by Le Penseur
[Due to my permanent lack of time, I have been neglecting this blog for a few months. I am now starting again with an article of Le Penseur, a sharp-tongued libertarian Austrian blogger. Original title: "Jo, die Aristos san halt seit jeher international", published a few hours ago.]
Well, the Aristoes have always been international, and so the high princely foreign minister of Czechia, Karl (“Kari”) Schwarzenberg, threatens with his resignation from the government, if Prime Minister Petr Necas does not sign the proposed “fiscal pact” [subjecting EU member states to centralized control of their budgets]. His reason is quoted by “Die Presse” as follows:
I will not sit in a government that will lead the Czech Republic outside the mainstream of European integration. We have a vital interest in sitting at the table and participate in major decisions that affect us strongly.
Nice words – but they mean in plain English nothing but to let the sovereignty of our state and the democratic legitimacy of our budget go West, in order to be the seventh dwarf from left in Brussels, together with other, equally powerless EU dwarves who fiddle with the Eurocrats – because those who belong to their network cannot be voted out, but those who have fallen in disgrace (see Hungary), are forced to their knees by extortion.
Well, his Highness could have miscalculated. President Klaus has already announced that he will not approve this centralization pact. While Klaus is unfortunately a chauvinist hardliner and completely unrepentant with regard to the unspeakable crimes that were committed in the expulsion of Sudeten Germans by the Czechs, he is, on the other hand, a politician to envy the Czechs! Compared with the vermin that mans our government and Parliament benches …
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