Democracy, the principle of government of the people, by the people, for the people seems to be on the backfoot Europe, and it’s under attack from those who most loudly claim to be “democrats” and yell most loudly about fairness and democracy, the meritocratic left, felllow travellers of New Labour elitists Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson.
In the past few days unelected EU foreign policy chief, Baroness Ashton (apopinted by Blair), was discussing the future government of Ukraine with the new unelected Ukrainian “president,” Aleksandr Turchynov, who came to power following a violent overthrow of that country’s democratically elected president in a coup d'etat sponsored by the EU and USA.
The proclamation of a foreign-backed coup d’état and imposition of an unelected pr - EU government in a country where fresh elections were only 12 months away as a “victory for democracy” was typical of the Orwellian doublethink these undemocratic lovers of democracy favour.
The wishes of the 2 million people who marched against the Iraq war in London in February 2003 were arrogantly dismissed, but the protesters in Maidan, though far fewer in number and not representative of a majority of Ukranians, simply had to have their way because they unknowingly favour the political forces pushing towards global totalitarian government.
Ukraine, though a dramatic example, is not the only European country where democracy has been suspended in recent months. In February, Matteo Renzi became Italy's third successive unelected prime minister. You've actually got to back as far as 2008 for the last time an Italian prime minister was democratically chosen by the Italian people.
Greece, to all intents and purposes is under direct rule from Brussels and the governments of Spain and Portugal retain little of the autonomy sovereign nations should take for granted.
The reason this dedemocratization has been pulled off without massive bloodshed is because of the evil Single Currency System, The Euro. Half the population of the Eurozone is dependent on handouts courtesy of the German taxpayers. If the German's get fed up and topple Angela Merkel's fragile coalition, get ready for fireworks.