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Why I dislike the EU (WIP)

To begin with I would like to state, that the whole idea behind the European Union is not the fault. What I believe is at fault is what I will go into.

  1. A long way from it's roots. Denmark voted into the EU in 1972, which was in the process of re-making itself after being a coal trading agreement between France and Germany. It all seemed to look great, but the years to follow, the EU mutated into a governing body, that somehow slips added superiority into treaties that's somehow always named after the city they were made up in. Perhaps so the non-elected officials that thought of it in their alcohol induced session would remember where they were if their spouses were to ask. All treaties in the EU, is signed by the commissioner of the particular committee that is responsible for the document, including the vice-commissioner. However, it does not seem very transparent that the treaties, documents, rules, laws, legislations etc. are actually written by elected politicians. It seems as though they are drawn up by non-elected officials, that are susceptible to lobbying.

  2. Too fast If you want human evolution in the topic of progress of society, you have to understand people. A thing the EU officials clearly does not. Abdicating our national superiority is just a matter of time before that happens. But hurrying this progress, officials fail to take into account what they are there to serve... people.

  3. What works in Span, might not work in Sweden Often it looks like

  4. Lack of transparency Something regarding money.

  5. Eurozone Why the euro has failed.

[https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/europe/2011-12-13/failure-euro]

Collection of EU regulations, treaties and other gibberish: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html

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An advocacy for freedom

Today, everything that is going on is in the name of security. From your walk down to the shops, your commute to work and in front of your computer in privacy in your own home. Or is it? Everything we do these days are being logged, from the baby pictures on Facebook, to the cat pictures on imgur, even browsing with DuckDuckGo for information about some homework... all, logged. Why is this? Sometime during the second world war, some countries formed an intelligence alliance. That alliance is divided into 3 groups. Inner Circle, good friends of uncle Sam, and associates. I came up with the names. In reality they are called 5 eyes, 9 eyes and 14 eyes (See the end of the page for source). Back then it was set up as security for the world, and for its citizens to feel safe and secure. The 5 eyes deal has paved the way for what had to come. Since 9th of September 2011, governments have increasingly taken away civil liberties in the name of security. I have to admit, most of the times, it does help. But at what cost? This blog post is not meant to be tagged as conspiracy theory or tinfoil hat, just my expression of concern for where the world is headed. Is security more important than civil liberties and civil rights? I believe, that nobody with a morale or empathy would be able to answer that to the fullest. However, as "free" services, "free" apps and "free" Windows 10 gain momentum, they need another source of revenue, since you are not charged. You pay with information gathered about you. I started a petition to stop session logging in Denmark. Nobody cared. That might be the most scary. People do not care about their privacy. So, with the introduction and familiarity of "free" things online, like Facebook, Google etc. you are used to not paying. That has made a change of mindset with the average consumer, or as some would call it, citizens. People have gotten used to big data, and personal information being sent through non-secure HTTP protocols, sending social security numbers through more or less public emails. People don't seem to care about privacy. Therefore governments can do as they please, as long as they label it something on the lines of "The Patriot Act". Speaking of corporations that have helped shape the mind of the consumer, the people have suddenly become a commodity. So what is more important to the ones who have to make money from us? Security. How can we make money for the governments if we are not there? Can we make money for the government with basic civil liberties are being infringed, yes. That makes the conclusion rather simple. The world can be seen as a corporation. We have to make money, to spend them on stuff politicians promised during their outrageous campaign speeches.

I would have made a conclusion, but that would have been guessing on what happens in every closed meeting. That, I can not do. What I can say, is this: It is difficult to gain rights and liberties once they have been taken away. Don't let governments take away your right to surf the internet without your every move being logged. Remember these times when you can go to the countryside and just walk around a lake? In the future, you won't be able to without a tracking system keeping tab on your every movement. Your brain emits heat signatures, and possibly other signals and chemical traces we can not trace at the moment. At one point and time, it will be possible to actually analyze what you think about. At that point, this might sound like you have heard this before. You have... in 2002, when Tom Cruise stared in "Minority Report". It has started to look more and more possible.

At least, remember this: The World has an interest in your well being. The better that is, the more you can produce to feed it.

Note: I do realise the irony in the theme of my blog has social media sharing buttons.

Source regarding 5 eyes: Wikipedia Link

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