Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Sound Of Air Escaping

Polities are constructions of the human mind. They are works of the imagination, collective hallucinations. That's all the reality they have (that anything has.) Belief inflates them. If people stop believing in them they go down.

The EU for instance. It was, initially, a good idea. It came into existence as a way of ensuring that the great European powers would never again fight one another- or invade their weaker neighbours. We could all see the sense of that. But time passed and the EU became this bureaucratic empire that is all about money and nothing else. It did nothing in its years of ascendancy to make itself loved. It generated no symbols for people gather round.  It's leaders were and are unelected, unaccountable, uninteresting.  And then it treated the Greeks who are supposed to be citizens as if they were serfs and the Greeks have just said, "This is intolerable. It reminds us of when we were occupied by the Germans. Hey, wait a minute, hold onto that thought..."

I think it will collapse now. Quite quickly. 
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