EU Reveals Its Inner Arrogance…Floats Plan To “Punish Parties That Don’t Represent EU Norms”

Austria's new president Alexander Van Der BellenAustria’s new president Alexander Van Der BellenWell, in Europe it is not just a group of activist attorneys general who are calling for silencing dissent, but the EU itself!

According to Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten – DWN – (German Business News), “The EU is planning penalties for parties that do not represent ‘the values of the EU“.

The move is apparently in response to the rising wave of right wing parties currently sweeping across Europe – especially Austria, which saw a right wing figure almost winning national Presidential elections last Sunday. Europe’s established parties are spooked, and they aren’t coping well with growing opposition and voter dissatisfaction. Their latest solution: to punish it.

A number of EU parliament leaders apparently believe that political parties should not provide a platform for citizens to express their dissatisfaction with failing EU policies. The proposal has been floated by the EU socialists, led by EU Parliament President Martin Schulz and Denmark’s Helle Thorning-Schmidt. The aim, according to DWN, is to prevent “rightwing radical or foreigner-hostile” being represented in the EU Parliament.

Of course the exclusion of radicalism always appears to be a noble cause at first glance, but achieving it by regulation as some leading WU parliamentarians are proposing opens up very dangerous doors to abuse. It would be the first major step to dictating speech and opinion, and that on a continent that likes to claim it protects.  The move would be a threat to anyone holding a different opinion on controversial EU issues like energy, fiscal policy, social orientation, economics and immigration.

Skeptics of climate science could be targeted

The proposal reveals the EU’s growing discomfort with the democratically and legitimately led opposition. Brussels is in fact (unwittingly) sending a terrible message: Democracy is okay, but only if you agree with us. That’s arrogance, and it should be no surprise voters are punishing the established politicians by voting against them. These people seem to think dissenters are need of upbringing.

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    David Lewis

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    This coupled with the Green 20 attorney generals is alarming. It shows an international pattern by many liberals (it would be unfair to say all) to suppress freedoms and use the power of government to advance their political agendas. They believe there is absolutely no doubt that they are right and any means to further their cause is justified. That is what Obama is doing with his illegal executive orders. They also have a high degree of hostility for anyone who disagrees with them. The nature of some posts by activists on this web site shows this.

    Immigration and action on climate change have caused a lot of problems in Europe. There is no wonder that many voters are challenging the leaders responsible for these policies.

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    amirlach

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    The Muslims also do not represent ‘the values of the EU“. Will they also be “punished”?

    Seriously? These guy’s are going to punish MP’s that were elected by a majority of voters? Simply because the do not agree with the ruling elites?

    This is gonna blow up in their faces like the RICO 20 thing, or an ACME dynamite kit in the hands of Wile E. Coyote .

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    David Lewis

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    There is a continuous effort to change our system (in the US) so that all elections are funded by tax payers. The potential demonstrated in EU to punish political parties who are politically incorrect is one of many reasons to reject public funding of elections. However, the issue is larger than that.

    In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the federal government was continually making offers to BYU to provide some of their funding. BYU is a private university where its funding is also private. The university continued to turn the government down. They were smart enough to know that once they were dependant on the funding the government would start imposing conditions for the funding to continue. This was one technique the liberals used to expand their control of everything.

    Today, the climate change issue provides an opportunity to impose significant control over of our lives. The opportunity for so much control is why liberals dogmatically support the climate change agenda despite the fact this agenda can not be supported by the standard scientific process.

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    prestigio

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    byu won because
    mormons are principled people

    democrats/leftists
    are not

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    prestigio

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    byu won because
    mormons are principled people

    democrats/leftists
    are not

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    Mark

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    The EU has never been about democracy. It is about power and expansion run by unelected technocracts.

    They are continually eroding sovereign states by flooding them with immigrants and law changes in a consorted effort to destroy all nationalist parties and opinions.

    You are apparently not allowed to say you are English and be proud of your country but rather you are European.

    I dislike the EU and all it stands for – a dictatorship run by the elite for the elite forced upon its peoples by stealth.

    Britain has a chance to leave this very expensive membership club – they are voting on June 23rd. I have already voted via the post and I hope and pray June the 23rd will be indepence day for Britains (a once proud nation).

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    Mark

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    The EU has never been about democracy. It is about power and expansion run by unelected technocracts.

    They are continually eroding sovereign states by flooding them with immigrants and law changes in a consorted effort to destroy all nationalist parties and opinions.

    You are apparently not allowed to say you are English and be proud of your country but rather you are European.

    I dislike the EU and all it stands for – a dictatorship run by the elite for the elite forced upon its peoples by stealth.

    Britain has a chance to leave this very expensive membership club – they are voting on June 23rd. I have already voted via the post and I hope and pray June the 23rd will be indepence day for Britains (a once proud nation).

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    David Lewis

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    [quote name=”Mark”]The EU has never been about democracy. It is about power and expansion run by unelected technocracts.
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    Here are a couple of quotes from Maurice Strong, who is considered by many to the father of global warming.

    “Our concept of ballot box democracy may need to be modified to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions, particularly in terms of safeguarding the global environment.”

    “It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of global environmental security.”

    Considering the EU’s suppression of democracy and sovereignty, it is no wonder they have embraced the climate change movement more than any other industrial nation.

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    JayPee

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    Absolutely correct David Lewis

    But don’t expect the leftist extremist pigs to ever understand that they are duped into supporting a destructive political agenda that is diametrically opposite of their populist ravings.

    This has been the product of the campus idiocies of the 60’s and beyond.

    Make believe intellectuality and of course the loudest raving leftist idiot will always get the best grades from the

    Tenured leftist know nothings who seek to stifle all challenge to their obvious idiocy.

    YES

    This is what passes for intellectuality on most campuses.

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    Mark

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    [quote name=”JayPee”]Absolutely correct David Lewis

    Make believe intellectuality and of course the loudest raving leftist idiot will always get the best grades from the

    Tenured leftist know nothings who seek to stifle all challenge to their obvious idiocy.

    YES

    This is what passes for intellectuality on most campuses.[/quote]

    I totally agree with you. Have found here in Denmark at my children’s schools that the loud mouthed airhead kids tended to be marked higher for class participation than the quieter more intelligent kids who can’t get a word in edgeways.

    The louder you are and can overshout the others the more you are rewarded. It is a kind of bullying by decibels. Forget about putting your hand up and waiting for the teacher to pick you. The answer has already been shouted out.

    Loudness is rewarded. Sad times.

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