What's Really Going On.
A favourite meme when Labour left office, telling us all rather smugly "there's no money left" was where did it all go? That question must be ever more relevant as this pathetic, political wasteland that is The EU stumbles on, despite the justifiable blows raining down.
Calling England and Muffled Vociferation are but two, my own included, of hundreds of people affected dreadfully by this arrogant folly and who do realise where the money has gone. Just listen to the ever higher pitched voice of near panic from Barroso. One of the stark reminders of the awful and power hungry idiots who are behind our deep malaise. Calling England points us to this article, from The telegraph.
The obvious and all powerful reason for the "abyss" we now stare over is the profligate Euro zone spending programmes, mostly lost to bureaucratic job creation gerrymandering, wherebye government none-jobs have been used by Countries in the belief competition for trade, goods, tourism and produce was no longer necessary.
It was a beloved tactic by Labour in the UK and mimicked throughout Europe, with the possible exception of Germany. Newly employed "jobs for life" workers went on a spending spree, borrowing from willing lenders against supposedly secure earnings. Behind all this the whispering conspiratorial politicians and bankers really believed they had created a virtuous circle.
How wrong could you be? In 2008 savers, nervous for their money began thinking it might be better under a blanket in their own care. Investors and institutions wanted guarantees that could not be met. At least so it seemed, only by tax payers and their discredited political friends.
So these whispering, secretive cabals turned to the even shadower corridors of organised crime. An activity desperate to launder vast sums of ill gotten gains. Then look what happened. That cash was squandered in exactly the identical manner as previously. Suddenly the Mafioso were nervous about there hordes of money now in the hands of governments and The Euro zone particularly.
All of this politicisation and overt criminalisation of international, globalised lunacy, where all the proper tenets of competitive but fair trade were subsumed to a political desire prepared to do anything to cling to power, has brought us to a terrible impasse. Now, however the paymasters are no longer voters but criminal gangs with possibly greater power and wealth than their political counterparts.
The permanent political class, Sarah Palin's excellent description, are now so far down the road to perdition they consider their only chance of survival is to take us all down the same path. In this they, like their criminal bosses, forget one significant fact. One unfolding in The Middle East, that eventually the worm turns. It is a very large one and it might just be moving in The Western Bloc. We can but hope. Of course if the Mafia start their Shylock like retribution to honour debt owing, that, too, might concentrate a few minds!
Who would you choose to be the character in the bed!