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Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda chief, once said: ‘In 50 years’ time nobody will think of nation states.’
. . . At the moment the so-called “European Economic Community” is not yet fact; there is no pact, no organisation, no council and no General Secretary. However, it is not just a part of our imagination or some dream by a politician — it is very real. . . .
. . . . Its roots are in the economic co-operation of the European nations and it will develop after the war into a permanent European economic community.
COMMENT: Previously, we have noted how the eurozone crisis is precipitating a stunning, unprecedented dissolution of national sovereignty and integrity, as one after another of the afflicted nations of the EMU are subjected to German economic and (consequent) political hegemony.
With socialist Francois Hollande in power in France and having called for more Keynesian economics in response to the continent’s austerity-driven, German-mandated depression, the French leader is in the crosshairs.
Proceeding with next to no critical commentary, this imbroglio is very, very significant. What we are talking about here is one sovereign nation attempting to dictate to another (allegedly) sovereign nation what their economic policy should be!
Interestingly, the French center-right is accusing Hollande of “Germanophobia.” As discussed in numerous posts and programs, the French right wing has maintained profound links to German industry, as well as the Third Reich in its above-ground and underground phases.
That center-right solidified as the Vichy after the fall of France, and continued to dance to the German tune after the war.
One should also note that German workers aren’t happy about their meager wage increases. Corporate Germany has profited enormously. Those profits haven’t been shared with the majority of German workers, whose dissatisfaction is being manipulated skillfully by Merkel and company.
Although they haven’t shared the misery of their counterparts in other countries, they are feeling pinched and their ire is being deliberately directed toward the “lazy Greeks,” “corrupt Cypriots,” “lazy AND corrupt Italians” etc.
German banks “poured the drinks” for this party, very long in the planning. After the German banks helped finance the housing bubble in the afflicted countries, the “bailout” monies have been used to shore up the German banks.
It will be interesting to see what happens in France. Will they see the French budget reviewed by the German government before the French legislature gets to review it, as recently happened in Ireland? It will be interesting to see what happens to Hollande, as well.
Note in this context that France is militarily engaged against jihadist forces in North Africa, whose ascendance is due in considerable measure to the “Arab Spring!”
EXCERPT: A leaked internal briefing from Angela Merkel’s coalition partners refers to President Francois Hollande as “meandering” and draws attention to France’s “highly regulated labour market and highly developed social security system”.
Details of the briefing note were published alongside an internal assessment from the German economics ministry, which listed the French economy’s failings.
The ministry’s paper said: “French industry is increasingly losing its competitiveness. The relocation of companies abroad continues. Profitability is meagre.”
Relations between France and Germany are chilly after Mr Hollande’s Socialist party accused Mrs Merkel of “egotistical intransigence” and called for “democratic confrontation” with Berlin.
The French Socialists’ attack on the German chancellor, which was toned down after a draft was leaked to the press, brought accusations from the French centre-right that Mr Hollande’s party had been gripped by Germanophobia.
The public response from the German government was muted, with Mrs Merkel’s spokesman describing the French denigration of the Chancellor as “background music”.
However, the memos – which were leaked to the financial newspaper Handelsblatt – reveal Berlin’s harshly critical private view of France’s economic woes.
The German economics ministry’s briefing draws attention to France’s high wage costs. . . .
. . . .While France clings to its totemic 35-hour working week, workers in Germany are increasingly discontented at having to endure years of low pay rises. . . .