Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: You can check out of the European Union anytime you like, but you can never leave.
First, a little mood music:
The European Union is quickly becoming the Politically Correct version of what both Napoleon and Hitler tried, but failed, to achieve:
“The elitist of the European Union (EU) have seen a rise in nativist protest movements throughout the European continent. The voiceless people of the states of the European Union have been forced to adopt multiculturalism and political correctness as their new civil religion, and their dissenting voices are now being squashed by a series of measures that amount to the curtailment of free speech.
“Earlier this month, the European Commission, a powerful and unelected European Union’s executive branch, announced plans to combat ‘illegal online hate speech.’ The same European Commission unveiled a code of conduct that will ensure that online platforms do not offer opportunities for ‘illegal online hate speech to spread virally.’ Unsurprisingly, it is the European Commission that will determine what constitutes ‘illegal online hate speech’ and not the people’s elected representatives in the individual European countries that make up the European Union (EU).”
Is it any wonder, then, that the U.K. voted to leave the European Union?
Of course, the U.K. voting to leave was due to the Leave campaign focusing on the issues while being lead by eloquent and sane people, rather than a blowhard and a**hole:
“The Vote Leave campaign was not led by a bombastic political outsider, but by a former London mayor and old-Etonian, Boris Johnson, and a senior member of the conservative government, Michael Gove.
“Far from championing an anti-trade agenda, Vote Leave, and even the unofficial campaign led by Nigel Farage, unanimously supported continued trade with Europe. They also championed the possibility of stronger trade relations with countries outside Europe Brexit would make possible. This was a crucial aspect of the campaign, and has been vindicated since the vote took place, with 11 countries expressing interest in signing free trade agreements with an independent U.K.”
Of course, those faithful worshippers of the European Union Leviathan would never make leaving the European Union easy…
“Britain’s plan for getting out of the European Union was thrown into doubt Thursday as a senior court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May will need to get Parliament’s approval before she acts.
“The surprise decision introduced new uncertainty to a process already fraught with complication and threatened to derail May’s timetable of triggering Article 50, the never-before-used mechanism for exiting the E.U., by the end of March.
“It also boosted the odds that the prime minister, in office only since July, will have to call a fresh election next year to win the mandate she needs to launch E.U. divorce talks.”
If the European Union doesn’t get it’s way, it just had revote after revote until the people come to the correct pre-determined answer.
Just like the “Hotel California”, you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”