|The EU - A Capitalist Dictatorship
Government by capitalism, an unelected middle-class elite making policy without an electorate, the
workers of Europe turned into migrants, de-regulation in a TTIP-ravaged EU, while the oppressed
and ignored working classes around Europe turn to the far right? - Is that the bright neo-liberal
future the middle class left really want?
It ought to be impossible, that the left should support the EU. We naturally opposed it in the
1970s when Labour party was a left wing party. The EU is a self-proclaimed capitalist organisation;
It's founding principles, the 4 pillars of the EU, are the four principles of capitalism; free movement
of goods, services, labour and capital, the principles of a free market, not of a political system. Not
by accident, it removes democracy into the bargain.
The EU enthrones capitalism as not just the economic system but as the political one too. What
kind of future does this clampdown against democracy offer us? - An upper middle class autocracy
in which the working classes feature as…..migrant labour.
Doubt the EU's identity? TTIP, negotiated in secret by the EU, a spectacular betrayal of the
people of Europe to American corporations gives them power to sue governments for any
regulations that cause them a loss of profits.
By what stretch of the imagination is all that a left wing project?
It is as if the CBI would claim the right to rule us, and replace the House of Commons. The CBI,
the IMF, the OECD, the Bank of England, hoards of financial experts unable to foretell the future
until now, queuing up with predictions, to scare us into giving up democracy. Wonder why?
How come the left support this big push to overthrow democracy and replace it with capitalism
as a system of government?
The reason for it brings us to a wider problem - the disappearance of the left.
If left means upholding the interests of the working classes, then it is almost gone. The left has
been colonised by the middle classes. We know it in Britain but it applies across Europe. The EU is
the last step in a process that has excluded the working classes from political decision making,
achieved by the middle-classes taking control of the old workers parties, and now by separating the
electorate in the EU from policy making altogether.
The aim - to govern by the demands of capitalism, using the working classes as a sea of cheap
labour. Migration drives wages down and is also useful in breaking down communities and nations.
National parliaments are impediments to capitalism, possible sources of opposition and
constellations of political will (TTIP is designed to stop them). Hence the “state = nationalism” and
“little Englander” rhetoric. The EU is the perfect replacement, a middle class autocracy, under
which mass voting has literally been eradicated from policy making (Barosso boasted that the EU is
an “antidote to democracy”). Government by experts without the intrusion of ignorant electorates
- capitalism is crowned king.
This is supported by the middle classes in whose material interests it all operates. They will
support it for as long as it does. Democracy? They have no need for it, EU government is in their
interests anyway. The language of middle-class morality is used to silence working class opposition,
just as it always has done. Mass immigration is being used in Europe as a weapon of social control,
as an assault upon the working classes, many of whom are themselves also immigrants.
European cities are aflame while middle-class politicians pursue policies that verge on hysteria,
and refuse to listen to working class concerns. Either they passionately believe in their distorted
fetish about xenophobia, or they have other darker reasons for imposing calamity upon their own
people. There is an urgent need for a working class left, policy-making can no longer be left to the
The EU is the regressive result of them making capitalism the policy maker. It is as if we have
forgotten any other meaning of life except the pursuit of profits (for the rich). But the neo-liberal
masters would rather destroy countries as unalike as Sweden and Greece, crush democracy, create
strife and chaos, anything rather than allow the working classes to have an opinion.
Countries inside the Euro can end up being ruled directly by the President, Juncker, who with
Scäuble, the hawkish austerity and integration German finance minister, acts literally as a dictator
who demands pension cuts, home repossessions, the selling off of Greek assets to German
companies, and the sale of real estate to conglomorates in tourism and agribusiness, bringing an end
to small family businesses. The EU has power to instruct cuts to any expenditure it doesnt like, by-
passing the Greek parliament. As Kouvolakis wrote: “The goal is a Greece of cheap labour, non-
existent social rights and a few ruins and beaches. A mixture of Bulgaria and Tunisia, with the
political regime of a Kosovo”. That is the EU the middle class left are supporting.
The greed for cheap labour in the EU is barely hidden when “refugees” mostly young strong
working/fighting age men, are taken in, at the expense of the vulnerable, the women, elderly and
frail, and children, who are clearly being left behind to their unthinkable fates. One of the dirtiest
deals in recent history. Closed door to the weak is presented as open door. They can hardly wait for
Turkey to join the EU before giving the 75 million more people the right to visas. Never mind the 2
million unemployed, capitalism needs fresh blood and will do anything to get it.
For the gullible, the EU, in its dream version, seems 'internationalist'. It sounds vaguely
progressive but is it? Not when its aim is to remove democratic resistance to the demands of
capitalism, to kill off democracy by replacing the nation state with------another state, another flag,
another army, another police force (this one is armed) another name, another loyalty, another
bigger set of borders, only this time it's ruled without elections, this time it's ruled according to the
principles of capitalism, this time it's ruled by the middle-class & upper class elite of Europe, this
time it's the biggest unelected regime outside China . Does supporting it make you cosmopolitan,