Saturday, June 14, 2008

Two pieces of statist BS that have to be noted

First, the UN Human Rights Council(same kind of dirtbags as the Canadian version) wants the Brits to dump the monarchy:
The UN Human Rights Council said the UK must "consider holding a referendum on the desirability or otherwise of a written constitution, preferably republican".

The council has 29 members including Saudi Arabia, Cuba and Sri Lanka.

It was the Sri Lankan envoy who raised concerns over the British monarchy.

These clowns holding forth on 'human rights' is a frikkin' joke on its' own: for them to make these demands of Britain...

Syrian representatives accused the UK of discriminating against Muslims and Iran complained about the UK's record on tackling sexual discrimination.

Syria bitching about 'discrimination'? In a country where the problem is the islamist porkpokers are given so much latitude that it's disgusting? And IRAN? says the UK has problems with SEX DISCRIMINATION? Admittedly the UK doesn't hang homosexuals for existing, and doesn't hang 14-year-old girls for having 'bad attitudes', but for the mullahs to actually accuse the Brits of this is a symptom of absolute freakin' insanity. Or else they're counting on that 'muslim discrimination' to scare people into doing what Ahmadogcrap wants. As Theo says, The UN can go f**k themselves. We should pull out of it.

Next, we have the EUnuch reaction to the Irish telling them to piss off.
Governments across the EU pledged last night to carry on with the process of implementing the treaty - the successor to the abandoned constitution - despite the Irish vote.

But with the treaty requiring the ratification of all 27 member states, there was no clear idea how they could move forward.
Why, by ignoring the rules(kind of like some Democrats) and doing what they want anyway, of course.
In Brussels, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso insisted that the treaty was not dead.

"I believe that we should not rush to conclusions," he said. "I believe that the treaty is alive and we should now try to find a solution."

French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint statement regretting the outcome and saying they remained convinced that the treaty's reforms were still needed to make the EU more effective.
The Brit government, of course, doesn't give a crap what the peasants think or want:
Mr Brown however, is preparing to defy British public opinion by pushing ahead with the treaty's ratification in parliament. Government legislation ratifying the text is due to get its third and final reading in the House of Lords on Wednesday
Among the responses,
The French said no to it, the Dutch said no to it, then it was brought back and the only people who have been given a chance to pass judgment on it, the Irish, have now said no to it.

"The elites in Brussels have got to listen to people in Europe who do not want endless powers being passed from nation states to Brussels. They do not want these endless constitutions and treaties."

Your problem is this, sir: the elites in Brussels don't give a rats' ass what you think, or what 'people' think, because they have to 'save' the people from themselves. By giving them a treaty they don't want that'll allow the 'elites' to dominate their lives. It's for your own good, you see.

Ian Davidson, another Labour opponent of the document said: "It is enormously significant that the only people who have had the chance to vote on the treaty have rejected it by a substantial margin. Now is the time for a period of reflection."

However, European leaders were making plans to find a legal way around the Irish 'No' vote.

Nicholas Sarkozy, the French President, was working with EU leaders and diplomats to plan a special "legal arrangement" to bypass the referendum rejection.
("Let's change the rules to get the result we want.")

In a joint statement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the French leader insisted the treaty was "necessary" for the EU and would go ahead.

Mr Sarkozy assumes the rotating presidency of the EU next month, and at a summit in Brussels next week he and Mr Brown will insist that the ratification process continues unchanged.

British sources said that the summit is likely to conclude that the Irish vote is a problem for the Irish government, not the rest of the EU.

"The Irish government will have to go away and think about how to proceed, but the rest of us will keep going," said a Foreign Office source.

And so on. "You stupid peasants are causing a problem, so go away while your betters decide what to do." Over and over and over.

Maybe the people in some of these countries need to keep some of those milsurp arms and ammo and use them.


Thud said...

we Brits are rather fond of Betty and phil the greek...we will not take too kindly to geeting rid of them.

Sailorcurt said...

They're doing it all wrong.

They need to do it in small steps: Pass a "constitution" granting very limited and specific powers to the EU, say, ratifying treaties, declaring war, regulating commerce between EU member nations (sometimes known as "states"), providing for the common defense of the entire EU, establishing an EU judiciary with the limited role of deciding inter-EU nation disputes, things like that.

That would be much more palatable to the citizens of the individual countries who still see themselves first as members of their nations and only secondarily as Europeans.

Then, over the course of, oh, 200 years or so, slowly expand beyond the constraints of the constitution, expand the power of he "federal" EU government and simply usurp the authority of the individual EU "states". As long as the judiciary plays along and upholds the unconstitutional usurpation of power, and as long as the individual states are slowly bled of any real power or method of enforcing their will...the EU government will soon enough find itself to be the HMFIC of all of the EU nations.

Hey...that sounds like something that's happened before.

I wonder where???

Firehand said...

But, Thud, it's not like your opinion actually matters or something to your betters.
And you do have an old pillow and access to some tar when the time comes?

Curt, yeah, that sounds...waitaminnute!
But that would take patience, as opposed to "You peasants do what we want! NOW!"