Or maybe Breivik finally sent mind-meld messages from his jail cell to all those followers he's supposed to have, and they have begun to move in goosestep to his commands. Well if that were really the case it would merely demonstrate the advantages of capital punishment for all terrorists.
Union bureaucrat jobs in Brussels are starting to look maybe a tad dangerous. Who knew the perils of paper-pushing? Maybe they’ll be issued per diem Hazardous Duty Pay for their labors. I'm sure they already get free band aids for paper cuts.
From The Telegraph:
Staff unions have written to Herman Van Rompuy, the EU president, after stickers of a hanging official were found with the slogan “Eurocrate, sers-toi de ta cravate” or “Eurocrat, make use of your tie”.Got that? Anarchists AND populists! I thought only the extremerightwing extremists talked like this: “hasty, ill-informed generalisations which can later be easily exploited by populist associations.
Cars with special licence plates for EU officials have been targeted and civil servants commuting to work in Schuman euro quarter of Brussels have been harassed by activists, thought to be anarchists.
“It is now obvious that the next steps will be physical injuries,” said the letter from Union Syndicale, Federation of European Civil Servants and Renouveau & Démocratie.
The EU officials have blamed negotiations demanded by national governments to cut some of their legendary perks for “hasty, ill-informed generalisations which can later be easily exploited by populist associations whose only motive is to make the European civil service a scapegoat”.
Yadda, yadda, and so forth.
Well, how about some “deliberative, well-formed specifics” -- which can be used with great difficulty since they'll arrest you if they find you pasting anything reeking of rightness and probity on streetlamps. In Eurocratese, “populist” = “fascist”, just as it does here among the Left. This kind of thinking is termed solidarity. Nice word, that solidarity thing. Has the tinkling sound of bricks through plate glass, dosen't it? That's straight from the Tea Party Handbook.
This would almost be amusing if it weren’t for the increasing suicides in Greece. Don't assign those events any cynical “they deserved it”. Not on this blog. Far too many Americans in the Depression killed themselves due to financial despair. Here’s how it went for our great-grandparents then and goes now for the PIIGS:
Here's the 1930's version:
- First they lost their jobs.
- Then they lost their homes.
- Then the money ran out.
- Then the government promises ran out.
- Only then did those pre World War II “bums” take to riding the rails and begging from town to town.
Any American who thinks we’re not headed down this Lemming Lane doesn’t know or understand economic history. Keynesian economics are a version of The Flat Earth Society and as they pontificate they continue to keep pushing us off the edge.