20 July 2017

Eurozone - not much of a Democracy

If one man - and the minions in the ECB's upper echelons - can deprive hundreds of millions of savers of their well-earned returns it shows that the Eurozone - and most of the EU - is ruled by a technocratic caste. That the banking system requires such an overdose of monetary manipulation only is due to the refusal of vested interests to put banks on a viable footing once and for all. The blueprint for this exists and is disregarded by the so-called regulators (they called them Kommissars in the Soviet Union).

Live: Investors to stay locked onto European Central Bank as Draghi speaks

7 July 2017

Secession - when and how?

As the issue of Catalonian secession comes to the fore once again, and with America’s celebration of its independence immediately behind us, it is worth pondering when secession makes sense as a political principle...read more

Want to Secede? First, Take This Test - Bloomberg

25 June 2017

Emmanuel Macron to address parliament at the Palace of Versailles

Not even in power more than two months....just demonstrates why a proper democracy should not give too much power to individuals!
Emmanuel Macron channels Louis XIV as he plans to address parliament at the Palace of Versailles

24 June 2017

Brexit Lies - Made in Germany

When Schaeuble claims that British voters were lied to about Brexit one can only say: He and his cronies in the EU - and the Eurocracy in particular - to their utmost to torpedo a smooth Exit from the EU. Unfortunately the Political Class in the UK lacks a decisive politician, a la Churchill or De Gaulle, and allow Barnier & Co to play their silly games. Should have just quit in June 2016 and start negotiations with a clean sheet of paper. No agreement on air transport? Well after a few days, maybe weeks of turmoil that would have been sorted out. Does ANYONE really think that no agreement would have been thrashed out? Better to handle one problem at a time - one just has to copy agreements that have been made between EU and any number of other states that have transport links!
Who lies- Schaeuble or Brexit supporters?

20 June 2017

Why are Politicians despised?

Some would even say hated. Given the endless reports of diminishing trust in policitians one might well think that there is something wrong with society. Maybe it lacks moral standards and this causes people to have less and less respect for their 'leaders'. But considering David Miliband's salary of US$ 600,000 as CEO or the International Rescue Committee (Charity!) there is no doubt where the blame lies! Given that every penny he gets too much is coming (literally) out of the pocket of the poor he is supposed to help this is a demonstration that there is an enormous swamp that waits to be drained - and only Direct Democracy has any chance to ever get on top of these abuses. Equally depressing is the part played by mainstream (corporate) Media - just now Miliband was pontificating on CNBC, and the fawning reporter there did not raise the question of his pay at all!

Why are Politicians despised?

Some would even say hated. Given the endless reports of diminishing trust in policitians one might well think that there is something wrong with society. Maybe it lacks moral standards and this causes people to have less and less respect for their 'leaders'. But considering David Miliband's salary of US$ 600,000 as CEO or the International Rescue Committee (Charity!) there is no doubt where the blame lies! Given that every penny he gets too much is coming (literally) out of the pocket of the poor he is supposed to help this is a demonstration that there is an enormous swamp that waits to be drained - and only Direct Democracy has any chance to ever get on top of these abuses.

19 June 2017

With parliament in the bag, France's Macron faces union test

The absurdity of electoral rules is demonstrated again - most of them are discriminatory, favor Establisment parties. So keep them by all means but add Direct Democracy as an additional layer of policy finding.
With parliament in the bag, France's Macron faces union test