What’s the Elephant in the Room?

© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationWhy is the EU falling apart?

  • Zaba

    spot on piece!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Except the EU is capitalist because it uses markets, bailouts, Ponzi schemes and it is a state which has corporations and businesses. Remember globalized capitalism is fascism. Which in essence means every Western democracy is fascistic because it is the combination of state meaning governments in bed with corporations. That is capitalism done on a global scale with free trade. Yes, capitalism is failing and people have to understand that 2008 with the bank bailouts worldwide and even Canada bailout out key industries was all a form of capitalism and it is called corporate capitalism. Capitalism fails every 6 to 8 years.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      From 1945 to 1971 with the Bretton Woods agreement hardly any downturns occurred and the main reason why recessions occurred after 1971 was because of going off the Gold Standard. Do not forget that Canada got off the Bank of Canada for infrastructure projects was in 1974. Many fail to understand that the reason why the EU failed is because of siphoning money from the nation states and even Obama and Conservatives in Canada agreed that economic globalism has to continue and TPP and TTIP was necessary to write the trade agreements so that China does not. The EU is failing not because of immigration but because globalism is a very unstable system. I support nationalism and that would fix much of the problems.

      • Minicapt

        You’re still working on acquiring your first clue, but you are getting farther behind. Try swimming over Niagara Falls without a Personal Flotation Device.


  • Billy Bob Thornton

    And yes UKIP is a populist right wing party but unlike National Front, BNP and Front Nationale in France and Golden Dawn the UKIP party does not want protectionism. They are against the mixed economy, anti-war policies and they are against real immigration reform. BNP basically pushed UKIP to support their positions. UKIP based on their website want globalism meaning free trade and even on Wikipedia they do not claim to be anti-immigration but eurosceptic, right wing populist and economic liberalism. The other name for economic liberalism is neoliberalism the system we have had for recession upon recession whether it be 1984, 1987, 1992, 2000, 2008 and soon to be prior or just after the 2016 US election. The fact is they are status quo.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Billy Bob,
      It is past your time to fuck off.

  • It must be those elephants.

    But seriously, any country whose pacified citizens rely heavily on social services cannot expect migrants of diametrically opposite values to pick up any slack for them.

  • Alain

    I suggest the main reason is that it is a false construct, an attempt to deny nature or reality. Trying to pretend that all these different nationalities, languages and even cultures are the same as the United States which was founded on one common culture and language is an attempt to deny nature or reality. That seems however to be the approach nowadays where we even pretend we can deny basic biology. No matter how many laws or regulations are made and no matter how much the state tries to impose this false premise, in the end it too will fail.

    • dance…dancetotheradio
    • Editor

      Well put. Now we just have 60 years of relativist lies and three generations of misguided, virtue signalling slacktivist liberal arts majors to metaphorically slap back to reality.