It almost appeared that at the stroke of a pen, something came to take Great Britain away… And although 'sense and sensibilities' of those who sought a better way, prevailed...
I post this video of Patriotism which sought to maintain fight.
It's the same patriotism that Beloved England taught America.- Jens-Peter Bonde (Denmark), Co-chair, IND/DEM (12.12.2007)
And in video (below) we see the growing pains of Patriots, like us...
For awhile, it seemed, the battle for principals amidst 'evolution of thought' had met their competition...
(Is America next, to retreat from Patriotism?)
Video Caption: European Parliament on 12.12.2007...
Speaking interventions by the following MEPs:
- Martin Schulz (Germany), Chair, PES (12.12.2007)
- Graham Watson (UK), Chair, ALDE (12.12.2007)
- Daniel Cohn-Bendit (Germany), Co-Chair, Greens/EFA (12.12.2007)
- Daniel Hannan (UK), EPP-ED (30.01.2008 & 31.01.2008)
- Nigel Farage (UK), Co-chair, IND/DEM (30.01.2008 & 07.07.2007)
"Orchestrating a New Concert of Powers"
Video (below) French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner explains the new Europe's goals, challenges, & opportunity, set forth into today’s World of globalization; as expressed at the World Forum Annual Meeting 2008:
(Kouchner's talk in -mid to later- part of clip)
What “was” Europe, and what it will strive to be, now...
As we progress further into the 21st century; Kouchner speaks of the EU as a model to be followed; a pattern to be set up, as a Unique example of Sovereignty and diversity of Volunteerism...
Excerpt from Kouchner portion of talk..."May Europe be blessed, in any direction they choose."… M.B.
”Europe becomes an argument with changing yourself. It is certainly a challenge with Yourself…Your arrogance, your diversity, and sovereignty."
And then he explains...
"Our fathers invented Europe, against something." Against war at first, against Nationalism, against Communism, and now we have to turn our attention to a project, to look and to fight 'FOR' something." And this is globalization...
EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom
Other states in Europe:
Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Faroes, Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Transdniestria (Transnistria), Belarus, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania.
(At the time of post)