The NYT published a article that should be read by every citizen in the EUnion: E.U. Elites Keep Power From the People.
During these past months, both [José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, the Union’s executive, and Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council] have failed to explain to a wider public what is happening to Europe and the euro. When they give interviews, they tend to address an elitist audience. Neither reaches out to citizens. “I doubt if they ever thought of doing town-hall meetings,” said Pawel Swieboda, director of DemosEuropa, an independent research organization in Warsaw.The American Thinker has some pertinent observations to add.
“They don’t bother to do such meetings because they don’t have to stand for election,” added Reinhard Bütikofer, a German and leader of the Greens in the European Parliament.
Mr. Barroso and Mr. Van Rompuy were chosen behind closed doors. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, who on European issues often skirt the broader public, had a powerful influence over who should run Brussels. They preferred weak leaders who would be beholden to them, analysts say.
What the EU fails to admit is that its Ruling Class routinely tells endless lies to the voters, with no fear of consequences. The Ruling Class controls most of the media, including the UK Guardian and the BBC -- the Pravda and Istvestiya of modern Britain.It seems that across the Big Pond they have a firmer understanding of the character of your 'government' then we at times do ourselves.
The resulting massive corruption, ideological rigidity, left-wing insanity, taxpayer exploitation, and sheer misgovernment is unbelievable; surrendering to Islamic radicalism is just a small part of it.