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The Myth of Western Democracy – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Posted by M. C. on December 18, 2018

The question before us is whether the Western peoples are too brainwashed, too firmly locked in The Matrix, to exhausted to stand up and defend their freedom.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/12/16/the-myth-of-western-democracy/

Paul Craig Roberts

How does the West get away with its pretense of being an alliance of great democracies in which government is the servant of the people?

Nowhere in the West, except possibly Hungary and Austria, does government serve the people.

Who do the Western governments serve? Washington serves Israel, the military/security complex, Wall Street, the big banks, and the fossil fuel corporations.

The entirety of the rest of the West serves Washington.

Nowhere in the West do the people count. The American working class, betrayed by the Democrats who sent their jobs to Asia, elected Donald Trump and the American people were promptly dismissed by the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as “the Trump deplorables.”

The Democrats, like the Republicans, serve power, not the people.

In Europe we see the squashing of democracy everywhere.

British prime minister May has turned Brexit into subservience to the EU. She has betrayed the British people and has not yet been hung off of a lamp post, which shows how acceptance the British people are of betrayal. The British people have learned that they do not count. They are as a nothing.

The Greeks voted for a leftwing government that promised to protect them from the EU, IMF, and big banks, but promptly sold them out with austerity agreements that destroyed what remained of Greek sovereignty and Greek living standards. Today the EU has reduced Greece to a Third World country.

The French have been in the streets in revolt for weeks against the French president who serves everyone except the French people…

The question before us is whether the Western peoples are too brainwashed, too firmly locked in The Matrix, to exhausted to stand up and defend their freedom. Resistance is happening in France and Belgium, but the government that sold out Greece hasn’t been hung off of lamp posts. Americans are so brainwashed that they think Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela are their enemies when it is perfectly clear that their Enemy is “their” government in Washington.

Except for my American readers, Americans are locked in The Matrix. And they will kill in order to stay in The Matrix, where the controlled explanations are reassuring. Anyone who looks to Washington for leadership is an idiot.

Washington is a master of propaganda. Washington’s propaganda has even infected the Russian government, which from all reports stupidly believes that accommodation to Washington is the secret that will make Russia successful.

It is a foolish government that relies on agreements with Washington.

What it comes down to is this: If acceptance of provocations avoids war, that is the correct policy, but if acceptance of provocations encourages more provocations until war is unavoidable, then a more robust response to provocations is the correct policy. A more robust response introduces caution into the process, whereas acceptance of provocations encourages the aggressor.

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Hillary Clinton Shamed for Libya Incursion as She Schools EU on Migrant Crisis – Sputnik International

Posted by M. C. on November 24, 2018

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201811231070059835-clinton-libya-eu-migration-crisis/

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly stood by her role in the 2011 intervention in Libya, which divided the country in two and opened the “gates of Europe” to migrants fleeing poverty and conflict. Now that she’s urging the EU to curb migration to prevent the rise of right-wing politicians, critics are accusing her of hypocrisy.

Hillary Clinton has called on the nations of Europe to curtail immigration to stem the tide of right-wing sentiment on the continent.

In an interview with The Guardian, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate suggested that “Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame.” Clinton drew attention to the “rise of populists, particularly on the right, in Europe and the Americas.”

She suggested that politicians like Angela Merkel, the architect of Europe’s open-door immigration policy, were “very generous and compassionate”, but insisted that the EU must clamp down on support for refugees because “if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.”

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An Easy Alternative to the Brexit Agreement | Mises Institute

Posted by M. C. on November 18, 2018

No nation needs to sign a 500-page agreement in order to leave the EU profitably. It simply leaves the EU, abolishes tariffs and quotas, and starts trading.

I was reading somewhere recently that it took 6 months to split Czechoslovakia in to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. That includes seperating currencies.

https://mises.org/power-market/easy-alternative-brexit-agreement

Gary North

Prime Minister May says that she has reached an agreement with the European Union.

The agreement is 585 pages long. Every time politicians vote to implement a 600-page document that was written by high-level bureaucrats, the liberties of the citizens of that nation decline. The devil is in the details, and there are a lot of details for the devil to get into.

She got it through her cabinet. Now she has to get it through Parliament, which is going to be a challenge. The pro-Brexit people hate conciliation, and the Remainers don’t want to agree to anything remotely like Brexit.

She was never a big fan of Brexit. She is going along with the whole thing grudgingly. She has stalled an agreement for almost 2 years.

If Parliament won’t vote for her agreement, then Britain will depart from the EU on March 29. It’s automatic.

I have a solution. Parliament does not have to accept any agreement. No agreement is necessary.

Here is my Brexit solution. Parliament votes for this law. Read the rest of this entry »

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If Czechoslovakia could be split up in six months in 1992, why should Brexit take six years? | BrexitCentral

Posted by M. C. on November 8, 2018

https://brexitcentral.com/czechoslovakia-split-six-months-1992-brexit-take-six-years/

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Two years, four months and a few days ago, on 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The date of the UK leaving is currently set at 29th March 2019 – almost three years after the vote. It could be postponed further. In the case of a transitional arrangement that could last until at least the end of 2020, possibly even beyond the general election in 2022. That would be an enormous six years after the historic vote.

EU mandarins as well as Whitehall mandarins will tell you it must be this way because the relationship the UK has with the EU is too complex to untangle sooner.

However, history offers a different angle. World War I lasted four years, World War II lasted six. Perhaps it’s easier to conquer and then lose an entire continent than to separate two jurisdictions peacefully?

Instead, look at Czechoslovakia,… Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Tony Blair a Traitor to Britain to Help Politicians in EU? | Armstrong Economics

Posted by M. C. on October 18, 2018

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/britain/is-tony-blair-a-traitor-to-britain-to-help-politicians-in-eu/

by Martin Armstrong

ANSWER: Yes.  Tony Blair is out there pitching for another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May, who also did not want to exit the EU, will be unable to secure a parliamentary majority and this seems to be an intentional plot to overturn BREXIT. Even the propaganda they use with regard to trade is misrepresenting the entire scheme. Britain is FAR BETTER off under BREXIT than remaining within the EU. Any trade deal is subject to the veto of any one of 28 member states. Britain CANNOT reach an independent trade deal for its own people for the French have always vetoed Britain. Let’s face the facts. Britain loses EVERY major case in the European court. This is all about protecting governments – not about what is best for the people. Britain will collapse with the EU if it does not break the chains which bind it.

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Orban and Farage stand up to George Soros and his EU Parliament cronies (Video)

Posted by M. C. on September 13, 2018

Orban – Pro Chiristian, anti open border. No wonder the EU doesn’t like him.

http://theduran.com/orban-and-farage-stand-up-to-george-soros-and-his-eu-parliament-cronies-video/

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The EU Parliament has moved to trigger what is referred to as the ‘nuclear option’ Article 7 against Hungary.

During the parliament session in Strasbourg, France, 448 MEPs voted in favour of invoking Article 7 against Hungary, while 197 voted against the motion and 48 abstained.

According to RT, Article 7 of the 2007 Treaty of Lisbon, often dubbed ‘nuclear option’, is designed to be applied if there is “a clear risk of a serious breach” of the EU values by one of the member states.

Once the motion was passed, it has to be approved by 4/5 of the European Council. Then, if the procedure is implemented fully, a decision adopted by the “qualified majority” of the EU states may lead to Hungary’s suspension in voting rights at the European Council.

Hungary, led by the right-wing government of Viktor Orban, had been accused by the Brussels of allegedly undermining the rule of law in the country, mainly by standing up to George Soros founded “Universities” and Soros regime change “NGOs”.

Orban confronted a hostile EU Parliament, and gave a fiery speech, vowing to keep Hungary independent and free of EU neoliberal, globalist dogma, telling MEPs, “you condemn us because we are not a nation of migrants.”

UKIP’s Nigel Farage defended Orban, blasting Eurocrats for their condemnation of the Hungarian PM, who has put in place measures to restrict the influence of George Soros.

Farage had a clear message for Orban and Hungary: “Come and join the Brexit Club, you’ll love it!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Euro Human Rights Judges ‘Will Block UK Plans to Waive Death Penalty Protection for ISIS Torturers’

Posted by M. C. on July 30, 2018

The comments tell the story.

https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/07/30/european-human-rights-sis-death-penalty/

by Virginla Hale

A letter from the Home Office to the U.S. Attorney-General, which was leaked to the media last week, prompted outcry from self-proclaimed human rights campaigners who noted Home Secretary Sajid Javid said Britain would not demand a ‘no death penalty’ assurance in the cases of Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee El-Sheikh.

On Thursday, it was revealed that Britain has since been forced to pause intelligence-sharing with the U.S. regarding the two remaining members of the so-called Beatles — a terror cell accused of beheading Western hostages — after El-Sheikh’s mother launched legal action against the Home Office…

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Watch “Trump Hammers NATO. Good! Let’s Get Out!” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on July 14, 2018

Trump is right: Germany is playing both ends against US.

RP is right: We should get out.

Trump is wrong about doing business with Russia: Battling in the (free) marketplace promotes peace.

Note Ron Paul’s comment about the greatest threat to Europe is not invasion by Russia, it is open borders and invasion by immigrants.

This not like the 1900’s when people came to the US to be Americans. These are invaders that want to destroy what is there and replace it. There is much Middle Eastern history that illustrates this.

Nothing like a good gang rape to promote your cause.

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TRUMP’S BREXIT BLAST Donald Trump told Theresa May how to do Brexit ‘but she wrecked it’ – and says the US trade deal is off

Posted by M. C. on July 13, 2018

Wow! Trump plays hardball with everyone. The problem for the US establishment is…

It may be working in North Korea. It could end up being a win for Brexit. May, the CIA and their useful EU idiots in Brussels don’t want that!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6766531/trump-may-brexit-us-deal-off/

In an extraordinary intervention timed to coincide with his UK visit, Mr Trump said Theresa May ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy.

And he warned her any attempts to maintain close ties with the EU would make a lucrative US trade deal very unlikely.

Mr Trump said: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.”…

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Bye, Boris – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on July 10, 2018

Boris is right about UK becoming a colony. Whether it is the EU that would be in charge is another question.

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https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/07/no_author/bye-bye-boris/

Sputnik News

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revealed the root of his dispute with Prime Minister Theresa May on the terms of Brexit, which led to his resignation.

Speaking shortly after his resignation from the UK government, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson slammed the current approach to the Brexit negotiations with the EU, underlining that “we have postponed crucial decisions, including the preparations for no-deal Brexit”. He stressed that the succession process should be more dynamic and nimble.

“We are truly headed for the status of a colony — and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantage of that particular arrangement,” Johnson said in a resignation statement.

The former top British diplomat stressed that in the current situation the “Brexit dream was dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”, explaining that the ability to diverge from the EU rules has been taken off the table… Read the rest of this entry »

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