I AM indebted to a colleague in the Antipodes who sent me some well-considered guidance on the destination for NSGB under the current ham-fisted and unimaginative “coalition” government.
It takes the form of a dictionary definition and I can do no better than reproduce it in its original form:
Ineptocracy – (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
If it wasn’t so accurate it would be amusing. Regrettably it sums up the exact position in which the country finds itself. The lily-livered Liberals are braying to tax the rich, pound the producers and hammer the homeowners.
They want to alienate the very people who underwrite investment in the country – the people who risk their own hard earned cash in new ventures that employ other people and expand the economy.
I am not talking about the tax evaders or the corporate raiders, I’m talking about the life blood of the economy.
And it is not just the politicians that sustain the Ineptocracy, the news media are complicit in the conspiracy.
Such is the current state of decline that, at the time of writing, leading newspapers have spent the best part of a week and countless miles of large type headlines excoriating an MP who had the temerity to be rude to an unimpeachable British policeman.
So, as the economy crumbles, as the fool Cameron begs other nations to maintain the foreign aid shambles, as unemployment figures head skyward, what does the Ineptocracy do?
Let me tell you what it does … it leaps headlong into the annual political conference season where rank upon rank of hopeless actual and helpless aspiring politicians disgorge meaningless verbiage in an attempt to glorify their own views or vilify those of their opponents as they try desperately to get onto the Ineptocracy gravy train.
It was ever thus. Unless we can crush the Ineptocracy it will, forever, be thus.
Time to be scared
This column has often warned of the megalomaniacal aspirations of the bureaucrats that run the EC.
The threat has been confirmed as plans for a “superstate” complete with its own president and its own army are being drawn up.
We have already seen European legislation steamroller over national statute law, now the door is closing on democracy itself.
Eleven countries, including Germany, want an end to national vetoes to stop other states, more democratically inclined, preventing moves towards a single European administration.
The German foreign minister has called for a directly elected EU president who will ‘personally appoint the members of his European government’.
Despite the clear lessons from history, from Rome to the USSR, the Eurocrats are determined to create another empire from disparate nations – at whatever cost.
Jose Manuel Barroso, the current Commission president has announced that he will present proposals for a fully-fledged federation next year.
Thus the lies that we have swallowed for years will finally become the truth that will destroy national identities and condemn us all to rule from Brussels.
Remember the Common Market? Nothing more than a trading bloc they said and look what has happened to that.
I can only hope that the current financial crisis proves terminal for the euro and countries like Spain and Italy are freed to rebuild their economies (and their nationalities) from the rubble.
It will be tough, it will be painful but it will be preferable to living under the yolk of Brussels.
In NSGB the UK Independence Party looks more attractive by the day.