EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

10.22.17

Speaking of “Social Democracy” While Suffering Extreme Democratic Deficiency

Posted in Europe, Patents at 11:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Sarkozy and Battistelli

Summary: The EPO represents an even broader assault on democracy in Europe (implicating ILO, Team UPC, national delegates, and national governments), but Benoît Battistelli is unique in the sense that he’s disguising it or lying to himself about it

IT is generally regarded as black comedy inside the EPO that Battistelli attempted to frame his regime as "social democracy". Nothing could be further from the truth because Battistelli is antisocial and his regime is undemocratic (even antidemocratic).

“Laws were composed by lobbyists behind closed doors and politicians with a stake in the outcome turned up at 1:30AM to ‘vote’ (even if about 95% of the public representatives were asleep and likely unaware of the vote).”We previously described as “antidemocratic” the UPC campaign. The whole thing had been a sham from start to finish (by “finish” we mean the likely scuttling of it). Laws were composed by lobbyists behind closed doors and politicians with a stake in the outcome turned up at 1:30AM to 'vote' (even if about 95% of the public representatives were asleep and likely unaware of the vote).

The UPC comes tumbling down these days. There are too many delays — certainly some may be fatal. “Then all dreams of a quick judgment seem increasingly unlikely,” Mathieu Klos‏ (Juve) wrote. (“Dahin alle Träume auf schnelles Urteil aus Karlsruhe Klageabweisung immer unwahrscheinlicher”)

“The UPC deserves to die because it has corrupted the media (which published puff pieces for Team UPC, directly or indirectly), misrepresented businesses, misled people and even corrupted political systems (all the way up to constitutions).”“More than that,” Dr. Thorsten Bausch‏ replied, it could be the end of “all dreams of a UPCA in its present form. What comes then?” (“Mehr noch: Dahin alle Träume auf ein UPCA in seiner jetzigen Form. Doch was kommt dann?”)

The UPC deserves to die because it has corrupted the media (which published puff pieces for Team UPC, directly or indirectly), misrepresented businesses, misled people and even corrupted political systems (all the way up to constitutions). It’s pretty incredible that it managed to get as far as it has.

At what cost do patent fanatics think they can carry on? Six EPO workers committed suicide in recent years, the atmosphere/morale among patent examiners is appalling, and national laws are being violated in Munich and The Hague as a matter of routine. As one person put it last night , “for the EPO’s paymasters, the more human rights abuse of employees at the EPO, the better.”

Sadly, they (the millionaires and billionaires) don’t suffer from it; they just don’t care. Here’s the full comment:

I said above that the Big Corporate Fish don’t care about abuses of human rights at the EPO. I was wrong.

They do care. If the EPC Member States evidently abuse their own employees, it becomes hypocritical of elected Governments to criticise Big Corp, when it, in turn, abuses the rights of its own employees.

This neutering of any political criticism of labour abuses in multi-national corporations is extremely useful for them and their lobbyist forces.

Thus, for the EPO’s paymasters, the more human rights abuse of employees at the EPO, the better. Shame on you, Member States, in the pockets of the sociopathic multi-national corporations.

The next comment after that was responding to conspiracy theories and noted “Battistelli is what is called in FR a prolo. A man with no education and no behavior.”

“Sadly, they (the millionaires and billionaires) don’t suffer from it; they just don’t care.”“He owes his position to the activism of Sarkozy,” it added, perhaps alluding to a subject we covered before (Battistelli and Sarkozy are indeed very closely connected).

“Believe it or not,” it says, “Battistelli was the ONLY candidate classified as totally unsuited for the position of VP (in particular for his obvious lack of social skills and arrogant behaviour).”

…please do not spread fake info of the kind wrt Battistelli’s ring.

His cheap ring is called a chevaliere. This is a pleb ring which no decent frenchman mastering etiquette would wear for at least fourty years (except in the deep countryside province). It is a sign of utterly bad taste, as is, his pathetic golden Hermes belt which again no one disposing upon a decent education would wear since the 1970s.

Battistelli is what is called in FR a prolo. A man with no education and no behavior.

As to the Masonery. No one knows (by nature unless he reveals it which is not the case) if he is a free mason but many speculate. Even if he was, all what he did to the EPO has nothing to do with Masonery but with his cheap behaviour.

Do not forget that when he candidated for the position of VP1 (when FR ex VP1 Mr Michel retired about 13 years ago) the EPO organised for once (and never again) a real high level assessment center (with Roland Berger). Believe it or not: Battistelli was the ONLY candidate classified as totally unsuited for the position of VP (in particular for his obvious lack of social skills and arrogant behaviour).

Few years after, after 30 rounds or more of votes he was elected president. He owes his position to the activism of Sarkozy.

So Pink there is no illuminati involved nor Opus Dei as many wrongly speculate. This pathetically human and cheap human in the very case of Battistelli.

We did not know about that above-mentioned assessment. If anyone has any more information about it, please contact us. We wrote about Michel many times before, but we did not know about a “high level assessment center”. It must be pretty old, going back to the days Battistelli was just a politician trying to learn what on Earth patents were (for his INPI position).

“It must be pretty old, going back to the days Battistelli was just a politician trying to learn what on Earth patents were (for his INPI position).”Battistelli’s political career must not have been very exciting. He just had some diplomatic positions (nothing too fancy). It’s therefore not too shocking that Battistelli and his ilk would pursue fake elections, just like rogue politicians.

We’re reminded of attempts to organise a strike almost exactly three years ago. There was a strike ballot on October 23rd, 2014 (today is October 22nd) and at the end of October an open letter was circulated regarding this planned strike. The Central Staff Committee wrote the following message to Battistelli:

Dear Mr Battistelli,

We have the following observations concerning the implementation of the strike ballot held on 23 October 2014:
- You refused to accept our nominations to the ballot committee. As a consequence, we were not in a position to verify whether the voting regulations were respected, in particular with regards to fairness and confidentiality of the ballot.

- The list of voters included senior managers such as the Vice-Presidents and yourself. This is inappropriate.
- The ballot was held to coincide with school holidays in The Hague and Berlin: this most likely had a negative impact on the final participation rate.
- We received feedback from some staff that proxy votes have been lost. We are not in a position to judge the frequency of such technical irregularities, but again this most likely had a negative impact on the participation rate.

Given that the outcome of the ballot is nevertheless clear, unambiguous and simply confirms the feedback we receive daily from staff, we will refrain from challenging the results.

We do, however, strongly object to what seems to be an impaired implementation performed in bad faith of the new strike regulations, regulations that themselves already infringe fundamental staff rights.

A notification of strike was sent to Battistelli on the 12th of November (2014) by the Central Staff Committee to say: “Ms Bergot announced in her publication to staff dated 23 October 2014 the result of the strike ballot organised by the Office: Staff has voted in favour of a strike. Following this decision to start a strike, we inform you of the following…”

“A year later the leadership of SUEPO got suspended and the following year Battistelli rendered them unemployed.”It was an open letter at the time. It made it clear that all other options had been exhausted. To quote their open letter: “Please be assured that the Central Staff Committee has always been prepared to enter a fair social dialogue and continues to be so. If social dialogue in the time between the above blocks of strike days leads to a substantial progress on the grounds for strike, we are willing to recommend to Staff to terminate the strike actions.”

A year later the leadership of SUEPO got suspended and the following year Battistelli rendered them unemployed. He arrogantly ignored the recommendations (even of his very own Disciplinary Committee), reaffirming the widely-held view that he does not comprehend democracy and the Rule of Law.

One heck of a leader, eh? That’s the “social democracy” Battistelli had in mind all along.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 24/1/2020: GNU/Linux in Russia and More New Openings

    Links for the day



  2. When EPO Press Coverage Boils Down to Lobbying, Press Releases, EPO Lies, and Bribery

    Any attempts to properly assess and explain what happens in Europe's patent landscape are being drowned out by EPO-bribed and law firms-connected media; to make matters worse, the EPO's bribes have expanded to academia, so even scholarly work in this domain is corrupted by money of special interest groups



  3. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, January 23, 2020

    IRC logs for Thursday, January 23, 2020



  4. Links 23/1/2020: Qubes OS 4.0.3, EasyOS 2.2.5, GhostBSD 20.01

    Links for the day



  5. Passion of the Microsoft

    A rough timeline of Microsoft’s interactions with Linux and the Linux Foundation since 2015



  6. The Patent Microcosm is Really Panicking as European Patents on Life and Other Spurious Junk (Invalid Patents) Are Successfully Rejected

    European Patents (EPs) may be revoked en masse if what we're seeing is the gradual emergence of 'European Mayo' (and maybe soon 'European Alice')



  7. Distractions From Microsoft's Gigantic Tax Evasion and Contribution to Denial of Climate Science

    Microsoft (connected to oil companies) wants us to think of it as a "green" company; not only does it contribute to climate denial but it also evades tax, which is a serious crime that costs tens of billions of dollars (the public pays this money instead)



  8. Confirmation: System1/Startpage Offered Pay to People Who Pushed for (Re)Listing in Privacy Directories

    The debate is now settled; those arguing in favour of listing Startpage as privacy-respecting are in fact secretly 'compensated' by Startpage (in other words, they're Startpage 'shills')



  9. Vandana Shiva: “Bill Gates is Continuing the Work of Monsanto”

    A recent interview on what Bill Gates is really up to in that sham ‘charity’ of his



  10. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    IRC logs for Wednesday, January 22, 2020



  11. Extending Linux With DRM, Azure and exFAT

    An insufficiently 'conservative' Linux ceases to be freedom-respecting



  12. Linux Foundation (LF) Now Dominated by Lots of Microsoft People and LF Chiefs Join Microsoft in Smearing GPL/Copyleft

    We continue to see additional evidence which serves towards reinforcing our view that the so-called 'Linux' Foundation is actually hostile towards many things that are associated with Linux (unlike those looking to exploit/hijack Linux for proprietary ends)



  13. Links 22/1/2020: Wayland 1.18 Alpha, ODF 1.3 Approved

    Links for the day



  14. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    IRC logs for Tuesday, January 21, 2020



  15. Poor Excuses for Granting Poor (and Often Illegal/Invalid) Patents

    A quick look at some of the latest examples of software patents advocacy (not by actual software professionals, obviously) and why it's deeply misguided (or guided solely by greedy law firms)



  16. A Simple Plan For a Universal Free Software Community

    "For software to be free as in freedom, we need more people to care personally about software freedom."



  17. Links 21/1/2020: Wine 5.0 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Beta

    Links for the day



  18. Startpage/System1 Almost Definitely Pay for People to Lie About Their Surveillance

    A longterm investigation suggests that there are forces in the debate that aren't objective and are being super evasive and dodgy; this typically happens only when somebody has much to hide



  19. The Internet is an Appalling Medium for News and It Has Only Gotten Worse

    Something ought to change in the way people gather and assess news; at the moment — as proper journalism runs out of steam (and budget) — things only deteriorate and quality suffers; this rapidly exacerbates as people come to rely on — and then relay — hearsay, not fact-checked bodies of work



  20. Media Reactions to the EPO Coming to Grips With Fake Patents That It Granted (Spoiler: the Media is Controlled by Lawyers of Monopolists and EPO Partners)

    Appalling quality of reporting and truly awful bias in the media, primarily owing to the fact that it is dominated/manned not by actual reporters but the firms looking to patent life itself; they use their lawyers and operatives who are literally funded by these lawyers (wearing "journalist" badges to mislead)



  21. Links 21/1/2020: EarlyOOM Fedora Decision and AMD Zen 3 Microcode

    Links for the day



  22. IRC Proceedings: Monday, January 20, 2020

    IRC logs for Monday, January 20, 2020



  23. Links 20/1/2020: MNT Reform, Linux 5.5 RC7, KMyMoney 5.0.8

    Links for the day



  24. Mansion of Pedophilia – Addendum: Accessing and Assessing Court Documents

    How anyone out there can do the job the media failed to do (after an apparently unprecedented arrest at the home of Bill Gates)



  25. Mansion of Pedophilia – Addendum: Progress on Police Request

    9 updates from the police department of Seattle but still nothing material/concrete, only promises and major delays



  26. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, January 19, 2020

    IRC logs for Sunday, January 19, 2020



  27. Mansion of Pedophilia – Part VIII: More Than 4 Months of Waiting for Police Department to Send Over the Files They Claim to Have an Issue Opening

    The police department (PD) of Seattle is unable to open its own files about arrest for pedophilia at Bill Gates' home; it has been unable to open these files for several months, it claims...



  28. Starting a GNU Replacement for GitHub, Possibly Based on GitLab

    "It might be easier if we start from the GitLab software," Stallman said



  29. European Commission Pushes for Even Greater Patent Maximalism Instead of Rationality, Patent Zealots' Site Cherry-Picks China as Whipping Boy

    Fear of China is being leveraged to promote an agenda of patent maximalists; the general idea they promote is that granting millions of low-quality patents is the only way to compete, even if in reality that merely handicaps the whole market



  30. CRISPR Patents Disallowed, But Where Are the Journalists?

    The narrative surrounding last week's decision against CRISPR patents may have been virtually monopolised by the litigation think tanks and law firms; it certainly feels like no journalism is left to rebut them, fact-check, and introspect


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts