... unless they are indeed sociopaths in constant denial
It may sound unbelievable, but it's true. A few days after Brexit, the German sado-monetarists with the Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, in the front line, demand stricter fiscal discipline by the EU members!
As Reuters reported:
Stricter budget rules for European Union states and a downsized European Commission are part of a post-Brexit reform plan for the bloc drafted by aides for German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Wednesday.
The plan for Schaeuble, whose austere approach to public finances has resulted in a balanced budget in Germany for the first time since 1969, will almost certainly face resistance from France and Italy, who prefer borrowing to stimulate their economies.
"Member states should not be discharged from their responsibilities to ensure stable budgets and growth-friendly structural reforms," Handelsblatt quoted the German experts as saying in the reform proposals.
Furthermore, according to the same report: “... one suggestion in the plan was to downsize the European Commission, which has faced criticism for its extensive bureaucracy. It gave no further details.”
The lunacy of the technocrats is beyond any doubt. There is no other explanation: either they are indeed dangerous sociopaths in constant denial, completely blind and unable to see the oncoming disaster, or, they want really to end the current EU/eurozone Frankenstein project.
How else someone could explain that inside this absolute disaster by the austerity and the fiscal discipline policies in most of the EU area and especially in the eurozone, the German "pundits" demand more sado-monetarism? How else could explain that they act as if there was no Brexit at all, pretending at the same time that they are not seeing others who want to escape from the euro-monster?
Yet, this last suggestion about "downsize the European Commission", probably exposes their panic and attempt to keep the German hegemony through further restriction of democratic procedures. A smaller German-occupied Commission would form a more anti-democratic EU, which the lobbyists and especially the German economic oligarchy will control totally. This shows that the German oligarchy will try to balance the loss of the UK by taking more power inside the EU feudal area.
However, this could become the definite gravestone for the current monstrous neoliberal EU. Nationalists and Far-Right eurosceptics are rising everywhere, seeing already a German-dominated Europe. Therefore we end up to the only possible explanation ... again: the German sado-monetarists seek to destroy the EU!
Indeed, Schaeuble continues to provoke, playing with fire. From WSJ : “... Mr. Schäuble clarified his comments to the reporters that were present. 'The Portuguese don’t want it [a new bailout program]. They also don’t need it, if they stick to the rules,' he said. [...] In Portugal, where Mr. Schäuble’s comments were subsequently broadcast, caused outrage among journalists and commentators. 'It isn’t enough that he corrects or clarifies the words that were said; he should apologize to the country,' daily newspaper Público demanded.”
And all these, despite the fact that the IMF, this time, openly warned about the ready-to-explode German banking mega-bomb. From ZeroHedge : “... three years later, when not only did Deutsche Bank just flunk the Fed's stress test for the second year in a row, but moments ago in a far more damning analysis, none other than the IMF disclosed that Deutsche Bank poses the greatest systemic risk to the global financial system, explicitly stating that the German bank 'appears to be the most important net contributor to systemic risks.'”
There you go: this is the recipe of perfect disaster, yet the German sociopaths together with Brussels bureaufascists insist on strict fiscal discipline from the member-states, even from totally devastated economies (because of their policies), like the Greek one! So, really, how would you explain it?