Back in the day countries were, for the most part, independent. There was none of this continent or united malarchy that we all seem to be promoting now; may I ask, what was wrong with that?
Do not get me wrong, I am all for multiculturalism and all that jazz, but this dependency we have on our neighbours is getting out of hand. We have come far beyond simply sharing one another’s culture, any decision that needs to be made, concerning one individual country, has to be authorised by every other foreign power in the world; even if it need not concern them.
Okay I admit, it is not literal just yet, but I do believe this is where we are heading. During the world wars nations were shocked at the difficulty of having to ‘do it themselves’. If America goes bust, the whole world goes bust. Third world countries are dependant on the western nations and are failing to develop because we are stopping them from learning to do things for themselves. Within a couple of days of not being able to connect with the mainland, the Isle of Wight were in a crisis due to the lack of milk and bread! Milk and bread are trivial compared to we could really loose out on, but at the time that, and the lack of petrol, appeared to be the worst possible scenario. It is absurd.
We are all joining the European Union, and for what? We do not need to, it does have some benefits – but then again, most things do ! Would it not be better for a country to strengthen itself independently, rather than having to rely on someone else each time they run into trouble?
We are heading in the direction of having a Futurama style ‘United Earth’ (excuse my example). Simply one world power… What worries me is who will be expected to govern this world? We can barely manage taking care of one country at a time! I dread to think how it will be if one man or woman is asked to take care of the entire Earth.