Living in, working with, and accessing the European Union is a Kafkaesque experience. The egregious nature of the trade bloc is on full display again, showcasing its disinterest in national sovereignty and its desire for globalism. “The Picture of Jean-Claude Juncker” has, once again, been revealed to the world, and it is frightening for freedom-loving patriots.
If you thought that being taxed by your own government was bad enough, then how about being financially penalized by bureaucrats working outside your home country? That is what’s being debated in Europe, where Brussels is attempting to expand its authority over member states.
Recently, the E.U. Commission released a package of measures that essentially encourages member states to remove their vetoes on tax issues. How will it achieve this? It’s the environment, stupid! By abolishing national tax vetoes, proponents say, the 28-nation globalist cartel can adopt better energy policies to fight climate change – ostensibly, the only way to grapple with mother nature is to give the European authorities more power and money.
Supporters of enhancing Brussels’ power believe the current framework on energy taxation is “outdated” because it has not been modernized for nearly 20 years. Moreover, advocates point out that national tax policies are preventing the E.U. from, for example, punishing polluters with higher fines.
Climate Action Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete told a press conference:
“The European Union has now in place the world’s most ambitious and advanced climate and energy framework.
At present, there is just not enough policy coherence between the energy taxation framework and the energy and climate policies and objectives.
One of the reasons is the unanimity requirement in the area of energy/environmental taxation, which prevents Member States from finding swift agreements on Commission proposals.”
To translate from globalist-speak to simple language, countries must sacrifice their independence to the cult of climate change. In the words of Brexit activist Nigel Farage, “Who the hell do you think you are?” It is these quiet assassins who Farage warned about during his speeches in the European Parliament, and who are the real threats to democracy.
This is the second time in just a few months that these people have sought to erode national sovereignty through taxation.
Earlier this year, the E.U.’s executive branch recommended abolishing vetoes on tax policy, proposing that member governments agree to incrementally give up their rights on sensitive issues, beginning this year.
It currently has the ability to set rules and regulations on certain taxes that member states impose and collect, but individual nations each have a veto to override the parliament’s Qualified Majority Voting. The Commission leaders suggest such a system is “self-defeating,” saying that recent efforts to institute a financial transaction levy and a tech penalty arise from the collective failure to extract billions from these industries and allocate the revenues to state coffers.
The commission paper was widely rejected by members, fearing that this would not only trigger a populist backlash, but it would also make their economies less competitive.
Brussels has not conceded defeat just yet. In fact, it now appears to be doubling down on this idea.
A Kafkaesque Nightmare
The E.U. shares many themes of seminal author Franz Kafka’s works, particularly a 1925 parable titled Before the Law. In this tale, a man from the suburbs attempts to gain entry to the law through an open doorway, but the doorkeeper informs him that he cannot enter at this present time. The man asks if he will ever be able to go through, to which the guard replies that it is possible “but not now.” Waiting for years at the door, the man bribes the gatekeeper with everything he possesses. The guard accepts, only “so that you do not think you have failed to do anything.” The protagonist waits at the door until he is a frail and delirious old man. Not much longer to live, the “insatiable” senior asks the doorkeeper why nobody has ever tried to seek the law. The doorkeeper, noticing the man is nearing the end of his life, replies: “No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it.”
The author’s main premise is that the law is not real – it is a lie. To Kafka, there was no such thing as the law. The tale also lambasts its layers of bureaucracy and the elite’s disdain for the common man. Does this sound an awful lot like the E.U.? If the shoes fits…
One could argue that Metamorphosis better suits the E.U., but that would not be polite – only Nigel Farage can dish out the “wet rag” insults.
Brexit and Beyond
It gets clearer by the day that the European Union is a sinking ship. The captains do not want to admit it, the seamen are lying to themselves, and the only ones who see the damage are the passengers. They want to abandon ship, but the leaders are preventing them from doing so, potentially out of fear that they will drown alone. The E.U. is on a suicide mission to annihilate the independence, dignity, integrity, and culture of the region as part of a grand scheme to enslave the population and bring the planet a step closer to a one-world government and one-world currency.