Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder stands in front of a picture of Nils Schmid, …
BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Sunday called for the creation of a "United States of Europe," saying the bloc needed a common government to avoid future economic crises.
Schroeder, a Social Democrat who ran the country from 1998 to 2005, said in an interview with Der Spiegel that European Union leaders were wrong to expect the euro to drive the bloc on its own.
"The current crisis makes it relentlessly clear that we cannot have a common currency zone without a common fiscal, economic and social policy," Schroeder said.
He added: "We will have to give up national sovereignty."
"From the European Commission, we should make a government which would be supervised by the European Parliament. And that means the United States of Europe."
Schroeder, who nurtured a close relationship with France during his leadership, welcomed an initiative launched by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to move toward a fiscal union in 2012.
Their proposal, which would mean giving up sovereignty over budgetary policies with the aim to shore up the 17-nation currency union, has received a lukewarm response from other euro zone countries.
"Germany and France have sent a strong signal with the plan for a European economic government, if it is meant seriously and receives suitable authority such as a European finance minister," Schroeder said.
"That is the correct way forward and the precondition for the correct funding -- euro bonds," he said.
Germany, which enjoys lower costs for issuing debt than its single currency partners, has led resistance to joint euro-denominated bonds.
"It is a huge bond market -- speculators would no longer harbor hopes of splitting it up," Schroeder said.
In order to initiate these changes, Schroeder said EU member states would have to return to the negotiating table and hammer out a new treaty to replace the one agreed in Lisbon that currently serves as the bloc's institutional framework.
"In the crisis lies a real opportunity to achieve a political union in Europe," he said.
Schroeder, who says the EU can only respond to growing competition with the United States and Asia by being fully united, has long pointed to Britain as a hurdle to further EU integration.
"Great Britain causes the greatest problems. (It is) not in the euro but the British nevertheless always want to participate when it comes to designing a European economic area," he said. "That doesn't work."
(Reporting by Brian Rohan; Editing by Karolina Tagaris)
Herr Schroeder is indeed on the right road. He's in the wrong lane, but the right road. Europe must indeed become united if it is to survive - especially with it's original inhabitants intact (Aryans).
Schroeder's problem is he is a "Democratic Socialist", meaning he leans towards Marxism, except with Democracy. What's the difference? Both systems do NOT serve the White worker, but the wealthy elite, as do communism, Judeo-Capitalism, and monarchies.
Only one system serves the White worker fairly and honestly: National Socialism.
Until people come to understand this, any system they try will be doomed to failure. It would only be a matter of time.
What I'm getting at is Schroeder would replace the Judeo-Capitalist European Union with a Judeo-Capitalist United States of Europe. That's like replacing a bald tire with another bald tire. It just doesn't make any sense - or does it?
Most people are naive and gullible. They'll believe any person who promises change, as long as he's dynamic and popular. Look at Obama. He promised change, hope. What did we get? No change, no hope.
The only thing a Judeo-Capitalist United States Of Europe will achieve, is to make it easier for the rich to exploit the poor.
Comrades, I know I'm preaching to the choir (for the most part). There is only one way to achieve real, positive change for the White worker (and middle class, as now they are being sucked dry by the wealthy as well): National Socialism.
We MUST succeed. We must NEVER give up. Keep that literature flowing. In a few weeks the nasty heat will be over with. Let's get out there and spread the word.
We have a conference in Illinois in October, and another in California in November. Many of you are close enough to attend one of them. Contact HQ or myself (for the California conference only - I have no say in the Illinois one) and let us know you will be attending. Admission is free. If you come to California, you'll be able to have an authentic German dinner in one of the few beautiful areas left in the Fool's Golden State.
If you commit to attend, you will receive a written invitation with all the details. BTW, bring souvenir money with you. If you don't, you'll be kicking yourself, I guarantee it! (No, it's not near Disneyland) HAIL VICTORY!
Thanks again to Comrade Dr. Johann Hauptman for sending this to me.