The Real EU

I have to admit, aside from converting dollars to Euros in my travels across the pond, I never really thought much about the EU. I remembered what a disaster these little alliances created back in 1914, but if European countries want to get together for a common currency and negotiate trade with a collectivist voice, why would I care? But after Brexit, with all the hand wringing, pearl clutching and bed wetting, I figured I better bone up on what all the whining is about. Long story short, no American would ever put up with this kind of alliance, so why do the Europeans? Well, they may not be for long.

First assignment, read up (it’s short) on 7 reasons why the EU really really sucks ass;

Why would anybody in their right mind think this would be a good idea?

the EU has nothing to do with growth, competition, or freedom. The WSJ had probably the best description of this abortion, “An innovation killing superstate obsessed with regulatory harmonization, tax hikes, green energy dogma and anti competitive antitrust enforcement.”

Both Norway and Switzerland have proved it is possible to be a vibrant/prosperous/thriving/secure country within Europe without the threatening nanny state from Brussels. Why can’t the UK do what these 2 much smaller countries have been doing for years?

Yes, it was delicious to see Obama wag his skinny finger at the Brits with threats of ,”Back of the queue for you, losers”, then have them give him another finger, I guess his days of slowing the rise of oceans and healing the planet are over.

The UK is our largest direct foreign investor, it is in our best interest to facilitate their transition, a trade agreement, mutably beneficial to both should be a slam dunk.

As freedom loving practitioners of self determination, we should not be surprised at Brexit, more will follow;

More to follow.

Riding a bike without training wheels is inevitable, not something to fear. For a nation that once bragged that the sun never set on it’s empire, to see this sort of hysteria at this pure play of self government, I can just see the likes of Churchill, Marlboro, Locke, Cromwell, and Thatcher saying ,”Your British for God’s sake, take off that dress and show some balls”.

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  1. InsipiD

    Invite them to join NAFTA.  Getting out of the EU will at least allow the UK to negotiate on their own terms now, without Brussels in the way.  I hope that it works out well for them.

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  2. Hal_10000

    The Leave campaign made promises they couldn’t possibly keep.  It will be interesting to see what the fallout is.

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  3. AlexInCT

    So the choise was between a horrible deal that was screwing them over, and promises that might not be kept? I doubt it can be worse than what they have today to be honest with you…

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  4. AlexInCT

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/27/sp-cuts-united-kingdom-sovereign-credit-rating-to-aa-from-aaa.html

    Let the vindictive shit by the globalists and their cronies begin!

    If anything, leaving the EU should up the UK’s credit considering they will now not be handing so much money to the crooks in Brussels to piss away (sure the local pols will do that too, but why is that worst than letting the crooks in Brussels burn your cassh?). The decline in the pound’s value is also more of the same shit. Piss off the globalists, and they will fuck you over. The politcal aristocracy does hate the fucking unwashed plebes I tell ya.

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  5. CM

    Basic economics Alex. It’s the natural response to massive uncertainty and instability. But no, has to be a conspiracy.

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  6. RonK

    All I can say is, I hope the British people are ready for what the politician, and bureaucrats are going to do to them for having the audacity to vote to leave the EU.

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  7. AlexInCT

    Basic economics Alex. It’s the natural response to massive uncertainty and instability.

    Bullshit. What instability? Unless the EU retaliates against the UK for leaving, there is nothing to speak of other than the people of the UK having more say in decisions that they have today. This reaction comes from those that thought the globalist cabal had full control and what the masses wanted could be avoided when convenient now retaliating to make sure nobody else decides that the EU is a bad deal for them (which I think it clearly is in this incarnation).

    This vote was people rebelling against a political aristocracy that not only looks down on them, but clearly makes decision that go against their interests to push their own. When you are getting ass fucked without the benefit of a reach around, you are sooner than later going to say you have had enough like the brexit voters did. And the political aristocracy is going to make damned sure these plebes, especially the ones in the other nation that now see an opportunity to get out of a bad deal, know to never do this again.

    That is not pointing out a conspiracy, but actually admitting reality of these tyrannical organizations. And in the grand scheme of things the EU is one heck of tyrannical entity. You don’t have to be a brutal and murderous entity to be tyrannical. The left, out of expediency has, for now at least, abandoned the hard core “political reducation or realignment” policies endemic to its existence. But soft tyranny – where the masses are treated look dunces and cattle – which in the grand scheme of things is a matter of degrees, is quite alive and well today across the Western World and masquerading as democracy. Unaccountable masters are always a bad idea. Especially when they decide to punish you for daring to defy them.

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  8. ilovecress

    Unless the EU retaliates against the UK for leaving, there is nothing to speak of

    That may well happen….

    This vote was people rebelling against a political aristocracy that not only looks down on them, but clearly makes decision that go against their interests to push their own.

    Absolutely. The problem is by voting against the political aristocracy, they’ve voted for (in my opinion) a much worse version.

    When you are getting ass fucked without the benefit of a reach around, you are sooner than later going to say you have had enough like the brexit voters did.

    The ass fucking wasn’t really due to the EU though. (Some of it was, but the majority of the damage was done by successive UK governments independent of the EU). Again – I’m totally for punishing the political class that have made things difficult for the people of the UK. The problem is that I don’t think leaving the UK is going to fix any of it. if anything, for the specific areas that were worse affected, it may make things worse.

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  9. CM

    Alex, can you clarify what you mean by retaliation? I assume you’re not simply meaning the UK losing all the privileges of being in the EU, because that wouldn’t be retaliation by any measure. Obviously there would be no point being in the EU if you can get the same deals by being outside it. Everyone would leave the EU if that were the case. Why would the EU do that?

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  10. ilovecress

    given that a few other member countries have expressed interest in leaving, there’s been talk that the EU is going to try to over-penalise the UK to make an example of how bad things can be if they leave too.

    Looking at the options that other European (non EU) countries have gone for, it seems that to have access to the best trade deals, you also have to sign up to a lot of what we wanted out of Europe for (free movement, regulations etc etc) – so I guess there’s a few decisions to be made.

    Any of you guys want to buy a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner, or some Cheddar Cheese?

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  11. Hal_10000

    Any of you guys want to buy a Dyson Vacuum Cleaner, or some Cheddar Cheese?

    I really need to get back to the UK one of these days.  The institution I work with is out in Surrey, which seems to be not too far from good pubs and curry shops.  And right now, the exchange rate is great.

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