Dat veranderde op 1 januari 2002 toen Nederlanders werden gedwongen de grijze, saaie, Euro te accepteren. Een meerderheid van de Nederlanders wilden de politieke munt niet, de politiek echter wel en ramde met behulp van een Brusselse angstcampgne de munt door de strot van de Nederlanders. Slikken of stikken was het devies van de politieke elite.
De politieke elite wist dat de munteenheid een politieke munteenheid was en geen economische. Van die arrogantie plukken wij nu allen de vruchten:
The euro project was flawed from the beginning. It lumped various countries with widely divergent economies, cultures and languages together in a single monetary union, imposing a "one size fits none" monetary policy on 17 countries which have little in common but the fact that they are all located on the European continent. It is as if the U.S. were to renounce the dollar for the 'amro,' a common currency with countries as different as Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.Stem 12 september een anti-Europese partij. De SGP, SP, of PVV zijn duidelijke anti-Europese kandidaten, laat zien dat Nederland het zat is voorgelogen te worden door de Brusselse 5e colonne en haar handlangers in Den Haag.
In this fashion, a prosperous and industrious northern European country such as Germany, the economic powerhouse of Europe, renounced the D-mark for a euro, which also included a nation such as Greece, where corrupt politicians lied and cheated about the country's dire economic situation.
A documentary on German television last week revealed that the political class in Europe knew that the Greeks were cooking the books, but did not care. The euro was a political project. Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein admitted as much in the documentary. Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl renounced the D-mark for a euro which was to include as many countries as possible. "Kohl was a romantic as far as the EU was concerned," Bolkestein said. "For Kohl, European unification was the way for Germany to atone for the Second World War. That is why he wanted to have as many countries in the eurozone as possible, whether they qualified or not."
Bolkestein admitted that he had misgivings about the inclusion of countries such as Greece in the eurozone. In the same documentary, Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011, admitted that the financial crisis in Greece, which is currently dragging the euro down with it, could only have happened because the EU refused to see the obvious. It was an eye-opening documentary that enraged many Germans viewers.