The following text was printed on page 12 of the Irish Daily Mail newspaper, Monday the 25th of May 2009:
Irish Daily Mail
Monday, May 25th, 2009
By Mary Ellen Synon
The horror at the dark heart of a sordid, arrogant parliament
Here we are a few words about Brussels and how it feels about child abuse. I’ll move onto the European elections in a moment, but given the horrors of the Ryan report last week, I thought that you ought to know how seriously the Euro elite treat any suggestion of improper behaviour from adults towards children.
In other words I give you Daniel Cohn Bendit, an MEP for the German Green Party, a self confessed kiddie fiddler , but pulling down his trouser zip for tiny children hasn’t stopped him from becoming one of the most influential members of parliament. Here is his story. Bare in mind that this man has more power over the legislation of this country than does any member of the Dail.
Mr Cohn-Bendit is better known as Dany the red of the 1968 Paris Barricades. He is a kind of leftover mid century leftie, who was active in squatting, street fighting and agitation before he re-invented himself as a Green and was elected to the European parliament. Last month I went to watch him in a debate with Declan Ganley. The thing was standing room only in a ballroom in a Brussels hotel.
Mr Ganley produced a book Cohn-Bendit wrote in 1975. He read out Mr Cohn-Bendit`s account of how he had worked in kindergarten and allowed the children to pull down the zip on his trousers and touch him intimately. In the book he had asked them why they wanted to play with them and not with each other, but in the end he caressed , his word- them too.
Mr Cohn-Bendit disputed none of it. Indeed when Mr Ganley finished reading ,the former kindergarten teacher whooped that he had just won 500 euros, because he had bet someone that Mr Ganley would read out that bit of his auto-biography. When Mr Cohn-Bendit`s supporters did not quite give him the sort of applause he was looking for , he changed tack and insisted that everything in the book had been discussed in Germany and France years ago and the parents of the children had never raised any concerns. Mr Ganley asked : “And the children, what did they say ? “ . Dany the Red assured him and the audience that years later the children had all said that they’re time at the school was extremely happy. And then he went on about how different attitudes were in the seventies.
And if none of those excuses sounds familiar to you- in particular, the excuse about how different attitudes were in the seventies - then you weren’t paying attention last week.
But let me give you another example of how “seriously” the euro elite take the protection of children. You may remember the Marc Dutroux case in Belgium. It could be called the most horrific case of child rape and murder in Europe since the war. Known as the beast of Belgium, Dutroux is now serving a life sentence for a series of child kidnappings, rapes and murders in 1995-96. He kept some of his victims locked in a dungeon he had built in his basement. Two eight year old girls starved to death there-after Dutroux was arrested and served a short prison sentence for car theft: his wife didn’t bother to open the dungeon door to feed the girls.
Part of the great mystery and scandal that accompanied the case was the relentless incompetence of the authorities, at that time led by the Justice Minister, Melchior Wathelet. For years, as victims were kidnapped and murdered, police reports were full of reports and tip offs that Dutroux was selling young girls. Yet Mr Dutroux stayed free. In the end Mr Wathelet was forced to resign in disgrace. And his reward for incompetence in the administration of Justice was - to be appointed a judge at the European Court of Justice.
That would be like our chief executive of the financial regulator, Patrick Neary, being appointed head of NAMA. Which is a joke. But having anyone involved in any way with the horrors of the bungled Dutroux investigation appointed to one of Europe`s most senior positions is no joke. It is however, a good measure of the arrogance of the euro-elite towards what might be called the plain people of Europe.
But still back to the elections of the European parliament. And that also takes us back to the arrogance of the euro-elite. Just in case it had slipped past you , the voters of Europe are supposed to be voting to determine the membership of the next European parliament which, under existing European law, that is to say, the Nice Treaty, will 736 seats. But the -elites are voting to make the voters elect 754 MEP`s - that is, to elect an extra 18 politicians to the lushly paid parliament, even though these politicians will have no seat to fill. The euro-elite want the 18 to have full salary, full tax - free allowance for every day they turn up at the European parliament building, full expenses, business- class travel allowances and all the rest. The 18 will be given everything except a job.
The excuse given ? That the Lisbon Treaty allows for the creation of an extra 18 seats. So even though the treaty is not yet ratified, the 18 extra politicians ought to be elected and paid as MEP`s until the Lisbon Treaty comes into force. Note that arrogance : the treaty has not yet been ratified, and indeed,
May yet totally come off the rails if Gordon Brown is forced to call a general election in the UK. It may never become law. Yet the euro-elite intends to ignore that fact. They expect the European voters, sheep that we are all give to be (and given the docility of the Irish in accepting a second referendum yet again, we have certainly proved to be sheep) to baaaaaa-baaaaaa their way into the polling booths and elect an 754 MEP`s for 736 seats.
The extra 18 are supposed to act as observers until the Lisbon Treaty comes into force, and then take their newly created seats. But for technical reasons the earliest that could possibly happen is two years after the European elections. So we will have 18 politicians pouring money into their bank accounts for at least two years in return for doing no work at all as MEP`s. Remember any member of the European parliament who plays all the angles can bank 1 million over the five year term of the European Parliament. This euro-wheeze makes the scandal of Britain`s expenses look like nothing worse than pilfering Biro`s from their stationery cupboard.
It can be a useless wheeze to us though, it can remind us of the fact that we- any of us , any of the voters of Europe - have ever had democratic power over Lisbon Treaty is a lie. The French and Dutch voters rejected the text when it was called the European Constitution, the Irish voters rejected the text when it was called Lisbon. The 27 member states have not yet finished with ratification. And yet the euro-elite have been proceeding for years as though the treaty were already law. And in their minds of course it is law: for European law is whatever the euro-elite say it is. Like Dutroux with the young girls, they do not consider that “NO” is an available answer.
I will remind you of just a few examples of how the euro-elite have been for years seizing important new powers which were supposed to theirs only after the treaty was made law by the member states.
There is the European Space Policy (which is now developing military use for the Gallileo GPS system),the European Defence Agency, the borders agency called Frontex, and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Each of these institutions was meant to be created only after the ratification of the European Constitution. When that collapsed , and even before it was re-packaged as the Lisbon Treaty, the euro-elite used legal trickery to start constructing these new institutions anyway.
To repeat: European law is whatever the euro elite say it is.
Comments from Wise Up Journal - by Gabriel O’HaraMEP vs MP
Although members of the European parliament can only make suggestions (their votes are not being legal binding) and since over 80% of laws each year come from the EU a Euro MP gives the appearance of having more power than a national MP who rubber stamps the remaining 20% of legislation (no doubt the majority of that 20% being recommend by well funded unelected non-governmental organisations and the United Nations).
Declan Ganley and Libertas
Declan Ganley is the chief executive of Rivada Networks and leader of Libertas. Libertas is the pro-EU opposition of the EU. Libertas have people up for MEP elections in all nations under the EU. Unlike other parties who have MEPs up for election Libertas is not a national Irish, Czech, Spanish or any other nation party it is a European party, a pro-EU European Party with their headquarters in Brussels. Libertas is also the media’s choice to represent anti-EU opposition against the Lisbon Treaty.
Major clients of Ganely’s business Rivada are the U.S. military and other branches of the U.S Government: “Rivada’s current customers consist of a diverse range of federal, state, and local agencies including USNORTHCOM, the National Guard Bureau, DHS, FEMA, multiple states, and various state and local agencies.” - http://www.rivada.com/7130879/aboutus.htm
(Stated on Rivada’s website as of the 26th of May 2009)The U.S. vs EU false argument
Don’t fall for the U.S. vs EU false argument that pro-EU bureaucrats pushed to try and make the Irish vote yes. The U.S. are pro EU and have been integrating into the EU themselves with the “Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration”. The Lisbon Treaty is great for NATO. Pro Lisbon treaty Irish politicians play a part in the public show when they criticize Pro-EU Ganely on connections to the U.S. Government when it is a fact that politicians in the Irish government made it legal for the U.S. Government’s CIA to land at Shannon airport. CIA flights involved in the Middle East wars with captured Muslim prisoners on board.
To sum it up: The U.S. are pro EU. The EU are pro U.S. NATO are pro EU-U.S. Ganely’s company makes money from the U.S. government. Libertas, a European party, is the Pro-EU “opposition” of the EU. Yes, the world is a stage and it’s similar to a boxing event with the contracts of the big fighters owned by the same interest… sometime more like tag-team wrestling entertainment than boxing with a public variable added that occasionally throws a spanner in the “great” works (when a public referendum legally can not be wormed out of). Despite the Lisbon treaty not being legal the EU are currently allowing 18 extra MEPs to be elected which the Lisbon treaty proposed, showing even when people vote no the agenda carries on.The Guardian: “New pact would give EU citizens’ data to US
“A comprehensive transatlantic pact clearing the way for the unprecedented supply of private data on European citizens to the American authorities”France 24 / AFP: “EU chief urges next US president to work closely with Europe
“In these times of uncertainty, the EU needs the US and, yes, the US needs the EU more than ever,”
said European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso.The Telegraph: “The No side won, not because of Mr Ganley or his cash, but because the majority of Irish people (as with the French and Dutch before) rejected the uniform outlook of their rulers”