ERIK SCHRAMA '24
AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
I am not a political party (obviously), I'm just an irritated citizen who's decided to fight back.
I have seen that the EU does not work: The EU is undemocratic, corrupt & unfair. I also believe that free European cooperation between independent states is actually important and that the basic founding principle of the EU (= let's not have war, but peace, through trade and cooperation) was initially a really good idea. However, the European Commission under that traitor Ursula Von der Leyen has turned the EU into a bureaucratic, corrupt, elitist disaster area. The truth is that the EU currently does not function as it is supposed to. And I hate the corrupt mess that the EU is in! If we truly want to save European cooperation, then we have to first get rid of the current Eurocratic ruling elite (which includes the Commission) and reform the EU into something that ACTUALLY works, by making it truly democratic! No longer can the EU be a solely French-German-dominated project, it has to become a truly communal EUROPEAN project:
A new European Economic Community!
Next year, in 2024, we'll have European elections again. As you know, I have already taken a stance on many important topics in European politics by, among other things, sending my open letters to the EP. So you know that I am against the digital euro and against hidden GMO's and more. I have never hidden my opinion on important matters.
Because I do not see enough people who are interested in fixing this mess we call the European Union, I will run for a seat in the European Parliament myself, so I can fight the corruption and absurdity at its source.
But for that I need your help.
I believe it is in important goal I'm working for. And I want to ask you to help me by first reading through this webpage below, where you will find all the details of what I stand for (and against!) and subsequently signing up for the Schrama's Campaign
Thank you in advance for all the help you can offer
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HELP ME IN THE FIGHT TO FIX THE EU ?
I am not a political party (obviously), I'm just an irritated citizen who's decided to fight back. Because unlike regular political parties, I believe in direct democracy: that every European citizen should have the opportunity to actively participate in European politics. I believe that political participation should be accessible to everyone and that building a close network is important. Which is why I choose to keep my campaign free!
What does it mean to sign up for Schrama '24?
Feeling it? Then fill in the form and I will send you a confirmation with all the necessary information. Meanwhile, I will protect your data and never share it with third parties without your permission. Nor do I leave any cookies on your computer or phone.
Because that is my promise too!
MY 40 POINTS PLAN FOR EUROPE
or, what do I want, really?
THE FIGHTING POINTS:
#1 | A EUROPEAN CONFEDERAL ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (*):
Not an undemocratic, totalitarian Union ruled by the junta of the Commission, but a new European Community.
The EU does not work at the moment. So we need to fix it. That is why we need to get an actual choice.
By means of referenda, European citizens should be able to choose what future we want for Europe. Since the EU has proven to be undemocratic, wasteful and corrupt, we need to replace the EU by a voluntary association of cooperative European states, with clear separation of powers, tiny government structure, checks and balances, a hugely simplified and streamlined cooperative structure, and no longer an unlected Commission. Instead of a Union, we need to be able to choose for a Community.
I believe that European cooperation is important, because only through European cooperation can we fight off the evil influence and cultural, military and economic domination of the US & China (and etc.) over Europe. But the EU clearly isn't doing it. So let's work to transform the EU into a TRUE international organisation for the benefit of all Europeans, instead of the undemocratic quasi-government it is now.
(*Note: A "confederation" means an association of tightly cooperating, but sovereign states, who share a number of common institutions for the general good of all the member states. States in a confederation also have the right to leave if and when they so wish. This is not true of a "federation" or "federal state" such as Germany, Belgium or the US.)
#2 | END OF THE EU'S TAX EXEMPT STATUS:
The tax exempt status of the EU and all EU employees needs to end immediately. EU civil servants, MEPs, Commissioners and other eurocrats need to start paying their income taxes in their home countries.
#3 | SIMPLIFICATION & THE WAR AGAINST BUREAUCRACY:
Simplification of the EU's overcomplicated structure & bureaucracy, so that every citizen can understand it.
#4 | AN END TO CORRUPTION, LET'S CLEAN UP BRUSSELS!
No more out of control corruption in Brussels! Corrupt eurocrats (such as Kaili, Panzeri and Von der Leyen) need to be impeached and jailed. American-style lobbying firms need to be banned. Brussels needs to be cleaned up!
Because a functional, democratic en honest EU is better than no EU, but no EU is better than a corrupt, despotic and ineffective EU! Unfortunately, that last one is what we've got.
This also means that practice of tenders should be countered, by disallowing the current practice of individual departments issuing their own tenders. All tenders should go through a single and publically accessible central procurement office for the EU.
#5 | A EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CHARTER:
A clear document with inalienable civil rights & freedoms for all Europeans, by Europeans. Most European countries either do not have a constitution or have a constitution that is practically and even legally worthless. This is why I think that a European charter as a solid basis for our new European Community, as wel as a means of protecting European civil rights is a good idea.
#6 | CLEARLY DEFINED EUROPEAN BOUNDARIES, LIMITED TO EUROPE:
No globalism or "pan-European" euro-imperialism stretching deep into Russia and Africa, but purely European cooperation limited to the nations of Europe, with local direct democracy. This also means that countries like Turkey, Russia and Marocco should never become members of the European Union/Community, as they are geographically not European.
#7| ELECTED EUROPEAN LEADERS:
If we must have European leadership, then that leadership should be elected by the people for the people, not by the ruling, globalist elite for the ruling, globalist elite. This means that we need to end the unelected European Commission, which is a de-facto junta.
#8 | NO FRANKENSTEIN FOODS, NO GMOs:
An immediate ban on all Frankenstein foods, genetically modified food, fake food, "beyond" food and insect derived "novel foods" such as partially defatted cricket powder. Eating bugs is unhealthy and un-European. If any GMO Frankenstein food is allowed in the foodchain by the EU, then it should remain mandatory to label it as such on the packaging.
Unfortunately, the EU is trying to destroy Europe's GMO food laws, which would allow hidden GM ingredients in our food chain, and would also destroy the right of European countries to ban GMO's in their own territory. When the EU passes the new GM legislation, Europe's GMO legislation will offer less protection from GMO's than that of the US, Canada and China! This has to be stopped! For more information, see here.
#9 | A EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY DEFENCE COMMUNITY within A EUROPEAN COLLECTIVE DEFENSE TREATY
Why continue to remain utterly dependent on protection by the US military? Why tolerate the continued occupation of European soil by American and Russian soldiers? Why allow Chinese police on European soil? Let Europe defend itself again! Our European armies have been neglected by our national politicians, so let's rebuild Europe's ability to defend itself with 100% European weapons & technology. And that means that the EU should replace NAVO membership with a purely European collective defence.
However, this needs to be a 100% voluntary European Defense Community, NOT a mandatory "defense Union" under the command of the unelected Commision.
#10 | YANKEE (AND VLADIMIR AND CHEN) GO HOME! No more foreign troops on European soil. All American, Russian & Chinese troops need to leave and go home immediately. After WWII, Europe was occupied by the British, the French, the Yanks and the Soviets. The Brits, the French and even the Russians left, now only the Yanks remain. Time for them to leave as well! This also means that the EU should collectively quit NATO. Also a total ban on buying American military equipment. We either buy European or not at all. This also means a strict visa requirement for Chinese & US visitors. While the governments of China & the US are actively hostile to Europe, Europe should be effectively closed to any and all visitors from the US & China. Europe needs to start on an international course that's separate and different from the US, China & Russia. European politicians need to stop being subservient, globalist asskissers but need to start putting Europe's needs first. #EuropeFirst
#11 | HONEST, EQUITABLE AND TRANSPARANT EUROPEAN FINANCES
No more "forced solidarity". No more mandatory wealth-distribution. No more massive EU loans granted by the EU to itself. No more rampant corruption in Brussels & Strasbourg.
#12 | COST OF LIVING:
The cost of living for ordinary Europeans needs to go down.
#13 | NO CARBON TAX ON CENTRAL HEATING & PETROL:
No carbon taxes on central heating and petrol. The EU has wilfully levvied carbon taxes just to make life more difficult for ordinary people. The EU has done this, so the EU can also undo this.
#14 | THE EUROPEAN CARBON TRADING RACKET:
And immediate end to Europe's carbon trading racket. It is economically dumb to think you can fight polution by legalizing the right to pollute and then selling pollution rights on the open market. This is dumb and counter-effective and must stop. Major polluters should simply be fined for the polution they dump into the world, and in case of heavily polluting companies, their CEOs and board members should be fined and jailed. Nature deserves effective protection, not hypocritcal lip service.
#15 | CHEAP ELECTRICITY:
It is the job of an electricity company to provide electricity at cost. Europe's electricity companies have made megaprofits during 2022 - the height of the so-called "energy crisis" which shows that they're only interested in money, not people. Moreover, the continuing plans to over-electrify all of Europe requires more energy than these companies can or want to produce. Which is why all power companies that currently sell power above production cost should be nationalized (or even "Europeanized"). Because energy should be wholesale.
#16 | THE CAPITAL CITY PROBLEM
Every month the European Parliament wastes millions of euros to move the whole of the EP to Strassbourg, France for a couple of days. This is so incredibly wasteful! A solution to the problem of the revolving EP and its waste of money, time and effort: Pick you spot! My solution: If we must have an EP, than it should imply stay in Brussels!
#17 | A EUROPE OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS & PEOPLES, NOT REGIONS
We stick up for Europe's language, cultures and peoples. There can be no redrawing of the map of Europe based on the concept of a "Europe of Regions" (a.k.a.) the Heineken Plan! A Europe of Nations & Peoples, or no EU at all!
#18 | UKRAINE?
No fast-tracking of Ukrainian EU membership. Only when they're ready and only after ALL warcrimes in Ukraine have been investigated and ALL perpetraters have received the punishment they deserve. Currently, there exists tentative evidence that both sides have committed atrocities and warcrimes during their war (as can be expected), such as the Russian use of artillery against residential neigbourhoods and the Ukrainian use of poison gas. Ukraine cannot be admitted to the EU until this issue is investigated and resolved. Also: EU membership can be considered only if the inclusion of Ukraine in the EU can be shown to not undercut European farmers and harm the competitive of Europe's industries with a flood of cheap Ukrainian produce. Which is a fear at the moment. Lastly: The democratic principle is important! This is why any decision of Ukraine to apply for EU membership should be the result of a national referendum in Ukraine itself. Whatever Von der Leyen may bleat, Ukraine is NOT a natural, "automatic" and "inevitable" part of the EU.
#19 | DEMOCRATIZE THE EURO!
Saving the euro or no euro at all: The euro has proven itself to be a tool of the elite for the economic destruction of the European continent and the tightering of goverment control over ordinary citizens. This is because the euro is, in fact, not under any kind of democratic control. If we want to save the euro, then the euro needs to be placed under democratic control. Which means, for instance, that the director of the European Central Bank (currently that unelected arch-neolib Lagarde) should be elected by the European Parliament, not assigned by the International Monetary Fund. This also means NO DIGITAL EURO. As there is neither a need nor a desire for this among ordinary Europeans.
#20 | A NEW EUROPEAN SPACE AGE:
We need to stop all international "cooperation" with (read "exploitation by") the US & China when it comes to space exploration. If the Americans make it to the Moon & Mars, it will be done with European technology and development. Why not use our own know-how and expertise for ourselves? Do you really want the US & China to conquer the solar system? Time for Europe to become an independent space power! This also means that ESA should become a true European agency, subject to Europe.
#21 | NO TO HUMAN TISSUE TRADE AND NO TO (LATE TERM) ABORTION:
Abortion should be restricted to ABSOLUTELY NO LATER THAN the embryonic stage (= 22 weeks) across Europe, not one second after that! Abortion should also come with psychological help. A foetus is a human being. Which means that late-term abortions are outright murder. That also means an immediate ban on the trade in human tissue, such as foetal stemcells. This needs to stop, now!
#22 | TRANSGENDER BAN:
Transgenderism & LQBTI need to be banned throughout Europe, with a total ban on gender reassignment surgery & a ban on trans propaganda. Transgenderism is an evil ideology based on a mental disease. It needs to end, now.
#23 | NEVER AGAIN! NEVER VACCINE MANDATES, LOCKDOWNS & OTHER "PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES"!
Never again vaccine mandates, lockdowns and other "public health measures" in Europe. Never again!
#24 | CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO SHADY VACCINE DEALS:
We need criminal investigations of all vaccine deals, national and European. Including a thorough investigation of ALL politicians and companies who were involved. There needs to be jailtime for all who commited crimes (such as Von der Leyen, who never produced the Pfizer texts she was ordered to hand over by the EP)!
#25 | EPPO & OLAF:
Real police powers for EPPO (the European Public Protector's Office) and OLAF (l'Office pour la Lutte Anti-Fraud) so they can damn well start to do their jobs and root out and arrest dirty eurocrats.
#26 | OPEN INTERNAL BORDERS
Never again closed internal borders. Never again showing your passport or "proof of vaccination" to cross into another European country. Never again a apartheid-style internal passport system for the EU, never again QR-codes, CSTs, pas sanitaires. Never! Only Europe's outer borders should ever stay locked.
#27 | PRIVATE JETS VS AFFORDABLE TRAINS:
Travel should just not be for the super-rich who talk a lot about "the planet" yet don't mind polluting it. That's why we need a ban on all private jets. If you want to go anywhere in Europe, take the train. And the same rule applies to the WEF elite: Their private jets need to be banned and grounded. Let them take the train like the rest of us (since they'll make sure that nobody will be able to afford a car). This also means that train travel needs to become not just affordable, but actually cheap across the European continent. Which is something it is not today.
#28 | THE WEF & INTERNATIONAL "PHILANTROPISTS":
The WEF is an almost Bond-like terrorist organisation intend on controlling the world through economic devastation, mind-control, directed starvation and the infiltration of high levels of governments and companies. The WEF needs to be treated as the terrorist organisation it is. International "philantropists" such as Kill Bill Gates, Musk and "Evil Emperor" George Soros are dangerous criminals who should be treated as such. These people are a direct threat to European security and European civilization and need to be stopped, now!
#29 | LOCAL, DIRECT DEMOCRACY
No more elist top-down politics. It's grass-roots or nothing!
#30 | ECONOMICS: THE COMMON MARKET IS NOT THE SAME THING AS TOTAL LIBERALIZATION
Let's end Europe's insane globalist, neoliberal economic policies, which have left us incapable of taking care of ourselves, and start to repair the damage. This means actually providing funds for small businesses, not just big corporations.
#31 | PERSONAL FREEDOM: YOUR BODY IS YOUR OWN
We are not (yet) a dictatorship like Red China, Russia or the US. The right to choose to refuse to have a substance injected into your own body is one of our fundamental principles.
#32 "NO" TO BIG PHARMA MULTINATIONALS, BUT NONPROFIT MEDICATION MADE BY, IN AND FOR EUROPE
Production of medicines (including vaccinations, for those who still believe in those) is too important to outsource. European medicines should be produced on a non-profit base, right here in Europe.
#33 | NO MORE EUROPEAN NEOCOLONIALISM: An immediate end to Europe's neocolonialist exploitation of Africa. This means an end to African child labour to dig up the raw materials for electric cars, and also and end to France's neocolonial control of the CFA Francs.
#34 | FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEBATE, NO CENSORSHIP, BUT RIGHT TO PROTEST
Stand for a free Europe! That includes the right to disagree with the ruling elite. That includes the right to voice your opinion, even if its contrary to what the politicians are saying. No matter what Von der Leyen, of Michel, or Macron think about that!
#35 | A NEW EUROPEAN LINGUA FRANCA FOR TRADE, POLITICS AND SCIENCE
It is dumb to think we can have a "united Europe" if we cannot even understand each other. So let's try and find a solution for Europe's communication problems - and get totally independent of Anglosaxon America while we're at it. For this purpose I've been tinkering with the European Language Project.
#36 | "NO" TO THE TOTAL DIGITALZIATION OF SOCIETY
Putting everything on the cloud is no solution to Europe's democratic deficit. Computers are a tool, not a lifestyle choice. The EU's elite is stupid to believe that they can solve Europe's structural problems just by making everything digital.
#37 | AN END TO TRANSPORT ONLY FOR THE RICH:
Electric cars are expensive, dangerous and (since they cannot be recycled, nor refurbished, and they just move the polution from the car to the power plant's smoke stack, and since they're produced from rare materials excavated from strip mines in the jungle, often by means of underaged slave labour) outright bad for the environment. They are clearly intended to make personal transportation only available for the very rich. Which is also evidenced by the roll-out of the "15 minute cities" across Europe, with roadblocks and restricted movement dictated by "annual driving quotas" set by the government. Such as we've seen in Oxford in 2023. This needs to stop. Just like the private jets, as the ultimate form of transportation that's only for the rich, need to be outright banned in Europe.
#38 | AN END TO EUROPE'S MINDLESS AUTOMATIC SUPORT FOR ISRAEL
The endless, stupid conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will never end if we keep picking sides in a war that is not our own. This is why Europe should stay neutral in conflicts that are not our own, starting with the endless vendetta between Israelis and Palestinians. This is not our war. The truth is that Israel is applying collective punishment to the Palestianian civilian population, which is wrong! And that is also why the EU should STOP hoisting flags of non-EU-nations (such as Israel) on EU buildings. They do not belong there! For more information, see also my open letter against the raising of the Israeli flag (and other foreign flags) on EU buildings.
#39 | NO MORE FREELY ACCESIBLE (INTERNET) PORNOGRAPHY
Pornography is poison for the mind and the soul. While pornography itself should not be banned - as this would infringe an adult citizen's freedom of choice - the fact that pornography is right now freely accessible by any person of any age on the internet is nothing less than insane. Children should not have access to this kind of media, yet the reality is that any child who has access to an internet connection (which is most children in Europe) HAS access to websites where the most debauched and perverted sexual acts are played out. THIS IS PLAIN WRONG and must be stopped, now! This is why adult media should no longer be freely accesible on the internet. Instead, access to adult material should be restricted to adults only. In other words: Pornographic websites should only be accessible to people who can prove that they are 18 years or older, and not just on word of honour, but by means of an official ID or other official document. Porn is not suitable for children. So access should logically be restricted. Is there really any parent in the world who disagrees with this statement? So why are we still allowing this filth to be freely accessed through the internet?
#40 | WE ARE EUROPEANS, TIME TO FIGHT FOR OUR HOME
Europe has lost popular support through indecision, showing a bad example and EU hypocrisy & corruption. No matter what, we remain inhabitants of the same continent together. Time to realise that we do have some common interests, values and goals. We need to work together to save European civilization, before it's gone forever.
#41 | EUROPE AS A NEW CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND FREEDOM
By choosing to abandon the corruption, bureaucracy, impotence and moral degeneracy of the EU and choose to become a loosely knit but cooperative European Confederal Community instead, Europe can transform itself once again into the cultural, technological and democratic centre of the world.
A SHORT BIT OF HISTORY ...
In early 2021, I started a telegram "lecture" group dedicated to exploring and explaining the history and inner workings of the EU, as I discovered that many Europeans actually don't know much about the EU - even though it's the place we all live!
In the beginning of 2022, I decided to evolve this purely informational group into what I called European Freedom, which I later renamed European Action because I percieved that even though +/- 90 percent of Europe's national laws are produced in Brussels & Strasbourg, neither the European Parliament nor the Commission seem very interested in fighting for democracy and civil rights (as we've seen in the "hell years" of 2020-2021-2022). We hear a lot of hot air, but get very little actual result. Thus European Action was created.
In mid-2023, I decided that taking personal responsability is the only way to fix anything about the EU. WIth the announcement by the Commission of the legal framework for the digital euro (which I oppose vehemently!), I decided to write an open letter to all 750 MEP's arguing against the introduction of the European CBDC, followed by another open letter asking the MEP's to always vote against the Commission's plan to allow hidden GMO's into Europe's foodchain. At this point, I decided I had to do even more than just write complain letters, but that I had to confront the eurocrats personally.
The years 2020 - 2021 - 2022 have shown how Europe has failed: As Italy got hit by the mysterious Chinese virus, Europe closed its internal borders, instead of helping our Italian brothers and sisters. Following that, the EU worked hard to streamline the closing of borders and introduce an unprecedented internal passport system, while looking the other way when European states enacted profound restrictions of civil liberties and started to employ excessive police violence and discrimnatory practices against its own citizens (such as Latvia banning unvaccinated elected MPs from voting or even speaking in its parliament, the Saeima; but also the Dutch government actively defrauding citizens with foreign ancestry to the point where the PM had to step down; and then just popped up again... and many more flagrant examples of modern European autocracy). To make it worse, the 2 year long lockdowns, social isolation and restrictions have resulted in the nuking of our economic and mental health. Not that that was good to begin with, due to +/- 20 years of neoliberal economic suicide. So this is why it was called the European Freedom Party: 1) NEVER again lockdowns, mandatory masks and health restrictions! 2) Direct democracy in Europe, which means a DIRECTLY ELECTED president! 3) Economic, political and military indepence for Europe - no longer neoliberal outsourcing of everything, leaving us 100% dependent on the US, Russia and China.
Even before 2021, though, I already tried to find a way to "fix the EU", because I have always seen the potential of Europe as a force for good in the world. This drive to save the European Dream was motivated by my deep disappointment with the low moral quality of Europe's political leadership, as well as the state of Europe in general and the European movement in particular: After all, it seems that pro-European politics have been taken over by radical political amateurs who think you can deal with the global domination and active interference of China, the U.S. and Russia by appeasing them at every turn. People who honestly seem to believe that you can solve Europe's current lack of any kind of real democracy by breaking up European countries into chunks, by levelling Europe's cultural heritage into a generic, grey Euro-slush, and by just giving everybody faster mobile internet. I speak from experience, as I have been a (short-term) member of several federalist and pro-European groups, with unsatisfactory results, as these groups tend to be more interested in the fashionable causes of "social justice", "wokeness" and "climate action" than in European democratic reform or political, economic & military independence. In the end, I was just too much a freedom-loving "right-wing" hawk, who didn't quite fit among the "pan-European" doves who seem to believe that the EU is perfect and Europe should reach all the way into North Africa and Russia ... Not for me.
Instead of focussing on trivial things, I want to create a current in the European movement that is concerned with repairing the basics of our European democracy: A democratic, free, united and strong Europe, based on our idigenous Europan cultures and traditional European values, guided by Europeans who actually give a damn about Europe!
This is a very short history of how I decided to run for a seat in the European Parliament. However, I hope it has interested you to find out more about my efforts for the democratization of Europe: Erik Schrama's European List.
- Erik Schrama, 7 Juli 2023
ERIK SCHRAMA '24
AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
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