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EU Propaganda Cartoons
« on: July 02, 2011, 03:11:49 am »

One of the unexpected pleasures of parenthood is reading Brussels propaganda to your children. The material is unintentionally hilarious, and will soon have your progeny shrieking with laughter. Little ones enjoy The Raspberry Ice Cream War, which tells the tale of a group of intrepid youngsters who travel back in time to a barbarous age where there are still sovereign states, and teach the inhabitants to scrap their borders.

Older ones prefer Troubled Waters, a Tintin-style cartoon strip, whose heroine is a foxy MEP. Among the lines of dialogue are: “You can laugh! Wait until you’ve seen my amendments to the Commission proposal!” and, “I seem to spend my whole life on the train between Brussels and Strasbourg, but I’d hate to have to choose between mussels and chips and Strasbourg onion tart!”

First prize for silliness, however, must go to Captain Euro.

Ruthless speculator, curator and collector of ancient curiosities, DAVID VIDERIUS is a former financier. He is a multi-millionaire, used to making money no matter if it might involve the suffering of others. Banned and ostracised from the financial world for unprofessional conduct he managed to escape arrest despite his involvement in financial scandal. Having disappeared for many years, he reappeared as DR D VIDER. He manages a holding company, DIVIDEX, controlling hundreds of different businesses across Europe and beyond…

What is the EU’s agenda here? Well, a few years ago, I stumbled across an internal Commission report that concluded as follows: “Children can perform a messenger function in conveying the message to the home environment. Young people will often in practice act as go-betweens with the older generations, helping them embrace the euro.”

The notion that the government should get at parents through their children is a characteristic of authoritarian states, not liberal democracies. One thinks of Orwell’s fictional youth organisation, the Spies; or of the revolting Pavel Morozov, who became a hero of the Soviet Union when he was murdered after shopping his father for hoarding grain. (Having decreed a state funeral for the boy, Stalin privately remarked: “He was a rotten little shit, ratting on his parents like that.”)

EU kiddieprop.

The European Commission publishes plenty of other unintentionally hilarious cartoon strips.
There’s Julia and Steven’s Adventures, about how wonderful the Common Agricultural Policy is.
There’s Hidden Disaster, about the EU’s speedy response natural catastrophes.
There’s The Healthiest Holiday (”Carlos, Maud and Klaus are going to have to change some of their bad habits if they want to take part in the Group Run!”)
There’s Jump Start (”Find out how Alex, Nataline, Ivana and Dimitra managed to change the course of their lives. Discover how these four Europeans took on a new challenge, thanks to the support they received from the European Social Fund”).

What’s most striking about these comics is not their creepiness but their utter lameness.

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Re: EU Propaganda Cartoons
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 03:47:54 am »
That's amazing. Daniel Hannan is a good writer.

He is a multi-millionaire, used to making money no matter if it might involve the suffering of others.
Hmm, so the EU doesn't like people like that?

And, that car doesn't look very efficient to me, it might let out too much CO2 and kill all the plants. And why is the man in the driver's seat anyway? Shouldn't they be on bikes?

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Re: EU Propaganda Cartoons
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 10:22:33 am »