I believe in #Europe
and the idea of a united Europe.
Anyone traveling Europe should be able to see how far we’ve come, what a wonderful accomplishment this union of people and cultures is.
The union and, above all, peace that we find in Europe hasn’t been a matter of course for much of this continent’s history.
There are threats to our union, then, and they have many sources; they are economic and political and cultural and historical, and I, who am I here, cannot nearly describe them well enough; yet studies like State of Power 2016
, give an idea.
What I know, then, is that the European union, lowercase, at the root, begins with us wanting
the union and believing
in the union and committing
to the union, and it relies on trust and solidarity and cooperation (and, of course, human rights, with welfare, without mass surveillance).
For this brief appeal I wish to point to an initiative that attempts to strengthen the European union, to strengthen democracy in Europe, and that is Democracy in Europe 2025, https://diem25.org/
. I’m considering to join their cause, and I wish that some of you here, friends and readers, consider joining, too.
(For England and Turkey, now, two European nations that in one way or other have begun to doubt and work against the European spirit, it would be great to have them aboard. I much wish they strengthen their people and their rights, strengthen their democracies, and help strengthen the idea of a free, peaceful, and united Europe, so that the union grows even stronger, together.)