Yesterday, the European Union decided who its leaders should be following implementation of the Lisbon Treaty. Note I say the European Union and not the people of Europe, because they have no role in the process. Europe has once again become an elitist/technocrat’s dream, and there is plenty of evidence of the technocrats’ delight in this press conference:
There is no better example of the elitism than the “High Representative,” referred to Cathy Ashton, who is of course The Baroness Ashton of Upholland, ennobled in 1999. Wikipedia outlines her resume before taking the ermine:
Ashton studied a broad degree in economics at Bedford College, University of London (now part of Royal Holloway, University of London), graduating with a BSc in sociology in 1977. Between 1977 and 1979 Ashton worked at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and was later elected as its national treasurer and subsequently as one of its vice-chairs. As of 1983 she worked for the Social Work Training Council.
From 1983 to 1989 she was Director of Business in the Community working with business to tackle inequality, and established the Employers’ Forum on Disability, Opportunity Now, and the Windsor Fellowship.
She chaired the Health Authority in Hertfordshire from 1998 to 2001, and her children’s school governing body, and became a Vice President of the National Council for One Parent Families. She briefly advised the producers of several U.S. television shows, most notably Boston Legal on sensitive storylines.
She therefore gains the position of High Representative without ever having submitted herself to electoral approval, but with an impeccable leftist technocrat’s curriculum vitae.
Now what does she say in that press conference?
2009 is also the first year of global governance with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet.
Lord Monckton (who is not seeking high office, I should point out here!) was roundly condemned for warning that global governance was the aim of the enviro-technocrats for the conference at Copenhagen. Here we see that aim laid out plainly, for all Americans to see, by the new chief envoy of the European Union. American sovereignty is under threat from the transnational technocrats, and the financial and environmental “crises” are the stalking horses for that goal.