Having made much of the need for democracy and free, fair elections, Europe seems happy to give up such freedoms.
Today Mario Monti the non elected new leader of Italy began to form a government. The IMF, EU and bankers of the world look set to rule the EU. The same sort of technocrats who pushed so many economies to the edge and beyond.
What irony. Yippee for countries fighting for democracy but not in our own back yard, springs to mind.
Countries such as England should be looking on in horror. It is reminiscent of when the Royal Family actually ruled the country. Not in the half hearted way they do as figure heads but with control and ordinary people having no say in the making of the laws of the land.
The people of Italy and Greece will be expected to tow the line for a government which is not of their making. Not even a minority government. Rather a non elected body of technocrats who the "markets" feel happy to make the laws. Of course most of the people in the "markets" will not have to live under these governments.
Today Monti has appointed himself economy minister. He will hold a dual role as Italy's Prime Minster also. The new government is noticeable for its lack of politicians. It is made uf of technocrats and bankers. Yes, those very people who plunged countries such as the UK into an abyss and who carry on living off the fat of the land.
Technocracy is defined online as a hypothetical form of government where technical experts are in control of decision making in their respective fields. Note the word hypothetical. It is the government of a restrictive future and the imagination. Now though at least in Italy and Greece it is their government.
Most people are wary of politicians and many do not trust them one bit. Howeve,r the problem with this gang of so called intellectuals is that they are wanted by the money markets but what about the people.? Will they get a say sooner or later?
Politicians may not always be trustworthy but what makes anyone believe these technocrats will not be as self serving? They will of course be serving the whims of countries such as Germany and Brussels plus the bankers and the markets. Papademos in Greece and Monti in Italy have no experience of such a post. I wonder how many people in this world can secure a top paying job without any experience and no interview? Very few and we would be suspicious of any that could.
We would call those that could rogues. I wonder how long it will be before both these countries have violent outbursts on the streets?