HOME: THE EUROPEAN UNION IS A CELEBRATION OF CO-OPERATION BETWEEN DIVERSE CULTURES & TRADITIONS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE (14.10.2016)
The European Union is all about 500 million law abiding civilians, not the revolving citadels of the political classes and their pulp fiction.
The disgrace of small minded Little Englanders sullen Brexit is actually an opportunity to not only remember but indeed celebrate just how spoiled for choice European citizens really are, across an extraordinary landscape that offers so much diversity.
The ghosts of millions who lost their lives in a continental history that must never be repeated are everywhere so that no-one will ever forget.
The page has been turned with the modern independence of European citizenship that of itself offers law abiding civilians unparalleled opportunities to enjoy their lives embracing multiple cultures and traditions.
The best of Europe is the co-operation between ordinary people from completely different cultures and traditions, on a continent that is an open canvas for anyone who wants a life-time of creative learning of all sorts.
The European Union has not changed, but instead shared and widened, the diversity among people that is only inexplicably hated by the very small minded who have let their lives be taken over by shallow corporate propaganda.
As a dual national who has lived in a number of very different countries around the world, the question of where I consider home, has always followed me around.
I surprise myself that I can honestly say that living in continental Europe is coming home.
When my sons were young, and our family lived for a time in a small idyllic sea-side village of beautiful rose adorned villas on the other side of the world, that really was heaven on earth that I will always value having experienced.
Still there is no-where I would rather live than in continental Europe.
The small sea-side village on the other side of the world lost it’s sand between your toes freedom when the bankers moved in and made it all a status symbol about money.
I love and respect the enchanting differences between so many cultures and traditions of ordinary people in continental Europe with all my heart.
Europe is an endlessly inspiring and re-vitalizing continent where so many people can do things differently, yet all the traditions and cultures complement one another.
Just the fact there are so many languages within the European Union means it can never be completely consumed by the corporate global order.
No-one could ever get bored in Europe because everything involves a life time of learning where everyone is only bound by their own limitations.
The continental life in Europe has a gentle wow factor that is like a hidden secret you can quietly enjoy.
Life is always being enriched in so many ways by a never ending cascade of ideas learned and shared among ordinary local people, across so many cultures, that contrasts with the mind numbing conformity of globalized mass production.
Europe is like an engine room of unassuming creativity.
The underlying beauty of a multicultural European Union is that it provides some bulwark against the bland uniformity of globalization with a multiplicity of all sorts of localism that is far more enticing than global brands from multi-national corporate giants.
The European Union is heading in the right direction of travel with multiple cultures and traditions that are not overwhelmed by the conformity and uniformity of corporate globalization.