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Subj: Re: The positions are pretty simple...
Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 at 05:57:51 am EDT (Viewed 92 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The positions are pretty simple...
Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 at 03:56:08 am EDT (Viewed 97 times)
Quote:Howdy Upper Krust
Quote:I don't believe in many things when it comes to politics because I believe in what professor Henri Laborit once explained : politics are only power games and public services management. Otherwise, the rest (ideologies, left vs right, ...) is only storytelling.
To me I see the (current) Left-Right divide along the two philosophies of Equality of Outcome and Equality of Opportunity.
Quote:For the European Parliament, I prefer to vote for the pro-European centrists (I suppose that, more or less, it is probably close to the American definition of a Democrat or something between the Nordic & Canadian social models: blending social solidarity with some economic liberalism).
As far as I know, France (especially Southern France) is very Left Wing (with large numbers of Communists), so I was amazed Marine Le Pen won the majority of the vote in the European Elections.
Still not convinced Macron (a Rothschild puppet) is anything more than a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'.
Quote:I am not naive. I know that the current EU is a nightmarish bureaucracy but I prefer this disfunctional system to the "old France" (egocentric, arrogant, superficial, nationalist, inflationist & printing money, et cetera). It is the choice of the lesser evil.
Obviously I don't have your insight into the changes happening in France these past years. Could be the EU (at this juncture anyway) is a better option for France.
But in my opinion it is a terrible option for the UK.
Quote:One of the numerous problems of the EU is that it is very slow. Currently, the EU administration is temporizing because each member state has to prepare their national Customs for plan B.
The larger the bureaucracy the slower its 'machinery'.
But I would have thought the bigger problem with the EU is the Lobbyists.
Quote:IMO, it shows one of the big mistakes that the European countries made : you cannot have a Single Market without a federal customs agency. Italy already has what could have been the perfect mold for such a project. Instead, each country continues to have its own customs ...
Quote:Still, the biggest mistake is that there should never have been a Single Market with multiple currencies to begin with. Only the €urozone should have existed from the start. The other mistake is that the €urozone cannot work without the economic and political rapprochement of the member states.
I thought the primary economic problems in Europe (for countries like Greece) started once they adopted the Euro.
Quote:Anyway, you're right. Currently, everything depends on Italy.
The NGO Ferrying (that Italy recently made illegal) was always going to push the Italian voter more to the Right.
Quote:Without Italy, I don't think that the EU can continue to exist since Italy is one of the six founding members and the big four European powers.
Quote:... and, well, the results say it all. :-I
If that's the case how can the EU survive without the UK? Also one of the Big Four.
You address Omnipotence...tread carefully.
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