Three months until the euro’s past saving, eh? I’ve heard that one before… Still, very much well worth reading George Soros’ recent eurocrisis speech in full – an interesting take with much to be said for it. After recent posts here, where I’ve called for an EU Reformation, one passage in particular leapt out (emphasis mine):
“While the European Union was being created, the leadership was in the forefront of further integration; but after the outbreak of the financial crisis the authorities became wedded to preserving the status quo. This has forced all those who consider the status quo unsustainable or intolerable into an anti-European posture. That is the political dynamic that makes the disintegration of the European Union just as self-reinforcing as its creation has been.”
He’s right, you know. I’ve been complaining about the stagnation of the EU ever since I first started blogging about the damned thing back in 2003. And as I said in my last post, “>we desperately need action. I can feel myself getting this -><- close to giving up altogether. And when you start to lose your friends, how the hell can you expect anyone else to stick with you?