Well, the voters have spoken.
After an intense media blitz that hid unpleasant facts and distorted reality, the electorate responded to pressure from the elites and made a decision that satisfied the Powers That Be.
I’m referring, of course, to the election of Barack Hussein Obama. But it saves digital space to recycle the same prose to describe yesterday’s Irish referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon.
The people of Ireland voted once before and got it wrong, so they had to vote again. This time they listened to their betters and voted the correct way. If they change their minds again, it’s too bad — there won’t be another chance. Once a country signs up, the Lisbon Treaty has no opt-out feature.
According to The Telegraph:
Ireland votes ‘Yes’ to EU Lisbon Treaty
Ireland has given a “clear and resounding” backing to the Lisbon Treaty, Brian Cowen, the Irish prime minister, has declared 18 months after voters rejected the EU reform plan.
About two-thirds of voters are thought to have backed the treaty, removing the final obstacle to the creation of a European Union president and “foreign minister”.
Mr Cowen said the result would bring about “a stronger and fairer Ireland and Europe”…
In London, Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, said: “The treaty is good for the UK and good for Europe. We can now work together to focus on the issues that matter most to Europeans — a sustained economic recovery, security, tackling global poverty, and action on climate change.”
I’ll spare you the rest of the predictable boilerplate. We all know what really happened: the bosses in Brussels fine-tuned a mixture of threats and bribes designed specifically for the Irish, spent millions of euros injecting the concoction into Ireland, and their efforts succeeded.
The amazing thing is that a significant number of Irish voters understand what happened to them, and are not fooled by the propaganda:
At a polling station in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght, Kathleen Cummins said that the Irish had been “bullied and treated like children” into holding the second vote.
Liam Murphy, a Dublin cab driver and a No voter, said: “We have been fed lies and blackmailed with scaremongering about the economy. It is scaremongering by a government that just wants to hang on to its own jobs.”
Nigel Farage got it right when he said, “The way this thing has been conducted is more akin to Zimbabwe or Afghanistan. This has not been a free and fair referendum.”
Ireland’s decisive vote for the Lisbon Treaty will bring about a stronger and fairer Ireland and Europe, Taoiseach Brian Cowen said today
With the referendum result to show about two-thirds of voters supporting the EU reform plan, Mr Cowen said: “Today the Irish people have spoken with a clear and resounding voice. This is a good day for Ireland and a good day [for] Europe…”
Funny — I was under the impression that the Irish people spoke with a “clear and resounding voice” once before. The voice of the people wasn’t good enough back then, but it’s apparently good enough now.
The Taoiseach continued:
“We as a nation have taken a decisive step for a stronger, fairer and better Ireland and a stronger, fairer and better Europe.”
But what exactly is “fairer” about the Lisbon Treaty?
Will the regime in Brussels be accountable to the people it purportedly represents?
Will the citizens of the
member countries Regions of the European Union have any say in what is done in their name?
Will “persons of European background” be able to decide whether they want culture-destroying mass immigration of Muslims to continue unabated?
Or will business go on as usual, with the mandarins of the EU deciding what’s good for the people?
And what, pray tell, is “fairer” about that?
So is there anything left to prevent the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty? What obstacles to the Full Monty still remain?
The anti-Lisbon forces are pinning their hopes on Poland and the Czech Republic, which have not yet ratified the treaty. Czech President Vaclav Klaus is particularly resistant to Lisbon, so the game is not quite over.
However, it’s a bit like playing a chess with just a rook and a knight against your opponent’s queen, two bishops, two knights, two rooks, and a full board of pawns. Theoretically you can still win, but what are your chances?
The political pressures on the Czechs and the Poles are already enormous, and will intensify even more in the next few months. The Powers That Be in Brussels can offer so many goodies and inflict so much punishment that even the most dedicated nationalist will find it hard to resist their blandishments. My bet is that both countries will cave within the next six weeks.
Assuming that this happens before elections in Britain, that will give cover to David Cameron — most likely the next prime minister — to forgo the referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon that he (sort of) promised the British people.
Mr. Cameron wants to be seen as standing firm on his commitment, but when you read the exact wording of his statement, you’ll notice that he has left unanswered the question of what will happen if the Czechs and the Poles ratify the treaty.
Here’s what Guido Fawkes’ Blog reports:
Cameron: We Want a Referendum
Dave is trying to push a firm line on Europe post Ireland’s likely ‘Yes’ vote. The Tories have just emailed out a message from Dave giving the line:
I want to make one thing clear: there will be no change in our policy on Europe and no new announcements at the Conference. There will be no change in Conservative policy as long as the Lisbon Treaty is still not in force. The Treaty has still not been ratified by the Czechs and the Poles. The Czech Prime Minister has said that the constitutional challenge before the Czech Constitutional Court could take 3-6 months to resolve.
I have said repeatedly that I want us to have a referendum. If the Treaty is not ratified in all Member States and not in force when the election is held, and if we are elected, then we will hold a referendum on it, we will name the date of the referendum in the election campaign, we will lead the campaign for a ‘No’ vote.
In other words: “If the Poles and the Czechs ratify it, then the Tories will hold no referendum. Thenceforward every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Brussels is the Lord of the British.”
My advice to the people of the EU is to brace yourselves: Tony Blair will soon be President of the European Monstrosity. Be prepared for all the repression and tyranny that is sure to follow.
Sorry we can’t be of more help. We’ve got our own hands full dealing with the Messiah.
Hat tip for Guido: Cimmerian.