The Spider and the Fly
"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Said the cunning Spider to the Fly, "Dear friend what can I do,
"Sweet creature!" said the Spider, "you're witty and you're wise,
The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
And now dear little children, who may this story read,
Brussels to 'educate' Ireland on EU realities
22.10.2008 @ 18:58 CET
Commissioner Margot Wallstrom says the citizen's right to know should be enshrined in the EU Treaty.
[THIS IS AKIN TO THE SPIDER 'FLATTERING'/'SEDUCING' THE FLY].
Ms Wallstrom plans to sign a "memorandum of understanding" on launching a new communication "management project" in Ireland when she visits Dublin on 13 to 14 November.
Co-ordination will be provided by the Interinstitutional group on information (IGI) comprised of Ms Walstrom on behalf of the commission, French minister Jean Pierre Jouyet on behalf of the European Council and the vice-president of the European Parliament, Spanish conservative MEP Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
IGI will not have its own budget, but will draw from the coffers of the three institutions.
[A SIMILAR RATIONALE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN EMPLOYED BY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FRENCH PHILOSOPHER, CLAUDE, ADRIEN HELVETIUS, TO JUSTIFY HIS 'HIGHLY REGARDED' CENTRALIZED STATE-DRIVEN CITIZEN 'EDUCATION' PROGRAMS WITHIN FRANCE. -- See discussion below]
[See: What Aspect of the Irish 'NON' Do the Brussels & Paris Philosopher Kings Not Understand?, ITSSD Journal on Economic Freedom, at: http://itssdeconomicfreedom.blogspot.com/2008/07/what-aspect-of-irish-non-do-brussels.html .]
[See: The Irish People Have Spoken: NO EU TREATY; EU Commission & US Democratic Congress BEWARE!!, ITSSD Journal on Economic Freedom, at: http://itssdeconomicfreedom.blogspot.com/2008/06/irish-people-have-spoken-no-eu-treaty.html ].
[See: UK Government Provides Guidance On Behavior Modification Techniques Used to Shape Personal Lives of UK Citizens, ITSSD Journal on Pathological Communalism, at: http://itssdpathologicalcommunalism.blogspot.com/2008/01/uk-government-provides-guidance-on.html ] .
[See: UNESCO Promotes Behavior Modification For Sustainable Future Through Universal Mandatory Education, ITSSD Journal on Pathological Communalism, at: http://itssdpathologicalcommunalism.blogspot.com/2008/01/unesco-promotes-behavior-modification.html ].
Asked what would be the outcome of a pan-European referendum on the Lisbon treaty - as suggested by some Irish campaigners - Ms Wallstrom stressed that it is "the ultimate challenge" from a communication point of view to hold any referendum on a complex legal text.
"Whatever you do, you won't have in the end everybody reading a 400-page document," she said. "That's what MEPs are being paid for."
 See Eric Samuelson, A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF COLLECTIVISM (1997) at: http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/samuelson.html#preserve%20the%20rights .
 Ibid., citing Mordecai Grossman, THE PHILOSOPHY OF HELVETIUS 16 (1926).
 See Patrick Moore, “Environmental Movement Has Lost its Way – Scare Tactics, Disinformation Go Too Far”, Miami Herald (1/30/05), at: (http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:ifvfRUvEbFUJ:www.greenspiritstrategies.com/D131.cfm+%E2%80%9CEnvironmental+Movement+Has+Lost+its+Way%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us); Patrick Moore, “Hard Choices for the Environmental Movement”, Leadership Quarterly 5(3/4) 1994, at: http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:tP6yt5WVc1QJ:www.greenspirit.com/key_issues.cfm%3Fmsid%3D34+%E2%80%9CHard+Choices+for+the+Environmental+Movement%E2%80%9D&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us. ]