Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Habemus Papa!

The European Summit is over and the “Constitution” is reborn as a “treaty”.

All of our destinies have been decided in secret conclave over an unpublished text which is now revealed and simultaneously proclaimed to be an absolute mandate totally binding on the IGC conference who must rubber stamp it and pass it unaltered to the National Parliaments who also cannot amend it by a jot or tittle but must accept or reject the whole package tout court. No public ratification - the people are cattle to be milked, not citizens to be consulted.

These are processes which would have brought a blush of shame to the cheek of a tridentine Pope. How reassuring it is to know that the challenges of the 21st century are going to be met with the sophisticated political processes of the 14th century.

Oh brave new Europe that has such leaders to fearlessly lead us from the dark chaos of government by the elected to permanent government by the elect!

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