The European oligarchy showed its true colours again yesterday when president of the Eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker told a German magazine that “the sovereignty of Greece will be massively limited,” referring to the austerity measures enforced upon Greece last week. It has been clear for some time that the troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF are unscrupulously taking advantage of the debt crisis to extort weak EU countries to take on more debt, make massive budget cuts and open up their market for multi-national corporations. Pulling strings behind the scenes are mostly German and French banks and investors who stand to profit from these reforms. Political power is rapidly being transferred from democratically elected local governments to non-democratic international institutions. European governments are being transformed into puppet regimes one by one. Make no mistake, the ruling elite won’t be satisfied with just Greece under their thumb.
How did we end up here? Not so long ago Europe was considered a haven of democracy, now we’re on a slippery slope towards totalitarism. The reforms are marketed in the name of “stability,” a favourite excuse used by dictators to oppress their people. How can we, the European people, oppose this tendency without reverting to nationalism and xenophobia? Clearly what is needed is a pan-European solidarity movement. The Indignant protests ongoing in Spain and Greece are an encouraging start, but I’m afraid they won’t amount to much unless the movement spreads to whole Europe, especially Germany and France. It’s time to take the future of Europe into our own hands before it’s too late!