This evening, our dear President Haiku Herman van Rompuy will be hosting an ‘informal dinner’ for 27 heads of government, to speak ‘informally’ about how to stimulate Growth in the European economies. (Growth, you know: that change that happened before we had the Divine Euro). As such affairs go, the only thing growing will be the waistlines of the participants. However, let me take advantage of the occasion to treat our dear Herman, and you dear readers, to this more than poignant quote:
The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
- Alex Carey, an Australian Social Scientist -
Of course, for ‘Corporate’ one might just as well read ‘EU’.