Sunday, October 03, 2010

Gucci Stepping to Power

The well dressed Euro elites are confident enough of their success to make their plans openly (Tip to Mad Minerva):

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durrão Barroso, has offered one of the few utterly honest arguments for European integration. The reason we need the EU, he suggests, is precisely because it’s not democratic. Left to themselves, elected governments might do all sorts of things simply to humour their voters[.]

The article notes the origins of the European Union:

This was, in large measure, the original rationale for European unification. The founding fathers had come through the Second World War with – perhaps understandably – a jaded view of democracy. They fretted that, left to themselves, electorates might fall for demagogues. So they deliberately designed a system in which supreme power was wielded by appointed Commissioners who didn’t need to worry about public opinion.

While then saying that it is going too far to call the EU anti-democratic, I wouldn't be so sure of that. I've noted before that the Euros really believe they need to save Europe from the bloody peasants who will plunge them into warfare if not properly led.

They don't like democracy. If you don't think that qualifies as being anti-democratic, just give them time, money, and opportunity.