(Activist Post) “If the eurozone were to split, it is difficult to imagine for the European Union not to split as well. It is difficult to imagine Europe to be as safe as it is now without the European Union.” — Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski (AP)
Ahh yes. Fear is being laid on thick as another “crisis” is being used in an attempt to consolidate political power. This time-honored tactic looks like it is now getting the final push in Europe as financial leaders and presidents alike call for a United States of Europe to avert collapse.
The message is clear coming from the establishment: form a more centrally-controlled political and economic union or you will suffer.
Unfortunately, that’s not a prediction, but a promise.
It’s become obvious that this has been the plan all along. “If you have a currency union, you certainly also need more elements of a political and of an economic union. That was clear from the outset when we started this project some 10, 15 years ago,” said the Luxembourg finance minister Frieden.
However, many nations have not been so quick to give up their sovereignty and economic independence. Therefore, a good crisis is needed, followed by a coordinated chorus of experts to sway public opinion and policy.