When the pot boils, the scum will rise.
Men in general are foolish, ungrateful, jealous, covetous of their neighbor’s goods.… Power is commonly possessed, in States and in families, by those who have the strongest arms, the most resolute minds, and the hardest hearts. From which the moralists of all ages have concluded that the human species is of little worth.
The love of power is natural, it is insatiable; it is whetted, not cloyed, by possession.
Though we allow benevolence and generous affections to exist in the human breast, yet every moral theorist will admit the selfish passions in the generality of men to be the strongest. There are few who love the public better than themselves, though all may have some affection for the public.… Self-interest, private avidity, ambition, and avarice, will exist in every state of society, and under every form of government.
There are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice; the love of power, and the love of money.
And what is the “interest” of the rich? The Rich will strive to establish their dominion & enslave the rest. They always did. They always will. The proper security [against] them is to form them into a separate interest. The two forces will then countroul [sic] each other.… By thus combining & setting apart, the aristocratic interest, the popular interest will be combined [against] it. There will be a mutual check and mutual security
.–Publius , The Federalist
Europe braced for a revolutionary Leftist backlash after Greece–crisis, reaction, solution. The technocratic, transnationalist elites solution? Tyranny, control and the total proletarianization of the masses. As in Europe such will it be in the United States. Never let a good crisis go to waste.
It has come to this. The first finance minister of a eurozone country to draw up contingency plans for a possible euro exit is under investigation for treason.Greece’s chief prosecutor is examining criminal charges against a five-man “working group” in the country’s finance ministry for the sin of designing a “Plan B”, a parallel system of euro liquidity and bank payments that could – in extremis – lead to a return of the drachma.
It is hard to see how a monetary union held together by judicial power, coercion and fear in this way can have a future in any of Europe’s ancient nation states.