Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jörg Asmussen, the German ECB member driving the case for an EU Fatherland

The Irish Times today has coverage on the plans for pretty wide-sweeping changes to the concept of the EU as now being put forward by the German Board Member of the drowning ECB, Jörg Asmussen.

EU break-up as strongly favoured by this blog based on the anti-democratic and unworkable institutions and procedures of the existing EU, is never going to be achieved without a struggle. Naturally therefore those who have been driving this model forwards would inevitably end by propounding even worse extremes. That is a refreshing development, so far things have reached their present desperate straits by the deceits, lies, evasions and secretive corruption of the EU which we all can witness today.

To correct the inefficiencies, incompetence and criminal waste of the existing EU will require some brutal measures and very distasteful medecine on a pan-european basis. Naturally increased authoritarianism will thus be required. It will be sold only as the cure, to treat the symptoms which naturally are becoming increasingly plain and dire.

We in Europe can seek our own national solutions by democratic means, which means abandoning the EU as presently constructed, and thereafter find a better way of working alongside one another towards some common prosperity, or we can submit ourselves to pan-european rule by the likes of Jörg Asmussen.

The latter would be a Popperian Tyranny, on which I commented at the start of my blogspot blogging over nine years ago!

More reports on Jörg Asmussen from Irish Independent, here and his ECB profile here.

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