|EU spends 3.8 billion euros on propaganda|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Monday, 02 July 2007 15:02|
This link from my friend Darrell. According to the author of a new book, Europe is spending around 3.8 billion euros a year on propaganda, just to enhance its own image among young people. Lee Rotherham has written the book, "Hearts and Minds: The tax-funded PR campaign to make us love Brussels", which examines public spending on EU initiatives aimed at increasing awareness of the organization. In one example, the European Union has sent out a "Europa diary" to over 1.2 million pupils across the continent, containing statements describing the European parliament as "the people's voice". In another example, an online teaching aid for 12 year olds states that the European Union is a "really good plan that had never been tried before". The European Parliament has also funded a cartoon for kids, featuring a daring MEP called Elisa Correr, a superwoman parliamentarian, who becomes "embroiled in a risky and fascinating adventure while in pursuit of her parliamentary activities".
Quote: "Mr Rotherham said: "Much of this is outrageous propaganda cynically trying to brainwash the young into thinking the EU is an essential part of their lives. "This stuff is relentlessly positive about the EU's work, with only the tiniest, if any, mention of the counter-arguments or any dissenting voices. Brussels realises it is losing people's hearts and minds and so it is spending more and more of our money on marketing material and hordes of press officers to champion its existence."
It's not the first time the European Union has come under criticism for its relentless propaganda efforts and moral degradation. In December 2005, Austria promoted its presidency of the European Union by putting up posters of naked people involved in a sexual orgy, wearing only masks of world leaders to cover their faces (obviously they didn't want to be recognized). In another poster, a close-up picture was taken of a woman's private parts, with the EU flag emblazoned on her underwear. As I said at the time, when you have a European parliament that is shaped like the Tower of Babel, and images of Europa on the Beast adorning your coinage, literature and assembly buildings, is it really any wonder when your godless confederacy starts producing material like this? Former Labour leader Neill Kinnock (who now works in Europe) once derided the Conservative party for its reluctance to enter Europe, because they believed it was "of the devil". Personally I don't need much more evidence to prove that assertion.