Saturday, November 27, 2010

EuroHypocrisy

Now, I don't know if I would call a German Socialist a Fascist .... but that is simply because I have enough of a problem being redundant in my writing.

This has been all around ... and I felt the need to share simply because it does three things for me:

1. Shows the EU Parliament as it is.
2. Shows the best political insults come from Brits.
3. Lets me share with you the, ahem, beautiful Dutch language and entertaining hand gestures.

Mr. Bloom; take it away.


Some think he went too far - maybe, but I would think that he did a great cry for freedom. I owe him beer.

Now - who is calling who a Fascist?



Vote PVV early - vote PVV often; at least for the lady.
Oh ... I almost forgot Nigel. Never forget Nigel.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can never get enough of Nigel.  Thanks for shining the well-deserved spotlight on him again!

:-D

Anonymous said...

Umm that was me, DB.  What's with the login stuff?

Byron said...

DB, I found that sometimes the software will forget to put your name up. Just type it in, I expect. Mine was the same as always

DeltaBravo said...

Testing

DeltaBravo said...

It's telling me my Blogger account doesn't seem to be valid.

DeltaBravo said...

dd

DeltaBravo said...

There.  I forgot what I used to log in so long ago...

Enginoob said...

Relevant article in the WaPo today: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/26/AR2010112601943.html?hpid=topnews

Casey Tompkins said...

The first clip gives proof that 100% pure democracy is a bad idea for any group larger than a small town.

hajo-hi said...

Martin Schulz's socialdemocratic policies may bring sclerosis and economic downturn to the EU, yet he has not yet put literally his boot in someones neck, batttered someone to ground and incapacitated him, or flogged him till he died of an inflammation of the spinal column. And neither has he shown any intent to do so.

If everybody who pursues non-libertarian policies is a fascist, than no fascist is.

Byron said...

Damn, we could use Nigel here in the House. Tell him to bring a horsewhip, we got a lot of crooks to run out of town.

That was freakin beautiful! Those Euro jerks were sitting there wetting their panties over this, especially the Germans!

CDR Salamander said...

Sauce for goose and gander alike.  Listen to the final video clip and then you will understand my statements....maybe. ;)

hajo-hi said...

I can follow Nigel Bloom half-way through the last video.

+ The current EU framework is deficient, either the pooled sovereignity gets in some part devoluted (back to federation of nation states) or the EU parliament (which btw is freely elected) gets rule over the EU budget and the pooled sovereignity. Before you ask: I am in fasthor of both: devolute in some areas (esp. interior, justice, foreign ...) and endow EU parliament with soreignity in others (EU budget, most market-laws, part but not all of taxes). It is a matter of how you cut it.

- Actually the current crisis shows how p o w e r l e s s Brussels indeed is. The EU was not able to come up with coordinated policies, because the individual member states blocked them piece by piece for the sake of their electorates interests. So where is this EU hegemon? It was absent all the way. Perhaps for the better but that is not the point. The world is just not as Nigel Bloom sees it.

- I found the finish of the last video with the sowjet anthem/revolutionary song quite funny. No really. But then: Would Mr. Bloom have had the change to make an analogous speech before the Sowjet parliament?

James said...

ALOT of germans dont like the way the EU has gone. Probably has to do with how they are paying for it all.

DeltaBravo said...

Even then a democracy would be wrong.  They'd form a lynch mob.  Which is the perfect example of a democracy in action.  Only one person is against it, and he's going to be swinging from a rope soon.

That's why we were given a constitutional republic.  But we're not doing a very good job at keeping it.

Old NFO said...

Looking at the faces of the men Nigel was going after made me think they know he is right.  They are just stalling for time now, hoping for some miracle to bail them out.  Rather like the voters in California, they are so wedded to their socialist big government they cannot abandon it even as it begins it's death throes.  

It will take an economic catastrophe for the the Europeans, the Californians and likely the New Yorkers, to admit they have socialized and spent themselves into hopeless bankruptcy.  They have squeezed and taxed and regulated the private sector largely out of existence thereby stifling the creation of wealth, while simultaneously ballooning their spending and multiplying their unfunded obligations.

The Europeans will have to get themselves out of the nightmare the utopians have brought them to.  I'm hopeful that the recent election is a sign that most Americans are beginning to get it, but California refuses to stop it's profligate ways and follow the example of New Jersey.  We need to simply let them go under.  Bailing them out will be like bailing out Greece and Ireland, good money after bad.  Stupid decisions and bad governance need to have consequences.  As an Iowan I feel no responsibility to bail out states whose governments sold out to public employee unions.  It's bad enough the UAW scored a huge windfall off of the taxpayers bailout of GM.  AFSCME should not be similarly rewarded.  

Old NFO said...

What is a Fascist?  Can you explain the economic program of Mussolini's Italy?  Fascism actually had an economic program and it wasn't that different than what many of the European "leaders" envision for Europe today or, for that matter, the United States.  For too long the left has used the term "Fascist" as an epithet for anyone they don't like.  They have successfully convinced a majority of the population that fascism and socialism are opposites when they are, in fact, virtually identical.

Alike as two piglets suckling at a sow's teat, they are simply rivals each espousing slightly different flavors of the same product.  There are more differences between Coke and Pepsi.

ewok40k said...

Fascists prefer canons, socialists prefer butter :P