The pressure is on to preserve a make-believe currency, but since nothing else has worked, the limousine class is ready to call in an air strike on European countries' independence. Der Spiegel Online says:
'States Must Sacrifice Sovereignty to Save Euro'
German media commentators have drawn some comfort from a blueprint for a radical revamp of the euro zone's architecture presented this week by the "gang of four" European presidents: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, Euro Group President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.
The ideas would entail a dramatic loss of national sovereignty through the establishment of a central authority with power to demand changes in individual members' national budgets, as well as a "medium term" move towards euro bonds, as well as a banking union with a single authority that would insure banking deposits and have the power to shut or recapitalize banks directly, with help from Europe's permanent bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism.
"The gang of four" -- that has echoes. Presumably meant as a joking reference to the leaders of the Communist Chinese Great Cultural Revolution. Non-elite Europeans aren't laughing.
Only members of an economic mafia, living in an alternative universe from ordinary men and women, could call a "dramatic loss of national sovereignty" a change of "architecture," as though it entailed building a new deck overlooking the backyard.
You will love Big Euro!
Make no mistake. This isn't about saving those gaily colored euro notes -- that's just the excuse du jour. It's really the thin end of the wedge that will end citizenship in European countries and make every former French, Italian, Dutch, what-have-you national a serf toiling for the Lords of Brussels. That, or a welfare class dependent on Germany. Germany needs economic Lebensraum.
Back in Old Gloryland, the gang of nine (political appointees in black robes, whose Word is Law, from which there is no appeal) has told Arizona that it cannot uphold immigration laws that the federal government does not want enforced. Killers, drug traffickers, trespassers, welfare recipients, anchor baby factories ... Arizona cops can only ask them about their citizenship.
"No habla Ingles."
"Americano?" "I no know no-thing."
"I'm going to have to report you to the federal authorities." "Oh, Cisco!"
Arizona reports Pancho to the federal immigration enforcer simulators. "Oh, that old guy again? Listen, I'm sorry, but Janet Napoletano says we can't arrest 'em or ask their age. That way they're clean, they're youths, and eligible for Obamnesty."
So population replacement goes on, and on, and on, until one Fourth of July in the near future you will look around and see what used to be the United States of America, now a mere geographical expression, linked with Mexico and Latin America in an amero currency and political union.
The only thing holding back a complete America del Norte y Centro is that the Canadians can't stand us. They'll hold out, long after U.S. citizens have consented to become ciphers in Latin America.