60 Ideas for Europe

European Union Citizen Centre “Strasbourg or Brussels”

As previously mentioned on this site the European Union’s parliament is based both in Brussels and Strasbourg. To avoid working costs of the European Parliament it would be wise to have the parliament in one location. An Idea proposed once by an Italian EU affairs journalist is to use one of the locations facilities for a European citizen centre where citizen can be informed but also participate and propose ideas, keep conferences and invite certain EU politicians. It could be a great way to bring citizen closer towards EU affairs and politicians closer to citizens. It would an ideal place to organise all kinds of citizen project congresses and who knows some kind of citizen’s shadow parliament.

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  1. Also Artist shoul dbe able to find their way in such a centr. It is a great idea as long as Europe doesn’t forget the seven arts.

  2. (For the UK)
    Some Ideas that might be useful in Opposition to the EU

    1) Shadow Parliament. Form a shadow Parliament with

    capable, honest, constituency loyal shadow MPs. The MPs

    could be selected as follows: form independent bipartisan

    organising committees of 10 to 20 persons. The function of

    the committees would be to organise independent Labour and

    independent Conservative associations. Once formed, the

    associations should advertise for Ten or one Hundred

    applicants for the position of MP, then, using rigorous tests,

    including, most importantly, psychological evaluation,

    and investigation to select the best applicant to become

    the shadow Parl. candidate. Should the Conservative and

    Labour Parties not allow the new associations to use their

    names, new names should be found for the new left and

    right parties. The new associations would be open to only

    Labourites and Conservatives. The new associations should

    then offer the Labour and Conservative parties, respectively,

    primary elections. The Shadow Parliament could used to

    pressure the real Parliament. If the the Shadow Parliament

    should have enough support, it could replace the old Parl-

    iament, particulary should there be political or social dis-

    integration, a distinct possibility. See:

    http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jnewell957 , art#1

    2)On behalf of a possible future democratic government, it

    is suggested that a warning be issued that the above govern-

    ment may enact retroactive laws that may result in the pro-

    secution for acts of treason and for acts that violate natural

    morality. For example, denial of democracy, aiding illegit-

    emate surveillance by the present government, relinquish-

    ing the immutable sovereignty of Great Britain, etc. Punish-

    ment could include heavy fines, imprisonment, loss of cit-

    izenship etc.

    3) The Iron law of Organisations

    Unless specifically excluded, all organisations with power,

    audience or capital will become controlled, dominated, ruled

    or ruined by one or more of the following triad: opportunists,

    neurotics or the partisan.

    4) The Establishment is in the has a habit of controlling all

    organisations that it can. It will send some peer, say, Lord

    Kindly or Viscount Friendly to become patron of an organ-

    isation, despite their very busy schedules. The patron will find

    a convenient space for the organisation’s office and help in

    fund raising, etc. But the real reason is to make sure that the

    organisations do nothing inimical to the Establishment and,

    if possible, be used for the Establishment’s purpose. Thus it

    imperative that any new organisations avoid this control. All

    political parties are very firmly under their control. It is to be

    expected that the Establishment will be very keen to control

    any shadow Parliament. Thus, care must be taken to exclude

    anybody who might represent or work for the Establishment

    from the organising committees; more care must taken in the

    selection of members of the new political associations: and

    even more care in the selection of shadow MPs. It would be

    desireable if the organising committees were organised by

    Lawyers and psychologists. Members of organising comm-

    ittees should not be allowed to belong to political associations

    that they organise. Members of political associations should

    not be allowed to become candidates selected by their assoc-

    ciations, nor candidates in their Parliamentary area. These pro-

    hibitions are to discourage any possible corruption.

    5) Oppose Oppression with Ten Billion Pricks

    Organised opposition to an oppressor requires leaders, who will

    then be eliminated. But the oppressor can still be opposed by the

    the oppressed if every one were to attack the oppressor daily with a

    series of little pin pricks. The pricks would demoralise the oppressor

    and give the oppressed greater morale Some possible examples are as

    follows:

    1) Never show intelligence or initiative when working for the

    oppressor

    2) Only understand the simplest instructions

    3) Commit many acts of minor or symbolic destruction

    4) Be inefficient when working for the oppressor

    5) Leak the oppressor’s secrets slowly

    6) act on behalf of the individual, not the oppressor

    7) Act a bit strangely

    8) Arrange objects in a patterns that are understood to be

    a protest against the oppressor

    9) When walking in squares or street intersections,

    walk in a counterclockwise direction to show opposition

    10) Avoid streets with names associated with the oppressor

    11) Do not join any judicial or security organisation unless to

    oppose the oppressor

    12) When appropriate, members of security forces shall make

    their superiors less effective at oppression unless these

    superiors have made their own superiors less effective

    13) vote and attend mandatory meetings as late as possible

    14) Work to rule

    15) In the street, gather in bunches, walk in bunches, walk in

    lock step

    16) Everyone is to get into minor trouble

    17) Disable illegitimate surveillance equipment

    18) Laugh, ridicule at the oppressor

    19) Invent, invent, think, adapt, reject, add

    20) Do what other people do, so that all will do the same

    thing to show opposition to the oppressor

    21) Have Fun

    22) Take photographs of the oppressor’s personnel

    23) Distribute

    24) Use irony

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