Monday, September 19, 2011

Livin' in the EuroZone

Take it from this completely irrelevant Eurosceptic, this European Project has failed. In an attempt to "unionize" as the United States once did has resulted in an fast pace journey down the same road that America took. Only, they should have known, seeing how poorly they think of us (we're all racist fat people who shoot each other regularly...people have actually said this). I think that they have such a high view of their own "community" spirit that they couldn't possibly go through economic disaster like those stingy, greedy, selfish Americans. Well, they are, and because of said Community Spirit, they insist on bailing each other out. Britain, however, may opt out in the near future...for good.

P.S. The words "europhile" and "euroskeptic" are amazing.
P.P.S If only Belgium had stayed an independent Kingdom instead of the Centre of this Disaster...

4 comments:

thisjourneyofmylife said...

I don't know much about economy, but I do know that European countries couldn't compete with the big economical players without forming a union. The economy is bad at the moment, but I'm pretty sure it would be bad without the union too. It's hard to form an opinion on this topic without really studying it, as there are europhiles who claim the EU is fantastic and euroskeptics who slate it. There doesn't seem to be a matter-of-fact analysis.
(I added that second to last sentence only to use europhile and euroskeptic).

N.W. Thomas said...

I think the main point of Britain "leaving" the EU is not the economic union (which they would stick with) but the sort of "governmental union". They don't want Brussels telling them what to do, basically. So even though I commented in the economic situation, it's more of a desire for national autonomy and independence that is driving the British away.

thisjourneyofmylife said...

The British have always liked their independence and it seems that the quote "if you can't beat them, join them" is their life motto. The European rules are a bit irritating at times, but I guess that's typical for laws. I guess it's the idea that we have no say in the establishing of European laws. However, I don't think there's a big difference between how much influence we have on national laws versus European laws. And as the president of the European Council is our very own Herman Van Rompuy, there might be even more Catholic influence on the European level than on the Belgian level.

N.W. Thomas said...

Well, if Van Rompuy is as bumbling as some make him out to be, it's kind of a sad showing for Catholics (sort of like Joe Biden, our Vice-President). I don't want to say I get all my information from the United Kingdom Independence Party, but Nigel Farage absolutely tore Van Rompuy to shreds once. It was hilarious if not exactly charitable. I have, politically, a tendency toward smaller governance (subsidiarity, a Catholic teaching, says that that problems should be solved at the most local level possible) and so am less in favor of "unions" in this way. And I think the main point in all of this is that Britain should at least be able to take a vote on whether they want to be involved in the bail-outs and political structure of the EU.