|A Dying Empire — America. A Working Empire — the EU. An Emerging Empire — China|
Why America is dying, the European Union is working, and China is overtaking America.
It’s good to remember the words of John Donne’s poem — No man is an island. Screenshot of Google Maps
Let’s start with the European UnionThis morning I received a mind-blowing email from the European Commission. I want to quote from it, because if you have arrived at the same conclusions that I have, it will blow your mind.
Notably, the EU has reached a crucial milestone as more than 70 % of Europe’s adult population are now fully vaccinated. … Thanks to the EU Digital COVID Certificate it is now possible for you to travel safely again. … The EU leaders have decided to look forward and invest heavily in our future through NextGenerationEU — our historic recovery plan. It is a once in a lifetime chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies and societies, and design a Europe that works for everyone. Together we are investing the unprecedented amount of over 800 billion euro in initiatives that will make Europe healthier, greener, more digital and more just.
Did you get that? The European Union is going to create a new economic system that works for everybody, and it going to invest $930 BILLION into changing the system for the greater good of all.
However, the European Union isn’t just going to put together a lot of stuffy old men and let them plan it. Nope. They’re actually asking for my input, and the input of every other European out there. Let me quote to you.
But making all this real and shaping our future together would not be possible without your personal involvement. The EU has therefore invited all citizens to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities. No matter where you are from or what you do, this is the place to think about what future you want for the European Union. On the digital platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe you can take part directly. You can make proposals, organize or participate in events, and follow debates in panels of randomly selected citizens.
Holy hell! This is what you call a direct democracy, where the input of every single one of 448 million people counts. medium.com