More EUro Alarmism

German chancellor Angela Merkel very reasonably warned that if the EUropeon FAIL continues much longer, Europe may find itself in serious shit.

“Nobody should take for granted another 50 years of peace and prosperity in Europe. They are not for granted. That’s why I say: If the euro fails, Europe fails,” Merkel said, followed by a long applause from all political groups.

“We have a historical obligation: To protect by all means Europe’s unification process begun by our forefathers after centuries of hatred and blood spill. None of us can foresee what the consequences would be if we were to fail.”

“It cannot be that sometime in the future they say the political generation responsible for Europe in the second decade of the 21 century has failed in the face of history,” the chancellor continued.

Doubtlessly, wankers all over the place are now going to start hyperventilating that Merkel is being “threatening” and that this is proof positive that the Germans are getting ready to march all over Europe again.

When all she’s actually doing is pointing out the obvious (to anybody but socialists) fact that if Europe keeps spending money it doesn’t have, the pantry is going to be empty at some point and then it’s going to be everybody for himself. Which is obviously “alarming” to the lazy, dysfunctional PIIGS of the EU who know that in such a fight they’d last all of five minutes and, we might add, good fucking riddance. About time that somebody started pouring some salt on the leeches bleeding the body dry.

Now add one source claiming that Germany has already issued orders to start printing Deutschmarks again instead of the laughably moronic “Euros” in “preparation for a possible withdrawal from the EU” and you have the beginnings of a full court press panic.

To which we say: So what? If it’s true, shouldn’t this be a warning that it’s about time that Europe wakes up and gets a fucking job rather than a “threat” from Germany? Merkel is only stating the obvious, after all. If the whole Marxist Utopian nonsense collapses, which is will as inevitably as night follows day, Europe is going to be a clusterfuck and it will be every man to himself just as it will over here if we don’t finally get rid of the liberal OgabeMarxist cancer.

What’s Germany, or any other European country, supposed to do if that happens? Take it up the arse and go down with the Marxist Titanic or try to fulfill their obligations to their own citizens and do what they have to do to survive?

Just exactly when did Greek public employees become entitled to the fruits of German, or any other workers’ labors?

One thing is for sure: If the EUro Experiment leads to a catastrophic fail and somebody tries to pin it on “German militarism” when they try to hold on to what they’ve earned themselves, we’ll become so isolationist that it’ll make Ron Paul look like a fucking piker. Actually, scratch that. If Europe collapses and the socialist hordes descend like the vermin they are to rape the few remaining European nations who still retain a sense of responsibility and our nation sides with the socialist locusts, I’ll burn my passport and take the next flight out to join the 21st century equivalent of the Escadrille Lafayette.

The only good socialist is a dead one.

Nobody has a “right” to the fruits of somebody else’s labor, and anybody saying otherwise had better steer well fucking clear of His Imperial Majesty.

The only proper response to locusts and termites is a bug bomb.

Thatisall.

(H/t Vodkapundit).

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LC Panzermann
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Well put, Sire. As usual.

A few comments as a loyal LC and leader from ‘over there’:

Socialism and the idea of the common good may be very much engrained in European minds, much more so than in any way possible in America. Even in California, NY or Massachussets. However, while this may be true almost universally here in Europe, the common people (as opposed to members of the politics-media complex) mostly understand that the problems socialism has caused over the last three generations cannot really be cured with more socialism.

As far as Ms. Merkel is concerned, it really is a strange sight here in Germany: Her popularity is waning because from the taxpayer’s point of view, she has already committed us to too much. For the euro bailouts (ESM and EFSF) alone we are already committed with two years worth of tax receipts. Obviously the MSM do their best not no tell the people what that means, i.e. that we would need to go without road maintenance, emergency services and welfare for two years if we weren’t able to finance the bailouts on credit. However, people are noticing and many do understand the ramifications.

However, there is no political alternative. Germany, although being the largest economy in Europe, does not have any euro-sceptic party, except maybe the Left Party of old hardcore socialists, but only because Brussels isn’t going far enough in emulating the USSR from where they stand.

This leads to a strange situation where Merkel is losing support from the voters but no other party is gaining support. It all goes to the already large mass of non-voters. That in itself is a highly flammable situation politically.

By now, the most desirable outcome would be a swift, surprising exit of Germany from the Euro. Only coordinated with a couple of trusted fiscal and monetary allies: Austria, The Netherlands, Finland and maybe Slovakia if they are up for it. Reorganization of the Bundesbank introducing strict monetary discipline with a decidely lower inflation target than the old Bundesbank and the ECB.

Of course that would hurt the affected countries’ export industries, but they have grown fat and slow anyway since the EUR introduction as they didn’t really have to compete much anymore as the FX pressure disappeared. French high-class cars where desirable when they were 15-20 % cheaper than Mercs, Audis or Beamers. Now they cost the same (over here at least) and nobody is buying them. A bit of pressure (Druck, Drall, Geschwindigkeit !!) would do them good. Sink or swim, dammit !

It is an open secret in German financial circles that the Bundesbank is basically ready to announce and execute the monetary change. Cash is way less relevant than it was during the EUR introduction 10 years ago. However, you need an Easter holiday to do it as that’s the only time of year where most banks around the world are closed for four days in a row.

As we say here: Until then, a lot of water will flow down the Rhine river. You just don’t know what’s gonna happen.

As for the Emperor’s thoughts on peace in Europe: not much left to say. Although we wound down our armed forces severely and have stopped the draft (one of the worst decisions this years, but nobody’s asking me) we still have millions of reservists and a huge lot of gear in storage. So, I am not overly worried that a large military confronation might break out. There will be a lot of huffing and puffing, a few feathers might be ruffled, but serious shooting is somewhat unlikely. It will be mostly sternly worded letters followed by a lot of telepromptering.

If push comes to shove, though…

LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole
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I think Panzermann has it right. The EU has been castrated by 50 years of socialism, multiculturalism and political correctness. They suffer the something akin to Battered Wife Syndrome.

My concerns lie to the East. The Bear is sill in a light slumber but his ears are twitching and has one eye open already. What happens when he wakes up and is hungry after a 20 year nap?

LC Panzermann
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LC Light29ID says:

My concerns lie to the East. The Bear is sill in a light slumber but his ears are twitching and has one eye open already. What happens when he wakes up and is hungry after a 20 year nap?

Very true. People still like to believe that since the USSR collapsed, there is no Russian threat anymore. They like to believe that the peace dividend is somehow permanent.

Granted, Russia has huge internal problems: devastating demographics, very strong economic dependance on natural ressources, endemic corruption, dysfunctional politics and an below standard educational system to name but a few.

But Putin has basically installed a power apparatus that could best be described as USSR 2.0. More subtle, more effective, even more efficient application of power. And he has made the EU dependant on him for natural gas. He himself is intelligent enough not to be too aggressive against the West. But he has built a new empire that will make it easy for somebody more stupid or crazy than him to wield an exceptional amount of power.

I am not afraid of Putin’s Russia, but very much so of the Russia that might succeed it.

LC Spare Parts
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LC Spare Parts

I hear the lone voice of the later Karl Malden saying, “what will you do?”

LC SecondMouse
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The Euro was a mistake from the beginning, because as a single store of value it actually creates an incentive for the lesser nations to make sloppy fiscal policy at the expense of the stronger economies in the union. As the strongest EU economy, Merkel is publicly saying to the EU that they have a choice: get your own house in order, or Germany leaves. Reading between the lines: that moment is coming.

I seriously can’t see this ending in any other way, although they may limp along with different stopgaps thrown in. The market’s response to today’s news makes no sense whatsoever.

LC Gunsniper
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LC Gunsniper

The EU was an obviously bad idea when referendums on EU membership were discarded after the first two NO votes were announced and further referendums were cancelled.

M167A1
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M167A1

No one remembers what a communist is, or knows enough to tell one or even why its bad…

We don’t teach adequate civics, history or Americanism anymore. sheep for the slaughter….

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
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After all their euro tinkering and bond-glomming,, I’d love to see the chinese economic situation room when this breaks.

FrankOK
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M167A1 says:

No one remembers what a communist is, or knows enough to tell one or even why its bad…

We don’t teach adequate civics, history or Americanism anymore. sheep for the slaughter….

One would think teaching about the evils of socialism/communism and comparing said evil to the actions of the present White House infestation would be an excellent subject in the USA’s schools but it seems the social demoncrats have taken those over also.

I agree with Crunchie (I think it was) who opined that it’s nearly time to open the final box.

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
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M167A1 says:

sheep for the slaughter….

(Thumbs through mutton recipes)

FabioC.
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For me, I’d like Italy to get out of Euro too. There are pros and cons but more pros in my opinion.

The EU was propagandized as a sort of mutual assistance union, where rich countries would help the poor ones, where the onus of defence and border control would be shared.

Now the mask is falling, quickly. First, when Italy had to deal with thousands of people fleeing revolts in North Africa, France said “That’s your problem” and closed down the border.

Now Germany is doing nothing but behaving like a fully sovereign country demanding that recipients of German aid use it as Germany wants.

Nothing bad with that, but it’s not what the EU propaganda said would happen. It think the EU may not live on much longer.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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And then there’s this: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/41748 Lord help us.
FrankOK says:

One would think teaching about the evils of socialism/communism and comparing said evil to the actions of the present White House infestation would be an excellent subject in the USA’s schools but it seems the social demoncrats have taken those over also.

Exactly. The hippies of the 60’s cut their hair, changed their clothes, and instead of learning the fact that now was better, only did those things to pollute them.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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FabioC. Once there was this song, reflective despite denial. “Deutschland Uber Alles”.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech @ # 10: Don’t forget the mint sauce. Roast the mutton, potatoes, carrots and brocolli, mmmmmm.

Southern Libertarian
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Southern Libertarian

LC Light29ID says:

I think Panzermann has it right. The EU has been castrated by 50 years of socialism, multiculturalism and political correctness. They suffer the something akin to Battered Wife Syndrome.

My concerns lie to the East. The Bear is sill in a light slumber but his ears are twitching and has one eye open already. What happens when he wakes up and is hungry after a 20 year nap?

Russia has certainly had quite some time to regroup and rebuild since the fall of the USSR. I vaguely remember when the Soviet Union collapsed although I wasn’t old enough to truly appreciate the significance of it when it happened because I was only 9 at the time. You do bring up a valid point because the old Russian bear is growing strong once again. However, we should not take our eyes off of China, AKA the sleeping dragon.

Southern Libertarian
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Southern Libertarian

M167A1 says:

No one remembers what a communist is, or knows enough to tell one or even why its bad…

We don’t teach adequate civics, history or Americanism anymore. sheep for the slaughter….

That about sums up the sad state of American Politics. It is a travesty that when you ask the average American how our government functions they don’t have a clue. Despite this they still go out and vote based upon the vague promises of the politicians. I agree 110% that teaching civics has been lacking over the past decades and that should be rectified.

Erbo
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Oh, here’s how the Greeks thank the Germans for pulling their chestnuts out of the fire:

Greeks angry at the fate of the euro are comparing the German government with the Nazis who occupied the country in the Second World War.

Newspaper cartoons have presented modern-day German officials dressed in Nazi uniform, and a street poster depicts Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed as an officer in Hitler’s regime accompanied with the words: ‘Public nuisance.’

She wears a swastika armband bearing the EU stars logo on the outside.

[…]

Greek government officials who agreed to the belt-tightening moves have been portrayed in cartoons giving the Nazi ‘Sieg Heil’ salute.

Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos is a regular target in the liberal daily Eleftherotypia and is often shown in cartoons making a Nazi salute.

One shows a German soldier watching over Venizelos as he barks at a Greek citizen to pay more taxes.

In another cartoon, a young Greek answers a German soldier asking why there were no names on a list of Greece’s newly formed labour reserve, saying: ‘They are empty as you exterminated the Communists, the Jews, the homosexuals, the gipsies and the crazies last time.’

Just another bunch of whiny socialist turds pissed off that they’re gonna have to be responsible for a change. And we really need the ref in here to blow a whistle and call, “Godwin’s Law violation! Fifteen yards and loss of down!”

And now what happens when Italy, Portugal, etc., show up, hat in hand, for a deal like the Greeks got? If their attitude is anything like the Greeks’, I wouldn’t blame the Germans at all for just saying, “Frak this, we’re outta here.”