Everyone with the power to make a decision was placed there

not by popular vote but by backroom collusion.

As we approach this weekend’s Italian elections there is real despair in the air that there is any light out of this dark time. That no matter what decisions we try to make, they are only in service of those that seek total dominion.

And yet all you hear from these Eurocrats is that we are in a

“war of Democracy versus Autocracy,”

as EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen put it

in her hellish EU state of the union address to the European Parliament recently.

Cloaking herself in the inverse of the EU flag’s colors to show solidarity with another anti-democratic regime, Ukraine, Von der Leyen and her

merry tribe of vandals in Brussels

cast themselves

as the protectors

of the sacred right of a ‘democracy’

they deny to anyone who disagrees with her.

The same can be said for nearly every major government in Europe.

Every time an ‘election’ rolls around

the local system is gamed to ensure a particular outcome.

The political establishment always coalesces around

maintaining the status quo,

freezing out any possibility of an ‘unworkable’ or ‘representative’ coalition.

Any outcome they can’t overcome that lies

outside the scope of the EU’s values

is either laden with poison pills, immediately put under pressure by the EU’s Byzantine rules, and eventually forced out of office.

There is no better example of this anti-democratic structure made flesh

than Italy.

For more than a decade Italians have been saddled with

mostly-unelected technocratic governments

who at best stymie and populist/sovereigntist impulses within Italy’s electorate or, at worst,

advance the EU’s centralization agenda under the

false rubrics

of Climate Change and “European Values.”

European Values is a phrase that is synonymous with the phrase

“rules-based order.”

We make the rules, they say, and you abide by them. We’re allowed to break those rules because 1) we can and 2) we are the goodies.

So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that as the Italians go to the polls this weekend with the center-right coalition led by the Brothers of Italy (FdI) likely to win a major, uncontestable victory,

the unelected, openly totalitarian President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen,

openly threaten Italians to ‘vote right’

or face her wrath.

I’ll be honest. Seeing that threat issued towards inherently disagreeable Italians coming from a German bureaucrat

will not go as she thinks it will.

When you run out of the power to persuade people

the only things left is threats (no matter how empty) and subterfuge.

Italy has been trended towards this moment for over a decade and to this point

subterfuge has worked particularly well for the EU.

Now it’s down to open threats and ‘consequences.’

Ask Hungary about those ‘consequences.’ The EU parliament this week exercised

its only real power,

wagging their finger sternly at a member who doesn’t represent the majority’s

conception of ‘European Values’ by

declaring the democratically-elected (by a landslide) government

of Viktor Orban is ‘not a democracy.’

This declaration means they have the ability

to withhold shared EU development funds from Hungary.

This is called ‘blackmail’ in common parlance.

Moments like this always invoke the great Lew Rockwell reminding us that the

government engages in behavior decent people

would be ashamed of.

It’s more of the “rules-based order” I keep hearing so much about, I guess.

The rough translation to all of these issues is “rules for me and not for thee,”

the very essence of San Francis’ description of anarcho-tyranny.

The EU is truly an anarcho-tyrannical State

where words only have the meanings they decide they have.

And definitions are malleable.

The goal is to pervert the meanings of words to destroy any concept of meaning itself.

Doing that unmoors us from our beliefs, seeing only them as the arbiters of truth.

Orwell tried to warn us about this 74 years ago. Moreover, it’s the mechanism by which

to subvert our common bonds as people

and replace them with the State.”…

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Added: Italian author “Manlio Dinucci reminds us that whatever the sympathy we may have for the people of the United States,

their country

is still the main predator of humanity.

We can in no circumstance claim to share their “values.”...7/31/2019

5/20/22, “Weapons and billions for war, by Manlio Dinucci, Voltaire

The Ukrainian battlefield is the most subsidized in the world by the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union. This massive investment

is aimed at supporting

not the Ukrainians, but the Banderists [followers of Stepan Bandera]

in total contradiction with the goals of the Alliance during World War II.

This money is taken from the social programs of the donor countries, i.e. the Western

poor are out of pocket.

“President Joe Biden, receiving Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the White House, said:

“The thing I appreciate most about you

is the effort from the beginning

to bring Nato and the EU together

to help Ukraine [kill Russians].

Deserved compliments: as the US Congress approves the allocation of $40 billion to arm Kiev’s forces in the war against Russia, in addition to the $14 billion already allocated in March,

Draghi has been working to open up a similar channel of funding for the war in Europe through a

“European Union Solidarity Trust Fund for Ukraine [to kill Russians]” and

a “resilience package” worth an initial $2 billion provided to Kiev

by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

At the same time Mario Draghi and the other leaders of the G7 (which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States)

have allocated $24 billion to support Ukraine

in the war against Russia.

Important is also the role of Draghi in the financing to Kiev decided

by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund,

amounting initially to about 5 billion dollars.

With this funding, in the months before and after the war, the United States and its allies

provided Kiev’s forces with

85,000 missiles,

more than 50 million rounds of ammunition of all calibers,

including long-range howitzers,

drones

and other advanced weapons systems.

Kiev’s forces, including those of the Azov regiment and other neo-Nazi formations,

are not only armed but

directed by Nato.

The colossal expenditure for the war against Russia, which is destined to increase

and become permanent,

is being paid for by the European citizens through cuts in social spending.

Added to this is the

growing expense of the EU directive

to receive and keep all Ukrainians arriving

-without needing a visa- in Italy and other European countries.”

Manlio Dinucci

Translation
Roger Lagasse