Monday, 29 June 2015

Petulant little nobody 'feels betrayed'

If ever there were a greater exhibition of folie de grandeur than shown by unelected EU official JC Juncker today I've yet to find it. This petulant little nobody says he 'feels betrayed' that Greece has failed to agree austerity measures by today and is set to default on loan repayments tomorrow.

Dear Herr Juncker, you are a nobody. When the history of Europe is written you will be lucky to appear even as a footnote in 6pt print alongside other forgotten trash such as the Vuvuzela. No-one knows who you are, few recognise the silly titles and pompous styles you have adopted. You are a minor here today gone tomorrow unelected official. Greece on the other hand is a sovereign nation with five thousand years of history, art, culture, war, civilisation and literature behind it. Against Greece you are as nothing, so small and insignificant so as not even to register on a macroscopic scale. You are, to paraphrase Napoleon, a turd in a Milanese silk lounge suit. 

You are an unelected official of a corrupt non-federation to whom no democratic citizen of any sovereign state in Europe owes even polite recognition, let alone fealty or allegiance. You are a minor clerk, a grey pen pusher, a nonentity, a servant and the only people who may betray you are your sub-clerks and minions, dags of your nothingness. Certainly the 500m citizens of Europe are not obliged even in good manners even to recognise you. 

You are clearly, in the vernacular, so far up your own arse that you can lick your own gall bladder and are in clear need of some perspective on how utterly insignificant you are.     

28 comments:

Cuffleyburgers said...

Quite brilliant Radders.

No one does this stuff as well as you do!!

opsimath said...

Now come on, Radders -- if you have something to say -- y'know ...

Seriously, though, Cuffleyburgers was spot on! Nobody does it better ... makes me ...

Thank you, and keep up the excellent work!

the doctor said...

Sir , In all my years I have not seen such masterly put down as this , my sincere congratulations . It is an exemplar of descriptive prose , so very accurate in every point . Truly , Juncker is a disgusting piece of sh*t.

Ed P said...

The Slog has labelled him, "Herr Drunker" - fabulous!

rapscallion said...

Herr J C Who ??

Anonymous said...

Another socialist who likes the finer things in life. They'll be shitting bricks in Brussels come Sunday. Lovely

Steve

Woodsy42 said...

I think you maybe went a little bit easy on him, but I can't disagree with what you did say.

Thwack! said...

Excellent!

However i feel your response grants the odious little creep too much attention.

I think this is more appropriate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZaAkuXTIz4

Anonymous said...

Splendid! A bludgeon is a very effective and wonderful weapon on occasion.

Cascadian said...

Oh, are things going badly in Europe? WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THAT?

Never mind the USA will soon equip your vapid reaction force for NATO and you can carry-on pretending, I see camoron is now all for bombing daesh, silly me thought he announced that several months ago and did as close to nothing as possible.

Yawn, wake me when you realize you have bailed out several Euro zombie banks-again, the banks whose shares are in your pension plan prospectus.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Excellent rant, splendid invective, and 100% on the money.

Thanks Radders, my day is better already.

mikebravo said...

Thus spake Cascadian. Yawn.

Wildgoose said...

I wonder if Greece has played a blinder.

Their Finance Minister Varoufakis is an expert in Game Theory.

They say that when you sit down at a card game to play for money, that the first thing you should do is spot the sucker and that if you can't spot the sucker, stand up - because you're the sucker.

The EU seemed to think when they sat down with Greece that they held all the cards and that they would be able to bully Greece into doing their wishes.

Negotiations have dragged on for months, and whilst they have been taking place the ECB has been providing financial support to the Greek banks whilst the Greek people withdraw every scrap of cash they can in the form of Euro bank notes and coins. Thanks to that support, Greece should be awash with (non-electronic) Euros.

And then at the point of a deal Greece said that it would need the approval of the Greek people via a referendum.

Consternation! The EU does not like Democracy at all, and in the past has ordered Referendum results against it to be overturned or re-run on many occasions. So in a fit of temper they stop the ECB support for the Greek banks. Greece immediately imposes capital controls but sticks to its guns on a Referendum, only now saying that the people should vote against the Deal.

Assuming they get that result, Greece will be able to say that they have a democratic mandate to stand up against being bullied into the financial suicide of decades long austerity. They can just default, and nationalise their banks.

75% of the Greek economy is internal, which I believe is the highest percentage in the EU. Unlike the UK which has to trade to survive, I believe they are able to feed themselves from internal production. They have been having to run a Government Surplus in order to make their debt repayments, but at a stroke that will no longer be necessary. And the economy is awash with Euro notes and coins in the form of cash. They don't have to give up the Euro. Nobody can stop them from using it.

Of course they still need hard currency in order to buy certain important imports like Oil of course. But wait, they've been in close talks with Russia, a major exporter of oil and gas, right on their doorstep.

The game has still some time to play out of course, but they have an expert Game Theorist as Finance Minister. Should be interesting!

Anonymous said...

Although I agree wholeheartedly that you have produced a great rant against a person whom I loath; I would have to say that there are two petulant nonentities pitting their wits (if wit was shit; they'd both be constipated) against each other. Tsipras and his cronies are nowt but superannuated pinko commies and Stalinists. Pit these two "magic-money-tree" knob-heads against each and err...

Well, I'll buy the popcorn!

Coney Island

Budgie said...

Whilst these thoughts are agreeable and amusing, Raedwald, the problem with non-entities like Juncker is they have an awful lot of power. If you think of the EU elites as gangster bosses or satraps with the concomitant lust for power but without the (direct) bloodshed, rather than democratic politicians, it is very revealing.

Cuffleyburgers said...

What Wildgoose said - I think the Greeks have played a poor hand astonishingly well.

And Budgie - That is exactly right.

meltemian said...

No, no Raedwald....tell us what you really think!!***

;>)))))

Cascadian said...

mikebravo, if you enjoy watching your pension investment being sucked into the socialist vortex you will be very satisfied with the Greece situation.

Frankly Europe is good for eff-all, it has pissed away the peace dividend and is still recognized by YOUR military chiefs as a freeloader.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Checking out the background to this, I realise that Juncker is a prime example of someone who has a face that just calls out to be punched.

Anyone agree?

john cheshire said...

Mr Juncker's self aggrandisement might, just, be understandable if he was a significant figure from a significant country but to originate in that shit stain known as luxembourg and behave as he does is risible. In a sane world both he and luxembourg wouldn't even be known by the majority of people on God's earth

mikebravo said...

Cascadian.
I have neither pension investments nor military leaders. I do not require either.
You sir are a hectoring loudmouth who attempts to cover up their ignorance with bluster and false bravado.

Brightside Bob said...

Re: Weekend Yachtsman.

YES!

Cascadian said...

mikebravo, if you rely on the government for your pension then I concede that you have no pension to be depleted-but more fool you, it explains a lot.
As to not having military leaders in Britain, again, I tend to agree with yout because there is no worthwhile military to lead. However there are plenty of generals, admirals and squadron leaders shuffling paper pretending to do something.
As to bluster and false bravado, I submit that Britain leads the way in those commodities.

mikebravo said...

Cascadian,
You know nothing about me. Not who I am, where I reside or anything about my financial position.
However it is clear that you are projecting your inadequacies onto a whole continent of people who you also know nothing about. Your endless verbal flatulence is tiresome in the extreme.
Can I suggest that you seek some help or therapy. I am told that confessing you self doubt and inadequacies is most therapeutic and you will feel much better for it I am sure.

Cascadian said...

Actually mikebravo it is your continent that is projecting its inadequacies on the world, viz Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal and now Greece requiring IMF assistance, contributing countries are getting rather sick of your antics. Perhaps you have not come across anybody who expresses that opinion before.
My comments were aimed at your supposition that you "have neither pension investments nor military leaders" so please make up your mind.
Whatever problems I may have, self doubt is not one of them, and in any event would regard any advice you might give as extreme nonsense. Then again when debate is reduced to ad hominem attack one realises the other party is out of ideas.

Cuffleyburgers said...

@ CAscadian "Whatever problems I may have, self doubt is not one of them" - well maybe it fucking should be looking at the shit you churn out in comments here.

mikebravo said...

Cascadian,
I do not have a continent either. You seem to believe that all people who live in the continent of Europe are one hive mind.
Projecting is a psychological trait, not possible for a land mass. Whatever your comments are aimed at they just show your ignorance of reality. 500 million people do not have a single mind set they are all individuals and your blanket insults are pathetic drivel. Now, run along to nurse.

Cascadian said...

Repeat-"one realises the other party is out of ideas."