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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

He's got it all wrong

This American guy has it all wrong:

It's about trying to turn Europe in to a faux nation. It's about protectionism. It's about Europe thinking it is a world player when it is no longer. And it's about a bad constitution that made up for in bureaucracy what it lacked in vision.


Even though I agree with him on the point that the proposed const. sucks butt, he is completely mis-informed about the current position of Europe. Who does he think are the world players? China? It's becoming one. But it's still fragile as its current economic power is based upon an intriguengly complicated model of combining the old Maoism with capitalism. India? India is also a growing power, but not even close to China's current position. The US? Ugh-- the power of the US is largely based on the militairy overweight, not on economical strength. The national debt of the US is so large, that on average, the US government owes each individual on this planet about $ 2100,-. Nice.

Europe is still the center of the world. Socially (social security is a million times more humane and cheaper than in the US), economically (the Euro is a sound currency (no matter how much I hate it), and the US national debt I mentioned), and, err, 'freedomly' (there is no freedom of speech in the US).

It's time that the US citizens face the fact that the US ain't all bliss and halleluja. Hello, Captain America, you're not living in the promised land. As Bruce Springsteen so fittingly put it: "Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?"
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