Secession Fever Sweeping Europe
But repudiating illegitimate sovereign debt is the first and most vital step, writes Ron Holland:
It is time for the restoration of formerly independent countries, each with their own unique cultural and ethnic heritage, that were forced at gunpoint into larger empire states. My recommendation is to leave most of the illegitimate sovereign debt behind when they go. Venice wants out of Italy, Catalonia out of Spain, Bavaria out of Germany, Scotland and Wales want to leave the United Kingdom, the Flemish want out of Belgium. Even Vermont and some in the South want to regain their former status as sovereign republics separate from the most debt-ridden empire in world history, the United States. Just as important, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Portugal – and there are even demands in Germany itself – want to leave the EU and euro witches' brew created by their leaders. After all, the EU is a failure and these member nations may have to leave the European Union and restore their national currencies in order to grow their economies once again.There are a number of trends that doom big government. Information and know-how are no longer centralized, news and opinion are no longer controlled by a handful of networks, and the exportation of jobs, as well as the central government's support of demogaphic revolution, have delegitimized the ruling elite. As Holland points out, the rising tide of historical cultures reasserting their right to govern themselves according to their own values is just one more indicator of the dissolution of the 20th-century megastate. Good riddance.