It looks like the European Union is just a scam designed to exploit nations after stripping them of their sovereignty. I'm greatly encouraged by the massive protests and general strikes that have hit one nation after another in the wake of the banksters' "austerity" scam. Unfortunately, it's hard to see any meaningful results. Frankly, I think it's all going to be a waste of time unless the peasants can OVERTHROW a European government. In other words, Europe needs to become part of the global revolution launched in Latin America, not just a place where people make a lot of noise. I don't mean to trivialize or insult European protesters. I know they're trying hard, and they're probably twice as smart as the average U.S. citizen. They're up against not only their own governments but the European Union, even the U.S. But Latin America is up against the U.S., too, and that didn't stop Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales and others from establishing their independence from the IMF, School of the Americas and all that other BS. The bad news is that the Latin American revolution itself remains endangered. We need a GLOBAL revolution, and it would help so much if just one European government was toppled. Viva la revolution!