I am a staunch opponent of “representative democracy”. Even direct democracy, with all its theoretical evils, is to be preferred to a system designed to reward those who are most capable of lying about their intentions to the general public:
The betrayal of the Dutch by their political class continues. Dutch News has the details:
A majority of Labour MPs on Tuesday decided not to back calls for a second referendum on the European Union, making it almost certain that the approval of the new EU treaty will be left to parliament rather than the public at large.
This is what the same party had to say in its election platform back in ancient history (well, 2006, but you know how it is):
Europe exists for the sake of the citizens. The result of the referendum on the Constitution was crystal clear. The PvdA will not accept that such result will be circumvented. A new (constitutional) treaty will require a new referendum.
If there is anything guaranteed to secure the rise of extremist parties within the EU it is the open contempt that is shown again and again to the continent’s voters by a political class blinded by greed, arrogance, and the delusion that is “Europe.”
Being a professional politician should be made a crime, punishable by expulsion and permanent exile. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR THEM IN ANY SORT OF DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM. The sole reason for their existence is to violate the very will of the people they are supposedly representing.
Das Europa uber alles
Uber alles im Erdteil
Einigkeit und Gewaltherrschaft
Fur der neue Vaterland.