Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eso’s Chronicles 325 / 1
Odds and Ends
© Eso A.B.
All comments appearing within brackets [ ] are editorial in origin.

I am intrigued by Russia’s suggestion that there ought to be a referendum in Ukraine, and that the Ukraine ought to become a federation of states  subordinate to a central government in Kiev or Moscow. My interest arises, because the suggestion ought to be easily turned around and asked of Russia itself, as it and its many states, too, are composed of many regions with their own history and geopolitical lay.

In the end, the Russian suggestion is not only on behalf of many member nations of the UN, but also for the Federation of Russia itself. It raises a question that may appear to be a paradox: Why propose a Matrushka  style government for Ukraine, when it is more impressive to lead by example?

By what synechism does the  legislature of a Federation, its ruling body composed in the main by the ‘intelligentsia’ of hominids born into a hominid created urban desert, created out of a living planet laid prostrate by chemical and nuclear explosives, declare that an organization such as the UN Security Council  has the right to define the nature of peace for our planet’s biosphere?

Surely, if peace is constructed on the ability of continuous militarization to deter war (keep pulling the rubber band)—is it not subject to a delayed, but even a greater catastrophe?

The band of wannabe scientologists ensconced in the legislature of the EU, holds that joining and supporting an Empire formed of federalized and somaticized States is the best guaranty for prosperity and peace. Yet, the band has apparently forgotten that though the beginnings of the European Empire are

from “… 1950 [on, when] the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace[;] …the six founders… Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands….” refuse to introduce democratic elections in the body politic of the EU that could legitimize its dictatorship.

Unification in Europe was largely achieved not by an economic and political agreement, but on the insistence of the United States of America, which had begun the Cold War on behalf of Capitalism against the Communist Soviet Union that very year.

Before ‘unification’ there was no such thing as a referendum to see if the people of Europe wished to make Europe an Empire. Instead, the EU legislation from that year on has been dominated by exo-parliamentarians, rather than elected officials. Whether elected parliamentarians would be any better than American legislators, most of who are elected, is to be doubted as long as lobying is permitted. The system of exosystemic appointment of the EU Parliament is operative to this day and is doing great service in maintaining a militarist monopolist government in power—including my country, Latvia.

Paul Virilio, an observer and social critic of governments, describes the results nicely*: “…entire countries are progressively becoming sites of social extermination, training zones for … an insiduous form of ‘militaro-police’ coalition comparable to Interpol [ ], an interarmy conspiracy destined to sacrifice the civic and political power of the people, where… [in] place of self-sacrifice for the sake of the Nation, these states sacrifice their own population in the name of a state of generalized passivity….”

While such a function may lead one to believe that the opposition of Tibetans to the repression of the Chinese government is terrorism, I note that no such ready accusation can be made against the behavior of government. For example, in Latvia, the government has got rid of near half of its population (about 900,000) by choosing membership in the EU over sovereignty, but no accusation of a crime against it by the Latvian people can be made . The ways the crime is accomplished are too many to count, but one way that facilitated it was for the Latvian Bank to give credits to private clients in Euros rather than its own currency (the Lats). As a result, at the time of economic crisis, Latvia could not devalue its currency and, thus, lessen the economic impact on its people.

Not that the dangers of federalization are a secret. Many states that have been federalized into a centralized government in Europe are members of the European Free Alliance (EFA) . Unfortunately, the EFA, too, manifests a case of ‘generalized passivity’, notably by remaining silent on the issue of referendums by not taking advantage of such cases as Latvia and Russia offer by calling for criminalization of attempts to form a centralized (and fascist) globalized government.

*Paul Virilio, Negative Horizon, Continuum 2005, p 167.

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