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Wed Nov 30th, 2011 at 04:28:26 PM EST
I do not care if he votes UKIP. He tells it like it is.
Nothing more to add.
He talks of the lack of democracy within the EU, but glosses over the right wing's part in frustrating all attempts to widen the democratic oversight of the EU; something they frustrated when they were trying to undermine the idea of a trans-national democracy lest it be too appealing.
Several things like that sprang out at me.
keep to the Fen Causeway
And, of course, the UKIP seems to be quite comfortable with bankers bonuses (There is youtube footage of Farage defending them explicitly). And they do not talk about a much more undemocratic thing (which probably serves their paymasters very well): WTO, WIPO. These are much more undemocratic than the EU and completely out of the radar.
That being said, I think the content is precisely correct. See e.g., the parts on Greece and Italy.
And just because Condell votes UKIP it does not mean that he swallows the whole package (we do not really know).
Anyway, at this stage, anyone that defends democracy like he does is good for me.
agreed also about content. like ron paul, these rightwingnuts sometimes hit the bullseye with what they say, but it could be a trap.
it reminds me of OWS and teabaggers, on some issues they are in sync. condell speaks for us all, it's his agenda and his party that are as unconvincing as barroso, ashton and rompuy.
easier to speak truth when you have little power. cf kucinich in the USA.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
In any case...
I think he is just genuinely concerned about democracy and freedom of expression (right wingers are not all blood sucking vampires, you know...)
But I think the current problem is not one of left versus right, but of aristocratic clepto-corporate-governments against the rest.
If you read people like, say, Karl Denninger, you can easily see that there is a right that is concerned with liberties, freedom, etc. The mainstream right is a different thing (but then again, so is the mainstream left - just see what the so called "socialist/social-democractic" parties are doing in Europe...
So there's a direct link between their beliefs about 'liberty' and kleptocracy.
Personal responsibility is a reasonable goal, but it's only valid as a moral concept in situations where individuals have the political, personal and economic power to act responsibly.
When some individuals have power over others, personal responsibility becomes another excuse for misuse of that power.
Notice that left wing ideas are being used with exactly the same end (kleptocracy): more unity, fiscal union, etc are being used to transfer powers from democracy to somewhere else.
What we have is a bunch of fundamentalist aristocrats.
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