” And so,this is Christmas and what have you done,another year over…” the maudlin sentiments gush out with pre-programmed alacrity at this time of year. The longest ,deepest global capitalist economic recession in over 100 years continues unabated. More austerity is promised by virtually every government throughout the capitalist West. The world oil price is plummetting ; $60 a barrel does not augur well for all those states whose economies are overly dependent on the stuff. Receesssion equals less demand however ,and so it goes. For the European Union and all its hopes ,plans and schemes,ambition and imperial hubris ; long may it fail ,crumble and burn in hell. Ditto NATO .That about covers it. Have yourselves a merry little christmas !