While not entirely happy with the result of the referendum in Ireland, I cannot but completely support it.
The attempts at establishing an European Constitution have been a major eye opener for me on the state of our Democracies and the EU in general as both an economical and political organization. If you asked me some years ago what I thought of England not adhering to the Euro, for instance, I would have told you they were a bunch of pharisaic hypocrites always following an historical tendency to wish their island was in another part of the world. And I would finish up with, I wish they were. But if you ask me today I'd tell you they are smarter than us and we should listen more.
And this means exactly what it means; As the years move forward I'm slowly becoming anti-european. In Europe these are called leftists and communists, or ironically enough, fascists. What is funny however is that I'm none of those, and so aren't many of those who the day before yesterday said no in Ireland. And neither are those who last year, a little all over Europe said no to the first attempt.
What exactly the problem with EU? Why can't it seem to be able to establish a Constitution? In my almighty gaudiness, I know.
The referendums for the EU Constitution are a joke. The european population spoke before. They didn't want it. It was vetoed in referendum. But an year later, in Lisbon a treaty is signed that creates a new document which is exactly the same as the previous one, but sold as new. And this time, because those we elected think Democracy is there to serve THEM, we didn't have a chance at a referendum. The document was approved by the leaders without consulting us... And so Democracy is served, right? Yeah.
But with one exception. Ireland where the constitution forces a refrendum... and again (my belly still hurts from so much laughing. You Irish rule!) it was vetoed.
Can't they just see we DON'T want it? That as far as anyone can tell this is trying to give a step longer than their legs can handle? Europe is still not ready. The population a) doesn't understand a document that has become illegible due to so many changes, b) accept the new voting system as it places too much power in the hands of more populous countries, c) hasn't yet gained an European conscious.
And it's c) there that is the biggest problem. And the most shameful one considering we are being sold the EU brand for 30 years. As long as the various country governments keep waving the EU flag for their own personal agendas and don't responsibly talk in European to their populations, the populations will keep distancing themselves fro Europe, as much as they do it from their local politicians.
The problem with the parties in power all around Europe is that their mouths often break their noses. They just can't grasp the concept, once and for frigging all(!), that the only way to make their populations gain an European conscious is to not use the EU as a flag for their own personal electing interests! Stop doing that!
Bunch of irritating fools.