The Tory press seems to be making out Germany as the villain in the current political shenanigans concerning the disintegrating EU. Those of us in favour of independence should steer well clear of this evocation of the ghosts of past conflicts. This is not about the struggle of nation against nation, but of the parasitical political/bureaucratic class against the common people in this nation and in others.Absolutely spot on, a point also echoed by Daniel Hannan this week, in a post I've only just seen.
David Cameron, clueless puppet though he is, should be the object of our ire, not Angela Merkel. He is the point-man for the EU's continued take-over of this country. The fact is that events are blowing gaping holes in the political position of the pro-Brussels gang. In this country they have forever lied to us that the EU was not about ever-closer union, leading inevitably to something resembling the United States of Europe. Elsewhere this has been discussed openly, but the pro-Brussels gang have not wanted such a debate. Far better to mislead the public for as long as humanly possible as to the true nature of the 'Project'.
The problem is by seeing the EU as a German 'problem' not only does it identify the wrong enemy, but it becomes in effect a coward’s cult. By that I mean that incorrectly portraying a 'superior' enemy who is all seeing and all powerful (something very common to most conspiracy theories) it in effect, and ironically, renders the critics powerless. As a consequence it thus becomes an excuse for inaction used by those who don’t have the stomach to engage in real political battles. In short it's easier to blame the Germans, than actually do something about it.
The tragedy is that there are more of us than them and we don't utilise that fact; we have the power to bring down the Cameron coalition government in days should we wish - the fuel protests showed the way, we could also have a tax strike or we could challenge the finances of local government. Instead it appears to be easier to blame the Germans and do nothing.
Thus I have a lot of sympathy with Captain Ranty's frustrations.