The Anti-democratic European Union

Dr. John N. Kallianiotis
University of Scranton

This artificial and suspicious structure, the European Union (EU) from the beginning of its establishment showed its stranger behavior towards its member-nations. It is difficult for many people to understand its objective and purpose of creation; but a few people had expressed from those days their opposition and objection towards this prototype of globalization and occupation of the member-nations, especially the small and “different” (Orthodox) ones.[1]

EU’s rules, regulations, policies, directives, and its institutions are acting completely undemocratic. Some nations had referenda for different issues, like the adoption of the euro, the European Constitution, etc. and the EU did not respect these decisions of the people (demos) of their member-nations and found other ways through propaganda, lies, manipulations, pressure, even by changing the name of the European Constitution to the Lisbon Treaty to trick the people and made these treaties and policies acceptable (approved) by the controlled parliaments of the member-nations.

These actions and their behavior prove that they do not understand the democratic rules, they do not respect the decisions of the people, they do not believe in democracy (demos kratos = people’s rule).[2] The questions are, here. What is the (hidden) objective of the EU? Who is in control of these European pseudo-leaders? Why are they against their own countries and their citizens? Can European citizens vote them out from their parliaments? And many other reasonable and sensible questions.

Greece, as the country that developed the democracy, did not have any referendum in the past regarding the EU issues. Its puppet politicians (Karamanlis, Papandreou) threw the country to the EU and the non-Greek one (Semites) forced Greek people to join the euro, by paying €400 million to Goldman Sachs to manipulate the public finance because Greece did not fulfill any of the Maastricht criteria. These corrupted betrayers of Greece threw the country into the teeth of the wolf, the Troika (“institutions”), without any referendum and the country is suffering for six years.

In January 2015, a new party (SYRIZA) won the elections with the hope that it will oppose these destructive memoranda of the Troika and the country will be free and independent again. On July 5, 2015, the new government had a referendum (the first in Greece after 1973) to see if Greeks agree with a new (third) memorandum that the new Troika, the “Institutions” wants to impose on the poor and occupied Greeks. The Greek citizens voted “NO” (62% of them) that they do not want any new memorandum;[3] they had enough of them and they do not want even to see these institutions in their land anymore. But, because the EU does not believe in democracy, it ignored this decision of the people and forced the new government to sign a new memorandum; a third one, which is stricter and completely inhumane.

Conclusion. The only solution for Greece is to become again independent, self-sufficient, to have its own central bank and not to depend on the ECB for liquidity (which is used as a weapon for imposing its own policy on Greece) and to wait when the ECB will stop the capital control and open the Greek banks. But, in the meantime businesses are going bankrupt and hundreds of workers are losing their jobs, which will deepen further the existing depression. This loss of monetary and fiscal policy has destroyed this historic and proud nation. A country without central bank, without its own currency, without its public policies, and without national sovereignty, it is not a nation, but a protectorate.[4] Greece has to leave the Euro-zone before it will be too late for the country, its economy, and its people. EU has to respect the other nations and the democratic decisions of their people. Greece has to give once more to all of them lessons on democracy, values, virtues, and objectives in human lives.

[1] The author visited Greece from July 1 to 31, 2015 and discovered first hand all these problems that EU has caused to the Greek citizens and their country.

[2] The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) “rule of the people”, which was found from δῆμος (dêmos) “people” and κράτος (krátos) “power” or “rule”, in the 5th century B.C. to denote the political system then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens; the term is an antonym to ἀριστοκρατία (aristokratía) “rule of an elite”.

[3] This referendum should have been different by asking the people if they want to stay in Euro-zone or to exit and abandon the euro and go back to their domestic currency, the historic drachma.

[4] A paliopsatha (παλιοψάθα) according to Ioannis Makrygiannis (a hero of the Greek War of Independence in 1821).

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