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Nobel Peace Prize farce

Posted by picard578 on October 20, 2012

There might have been time when Nobel Peace Prize meant something. Apparently, that time has passed.

This year, European Union and Barrack Obama have won it. Why, and how?

Politics, apparently, because there is nothing either of these have done to deserve it. I will list here some actions of new winners that are definetly not promoting peace:

1) Barrack Obama has actually authorized assassinations via drone strikes, despite the fact that these strikes have shown themselves to be completely unreliable, useless and unethical. Yet, drone strikes are assassinations. For better understanding of it, here is definition of assassination:

1. To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.

2. To destroy or injure treacherously: assassinate a rival’s character.
Drone persons fit both definitions, as they are aimed at getting rid of prominent people that US do not want alive. Yet Reagan administration has outlawed assassinations, and law was never repealed.

2) US Administration is allowed to detain people without trial, and hold them that way for months – or years. Prisons such as Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib have been (and still are) very inhuman, relying on torture to break subjects, and EU “peace keepers” have used torture in Congo.

3) Both EU and US are spying their own citizens. EU has Data Retention Directive, forcing communications providers to store communications for time that goes from 6 months to 2 years. Both EU and US are also storing sensitive information about their own citizens, monitoring “abnormal behavior” and political beliefs of citizens, keeping people promoting “radical messages” under surveillance, monitoring conversations of private citizens via microphones hidden in public environments, spying on their own citizens with drones, and undertaking biometric cataloguization of citizens.

4) EU is a fascistic empire in forming, and US already is one. In EU, new laws are passed in order to destroy nation-states and merge them into US-esque empire, giving police and secret services rights that US equivalents already got after 9/11 attacks.

5) Both EU and US have failed to do anything about 1991-1995 war in Croatia, until 1995 when US provided surveillance drones to Croatian military. EU had done nothing at all.

6) Both EU and US have been supporting dictators when it suited them – EU has sold Gadaffi €300 million in weapons and weapons lincenses. Meanwhile, United States have been busy – since 1945 – destroying democracy in Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954), Chile (1973), Colombia (1988-2003), Panama (1989); and overthrowing very not tyrannical Mohammad Gadaffi, under whose regime people had free health care and various other benefits – latest endeavour has been done by EU and US helping insurgents (“help” being “bombing crap out of Lybian civilians).

7) Both EU and US have arms exports going in hundreds of billions of US dollars per year. As armaments have to be expended, exporting weapons in large quantities means exporting war. Actually, Libya was more of a marketing campaign between Dassault and Eurofighter than anything else.

8) In 1990s, EU fishers have destroyed fish stocks off Horn of Africa (and are seeking to do the same thing in Adriatic, forcing Croatia do abandon protected economic-ecological zone in Adriatic, aimed at protecting Croatian fishing stocks). As a result, fishers had to resort to piracy, a problem EU and US are “solving” by sending full-fledged destroyers and frigattes.

9) Thanks to Euro currency, Red Cross is now handing out food parcels in Spain.

10) Both countries have, thanks to their libertarian economic policies coupled with expensive health care system (and subsidies to fast food and armaments companies), collapsing economies – which, of course, means riots on the streets, regularly countered by police using brutal beatings (sometimes with lethal results) and tear gas.

11) It was NATO which helped prevent World War III. EU, meanwhile, is an empire designed to destroy concept of nation-state – concept of nation, even – and bring about a new Roman Empire. Old Roman Empire had made a genocide integral part of its foreign policy, and even if EU does not do that, it is already clear that it had made culturocide part of its own foreign policy. Yet it was nation-state that has proven most stable environment for cultural and social advancements as well as for democracy; all large wars have been started by empires. Patriotism can actually be extremely useful for creating peace, as long as people are taught to respect other nations and cultures, because it teaches people how to accept a community as integral part of life.

12) In Europe, no-one asks people for anything. Attitude is basically “you have chosen to enter EU (after ridiculously one-sided propaganda and God knows how many referendums), “now you have to follow everything European bureocracy (whom you did not vote for) says”. No one voted for Euro. No one voted for EU as-it-is. Organism that has executive power (European Comission) is not elected; and Parliament, which is elected, has no powers at all – any declaration or law by Parliament can be refused ratification by Comission, and returned on reworking until Comission gets version it wants.

Behavior I have described fits “tyrannical empire” label far better than “Nobel Peace Prize Winner” one. Oh, and when we check list of past Nobel Peace Prize winners and nominees, we find Joseph Stalin (who has killed far more people than Hitler or Mao Ze Dong, and has actually tried to wipe out an entire nation, as Hitler had tried with Jews). That should put an end at discussion how much Nobel Prize is worth.

Seriously, I pay more money for bread I eat than Nobel Peace Prize is actually worth. Maybe 1,2 million USD prize was meant as a way to help EU and US sanate their falling-apart economies, whose main purpose is to shift wealth to small number of capitalists?

As Jose Manuel Barosso says that Prize had “been awarded to all 500 million EU citizens“, I cannot help but laugh, seeing as EU is a corporate empire run by “democratic” institution that is not even directly chosen by people of Europe. And when empires fall – and they always do – fall is regularly chaotic, followed by wars and suffering. I fail to see how either US or EU can be exception to that rule.

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On Croatia and EU

Posted by picard578 on October 8, 2012

By decision of one third of its voters (many of whom probably were not alive at time of referendum), Croatia has now finally passed the final obstacle on its way to the EU. Or better said formal way, since, in practice, we had accepted all of EU rules and norms; according to our politicians, membership in the EU should give us prosperity and safety. They act like there is emptiness outside of EU, that has nothing to offer to us. And not to forget that preparations for referendum included changing a Constitution so that, instead of absolute majority, only a relative majority (50% plus one vote of people who actually voted) was needed for Croatia to enter EU.
Politicians here are still using memories of World War 2 and Croatian War for Independence to stir up trouble, to manipulate people into fighting each other, leaving them unable to see real dangers on time – or indeed, to see them at all. Moreover, old Communist tricks are still used. When there was referendum about entrance into EU, voting papers were numbered – due to that fact alone, several of my cousins – more than half of those I spoke to – decided not to go to referendum. Needless to say, they were all anti-EU.
Meanwhile, our politicians cry about recession, that we have to have cuts, and at the same time, ex-President of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic, has his own secretary, his own office – Office of Former President – and few villas. All of that on taxpayers’ expense. Ivo Josipovic calls Partisan hats to be “hats of love and peace” despite the fact that Communist idea of election campaigns involved preemptively killing off all non-Communist candidates, all political opponents in fact, and voting with gum balls, so it could be heard when someone was against Party. Right now, these same communists are trying to stop commemorations of Bleiburg and Vukovar.
But all that is okay, I guess, because it is perfectly in line with Germany’s goal of creating Fourth Reich. Their (Croatian politicians’) “flawless” logic, which basically goes patriot = nationalist, nationalist = Ustasha, Ustasha = Nazi, therefore patriot = Nazi is used to weaken any opposition to old Communist group. In similar vein, Office for victims of communist crimes is under heavy attack.
Slavko Kvaternik said: “It is not shameful to be a Croat, but it is unfortunate.”. And he was correct. Croatia can be expected to become similar to Greece – we have a single bank that is not in foreign ownership, and all that remains of our industry is shipbuilding industry – once third in the world – and arms industry. And former is being rapidly destroyed, in order not to pose a threat to Western-owned Korean shipbuilding. And while Russia is prepared to invest into our shipyards, to save them, I don’t think our politicians will even think of accepting it.
Croatian populace in Hertzegovina is not only ignored, it is being attacked by current Croatian political scene. Scene which, despite all the farce, is being set by West. I have to ask myself if both Monti and Papademos being delegated, not elected, is simply a way in which world oligarchy wants to cut last ties of people to the government, which isn’t for the people for quite some time – and it is even less from the people.
Meanwhile, United States are doing everything they can to buy EU – they already are controlling good deal of world economy and policies through IMF, which itself never brought any stability – IMF is actually instrument of US world domination. Meanwhile, financial derivatives are now at value of above 1,5 quadrillion USD – or 25 times more than current world GNP, and over a dozen largest EU banks are being held alive by taxpayers’ money, because they are “too big to fail”.
Croatian Government wants to sell Croatia Insurance as well as Postal Bank – one of last monetary institutions still not in foreign ownership. They are also apparently preparing to sell HEP, a Croatian power distributer.

Croatia is also not a multi-party – or even two-party – country. SDP and HDZ are both Communists, with exception that SDP are Stalinists and HDZ are Titoists. National minorities and Croats from BiH are priviledged when it comes to entrance into Parliament. All major media – such as Croatian Radio Television, major newstapers like Free Dalmatia, Morning Newspaper, Evening Newspaper, or 24 Hours – are owned by Communists.
Meanwhile, small parties are unable to do anything save for going into coalition with one of two major parties – logical, since HDZ and SDP have almost exclusive overage in all major media, which is also owned by Communists (sometimes, owners are open members of HDZ/SDP), meaning that most people don’t even realize there is any option except to vote for said parties. Ivo Josipovic, meanwhile, has stated long time ago that he will make Croatia red (that is, return it to ways of Communism). By looks of it, he is making good on his promise – rehabiliting Chetniks from Srb, attacking Croatia and its independence where- and when- -ever he can. He also supported ACTA – regardless of Internet censure that is sure to follow, ACTA also prevents poor nations to manufacture generic cures, which are often only thing stopping health disaster from occuring in same countries. Moreover, ACTA has article that makes it so a person will have his/her Internet access shut down after three breaches of law (law being ACTA). However, it is entirely possible for a hacker to use someone else’s Internet connection – or at least Internet signature (known as IP) – to download materials. Therefore, it is entirely possible – probable, actually – that ACTA will result in innocent people getting their Internet access shut down; and there simply is no way around it. Danger is especially great with wireless connections, although it is also present with wired connections. Moreover, what if someone is downloading material from computer in firm, or a library? Who is responsible then? In the end, ACTA is heavily undemocratic in its very core. I also fear that it may be manipulated so as to prevent freedom of speech, which, truth be told, would be nothing new. But it would probably be first time to happen on so large scale.
It is hard to hope for any change in political situation in Croatia as long as old Communists are still holding everything that matters in shaping public opinion. Many streets are still named after Josip Broz Tito – I don’t want to even think about what response would it be if someone tried to rename one after Ante Pavelic. And on West, it is forgotten that Tito did not leave Stalin – Stalin threw Tito out, and while Tito did try to kiss up to Stalin for next few months or a year, he soon realized that he won’t be accepted back into Warshaw Pact, and so decided to ask West for a help (it also had an effect of easing burden on Soviet Union, because Western states now had falling-apart country to contend with. If Stalin did not “dispose” of Yugoslavia, USSR would have broken down in 1980 or earlier instead of 1990). Meanwhile, Croatian linguistic purists, who want to purify Croatian languages of foreign words and grammar that creeped in during centuries we spent under foreign rule, are being held in contempt by ruling class, since anything that can help Croatian people and Croatian national identity survive is, to them, a nightmare.
What is more, there are many notions pushed by Big Four of EU, which lead towards revival of Yugoslavia. That is helped by the fact that, since 1999 and death of Tudjman, Croatian politics is increasingly regional, and decreasingly national. Croatia is held as leader of South-East Europe (colloquially called Balkans), and that despite the fact that Croatia, historically and culturologically, was always part of South and Central Europe (Slavonia gravitated more towards Central, Dalmatia towards Southern Europe).
As for European Union, its policy of trying to emulate United States, and replace various national identities with single “European” identity, it is wrong thing to do. Europe is consisiting of different nations, with different histories, cultures and traditions, as well as different economies. Trying to “melt” them into new supra-national state will only increase tensions and will serve to balkanize Europe, turning it into gigantic gunpowder barrel (various superpowers squabbling over Balkans and trying to either expand their territory there (and that since Middle Ages), or create political alliances to their liking (Yugoslavia) was what turned Balkans into gunpowder barrel in first place) that may well trigger World War Three with its inevitable collapse (I hope it won’t, but I have followed politics closely enough to learn never to hope, but simply to do what I can). Indeed, most if not all of EUs troubles can be traced back to its ignorance of political reality and pressures for greater integration, even though exact opposite is needed.

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Hello world!

Posted by picard578 on October 8, 2012

This is my second (actually first) blog; originally, I have posted analyses of defense issues on this adress, however I have decided to move it to another adress, leaving this adress purely for social, political and economic issues.

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