Brexit Idiocy In One Picture

Hard core Brexit idiots pontificate that they will renew their ties with the British Commonwealth and the USA. As if the quaint British monarchy imported from the Netherlands had anything in common with the hyper violent, domineering American republic, a country of immigrants, a world country, the world’s hyper power, which can purchase anything… but a soul, and a past it is ready to admit it had. The proud British are, relatively speaking, Europeans, and they don’t even know it.

Here is the European situation, the web of relationships, with the spider in the center, depicted with the most basic mathematics, set theory. I present to you the spider and the fly:

The Situation Is Even More Complicated Than That: Switzerland, For Example, Has More Than 600 "Bilateral" Treaties With The European Union, And Has To Respect Free Circulation Of European Citizens.

The Situation Is Even More Complicated Than That: Switzerland, For Example, Has More Than 600 “Bilateral” Treaties With The European Union, And Has To Respect Free Circulation Of European Citizens.

[Nota Bene: the GDP numbers above, due to the tremendous immigration of people and capital into the United Kingdom, the UK, due to the laxity of France and Germany, brought an extreme overvaluation of the British Pound, and a swelling of all things British. This house of cards is collapsing: British GDP has now shrunk below French GDP, in barely more than two weeks…]

Switzerland voted against the Free Circulation Of European Citizens, including Croatians, in winter 2014. Some sanctions were applied by the EU on an aghast Switzerland, the next day. However, Switzerland still has to accept everybody. Should it change that requirement, Italy, France and Germany would block the borders, and let Switzerland die. Really, not kidding: Switzerland has only one refinery, producing 25% of Swiss fossil fuels, and it gets all its raw petroleum through a pipeline, from Marseilles, France… Thus, Switzerland will have to vote again. Or learn to ride horses again.

Why is such ferocity welcome in enforcing European unity and free circulation? Simple: Enforcing cogent, fully informed reason upon, and by, We The People, is the best way to avoid war. Thus war tends to happen when unexpected.

Europeans have bent over backwards frantically for twenty years to accommodate increasingly crazed, selfish, grotesque, hypernationalist British demands.  The British thanked the rest of Europe by an insulting vote. (Remark: the Swiss referendum was just about refusing the diktat of free circulation of any EU citizen; it was NOT about rejecting the 666 treaties with Europe… Although of course, it could have this consequence… Nor, a fortiori, the European Union )

Right now Europe is suffering from three mentalities:

  1. The first problematic mentality was English sabotage. The English entered the “ever closer Union” and decided it was just a free trade “club”. Basically NAFTA. That was a lie, a breach of trust, and a betrayal. No wonder so many European leaders are keen to get Brexit done. For twenty years, English governments have prevented the built-up, in-depth of European laws and institutions. Instead of electing the head of the European Administration (“Commission”)  directly, by the People’s vote, one still uses the ancient system of nomination by the heads of governments. That sort of undemocratic blockage was the work of English Europhobes, mostly.

Fanatic Brexiters insist they never voted for a European “Superstate”. That is not just a total lie, but it means they want Europeans, and their ex-colonies and present allies, to be ruled by Superstates (USA, Russia, India, China).

2. The second problematic mentality is the fact that the European defense system is mostly operated by the French Republic, which is supposed to pay for it, while leaving its deficit below 3%. Logically, French tanks should first roll through Brussels, Luxembourg, Belgium, Lichtenstein, while addressing an ultimatum to Eurozone member Ireland, and force all these miscreants to pay taxes. (Since Germany has the same problem as its sister republic, France, it would rather applaud the usage of force… which is exactly what both of them did, with the help of Italy, to pressure Switzerland that way… It helped that the latter was not a founding member of the EU, and a rather small fish.)

What about the refugee crisis? Well, go back 17 centuries: the Goths, fleeing the Huns, invaded the Roman empire. Initially, the Goths came as refugees, and were allowed in. Later, even more Goths, now fully armed, came in, and thew Roman Empire said no. The solution? Have an army strong enough to kill the Huns. This was finally done in France, 80 years alter. First the inhabitants of Orleans inflicted a defeat on the Huns, inside the city itself. Then the Franks shadowed and harassed the retreating giant host of the Huns. That gave enough time for the Roman Field army headed by Aetius and to the Visigothic army to join the fray. Then the Huns got crushed in the titanic battle of the Catalaunian Plain. Having suffered tens of thousands of dead, if not hundreds of thousands (the number 300,000 has been advanced by sources), the spirit of the Huns was broken. Just as that of the Nazis in May 1945.

That was how to handle Assad: destroy him and his family, occupy Syria, re-establish secular, republican order. And it was not to the Russians or the Americans to do that, but to the Europeans. But there is no European army, no European will. Just European wealth for the world to steal. And for this, the ectoplasmic Britons are much to blame.: did they not learn anything from the Kaiser and his spiritual son Hitler?

As a result of formidable austerity imposed on France, the French defense system is woefully insufficient, although not quite as moribund as the British one. This is a grave situation in several ways: first it weakens the West enormously. Secondly it makes the USA more dominant than ever in defense. And thus, it augments the aura and diplomatic might of the USA in all matters, including the economic one… which pays for defense.

3. The third problematic mentality is indeed austerity itself. It was imposed by a coalition of conservatives and the evil influence of the ruling plutocracy. Great Britain saw less of it, thanks to the plutocratically owned tabloids, and the fact that plutocracy has made the wealthiest in Britain so much wealthier. Austerity is no less than a complete plutocratic plot, and a direct consequence of not taxing the wealthiest enough to spare us being in their debt.

So deep has the propaganda been for the plutocrats whom have made us in their debt, that only now the German SPD seems to realize that austerity is a plot of the wealthy. The “S” in SPD is for “Social”: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD… The SPD is in coalition with the German Conservatives, who are white-hot, foaming at the mouth demanding ever more austerity (especially from other Europeans… It’s understandable as Germany is in a virtuous circle presently…)

Brexit can potentially break that logjam. First, British sabotage of the “Ever Closer Union” will stop. Appropriate superstate structures could now be erected, as needed… Secondly, the austerity party in the EU, right now led by Britain and Germany, is going to be halved. Thus one can hope that the French, these austerity specialists since 1932, will snap out of their madness, and lead a revolt against the austerity party. Simple: the European Union has just do what the USA has done under Obama. The Federal deficits amounts to something around 100% of US GDP (if one adds Quantitative Easing, an unusual addition, not usually made for obvious, vicious reasons, to the official deficits).

Will Europeans understand this?

Meanwhile, it’s fun to see the Brexiters struggle with the spider web above. Good luck coming out, to sink in the ocean…

Patrice Ayme’

 

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25 Responses to “Brexit Idiocy In One Picture”

  1. John Rogers Says:

    Just superb. Clearest explanation I’ve seen anywhere of the contesting forces.

  2. picard578 Says:

    Reblogged this on Defense Issues and commented:
    Problem here is that European Union itself is ruled by plutocrats… especially Germany, which basically forces policies on the EU. Frau Merkel and co. have forced onto the EU suicidal policies of economic austerity and mass immigration. British exit will not solve the problem of German stupidity or the fact that EU is ruled by plutocrats. It might make these problems easier to solve – UK always was a plutocratic center – but will not, by itself, solve anything.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Thanks for reblogging this, Picard!
      I agree. The UK was the great excuse for plutocracy for the rest of the EU. Indeed. However, I feel that now pontificating plutophiles such as the French SOCIALIST Pierre Moscovici (EU’s economics and finance commissioner) are going to be much more naked. Frau Merkel is a bit of mystery. She contributed mightily to Brexit with her unsustainable refugee flow. I think it has to be a lot a matter of psychology inside her head. First she was against the Libyan war, then Germany got fascinated by Islam, to compensate, etc…
      There are actually clashes between the extreme German left in the city-state of Berlin and the will to house refugees (paradoxically a part of… gentrification)… Elections are coming in September…

      There is a balance of power in France and Germany between plutocracy and the powers that be (unions, bureaucrats, etc.) For example in France, somebody earning 700 Euros (yes, less than $1,000 a month) may have to pay the ISF (Impot Sur la Fortune, Tax On Wealth)…. But then the richest individuals in France do not pay it commensurately…. And sometimes, not at all… (Tricks in the tax code, like in the USA)

      However, with the UK gone, the second blatantly austere conservative plutophile elephant is gone, and Frau Merkel and company can only feel in a minority now. If France turned fully against (stupid) austerity, France could lead an anti-austerity coalition. But that’s a big IF…. France was austere in the 1930’s…. when no one else was (after January-March 1933…)

      • picard578 Says:

        “However, I feel that now pontificating plutophiles such as the French SOCIALIST Pierre Moscovici (EU’s economics and finance commissioner) are going to be much more naked.”

        I hope so, but considering (in)ability of electorate to influence EU-level politics, I’m not sure it will matter.

        “I think it has to be a lot a matter of psychology inside her head. First she was against the Libyan war, then Germany got fascinated by Islam, to compensate, etc…”

        Maybe, maybe not. Being against Libyan war was likely due to image of Germany as a “soft”, noninterventionist power, and Nazi complex that most German politicians (and arguably people) still have. Because of said complex, they go to extremes of “liberalism” to compensate – often to outright suicidal extremes (a measure of nationalism is necessary… it is ultranationalism / chauvinism that is problem. Because, humans are by their nature social, which is to say tribal, animals. And nations are the most functional tribal organizations we have managed to form so far). In other words, because of their Nazi complex, they tolerate (and thus help) obvious evil, merely because they don’t want to see themselves as in any way similar to Nazis. In their mind, tolerating intolerable is better than to be accused of intolerance. Insanity of political correctness.

        This is a good overview of the issue:
        https://newrepublic.com/article/85702/germany-libya-intervention-qaddafi-merkel

        “However, with the UK gone, the second blatantly austere conservative plutophile elephant is gone, and Frau Merkel and company can only feel in a minority now. If France turned fully against (stupid) austerity, France could lead an anti-austerity coalition. But that’s a big IF…. France was austere in the 1930’s…. when no one else was (after January-March 1933…)”

        I hope that France will turn against austerity. Seems like future of Europe has fallen onto France…

  3. Kevin Berger Says:

    “The proud British are, relatively speaking, Europeans, and they don’t even know it.”
    A bit OT, and very shallow, I’ll admit, but every time I read about a random UK fellow going on and on about he’s not European (as one put it to his US counterparts, on one major wingnut gun forum, “we (the UK) are in Europe, but not of Europe”, a lovely bags of implicit meanings if there one), my go-to blood pressure reliever is this :
    https://donvandergriff.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/hostility-between-british-and-american-military-leaders-revealed/
    “I now realise that I am a European, not an American. We managed to get on better…with our European partners and at times with the Arabs than with the Americans. Europeans chat to each other, whereas dialogue is alien to the US military… dealing with them corporately is akin to dealing with a group of Martians.
    Tout ça avec l’Anglo-Saxon Master Race, alors, imaginez avec les froggies…

    Kind of reminds one of the clashes (as in, mass brawls/riots) between commonwealth-UK locals and US troops during WWII, often about racial matters.

  4. De Brunet D'Ambiallet Says:

    The British are not American whatsoever, they just dream they are. Their new Prime Minster, May, is in for a rude wake-up call

  5. CFR Says:

    Article 50 is just to handle the residency of the 5 millions EU citizens who leave between EU and UK. Once UK is out, trade negotiations, to take ten years, will start.
    At best the UK will end up like Norway. More probably new voting is in the future.

    Brexit will not be feasible, let alone easy. Contemplate the data in:
    https://patriceayme.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/brexit-idiocy-in-one-picture/

  6. Nathan Daniel Curry Says:

    Patrice Ayme at his best

  7. Altandmain Says:

    July 11, 2016 at 10:45 pm
    The plutocrats have taken over and have establishedthe EU into a feudal aristocracy.

    Still at the very least, it is a symbolic effort, in that people are beginning to question what is good for them and whether or not the elite have their interests at heart.

    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Well, not just the EU. What politicians and oligopolies are getting away with in the USA now, would have been impossible for nearly a century. In particular, the Clintons demolished the Banking Act of 1933, allowing again the collusion between financial manipulators and banks which brought the crash of 1929 (and then that of 2008). Tesla, Musk, Space X are examples of massive (should-be illegal) support to a few individuals, by the entire machinery of the American state. One example of many.

    • hazxan Says:

      “people are beginning to question what is good for them and whether or not the elite have their interests at heart.”

      To a very small extent. Was the Brexit campaign not led by members of the “elite”, though? I’d hazard a guess that the majority of those who voted Leave, would have little idea what you mean by “elite”. Listening to some who are passionately anti-EU, it seems there definition of “elite” is anyone with a few qualifications who works in an office job. Not my definition, by far.

      And all the white supremecists, the ever increasing number of right wing nationalists, all voted Leave and they *worship* the British elite.

      • Patrice Ayme Says:

        Throughout history, there is always a part of the (sub-)elite which knows that, if it plays the anti-elite card right, it will become more elite. Trump is an example. Muhammad was another (he was part of the ruling tribe, the Qur’aish, but looked down upon, because of his mental troubles and analphabetism…) The history of France or England is full of these types.

  8. Spinflight Says:

    Spinflight
    July 12, 2016 at 7:42 am
    ” It might make these problems easier to solve – UK always was a plutocratic center – but will not, by itself, solve anything.”

    There is no solution, and things in the EU are going to get far worse, rather quickly too.

    Several German and Italian banks appear to be bankrupt, not to mention the popularity of parties like the AfD taking off. Germany isn’t going to redistribute it’s wealth to the Southern states.

    Meanwhile the FTSE share index is up, our borrowing costs at an all time historic low and the Anglosphere queuing up for trade deals. Most importantly India,

    “Asked specifically if there was a discussion on the possibility of a separate bilateral FTA with the U.K., Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “ Naturally…..whether it is a preferential or a free trade agreement that will be a mutually discussed matter.”

    Over a billion people and a rapidly growing economy.

    I campaigned for 20 years to get the UK out of the EU, so far it is looking like an excellent choice.

    • Picard578 Says:

      Picard578
      July 12, 2016 at 10:06 am
      ” I campaigned for 20 years to get the UK out of the EU, so far it is looking like an excellent choice.”

      As EU is right now, getting out would be an excellent choice for any country.

      • Patrice Ayme Says:

        Getting out where to do what? Getting out to go where? Mars? Will getting out stem the refugees? Make the Islamist nice? Will getting out prevent the collapse of the banks which are presently collapsing because of BREXIT?

        Spinflight is obviously unaware of anything bad which is already going on, because he is deep down inside his burrow. UK GDP has shrunk below that of France in just two weeks. Now the third Italian bank is bankrupt, from Brexit, and hundreds of banks are tottering on the verge of ruin. Merkel is Merkelizing (as the Germans say), trying to do as little as possible, but now the SPD is accusing her to have induced the whole thing from austerity…

        That latter point is right. Then, of course, austerity has to do with plutocracy and the US and the UK have been less austere than the EU: they gave plenty of trillions to their plutocrats, off budget (“Quantitative Easing…) I plan a little essay on that, how debt to the wealthiest has been substituted to taxing the wealthiest.

    • Andrei Says:

      Andrei said

      July 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm
      “Over a billion people and a rapidly growing economy.”

      And you think that Britain will be the senior partner in this relationship. Allow me a few minutes to laugh my ass off.

      Now that I got that out of my system please illuminate us on what Britain will export to India. Right now there is no British brand that I can think off. Car brands are owned by either German, American, Italian or Indian companies. Aircraft brands have been sold off: Westland (helicopters) is now entirely owned by Finmecanica of Italy. The part that BAe owned in Airbus was sold off in 2001. BAe itself could no longer be characterized as a British firm. Most of it’s manufacturing assets are either in the European Union or America, the only UK based branch of it are shipyards. Right now most of British industry is producing parts for different European projects and the profitability of these enterprises is wholly dependent on being part of the EU.

      Once Brexit is done and trade deals with India are made the UK citizens will be very surprised to discover that, for example, it is not them who sell Land Rover to India it’s the other way around seeing as Land Rover is owned by Tata motors an Indian company.

      Without EU backing UK will find itself dominated by India in any trade deals it makes, there is simply no other way. India has 60 times the population an ever evolving industry and an appetite to sell its goods everywhere. UK has mostly dismantled it’s industry to concentrate on providing financial services and has very few products that the Indian market needs or wants, not enough to balance the trade balance which will be leaning heavily towards imports from India for the UK.

      • Patrice Ayme Says:

        Agreed Andrei. India has 30 times the population of England. France sells lots of French (or EU) made cars in the UK. Perhaps more than the other EU combined.
        Right now the UK is used as the entry, the gate, the English speaking port of entry to business in the EU, super lax to all pliutocrats, and, somehow the world’s financial center, thanks to doing all of the Euro transactions, and the world’s dirty deals…

        However, London will use the Euro transactions when it gets out (no earlier than 2019…….. Ha ha ha….). And the full might of EU crackdown on financial havens will bear on it, as it did onto Switzerland. So they can kiss their worldly London goodbye… To be replaced by Paris-Frankfurt-Dublin-Geneva-Amsterdam-Brussels-etc….

        The EU has prostituted itself with the UK. The gig is over. The ones most keen on Brexit are not the Brexiters, but the French….

      • hazxan Says:

        “UK has mostly dismantled it’s industry to concentrate on providing financial services and has very few products”

        Absolutely. Britain is a nation out of touch with reality. Steeped in the glorious propaganda that passes for history.

        The reality is that Britain has no real work ethic these days. For long, the British have despised work, it’s a class thing. Only the lower classes “work”. They believe that owning and administering are the only “real” work, It is deep in Britain’s psyche – which is why so many nations overtook the UK industrially.

        At least in Victorian times, the uppers class openly despised work and made it clear that “work” was something only for the grubby masses, a real gentleman did not work. The same attitude persists, but fear of revolt means they have to make up all these pretend stories about how hard they work, sat on airplanes and watching the interest roll in on their computer screens.

        Fantasy Island. I think long term Britain will be a holiday home for the global elite. In the rich part of the city where I live, I noticed they have free property magazines dispensed in the street. As if exchanging property was ever produictive – yet huge swathes of the “wealth” are exactly that.

        • hazxan Says:

          PS Bad grammar – I don’t live in the “rich part” of the city🙂 I visit occasionally. It is another world.

        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          May maybe may know this. She put the British and French flags at half mast, 10 Downing Street, for the Nice Islamist attack, obviously genuinely trying to make nice (something Cameron would probably not have done)…

  9. Gmax Says:

    Only excuse for voting Brexit was in the hope it would destroy the Tories and Brexiters.

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