Saturday, October 31, 2009

The EU’s real philosopher-guardians


We have been duped.

While the European Commission has busied itself nullifying and abolishing democracy, and the media has been obsessed with the side-show of Tony Blair’s quest to be the first Emperor of the Holy European Empire, the President of the Commission has been appointing our real philosopher-guardians.

Plato would have been proud.

Until Lee Rotherham of the Taxpayers’ Alliance brought this to Cranmer’s attention, His Grace had no idea that the President of the Commission (and he alone) appoints a group of ‘experts’ as the EU’s ethical advisers and spiritual guides. And if His Grace did not know, it is highly likely that very few indeed knew: and quite possibly only Dr Richard North, for he knows everything that there is to know or that is worth knowing about the EU.

But if he knew, he has been very Jesuitical about it.

Dr Rotherham observes: ‘The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies is a moral compass in the Commission.’ They are tasked with ‘quietly’ guiding EU policy on some of the biggest issues of our day, including ‘stem cell research, meat consumption, food waste, Dolly the Sheep, GM crops, and the range of issues that summon up bands of outraged activists into chilly fields to chain themselves to outcrops of nature’.

They go by the acronym EGE (European Group on Ethics), and their mandate is to advise the Commission on ethical questions, either at the request of the Commission or on its own initiative (Article 2). And in true EU style, ‘the EGE's working sessions shall be private’ (Article 4.3) and ‘the EGE shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure’ (Article 4.7).

And the EU’s website does not conceal the fact that these 15 ‘experts’ have been hand-picked by one man: ‘They are appointed by the President of the European Commission on the basis of their individual expertise, and they are experts in disciplines such as science, jurisprudence, philosophy and theology.’ They will advise the Commission for the next four years on every important scientific pursuit and ethical consideration. And their deliberations are in secret and they can make up the rules as they go along.

If the President appoints them, he alone becomes the arbiter of what is right and wrong; what is permissible and what is prohibited; what is good and what is evil. His criteria for selection are not disclosed, but these ‘techno-moral custodians’ are dominated by scientists, and, as Dr Rotherham observes, specifically exclude ‘general moral philosophers’. He asks: ‘In particular, why is there not even a single symbolic churchman there?’

Cranmer would rather have a churchman doing the job of a churchman than look like a churchman and not be doing the job of a churchman. And he would himself rather not look like a churchman but be a churchman than look like a churchman and not be. There are too many ‘symbolic’ appointments which do little more than provide a patina to the decaying bronze.

But it is no longer a secret: the European Union has an ‘ethics committee’ to discern the mind of God; to determine the divine will; to decide what constitutes the canon of secular scripture and to define what is good and what is evil.

Another unaccountable priestly caste takes its place.

As Harold Macmillan once observed: "We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts."

Except, of course, that now we have.

13 Comments:

Anonymous churchmouse said...

They all look so divinely wealthy and patronizing, these euros. They don't need our 55Bn a year, do they?

Let's just say BOO and stop paying them...

Sounds ethical to me!

31 October 2009 at 10:34  
Anonymous southwood said...

Secret, unelected, dictatorial. That sums up the EU and this ethics committee. So old Vlad Bukovsky was right after all; it is the EUSSR. I am just surprised their remit doesn't cover the EU's churches and political parties but surely that is being managed to some extent by the commissioners themselves with restrictive legislation e.g. "islamophobic" and "homophobic" hate laws. But then that remit could be added to EGE soon especially when good Roman Catholic boy Tony becomes Pres. Get a few RC theologians in there, Tone, and just for the sake of your beloved spin, stick a token protestant in too, but a pro gay ecumenical one of course. But surely Ratzinger will pull Tony's strings every now and then. It's all looking rosie for Babylon the Great.
As for the UK, well, Bishop takes Queen ; checkmate !

31 October 2009 at 10:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A european asks

Are government advisors elected in Britain or just appointed?

Do they have to be married to MPs or does co habitation suffice?

31 October 2009 at 10:42  
Blogger ENGLISHMAN said...

This the birth of bertrand russels "scientific society"and we have seen exactly what "ethics" mean to these people from the actions of the "warnock committee"situational ethics is here,why not murder some-one today,because tommorrow it will be our right.We are now the property of the eussr,to do with as they please,though many people were looking to cameron to relieve them from this nightmare,this we find is because we did not understand properly,we are to be tyrannised for our own good,and those that could have made a difference to the plight of the English people have been found wanting,playing politics with peoples lives,misleading with lies,manipulating with hope,now we find "sorry chaps there is nothing that we can do,you will have to learn to like it"what a sad worm cameron is.

31 October 2009 at 11:06  
Blogger English Viking said...

Off-topic and pedantic, but..

EGE is not an acronym, it's an abbreviation.

31 October 2009 at 12:42  
Blogger TreeSleeper said...

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31 October 2009 at 12:55  
Blogger ukipwebmaster said...

When will the penny drop?
The only way out is marked exit.

31 October 2009 at 13:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two convincing videos below. Something very scary seems to be taking place in the world. Our conceit and arrogance is going to be the death of us.

IFPS interviews Danish MEP Morten Messerschmidt

Lord Pearson on the Islamisation of Britain

31 October 2009 at 14:03  
Blogger Richard said...

Your Grace ... you are right, and I thank you for that.

It goes much deeper ... this is only the tip of the ice-berg, the icing on the cake.

Look at the cv of this gentleman, for instance ...

http://www.comunicazione.uniroma1.it/jmm/bekemans.pdf

All roads lead to Florence - that is where the Praetorian guard resides, where the "nexus" is controlled.

31 October 2009 at 15:27  
Blogger Frugal Dougal said...

All the more reason to get out of Europe. Damn quickly.

31 October 2009 at 19:25  
Blogger Preacher said...

these 'experts' may be there to discern & decide on spiritual matters but which god are they there to serve? Not only that but I count 16 not 15 in the photo, does this mean that the EUSSR can't count or is there a spy in there midst?.
The speed of these latest events is truly amazing, perhaps they thought they'd take us by surprise, nice try but no cigar. We await the next move with the calm assurance that OUR God has already won the end game.

31 October 2009 at 19:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political zombies are wreaking havoc
http://www.ukip.tv/?p=805

31 October 2009 at 22:15  
Anonymous len said...

BABYLON IS BEING RE-CREATED IN EUROPE.Revelation 17:5, "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."

There is a mysterious spirit at work in the world today. 2 Thessalonians 2:7 calls it the "mystery of iniquity." The word "mystery" means "secret" or "hidden." This mystery is subtle and camouflaged. It is not easily understandable or in full view, often going unnoticed. It is as if common sense and common decency are being turned upside down. An overshadowing, seducing spirit of evil creeps ever so advancingly among us. A blurring of right and wrong prevails in every avenue of society. It has even invaded the assemblies of churches that proclaim the truth. It is a symptom of the Laodicean Church Age in which we live. The great sin of Laodicea was not so much that she was lukewarm, but that her eyes were blurred so that she could not see her lukewarmness.
And Babylon?
Babylon has its roots in the book of beginnings, Genesis. It is one of the earliest societies of mankind. Its path continues through the centuries and is found in the Book of Revelation at the demise of mankind’s societies. Babylon was founded by a man named, Nimrod (Genesis 10). Babylon is more than just a city in the Bible. It is a spirit. It is the spirit of Nimrod. It is a rebellion. It is a rebellion against all that is good, against God Himself. It is self glory, a narcissistic elevation of one’s own worth. It is a spirit of enslavement. The spirit of Babylon is a desire to afflict others with the same corrupt practices and thoughts as has afflicted one’s own self. Not content to be corrupt alone, this spirit seeks to entice and enslave others who willingly submit to its seduction.
It is this same spirit of deceitfulness that will be found in the Harlot Church of Revelation 17. Here we find her drunk with the blood of the saints and prophets. The Antichrist will ride Babylon into that great day of Armageddon. There are three divisions to Babylon: Ecclesiastical or Religious (Spiritual) Babylon; Political or Governmental Babylon; and Commercial or Economic Babylon. Throughout history all three of these portrayals of Babylon have reared its ugly head and manifested the spirit of seduction and deceit. They have denigrated God and His church. They have stepped on biblical precepts and counsel, and sought to put humanism on the throne where God Almighty only should reign. They have in effect built a tower of Babel, religiously, politically, and economically, and have bombarded the very gate of Heaven, seeking entrance to overthrow the Omnipotent Creator. They have placed more esteem upon the creation rather than the One Who created them. In effect, they have said as their predecessor Lucifer, "I will be like the Most High!" Furthermore, they have sought to enslave by seduction all who will follow them, hunting and entrapping souls with religious compromise, political expediency, and financial dishonesty with debt laden snares. The enslavement continues - but not for much longer.

Babylon’s influence is so powerful that Revelation 17:18 tells us, "And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."

1 November 2009 at 09:28  

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