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WHAT GREECE needs is a EUROSKEPTIC PARTY – maybe the PIRATES come to the RESCUE?

In the mostly false politics in Europe where all the major parties swear their loyalty to the EU empire and its elites, there is always room for a true liberty party.  Alas some anti-EU parties are racist or xenophobic and thus unacceptable to a libertarian (not to mention a follower of Christ) butt here are others who are true blue (although they must be vigilant to keep racists out) such as UKIP and the True Finn party.  There is also a EU group of euroskeptic parties called the Europe for Freedom and Democracy.

But here’s an interesting development:  The Pirate Party of Germany.

Inspired by restrictive copyright laws, the Pirate Party started in Sweden (with a clear euroskeptic agenda) and turned out a small but surprisingly robust vote:

The Swedish Pirate Party ran on a clear eurosceptic platform in the European elections in 2009, in which they managed to get 7.1% of the vote by opposing the EU’s Data Retention Directive and various other international data sharing measures, as well as the Lisbon Treaty.

The phenomenom spread to Deutschland and look at this report (Let me explain that the NDP, Germany’s traditional libertarian party flirted with euroskepticism and got burned) on the Pirate Party of Germany – a nascent euroskeptic party perhaps:

On the other hand, the German political scene is fluid, which is why the rise of the German Pirate Party (Piratenpartei) is particularly interesting. The Pirate Party is tapping into to the German debate on an unregulated internet, civil liberties and privacy. Like its Swedish counterpart, the party targets a younger, more or less tech-savvy demographic, using the same social media and IT tools that it wants to ‘set free’. A recent opinion poll put the Pirate Party at a full 10%.

Germany does not allow racist parties.  I believe the Pirate Party is okay.  And they are beginning to become euroskeptic:

 Last week German finance paper Handelsblatt published an interview with the party’s economics spokesperson Matthias Schrade (pictured here in a sharp suit as opposed to traditional pirate garb), an indication that the party was starting to be taken more seriously. This is what Schrade had to say about the eurozone crisis:

“I believe that we cannot avoid building a core-Europe with countries such as Germany, Austria, France, Benelux with the euro as their currency. We need a zone that is economically homogenous and not one that is completely drifting apart. We would then get a more stable monetary union than the one we have today. It would of course be open to other countries providing they have made reforms and stabilised their economic system.”

When Schrade was asked whether he thinks this means Greece should leave the eurozone, his reply was: “not just Greece”.

Germans may be open to euroskepticism:

Nonetheless, an opinion poll is FOCUS earlier this month suggested that 37% of Germans would consider voting for a “euro-critical” party, which begs the question whether there is a vacuum in German politics just waiting to be filled.

That would be enough to be on the cusp of power in the Bundestag.  Could the Pirate Party come to the rescue? Der Spiegel comments here on the Berlin elections:

Not only will the Pirate Party enter a regional government for the first time, but its results far surpassed the five percent hurdle needed for parliamentary representation. The success was so unexpected that the party had only put 15 candidates on its list of nominations. Had their support been just a little higher, some of their seats would have remained empty because post-election nominations of candidates isn’t allowed.

How about this group of new rebels for freedom?

As Berlin election results came in on Sunday evening, sweaty members of the Pirate Party danced arm in arm beneath a disco ball at popular club in the city’s Kreuzberg district. The smell of marijuana spread through the informal party, where guests made their own sandwiches and drank bottled beer.

I do not condone drug use of any kind.  But young people understand the loss of liberty around the world.  They will flock to a true leader or leaders for liberty.  Even if they dress in pirate garb and smoke pot.

“I can’t believe it,” said newly elected parliamentarian Christopher Lauer as he fell onto a sofa, sending a message of thanks out via his Twitter account for the 8.9 percent of voter support. “It is breathtaking, a surreal feeling, because there is nothing that compares to this.”

All this would have been unnecessary if Europe’s leaders allowed the people to be a part of the process and then they embraced the empire.  How was the Constitution ratified?  By public debate and votes in the states.  The people were part of the process (I realize not ALL the people but all the people that were allowed to participate) and the nation was owned even by the anti-Federalists.  In fact the Federalist party died out in a few years.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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