John Ransom

Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.- C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man  

In Greece and Italy two unelected prime ministers, with banking backgrounds similar to members of our own government, have sworn to rescue their countries for the Euro

Liberty, Fraternity and Currency!

And they will save their countries by bringing to bear the expertise of every “non elected pipe smoking and tweed wearing university don,” in the Daily Mail’s derisive phrase, to tackle the problem of the Great European Society- which, incidentally, was created by a bunch of non elected, pipe smoking and tweed wearing academics stuck in the 1960s.    

In Italy, Mario Monti of Yale University, the European Commission, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group has formed a government of “technocrats” who, like members of Obama’s administration, contains a number of high academic degrees and have experience in government bureaucracies but offer little else.

They form a government of so-called “government financial experts.” In short they are the technocrats who thought up the debt scheme that now hangs around the neck of the world.  

Monti’s cabinet has no elected officials.

Oh, this should work out well, I say as I cover my eyes.  

“Monti gave few hints about his political program Wednesday,” reports the Associated Press.

“Explaining why his Cabinet had no one from Italy's fractious political parties, Monti said he decided after talks with party leaders ‘that the non-presence of politicians in the government would help it.’"

Yet later he observed that “I hope that, governing well, we can make a contribution to the calming and the cohesion of the political forces."

Yes, nothing like an Italian dictatorship of technocrats to calm the political forces.

Mussolini’s Black Shirts would be proud.

They had to march on Rome to gain power.

Who knew all you had to do was drive Italy into bankruptcy?

I wonder if the Italians plan on invading Ethiopia soon?

Too late, I guess: We already invaded Libya on their behalf.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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