Page 9 The SPECTRUM       (Toll Free) 877-280-2866        (Outside The U.S.) 661-823-9696 APRIL 10, 2001 secret  club”  is  getting  worried  about  the  “public sector” catching up with them. VOTERS    IN    SWITZERLAND SAY  “NO”  TO  EUROPEAN  UNION From   THE   SPOTLIGHT,   by   William Carmichael, 3/19/01: [quoting] Another pothole has developed on the road to the  Global  Plantation,  pitting  the  Swiss  people against their leadership in a vote to join the EU. The  push  toward  the  Global  Plantation,  in which  national  sovereignty  disappears,  took another serious hit during the first week of March when the Swiss appeared to have overwhelmingly rejected proposals to start immediate negotiations to join the EU. Exit  polls  in  a  March  4  referendum  showed 78  percent  of  the  electorate  were  against  the initiative   launched   by   the   New   European Movement Switzerland. Early results showed that 22 of the country’s 26 cantons had voted “No”. The  Swiss  government,  parliament,  and industry had opposed early talks as premature and argued  that  the  Swiss  needed  more  time  to  get used to bilateral accords with the EU, mainly on trade issues. “The proposal puts us under unnecessary time pressure,”  said  Swiss  Foreign  Minister  Joseph Deiss. The Telegraph of London opined: “If anti-EU sentiment  is  as  widespread  as  the  vote  suggests, the  government  would  stand  little  chance  of getting voters’ approval for plans to start talks in 2004 to join in 2010 at the earliest.” It was the second time that a referendum vote has  failed  to  bring  Switzerland  closer  to  EU membership. In 1992, Switzerland made a formal request to join  the  EU,  but  plans  were  pushed  to  the  back burner  after  voters  rejected  joining  the  European Economic  Area,  seen  as  a  halfway  house  to  full membership. The Telegraph reported that anti-EU sentiment is  particularly  strong  in  the  German-speaking northeast,  where  Christoph  Blocher’s  nationalist Swiss People’s Party draws the most support. The  Swiss  are  angry  that  the  EU  is  putting pressure  on  them  to  share  information  on  so- called tax dodgers from EU countries who deposit undeclared  earnings  in  Swiss  bank  accounts. They  say  it  would  mean  the  end  of  banking secrecy—one of the pillars of the Swiss financial sector. The  Swiss  and  the  American  IRS  have already  established  what  is  called  a  “working relationship”,  but  it  is  not  all-inclusive  and European  countries  have  not  extended  the  same courtesies. The  Swiss  also  considered  that  the  EU  was “interfering” in their neighbor’s sovereign affairs in its treatment of Austria when nationalist Joerg Haider’s party won a share of the government in the 1999 elections. Television  exit  polls showed that while 80-90 percent    of    German- speaking  Swiss  rejected the  EU,  more  than  55 percent of French speakers—who are generally    more    pro- European—also  voted “No”.  [End quoting] If  this  was  a  test  of people’s receptivity toward  the  New  World Order, then the engineers better  get  back  to  the drawing  board.    Or  put another  way,  the  Swiss people  should  expect some “things” to “happen”  which  “help” them  to  not  just  see  the value  of  joining  the  EU, but    induce    them    to DEMAND to join it! The  same  machinery has  worked  for  a  very long   time.      That   is, behind  every  important decision  that  the  public thinks they are making is some  well  orchestrated events of mind control to induce them to make the decision  desired  by  the controllers. And  while  we’re  on the  subject  of  such  persuasion  mechanisms,  how about  this,  which  is  the  more  “blunt  instrument” approach: EURO-COURT    OUTLAWS CRITICISM  OF  EU From  The  Spectator  for  December  2000,  by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels: [quoting] Now It’s Blasphemy To Mock EU The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that  the  European  Union  (EU)  can  lawfully suppress political criticism of its institutions and of leading figures, sweeping aside English Common Law  and  50  years  of  European  precedents  on civil liberties. The  EU’s  top  court  found  that  the  European Commission  was  entitled  to  sack  Bernard Connolly,  a  British  economist  dismissed  in  1995 for  writing  a  critique  of  European  monetary integration entitled The Rotten Heart Of Europe. The  ruling  stated  that  the  commission could  restrict  dissent  in  order  to  “protect  the rights  of  others”  and  punish  individuals  who “damaged   the   institution’s   image   and reputation”.  The case has wider implications for free speech that could extend to EU citizens who do not work for the Brussels bureaucracy. The   court   called   the   Connolly   book “aggressive,  derogatory,  and  insulting”—taking particular umbrage at the author’s suggestion that the  Economic  and  Monetary  Union  was  a  threat to democracy, freedom, and “ultimately peace”. However, it dropped an argument put forward three  months  ago  by  the  advocate-general, Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, which implied that Mr.  Connolly’s  criticism  of  the  EU  was  akin  to extreme  blasphemy,  and  therefore  not  protected speech. Mr.  Connolly,  who  has  been  told  to  pay  the European  Commission’s  legal  costs,  said  the proceedings did not amount to a fair hearing.  He said: “We’re back to the Star Chamber and Acts of  Attainder:  the  rights  of  defendants  are  not respected  or  guaranteed  in  any  way;  the  offence of seditious libel has been resurrected.” Mr.  Colomer  wrote  in  his  opinion  last November  that  a  landmark  British  case  on  free speech  had  “no  foundation  or  relevance”  in European  law,  suggesting  that  the  European Court  was  unwilling  to  give  much  consideration to British legal tradition. Mr. Connolly now intends to take his case to Europe’s other court, the non-EU European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. [End quoting] The so-called “elite” controllers of this planet are fighting like rats who are losing ground.  This