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  • #347563

    Anonymous

    An interesting article in Deutsche Welle about reasons for the rise of nationalism in Eastern Europe. 

    http://www.dw.com/en/rising-nationalism-and-the-eus-split-with-the-east/a-42073959

    #445259

    Anonymous

    The EU is a plague and everything they stand for is cancer.

    #445262

    Anonymous

    And Austria is not…

    #445264

    Anonymous

    Capitalism is the only true way to the future.  The EU is increasingly trying to control things and force the already admittedly failed experiment of multiculturalism upon the East.  Is that a good thing?  No is the answer.

    #445265

    Anonymous

    Capitalism is likewise cancer (and it’s one of the things the EU stands for). Multiculturalism and socialism are both caused by and directly related to capitalism.

    #445266

    Anonymous

    @aaaaa
    I know people from Western EU countries who want socialism and hate capitalism.  I promise you, making our own way involves capitalism because it is the purest form of promoting one’s own ways.  Socialism and multiculturalism are adopted from our former rulers who wanted to destroy our identities and replace it with “Soviet Socialist” or simply “Communist”.  I am a capitalist because it allows for independence from the state and a way to prove the greatness of the minds of the narod.

    #445267

    Anonymous

    I just read the article below an hour ago and then I see this topic on Slavorum. Weird.  :D Will Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic destroy the EU?

    Best columns: Europe

    Poland: A showdown with the EU


    Kaczynski: Can he beat Brussels?

    Democracy is in retreat in Poland, said Adam Szostkiewicz in Polityka (Poland). Less than three decades after we threw off the yoke of Communist rule, Poland again faces the possibility of a single party wielding total power over all aspects of the state—including the judiciary. The ruling Law and Justice party appears to share the Communists’ belief that “judges should serve the party and be controlled by the authorities.” Sweeping legislation passed last month will force the retirement of all Supreme Court justices ages 65 and over—a criterion met by nearly half of the court’s 86 judges, including its president, Malgorzata Gersdorf, an outspoken critic of the government. The Law and Justice–dominated legislature will then pick their replacements. It’s just the latest in a series of “authoritarian attacks on civil rights and freedoms” by this government. A TV network, for example, was recently fined for covering an opposition protest. Is democracy dying here? Or is it already dead?

    This judicial takeover represents an existential crisis for the European Union—one far worse than Brexit, said Bernd Riegert in Germany’s DW.com. Unlike the U.K., Poland doesn’t want to leave the union. Instead it wants to flout the bloc’s founding values—such as respect for the rule of law—while reaping the benefits of membership. And Poland’s close allies Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic want the same thing; they just haven’t gone as far yet. This year will be a turning point for the 28-nation union. If the bloc lets the nationalists get away with such flagrant rule breaking, “the EU in its present form will be at an end.”

    That’s why the EU is taking the sternest possible measures, said Le Monde (France) in an editorial. The bloc has for the first time unleashed its “nuclear option,” invoking Article 7 of its founding treaty, by which it can discipline errant members. Brussels has given Warsaw three months to change its judicial laws or face a vote in the EU’s Council of Ministers that could strip Poland of its EU voting rights. The catch? The vote in the Council of Ministers must be unanimous, and Hungary—itself heading down the path of authoritarianism—has already said it will veto any censure of Poland. But there’s another way the EU could punish Poland: withholding or delaying some of the roughly $12 billion in EU funds it receives each year. That “would certainly be felt in Warsaw.”

    “Let’s hope the EU isn’t just bluffing,” said Stanislaw Skarzynski in Gazeta Wyborcza(Poland). Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski views the EU as a threat to the nation-state and has been dreaming of this showdown since his party took power for the first time in 2005, just a year after Poland joined the bloc. If the EU folds to the Law and Justice power grab, “advocates of Polish democracy will lose their faith, not only in their own judiciary but also in the seriousness, authority, and political instincts of EU leaders.”

    THE WEEK

    January 12, 2018

    #445269

    Anonymous

    @MikhailA Capitalism needs socialist policies to keep the lid on the pressure cooker from flying off.
    If you let the market self-regulate for long enough you’ll have a revolution on your hands.
    Likewise, multiculturalism and globalism is caused by the desire to expand markets, because constant expansion is necessary for sustained growth.

    #445270

    Anonymous

    @aaaaa
    I understand what you are saying.  It is quite the problem…and I understand entirely now.

    #445275

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna 

    Will Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czech Republic destroy the EU?

    We don’t need Poland, Hungary and Czechia to do it. >:)

    #445278

    Anonymous

    @”Kapitán Denis”  Slovakia taking the EU hostage.  😮

    Image result for slovakia destroying the EU

    #445279

    Anonymous

    I’d hit it.

    #445280

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna Where is that pic originally from? 😮

    #445283

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna, @”Kapitán Denis”

    EU was doomed the very moment they went beyond the EEC concept.

    The thing is, nobody ever really figured out how to incorporate common global (or regional) interest with preserving everybody’s cultural autonomy. Everybody always kind of goes along, hoping things will work themselves out, but they never do. Examples: Polish Commonwealth, Austro-Hungary, socialism in Eastern Europe, Yugoslavia, etc. US tried it with confederacy of 13 colonies for 6 years (1783-1789). They were utterly failing until they reset with what is essentially  centralized unitarist constitution.

    #445284

    Anonymous

    @”Kapitán Denis”

    Slovakia taking the EU hostage.  o

    I don’t get it. What’s EU about her?

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