Tuesday, May 11, 2010

About Europa and why it matters to me

I am writing to comment on the article by Roger Cohen entitled "Europa, Europa" in the NY Times today. I have blood ties to Europe as I think most people in the original 13 colonies of America, do. And I have emotional, spiritual ties to them as well, wanting them as individual nations to continue. I have never been in favor of the EU, melting pot concept for Europe.

The article by Roger Cohen reminded me of that because it is his argument that Greece has not pulled its weight in the EU. Well, that seems to be obvious to the world and most especially to Germany. But the NY Times is not one to state the obvious in most situations, but instead they often spin the news to the socialist viewpoint, never commenting or quoting prolifers, and never commenting /writing on Baptists as a group except negatively, and never presenting any viewpoint that is not consistent with socialistic goals of the current administration. So it was surprising to me that Roger Cohen, wrote an editorial that I could agree with. You should read it.

I am opposed to the E.U. concept because it mashes all the loveliness of each individual country in Europe into a one-size-fits-all. And of course, Germany and France being the most powerful of the continent are expected to 'bail out' the other non-performing nations. Well, reducing individual sovereign countries to mere states in a compact was exactly the goals of Hitler in his plan to take-over every nation, was it not? And really, is it working well in America?

My maternal grandfather was German and spoke German to the age of eight according to my older sister who has researched family blood lines extensively. And I traveled to Germany to spend time there because I wanted to see for myself what that country looked like and what the people were like there. It was the upper portion near the Baltic Sea, Schlewig-Holstein that his family emigrated from. The characteristics I admire about the Germans as a class are: their preciseness in tools,machinery,and systems that measure. And their staccato-like ways of thinking at times; yes| no;
decisiveness and also abruptness of non-evasiveness. They make great art supplies!
And drafting tools.

I think it is wrong for Germany to bail out Greece, and for many reasons. Encouraging them to look to other nations to solve their problems is the way they have gotten to the point of destitution in the first place. Greece needs to solve its own problems and that would be a first probably since Alexander the Great's era when he tried to annex them,but before that they were thriving as sea-faring nation.

For my visual expression of what I think of the Greeks, visit one of my artist's blogs at:
http://gloriapoole-artist.spaces.live.com/

Gloria Poole; @ home in Missouri; 8:47 AM, 11-May-2010