Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The USA, Great Britain And Greece - The Post Democratic Era Is Here
The American people think that their freedoms and prosperity are protected by their elected Congress and a constitutionally limited government; meanwhile the British people think their legislature at the Palace of Westminster is the Mother of Parliaments; the Greek people are not thinking at all if they believe that their legislature is a product of the cradle of democracy.
These are but three countries that claim to be open, freedom loving democracies governed by elected representatives of the people who legislate in their interest with the intention of protecting their security and prosperity for current and future generations.
For many people the first time the term 'post democratic era' entered the public domain was when the British high ranking, and ultimately disgraced politician, Peter - now Lord - Mandelson, used it in reference to the European Union. All power and decision making was to be transferred from national Parliaments and handed to appointed bureaucrats based in Brussels.
For the record, 'ex-communist' Peter Mandelson, was forced to resign from Tony Blair's government not once but twice under charges of corruption. In any proper functioning democracy that would have been the end of his career in public life; in this case it was just the beginning.
After his disgrace he was appointed as the European Commissioner for Trade giving him access to unaccountable power and a taxpayer funded remuneration package that was obscene for a public servant.
When his four year term as Commissioner expired, instead of disappearing into obscurity to live off his fortune he was 'elevated' to Great Britain's second legislative chamber, the House of Lords.
Operating under his new Ruritanian title of 'Baron Mandelson of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham' he was invited back into the heart of government as a Cabinet Minister by the unelected Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
Mandelson's return to government was not so much an appointment as an anointing. He was given the Office of First Secretary of State to go along with Lord President of the Council, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills as well as remaining the President of the Board of Trade and a Cabinet Member.
When Peter Mandelson used the phrase 'post democratic era' he wasn't joking. After twice resigning from government under a cloud of corruption, he resigned as a Member of Parliament after which his political career went stellar without a single vote being cast by the British people.
As mentioned earlier, Mandelson was appointed as a European Commissioner, he was appointed to the House of Lords, he was appointed to the Cabinet along with all the other offices of state mentioned above. Despite his disgrace, Mandelson accumulated so much power over the British people he was a member of thirty-five of the forty-three Cabinet committees and sub committees without a single vote being cast.
It must be remembered that his benefactor was Gordon Brown who was himself appointed Prime Minister after the resignation of Tony Blair.
Mother of Parliaments? Democracy? You decide.
In the United States the people's Congress created by the Founding Fathers in a Constitution that "secured the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity" has been emasculated by vested interests and a political lobby so powerful it operates and controls the people's representatives.
When President Eisenhower warned that the military-industrial complex could accumulate power and subvert Congress he wasn't joking either. To keep Congress neutered and maintain its hold on power they have created a government-media complex which shuts down debate and dispenses twenty-four hour pro-establishment propaganda.
The current President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces swore an oath on the Holy Bible that he will "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" knowing that he had no intention of doing so.
When President Obama took office he had one agenda only and it wasn't the well being of the American people or defending the Constitution; it was the long planned 'fundamental transformation' of America from a country based on individual liberty and a free enterprise economy, guaranteed by constitutionally limited government, into a centrally controlled European-style socialist state as demanded by the 'progressive' global elite.
The separation of powers and the other checks and balances laid down in the Constitution have not proven to be an obstacle to the Obama Juggernaut
The Chief Executive is bypassing the people's Congress and treating it with contempt.
The Chief Executive is commanding the agents of the state to ignore the laws that do not suit his agenda.
The Supreme Court is nothing more than an arm of the Executive.
The Republican Party, despite controlling both Houses of Congress by mandate of the people, including the power of the purse, are failing to stop the Obama 'fundamental transformation' agenda.
The political establishment and the power brokers now control both parties and the American people are powerless to stop it.
Meanwhile, in cradle of democracy, the Greek people have been disenfranchised partly by their own greed and stupidity. Despite the bitter experience of the past, they will persist in voting socialist charlatans into power.
As a reminder, the Greek economy was bankrupted by George Papandreou, the last of the Papandreou socialist dynasty who was removed from power by the EU for having the temerity of offering the Greek people a referendum on an EU/IMF bailout package.
When they were next allowed to hold a general election they chose Alexis Tsipras who ran on a socialist/anti-austerity ticket. When the creditors from the EU/IMF came knocking he refused their bail out terms; he also put these terms to the Greek people in a referendum which they also refused.
It's a perfect democratic storm for the EU bureaucrats; the people said 'no' in a general election, this was confirmed in a referendum; in other words the people and the politicians were united as one.
Like Great Britain and the USA, the EU political establishment will never let the will of the people stand in the way of their agenda. Prime Minister Tsipras was forced to cave in and accept bail out terms and conditions that were worse than those initially offered and refused in the referendum.
The EU/IMF terms and conditions were forced through the Greek Parliament by Tsipras as if the general election and referendum didn't happen. The elected people's champion in Greece is no different to the establishment lackeys that infest the Parliament and Congress in Great Britain and the USA.
If the American people want to see their future they should look no further than the European Union. This is a template for their future government in the post democratic era. Political power is effectively transferred from elected representatives to agenda driven bureaucrats.
In the case of the USA the elected members of Congress, by their subservience to the establishment are in effect the agenda driven bureaucrats. They certainly behave like they are.
The American President will be a functionary of the UN who's sole purpose will be to impose the global 'progressive' agenda on the American people whether they want it or not.
Vichy France remains historys' example of what Hitler had planned for the rest of Europe and it is also history's example of the treachery that the political class are capable of.
Update: Watch Pat Condell cut loose here