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Young people don’t care?

The essence of European unification, its dynamic strength, since the treaty of Rome, was to finish with WWI and WWII. There were not only French-English-Belgian-Danish / German wars. WWI continued by the horrible years 1918-1923 – plenty of books about that period, and an exhibition currently in Paris. They were years of war between nations rising from their ashes, and civil wars: Poland/Lithuania/Russia, Poland/Ukraine, Romania-Czechoslovakia/Hungary, Italy/Yugoslavia etc. And GB/Ireland.

That was forgotten when everything was going well. We would be yelled at when we mentioned that (“Young people don’t care”), but the first country that leaves the European Union, the United Kingdom, immediately take stock of it.

Building the EU meant that Italy would no longer dispute Rijeka, Hungary would not claim Transylvania anymore, Poland would accept its borders, Germany give up Alsace-Lorraine, Pomerania, Mazovia and the Sudetes, etc.

The split between the Czech republic and Slovakia didn’t have the slightest importance … And the same beween Ireland and Ulster!

But if United Kingdom leaves the EU, then for Ireland it is the return to year 1920 and all that followed until the Good Friday agreement, permitted by the copresence of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the EU.

The good news is that “Remain” in Northern Ireland goes beyond the Catholics…


From the page Facebook of Alain Lipietz, Member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2009




Every year, at Christmas time, at a crossroads not far from where I live, a crèche appears at the foot of a cross. And it disappears in the early days of January. And I am always afraid someone would destroy it or rob part or all of it – there are so many stupid people around these days…

When the Mayor of Béziers or M. Wauquiez try to set up crèches in public buildings they mean that France is a Christian country and that those who are are not Christian are foreigners here.

On the contrary, the man or the woman who brings us this work of simple art every year are part of a tradition – like crosses at crossroads.

I enjoy the poetry of the nativity scenery.

May 2018 keep in good health the visitors of this blog, and their kitties of course! And may the World be more tolerant and find Peace.