It Flows Downhill

EuropeAs I mentioned the other day, I’m not particularly anti-Europe. Their legislation is certainly no more daft than the ones our home grown bureaucrats come up with.

But there is no doubting that the politicians have made a complete hash of the economy and that the Euro was designed to give the northern countries, particularly Germany, a competitive edge on the world market.

Which is why the cartoon above that landed in my inbox this morning brought a wry smile to my face.

It was accompanied by the ‘facts’ below that sum up the European Union literally in words:

Pythagoras’ theorem – 24 words.
Lord’s Prayer – 66 words.
Archimedes’ Principle – 67 words.
10 Commandments – 179 words.
Gettysburg address – 286 words.
US Declaration of Independence – 1,300 words.
US Constitution with all 27 Amendments – 7,818 words.
EU regulations on the sale of cabbage – 26,911 words

I’ve no way of knowing whether or not the EU has regulations governing cabbages, or if they  do how many volumes it runs to, but I thought it worth repeating in the spirit of European disharmony.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Roger Green 12th June 2012

    Some of the End Timers have used the EU as an example of the One World stuff that would lead to the Second Coming. Its weakness seems to negate that theory…

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  • rhymeswithplague 12th June 2012

    If I may be so bold, I would like to suggest that everything flows downhill unless it is being pumped uphill artificially.

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  • Mr Parrot 12th June 2012

    Roger: The is, is it weakness or premeditated crisis created to bring about the New World Order? Or is it another politicians’ cock up?

    Mr Plague: I agree that all things flow downhill, but the ‘it’ in question here lacks two crucial letters.

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  • Puzzled Pudding 13th June 2012

    I’d love to know how Germany grew so strong – especially after the huge difficulties of assimilating Eastern Germany post 1990. Were European funds diverted to assist that assimilation or did the old West Germany pay for it all? When you have done the research please let me know as I have to go and lie down for a while.

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