The Italian technocrat Mario Monti was part of the Jaques Santer commission forced to resign en mass in 1999 over corruption and nepotism charges.
Mr Monti's latest outburst is seemingly against democracy. He calls for leaders to dilute accountability to their parliaments over the Euro crisis. The Euro is everything to the Brussels Federalists. No loose talk of failure please.
"If governments” he said in a recent Der Spiegel interview, “allow themselves to be entirely bound to the decisions of their parliament, without protecting their own freedom to act, a break up of Europe would be a more probable outcome than deeper integration."
This has forced the German Bundestag to stand up against what is generally regarded as a technocrat/banker plot to rail road Europe into a system described by philosopher Jürgen Habermas as “Post-Democratic Executive Federalism.”
|Sparks spread a firestorm of heated words over Mario Monti and his comments|
that Democracy should be sacrificed for the sake of saving the Euro.
Foto: Deutscher Bundestag Lichtblick/Achim Melde Platz der Republik 2010
If this were to happen then at best a return to freedom fighter/revolutionary activity is assured. Such activists are easy to find but it looks like responsible managers for Executive Federalism isn't so easy.
The scathing report on the E.U. Santer commission released March 15th 1999 paints the picture why citizens are reluctant or unwilling to follow such a Tribe of Dreams into the Federalist unknown.
“There was growing reluctance of the Commissioners to acknowledge any guilt and that It was becoming increasingly difficult to find anyone who had the slightest sense of responsibility."
Could this be a reason the European Project is destined to fail if it stays on its present course. In the words of one irate Berlin politician “We must make it clear to Mr Monti that we Germans (read Europeans) will not shut down our democracy to pay Italian debts.”(read save the Euro)
Summer madness is in full swing.