Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I'll illustrate the point in what I hope is a succinct way:

If I came here two years ago and said, "Greece is a pig that needs to shred its bloated welfare state, privatize its government functions, and implement a strict austerity program," I would've been (rightly) called a far-right wackjob who wanted to turn Europe into Texas or something.

But for some reason when these same principles are implemented by Europeans through the EU -- who turn the EU into the very monster we're supposed to believe the EU is to stand in stark contrast to -- suddenly it's somehow acceptable and above criticism.  "My Country, Right or Wrong."

The true anti-Europeans are the ones holding the reigns now.  The EU is becoming the monster it was supposed to stand in contrast to.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue May 31st, 2011 at 11:04:12 AM EST
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