"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 28 August 2009

Friday Post


From President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic:

'Europeism' is a “conglomerate of ideas” that includes:
- economic (or social) views based on the concept of the so called social market economy (which is the opposite of the market economy);
- views on freedom, democracy and society based on collectivism, social partnership and corporatism, not on classical parliamentary democracy;
- views on European integration, which favor unification and supranationalism;
- views on foreign policy and international relations based on internationalism, cosmopolitism, abstract universalism, multiculturalism and on denationalization.

To my great regret, I am afraid the same speech should be repeated today. Europe is more and more dominated by this way of thinking despite the fact that it is an extremely naïve, unpractical and romantic utopism, not shared by European silent majority, but predominantly by European elites.

Looking back, I am slightly surprised that in 2006 I did not mention environmentalism and global warming alarmism as a new threat to our freedom and prosperity... ..."

Continues at The Brussels Journal

3 comments:

  1. You mentioned Global Warming. I simply do not believe that virtually every environmental scientist, climatologist, and meteorologist (not to mention nearly all the physicists, chemists, engineers, etc., who have looked at the data) have got it wrong. GW is happening. No-one knows what the consequences will be, or how severe they will be, but there will be consequences.

    It seems also to be the case that many of those who believe in the reality of GW believe that what we have done is irreversible, and any action now will not have any noticeable effect for 30 years or more.

    My point is that the 'debate' about whether, or not, there is GW is irrelevant. The reasonable assumption that it is a fact is simply being used as yet another reason to inflict regulation and to generate new forms of so-called eco-business.

    There is nothing, including the threat of the destruction of life on this planet, which is not an 'opportunity' to these parasites, who seem driven in some form of frenzy to go after bigger and bigger game. Global businesses, the whole world as a market. Scale is the engine that is driving us all towards the cliff.

    Small may not be beautiful, as Schumacher tried to claim, but big is very ugly.

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  2. " ... big is very ugly."

    Well said. James Lovelock - he of Gaia fame - thinks it's too late to go green - governments and individuals should now be thinking survival strategies.

    http://tiny.cc/RrCRd

    As for the EU - they'll all be moving to Scotland to avoid frying in the south.

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  3. Friday Posts aren't written by me - they're posts I find interesting. This one was written by President Vaclav Klaus and reproduced by the Brussels Journal.

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