29
NOV
2011

Europe: Between Dictatorship and Democracy?

In light of the numerous issues surrounding the European Union, it is difficult to overlook the true nature of the union. What do words such as “union” have to do with the intolerable reality we see around us?

Today the most basic question any citizen in the world could have, does not have a very comforting answer: “To what extent does the government really represent my interests?” Governments are hiding behind panels of economic experts, analysts, and psychologists, which explain to them in simple terms how to control the masses without using military force. Otherwise it would be impossible to ignore the gaping disinformation that exists between citizens and governments.

With so many governments in the European Union on the verge of collapse, it is enough to name a few such as Portugal, Spain, and Greece. Many of the citizens throughout Europe are dealing with escalating unemployment, government treasuries collapsing from debt, and tax increases that affect every part of the population. So what can be done?

This is where the European Union comes into the picture, generously lending governments money with funds from the International Monetary Fund. That is how the debt increases, because along with that growing dependency comes increasing private control over national assets. The control of private entities in countries forces them to be dictated to by “investors” and have decisions made on their behalf that might not always be in their best interests.

Referendums and elections are managed according to the private entities’ specific needs, and all this simply increases the original debt on one hand and foreign assistance on the other. So, in actual fact, all the control remains in the hands of tycoons.

So when we talk about dictatorship in the European Union, we are not talking about using military or police force because it is enough to control most of a country’s assets and its leadership through that accumulated debt, thus providing “investors” with practically unlimited carte blanche for furthering their economic agenda in any manner they see fit.

To what can we look forward?

As the crisis escalates, it will be interesting to see whether the EU manages to control all the European countries, or whether citizens will force their leaders to break away from the restrictive union altogether.

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