Friday, February 5, 2010

The EU Says Jump, Sweden Says No. . .well, okay, I guess.

The fascist European Union issued a "directive" entitled the "Data Retention Directive" in 2006 requiring telecoms to store information about their customers' emails and telephone calls. Apparently the United States government isn't the only government in the west with a complete disrespect for an individual right to privacy.

The Swedish government has yet to pass legislation to enforce the EU's directive (I really hate that word).

Now this is where it gets really funny. In April of 2009, the EU decided to file suit against Sweden IN ITS OWN COURT (the European Court of Justice) for not passing legislation supporting the "directive". I wonder how the EU would punish a government that attempts to pass this type of legislation and fails (which is possible, because most of these countries are still kind of democracies even though they have essentially handed their sovereignty over to the EU).

The assumption of impartiality in the courts was funny enough, but there's a bit of a kicker. The obvious outcome of such a suit filed by the EU in its own court is that the court will demand Sweden's democratic government to pass legislation supporting the directive. It took the court a complete 9 MONTHS to publish their obvious decision.

Even when attempting to execute their fascist agenda, governments can't even do that effectively and efficiently.

The sad and depressing part is Sweden's response to the EU. The Swedish government conceded they would pass legislation supporting this "directive" on April 1st. I guess the Swedish people don't have a choice per a court in Luxembourg.

You can read about this in The Local: Sweden's News In English.

15 comments:

Chris said...

Fascism is not the same as authoritarianism, retard. Get it through your thick head. Jeesh.

Furlong said...

Authoritarianism...communism...fascism...its all the same...just different propaganda.

Chris said...

Lol, no, different causes...

Chris said...

And that is the problem with your "thought". These is none.

Furlong said...

"Lol, no, different causes..."

Same result.

Chris said...

No. The results are very, very different.

Furlong said...

The results are only different as they reflect the nature of the individuals in charge. That's all.

Chris said...

"The results are only different as they reflect the nature of the individuals in charge. That's all."

No, sorry, the result were very, very different.

Sheldon Furlong said...

Josh, clearly there was significant differences between Hitlers Germany, Stalins Russia and Mussolini's, Italy.

Stalin killed an estimated twice as many people as Hitler and Hitler killed way more people than Mussolini. Very different. it is all in teh scale of things you see.

Furlong said...

"Stalin killed an estimated twice as many people as Hitler and Hitler killed way more people than Mussolini. Very different. it is all in teh scale of things you see."

Yes. Thank you for pointing out those differences. I didn't know what Chris could have been talking about.

Chris said...

"Stalin killed an estimated twice as many people as Hitler and Hitler killed way more people than Mussolini. Very different. it is all in teh scale of things you see."

No, sorry, it is the content of the resulting government that was radically different.

Furlong said...

"No, sorry, it is the content of the resulting government that was radically different."

A central authority with a monopoly on force attempting to control every aspect of life? I'm pretty sure it was all the same.

Chris said...

"A central authority with a monopoly on force attempting to control every aspect of life? I'm pretty sure it was all the same."

The composition of that power and the way it exercised that power was radically different between the different types. This should be obvious.

Furlong said...

"The composition of that power and the way it exercised that power was radically different between the different types. This should be obvious."

Yes. I'm sure the poverty experienced by the average citizen was very much different in each instance.

Chris said...

"Yes. I'm sure the poverty experienced by the average citizen was very much different in each instance."

Indeed, it was.