November 30, 2009
The choice is yours.
I hadn't intended to ring UKIP's bell, but having listened to Lord Pearson, and given the reaction to my previous post "Theft Report", it seems appropriate. Fault his reasoning, if you can. Tell me that this party is not our salvation, if you can. No other party makes the same promises. No other party makes sense anymore, to me at least. My preference, in point of fact, would be a parliament led by Chris Mounsey and the LPUK, but they say they have a lot of work to do to get there.
By way of a follow-up to yesterdays post, I have embedded the Lisbon Treaty in my title. I have now read it twice. For those who think it is peppered with legalese, rest easy. It is not. It demands careful reading though because it is peppered with cognitive dissonance. You also need to remember several things: this document is a contract. There is not a fair contract in anyone's possession anywhere on earth. Not one. Ask a contract lawyer. Contracts favour the authors, not the people they are purportedly written for or about. This contract, between 27 diverse nations, is no different. Remember too, as you work your way down the 294 pages, that there are many references to the earlier contracts such as the Treaty of Rome, the Treaty of Maastricht, the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Amsterdam. Far from overwriting those earlier treaties, they encompass whole swathes of the earlier writings.
This bastard union has been many years in the making, and we are affected by it every single day, we have been since as long ago as 1974. The last 13 years have been particularly brutal as Labour shat out EU statutes at a rate of just over one per day when parliament was in session. 2822 statutes. Just how many of those do you imagine your elected MP/MSP/Ass Member actually read? My guess would be a big fat zero. Very few people, and I include the Minister for Europe in this statement, have actually read this treaty.
If you haven't read this document before, you should. At midnight it becomes your bible. Sadly, it holds nothing soothing, just gibberish that combines Union Law with unelected and unaccountable zealots in Brussels and Strasbourg, which, when blended, become a nightmarish, Orwellian future for 500 million ignorant souls.
If you lose the will to live around page 26, struggle on, like I did. Twice. Your life is about to change for the foreseeable future, thanks to these pages. You might as well know what's in 'em.
That something wicked that was this way coming?