The European Union will be a military superpower for sure. The question is when?.
The same question was applied when the Euro was born. Many people said oohh what´s that, a new currency for all this different countries, lost of
identity, a wrong idea, delirious, etc.
Well, now, 5 years after, the Euro is winning against the dollar in the economic war and Europe is an economic superpower, and a true rival for the
As Spanish, I dont feel that my identity is being lost. Absolutely not. There are in my opinion a misperception among many Americans and also many
Europeans about the question related to the national European identities.
We are not loosing anything but winning. I have not lost even a little bit of my Spanish identity. But I have won a little bit of German, French,
Italian, Greek, Dutch, Portuguese, Irish, Brit, etc. identity.
I dont feel myself less Spanish. I feel myself as Spanish as ever, but, apart from this, I feel myself also European. Thus, for me, the Europeans are
not loosing identity, but winning identity.
Old rancor between the European countries?? Ok, ok. If there is some Frenchie reading my words: Dont worry man, I pardon you for Napoleon.
Some Brit? Right man, lets forgive Nelson and Drake.
Some Dutch? Right man, sure, you had the right to gain your freedom for the Spanish dominance.
Now lets make business together and lets put the USA out of the race.
I dont mean to offend. But for me, the EU must be orientated to be the rival (not the enemy) of the USA.
Don Quixote saw giants instead of the windmills that actually were there. The USA, looking at the EU, is seeing a windmill instead of the giant that
actually is born here.