Most of Europe have now joined the Union. There’s still quite a few countries who prefer to keep to themselves, most notably Norway and Switzerland, countries with large amounts of wealth. These countries would end up having to hand over their riches to keep the poor countries running, take a look at Greece for example. Countries like Norway and Switzerland are in fact doing better than most of the countries that are part of the Union. Surprised? Well, you shouldn’t be.
I live in Finland and I wanted my country to join EU in ’95. You need to take into account that I was 5 back then so I didn’t really understand what we were getting into. I was never asked, and even if I was to give the chance to answer, I wouldn’t really have had anything useful to say. Today, being a little older and seeing how EU has been run for decades now, I’ve come to some sort of a conclusion on the issue. I think something like EU is necessary in the future, we should try to unite our countries and work as a unit rather than try to find out what the differences are between us. We’re all people. Same currency, same flag and free trade between countries should be the goal for everyone. Competition between countries is childish at best. Look at Palestine and Israel, what a joke that is. Its not the people that are angry at each other, its supposedly the countries having a fight. I would recommend people over there to grow up.
The problem with this is, not all are created equal. EU forces its nations to follow their rule, and some choose to follow those and others reluctantly have to, or they face heavy sanctions. Bullied into submission, on a country-scale. Finland didn’t want to take part in the whole migrant crisis, we also never wanted to throw all our money into Greece either. We had to in the end, but it threw our country into economic turmoil at the same time. I doubt we’ll ever reach same levels as Greece did, but we were doing better on our own. The whole point of being part of Europe should mean that all countries carry their own weight and don’t just leech from other countries and when they get the help they need – they just keep leeching.
Watching the EU politics unfold is like watching children fight over who gets the last candy. Any country who is currently not part of EU, DON’T JOIN. Those countries that are currently involved, I don’t think leaving is the right choice right now, because being part of EU has its good and bad sides, and you really don’t want to be that country that left and pulled the plug that eventually ends in the ship sinking. If EU manages to stabilize itself, I think its a good idea to stay in it for everyone involved, as long as it doesn’t turn into a socialist hellhole. Last thing we need is another mega power testing if communism is the right way to go, because SPOILERS: It never worked before, and it won’t work in the future. If Europe manages to stabilize, I think the countries currently not in it should also join. If however, Europe continues to fail and crumble, all countries involved should reconsider if staying in it is beneficial or not.
I’ll keep observing the situation. We’ll see what comes of this. Lately I’ve been looking into David Icke’s work. Say what you want about the man, and I most definitely don’t believe all that he is saying, but there’s tiny bit of sense in there too. Reptilian overlords sounds a little far fetched though. Ah well, I hope everything turns alright. You should know that I’m not happy how EU has turned out right now, but Finland is doing quite alright, and if a small country like this can stand on its own – I’m sure the rest of EU can too.