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Jun 29, 2016

EU Unmasked: After Brexit, Plans for Full EU Superstate Revealed

via Corbett • 06/28/2016
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by James Corbett
TheInternationalForecaster.com June 28, 2016



Well, that didn’t take long.
The graphite was hardly dry on the Brexit ballots when TVP Info, a Polish broadcaster, leaked a 9-page document drawn up by the German and French foreign ministers calling for an EU superstate complete with an EU army, integrated border controls and common taxation. The German foreign minister discussed the plans — which are being described as “an ultimatum” — with his counterparts in the Visegrad Group of countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) this week.

The document, bearing the Orwellian title of “A strong Europe in a world of uncertainties,” lays out the exact tyrannical plans that the EU’s critics have been warning about for years. After identifying key areas of uncertainty and concern affecting Europe — from spreading [false flag] terrorism to [manipulated] cultural tensions to [engineered] economic hardships — the document proposes three new areas for expanded EU cooperation:
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  1. European Security Compact, including an expansion of internal “security” through a strengthened Europol, and expansion of external “security” in areas like North Africa and the Middle East through coordination with the African Union, G5 and other globalist counterparts.
  2. Common European asylum and migration policy, including the expansion of FRONTEX with permanent, dedicated EU-supplied staff, and the creation of a European Asylum Agency tasked with standardizing the registration of asylum seekers and hosting joint EU-controlled databases.
  3. Completed Economic and Monetary Union, including “convergence between member states” in strategic sectors of the economy, the development of a European Monetary Fund presided over by EU parliament, and continued moves toward “common taxation.”
Even more stunningly, the paper actually proposes a standing EU-directed military chain of command, up to and including standing European armed forces:

The Implosion of the Mandarin Class (The Establishment or 'Cathedral')



As I wrote in a comment yesterday - the UK Establishment is imploding before our very eyes. The ruling elite are tearing each other apart, lashing-out, panicking, venting... despairing in an escalating cycle (while repeatedly calling for calm, unity, reconciliation etc).
A post on http://booksinq.blogspot.co.uk reminded me of something I wrote 6 years ago about why secular Mandarins (aka The Establishment, or 'The Cathedral' to use the currenly popular casually-anti-Christian neoreactionary synonym) are a bad choice for rulers - which I repost here for its revelance to the future:
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Mandarins (the intellectual elite) make lousy leaders
It was nearly a decade ago, during the summer vacation, that I read a book which permanently changed one of my cherished beliefs.
The book was The decline of the German mandarins: the German academic community, 1890-1933, by Fritz K Ringer.
The cherished belief was that it would be best if countries were led by their intellectual elite, i.e. by 'Mandarins' - by the likes of Professors, senior administrators and professionals - by those whose jobs require high level formal educational certification.
In other words, I had assumed, up to that point, that if only things were run by people 'like me', then things would inevitably be run better.
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Before reading the book I had not been aware that I believed this, but although unarticulated, a belief in leadership by intellectuals had been a basic assumption.
It is, indeed, an assumption of the modern political elite, and has been the assumption of Dichter und Denker (poets and thinkers) for a couple of hundred years (since the Romantic era) - but it was *not* an assumption of traditional societies before this.
Indeed, as I read in Ernest Gellner at about the same time, in traditional societies the intellectual class (priests and clerks) was subordinated to the leadership - which was essentially military.
Intellectuals were - Gellner said - essentially 'eunuchs' - in the sense that they were not allowed to build dynastic, hereditary power - this was reserved for the military leadership. 
So priests and other intellectuals with power were sometimes actual eunuchs, or servants and slaves, or celibate (legally, not sexually, celibate - i.e. they could not have legitimate heirs), or members of a legally circumscribed minority (such as Jewish merchants and money lenders), or - like the Chinese mandarins - they were prohibited from handing on their status to their children (entry to the mandarinate being controlled by competitive examinations).
The 'natural' leaders of human society throughout most of history are the military leaders - the 'generals'. The aristocracy were essentially the military leaders. 

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But in modern societies, the Mandarins have progressively taken over the leadership.
People 'like me' run things; the military leadership (unless they are themselves mandarins - as increasingly is the case - and servile to political correctness) are officially feared, hated and despised; indeed any aspirant for power who is not 'an intellectual' is officially feared, hated and despised.
Fritz Ringer's books was a revelation because he described a familiar and recent society that had indeed been a mandarinate - and this was Germany in the nineteenth century and leading up to the first and second world wars. Germany was at that time the academic intellectual centre of the West.
And 'yet' the mandarinate had been a disaster - leading to two world wars and National Socialism and also (ironically) to the eclipse of the German mandarins - who were purged virtually overnight in 1933 (only a few obedient Nazi mandarins were allowed to stay - like Martin Heidegger).
The German mandarins were nationalist, that was the focus of their ideology (the distinctive superiority of German culture) and that is one variety - very rare nowadays except in small nations and would-be nations like Scotland or Catalonia.
Of course the most widespread mandarinate was the Soviet Union whose ideology was (mostly) anti-nationalistic/ international communism. And international left-mandarinism is now the dominant form of government in the West.  

Jun 28, 2016

EU Officials To Unveil 'Ultimatum' Blueprint As Final Solution For European Super-State

From ZeroHedge, Jun 27, 2016
It appears The Brits may have dodged more than a bullet in their decision to leave The EU. The foreign ministers of France and Germany are reportedly due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an "ultimatum." As The Express reports, the shockingly predictable final solution to Europe's Brexit-driven existential crisis is an apparently long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one giant superstate. The radical proposals mean EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. According to the Daily Express, the nine-page report has "outraged" some EU leaders.
The plans for 'a closer European Union' have been branded an attempt to create a 'European superstate', as The Daily Mail reports,
Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault today presented a proposal for closer EU integration based on three key areas - internal and external security, the migrant crisis, and economic cooperation.

But the plans have been described as an 'ultimatum' in Poland, with claims it would mean countries transfer their armies, economic systems and border controls to the EU.

Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating refugees.
The Express reports that the plot has sparked fury and panic in Poland - a traditional ally of Britain in the fight against federalism - after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.

Jun 27, 2016

MERKEL: STATES MUST BE STOPPED FROM LEAVING THE EU

Via Jane Burgermeister


Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that other European nations have to be stopped from leaving the EU.

https://deutsch.rt.com/inland/39133-merkel-vertiefung-europaischen-zusammenarbeit-nach/

Merkel did not go into details about how she planned to stop other nations from leaving the EU. But Merkel’s statement implying sovereign nations will not be free to decide whether to belong to the EU or not will fuel fears her approach is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Leading politicians in several European countries have now called for a referendum.

http://www.infowars.com/civil-uprising-escalates-as-8th-eu-nation-threatens-referendum/

Recent polls show the majority of French and Italians want to have a vote on leaving the EU, and France’s most popular politician Marine Le Pen has promised the French a referendum if she is elected president next year.


Germany Is Destroying Itself While NATO Promotes Aggression (Interview with Willy Wimmer)

From Russia InsiderSun, Jun 26, 2016

Originally appeared at KOPP Online. Translated by Rüdiger Freimann from German
Germany is disassembling itself, says Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary of the CDU (German Christian Democratic Party) and its „conscience“. For 33 years Wimmer was a member of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). Now he is one of the harshest critics of Angela Merkel in Germany. These are excerpts from his recent interview with Markus Gärtner, where Wimmer talked about the recent statement of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who slammed NATO for warmongering against Russia.

“Since 1949 there has been no government in Germany, that screwed up so badly, as it does these days. There are NATO-wars waged all around the world, through it the world has been introduced to the migration crisis. France is at the doorstep of a new revolution, the British imperialism implodes and reduces itself to England (…) NATO mutated from a defense alliance into a beast of aggression, stationed 150 km away from the Leningrad state in Russia. War is in the air. Steinmeier's statement is no more than a last stand-up within a party, that has brought back war to Europe together with the Clintons in 1999, issuing the attack of NATO on Belgrade, and sold out the soul of the Worker's party to the 2010 agenda (…) It is, however, a little bit cheap to make accusing statements about NATO-maneuvers against Russia while simultaneously launching German submarines into Swedish waters in order to make Swedes complain about Russians, because Sweden wants to make it into the NATO, too.”

“NATO has a clear combat mission at the moment and the scale of stirring up war particularly by General secretaries from Nordic and, supposedly, peace-loving countries, such as Denmark and Norway, is rather startling. Switzerland has been ago strongly advised to join NATO some weeks ago and Austria is being made into a paradise of electoral fraud in order to direct Austrian neutrality into the directives of NATO through a NATO-suiting presidential candidate. Sweden and Finland are under constant pressure to enqueue in the front-line against Russia, while in Eastern Europe impressions of an approaching war are being made. The Black Sea is meant to become a “wet grave” in NATO-plans (…) These plans are carried out, for not to go unnoticed by Moscow, around the 75th anniversary of Germany's assault on the Soviet Union on June 22nd.”
Considering the demonization of Russia and the mainstream media's role in the process, Wimmer states the following:
“This is a combat mission pure and simple, as it corresponds to the Anglo-Saxon propaganda against the German emperor Wilhelm II and the German empire to the begin of WWI. There is no diversity of opinion in Germany's mainstream media since the war in Yugoslavia and there's no pluralism, that existed within the people. It is being ordered from above what citizens have to think with the latter, if necessary, accused of being a pack of nationalists, if they refuse to take part in the modern German governmental totalitarianism”.
Having criticized German parliamentarian democracy in the past, he sees it as its own swansong today and worries about the fate of his country:
“Germany is destroying itself (…) There is neither freedom of opinion, nor freedom of thought. The legal system is being levered exclusively by the government and specific groups – they want to make a completely different country from what’s still left from Germany.

Jun 26, 2016

Brexit Launches Existential Crisis for EU: “Disintegration of the EU practically irreversible.”

By: David Haggith
At long last the tyranny of the global financial elite has been slammed good and hard. You can count on them to attempt another central bank based shock and awe campaign to halt and reverse the current sell-off, but it won’t be credible, sustainable or maybe even possible.

The central bankers and their compatriots [in politics] … have well and truly over-played their hand. They have created a tissue of financial lies; an affront to the very laws of markets, sound money and capitalist prosperity…. Sothere will be payback, clawback and traumatic deflation of the bubbles. Plenty of it, as far as the eye can see….
On the immediate matter of Brexit, the British people have rejected the arrogant rule of the EU superstate and the tyranny of its unelected courts, commissions and bureaucratic overlords…. Smaller government—–at least in geography—–is being given another chance. And that’s a very good thing because more localized democracy everywhere and always is inimical to the rule of centralized financial elites. (David Stockman — Contra Corner)
Stockman’s lucid thoughts reverberate like an echo in current time to something that I wrote back in February:
Britain is now debating leaving the European Union, making Brexit as big of a deal as Grexit. With the growing flood of immigrants through Europe, working its way to Britain, the British exit is gaining support.More economic disintegration within the Eurozone will certainly strengthen the case for a little more separation from the European Union…. So, Europe is its own volcano, ready to break apart on all sides…. A worldwide eruption, which I call the Epocalypse, will shatter the landscape — is already shattering the landscape…. You might not like the prediction (I know I don’t), but it doesn’t matter if you like it (any more than it matters if I like it). I’m not looking to see what I want to see; I’m looking to see what is, and reality doesn’t care what I like. It doesn’t ask me what it should be. Those with eyes wide open will see the fissures that are opening up everywhere, and that will give them the outline of things to come. So, you can see what is coming…. it is those fissures that the Epocalypse will burst open. Humanity will be forced to face its flaws. (“Hell Week for the Global Economy“)
The biggest single rip in the European fabric that could happen has happened, forcing all of Europe to face its flaws. As I’ve said all along, Europe’s leaders, like Merkel, were blind to the stresses they were creating with their immigration policies and central planning. I have maintained that, because of their blindness, those stresses would continue to build until the volcano blew and have said this would be the year of the great rupture.
You have two major factors in Europe’s eruption — the building pressure and all the fractures that made it too weak to contain additional pressure. The pressure was immigration. The fractures were its economics. The blindness that seems inevitable with large centrist political structures also played a major role. Some event like Brexit could easily be seen coming — if not the exact event itself — but its leaders failed to see this and so continued to push self-anhilating policies like a council of masochists. Merkel might as well have been hammering her own head with the gavel.

When you see the sides of the volcano bulging and cracking, you know its eruption is imminent. That was a big reason I placed a worldwide economic apocalypse — the Epocalypse — as happening this year. That the explosion in Europe — apparently unexpected by many who are now scrambling to recover from a market that priced in a British “remain” vote — seemed inevitable. The fact that it was Brexit first and not Grexit means the eruption is more like the Yellowstone super volcano than Mount St. Helens. One of the biggest pieces of the EU broke off, not one of the smallest.
Mohamed El-Erian, former co-CEO of PIMCO, described the fractured blow-up this way:
Socio-political disconnects are everywhere: The “leave” decision is about much more than a narrow majority of citizens refusing to follow their political leaders. It should be seen as a notable rejection of the political and business elites, as well as “expert opinion.” And it also illustrates the regional divides that prevail following a period of low growth, especially growth that has benefited some groups more than others…. The Brexit referendum decision ended up boiling down to a gross oversimplification — one that pitted economic wellbeing versus regaining sovereignty over immigration…. The “leave” vote is likely to embolden the anti-establishment movements that have already been gaining traction in much of Europe. (Newsmax)
The fact that this explosion could easily embolden other outraged people to blow out more sides of the EU is the main reason the central planners of Europe are worried and enflamed. Angela Merkel overplayed her hand on immigration (and many other things). So, on Thursday, she got her hand chopped off when one of the biggest regions of the European Union declared it has had enough and broke away. Like leaders in the US, Merkel was quite simply too insensitive toward regional concerns about rampant immigration, believing she knew what was best and that all of Europe would go along with her endlessly stuffing millions people from diverse cultures together in tiny countries.

Jun 25, 2016

What Is the EU?

The European Union: History and Meaning

What Is the EU?
To answer that question, we have to look back at the history of its creation.  In fact, few Europeans – or Americans – know the secret who and why of the EU’s creation.
The lead financial writer at the Telegraph, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, wrote in 2000:
Declassified American government documents show that the US intelligence community ran a campaign in the Fifties and Sixties to build momentum for a united Europe.
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The head of the Ford Foundation, ex-OSS officer Paul Hoffman, doubled as head of ACUE [below, we’ll explain who these players are] in the late Fifties. The State Department also played a role. A memo from the European section, dated June 11, 1965, advises the vice-president of the European Economic Community, Robert Marjolin, to pursue monetary union by stealth.
It recommends suppressing debate until the point at which “adoption of such proposals would become virtually inescapable”.
In other words, the U.S. State Department recommended ramming through the creation of the EU before Europeans knew what was happening.
Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick Richard J. Aldrich reviewed available historical documents, and also concluded that the European Union was largely an American project:
US officials trying to rebuild and stabilize postwar Europe worked from the assumption that it required rapid unification, perhaps leading to a United States of Europe. The encouragement of European unification, one of the most consistent components of Harry S. Truman’s foreign policy, was even more strongly emphasized under his successor General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Moreover, under both Truman and Eisenhower, US policymakers conceived of European unification not only as an important end in itself, but also as a way to solve the German problem.’

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One of the most interesting US covert operations in postwar Europe was the funding of the European Movement. The European Movement was an umbrella organization which led a prestigious, if disparate, group of organizations urging rapid unification in Europe, focusing their efforts upon the Council of Europe, and counting Winston Churchill, Paul-Henri Spaak, Konrad Adenauer, Leon Blum and Alcide de Gasperi as its five Presidents of Honour.
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The discreet injection of over three million dollars between 1949 and 1960, mostly from US government sources, was central to efforts to drum up mass support for the Schuman Plan, the European Defence Community and a European Assembly with sovereign powers. This covert contribution never formed less than half the European Movement’s budget and, after 1952, probably two-thirds.
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The conduit for American assistance was the American Committee on United Europe (ACUE), directed by senior figures from the American intelligence community. This body was organized in the early Summer of 1948 by Allen Welsh Dulles, then heading a committee reviewing the organization of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on behalf of the National Security Council (NSC), and also by William J. Donovan, former head of the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS) [predecessor to the CIA].