Union and logically speaking, they should go down with the EU's sinking ship. Blue flag, stars and all. Before they go however, the betting is their voter scores will have to be pushed well below 10% of all registered and eligible voters – who bother to turn out. The May 23-25 elections showed this Touchdown in the Real World for the Me Too parties is coming fast. The faster the better.

Contraction is the Opposite of Enlargement
The EU has no mechanism at all for contraction – only enlargement. Once a country becomes a member state – can it leave? Jose Manuel Barroso, in a clumsily evident attempt to help the flagging popularity of the UK's David Cameron, pointedly remarked that if Scotland voted for independence, there was no “automaticity” of Scotland being able to join the EU as a separate member state. So the Scottish should act grown up and intelligent – and vote to stay with Nanny England. Bravo!

March 18 in the St. George’s Hall of the Kremlin, Russia’s elite cheered and wept as Vladimir Putin announced the re-annexation of Crimea. Polls showed that seven out of 10 Russians approved of that action and Putin’s rule. Russian enlargement is therefore still popular – but not in Europe – explaining why in Europe referendums are an “iconic symbol” of something like anarchy, for the Me Too parties and their servile media. We can say here and now that referenda should be held in each member state as to whether voters want more enlargement. Yes or No?

To be sure, older member states will be more hostile than newer ones but in turn this raises the “existential question” of the Union and even a thing as basic as when was it founded?

Founded or declared, the European Union has “no fixed date” of creation. It was “fuzzily declared” in the period from 1992 onwards, after the Maastricht Treaty and was supposedly “enshrined” by the Lisbon Treaty of 2007 – but one possible hard-edged birth date would be 23 July 2002 when the totally forgotten and moribund European Coal and Steel Community had its own flag (with 6 stars) removed from the Brussels flagpole for the last time. Only the 12-star Holy Flag was left to flutter. Nobody wept and any cheers were inaudible.

Curiously enough, the Euratom flag, which existed for a while after the “atom treaty” was signed on 25 March 1957, the same day as the treaty founding the Economic Community, disappeared a long time ago leaving behind a large, strange rusting symbol in Brussels called The Atomium. The “atom treaty” still theoretically exists, but when the later-aborted 2004 project to create a European Constitutional Treaty was mooted, Euratom was excluded on the unconvincing grounds that “democratic oversight” of nuclear power is not sufficient – ignoring that there was no “democratic oversight” of any and all of the European Treaties! Not a single one.

Treaties come and treaties go leaving behind vast piles of documentation, sometimes more than 100 volumes of tight-bound handbooks for a single treaty. The potential for democratic oversight is driven further down, to near-zero, by European Parliament members rarely knowing more than a few excerpts from “cherrypicked” treaties that seem to fit their short-term agenda.

Contraction is off the agenda. The European Commissioners system is a case in point. Their numbers go on growing, but their exact role, powers and functions (which are also growing) are not explained. They are unelected and come from each of the member states – so do they represent the interests of their own nation, as well as Transport, Agriculture, Energy or whatever? Their powers are only partly-defined, and they are rightly called “the Barons of Brussels” each with their own fiefdom and usually a clear personal commitment to extending their fiefdom.

No Way Back ?
The European system, from the very start - for example the Coal and Steel Community Treaty of
18 April 1951 which was not however “empowered” until July 1952 – has always operated on the “fait accompli” basis also called Le Fait du Prince (from Niccolo Machiavelli's “The Prince”). It is declared by a small tight-knit group of persons in cigar smoke-filled rooms, in the 1950s, who now sniff the diesel fumes from their Clean Diesel black limousines, and the member state Me Too governments then rubber stamp the decision. They will operate a bit of haggling, for example on the powers of their own national Commissioners and their own country's trade-offs from the utterly opaque financing system of the Union's institutions. But Le Fait du Prince stands.

This process now has a track record of at least 60 years – but that is not infinite. The Soviet Union, for example, lasted a total of about 70 years, but after that it was declared Not Recyclable garbage in the trashcan of History. Nitpickers can of course argue the USSR was created (or at least declared) anywhere between 1898 and 1922 and ended anywhere between 1989 and 1991.

Machiavelli's Prince, to be sure, is given “countervailing and innovative” reappraisals by hopeful journalists from time to time, but by around 1510 Macchiavelli well established the inevitable role of Crime Syndicates masquerading as public power. Certainly in his times. From my own experience in Brussels as a Commission functionary I know what can happen to Commission civil servants who make “the wrong decision” which displeases a powerful Commissioner – and the results can be very bad for the health (not just the wealth) of the offending functionary.  They “disappear”.

Plenty of whistleblowers, as well as copy-churning journalists work the theme of the EU Crime Syndicate of today, certainly including its most extreme version – the European Central Bank. Like the US Fed and BoE and BoJ – the central bankster conspiracy – the ECB is powerfully engaged in a no-way-back fait accompli in the monetary and economic domain.

Therefore the end of the road for the EU Crime Syndicate will necessarily be tumultuous. Denying Brussels its 10% rake-off from the VAT in each member state (its most lucrative easy money source) will most certainly produce “unprecedented political tensions”, but after them we can get back to normal. The “European thing” will be delicately placed in the trashcan marked “No Recycling”

By Andrew McKillop


Former chief policy analyst, Division A Policy, DG XVII Energy, European Commission. Andrew McKillop Biographic Highlights

Co-author 'The Doomsday Machine', Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2012

Andrew McKillop has more than 30 years experience in the energy, economic and finance domains. Trained at London UK’s University College, he has had specially long experience of energy policy, project administration and the development and financing of alternate energy. This included his role of in-house Expert on Policy and Programming at the DG XVII-Energy of the European Commission, Director of Information of the OAPEC technology transfer subsidiary, AREC and researcher for UN agencies including the ILO.

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