Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Modbert, Sep 5, 2010.
End of a nation? ‘Get ready for the break-up of Belgium’ | Raw Story
Why don't you post your thoughts for a change?
Isn't that interesting - that's exactly what I thought.
I have heard of this, Modbert but I'm not sure what the problem is or why it matters. Is it a language thingie? French vs. English, like Quebec?
He's waiting on his email from the white house detailing what he should think.
Dutch.... they speak Dutch.... and French.
O fuck me, I shoulda known that.
It's a natural part of political life. Nations break up. Nations are created. The idea that everything is supposed to stay the same is some myth perpetrated by people who are afraid of change.
The United States isn't immune to the laws of nature. We may not be breaking up next week, but the idea that we are "too big to fail" is exactly that: A myth.
The question is will we be awake for it all and have our say in what happens, or will we pretend everything is fine and wake up to find a completely different nation.
I share articles that I believe are worth reading without interjecting my opinion sometimes into the main post as to not take away from the article itself.
I understand people such as yourself, CG, and ConHog have a problem with me, but no need to derail the thread. Thanks.
I don't follow the news in Belgium so without some context I can really comment on their internal affairs but if you're referring to the break-up of Belgium, it happens.
Fortunately, our ideological divisions are not also geographic, otherwise we would likely be facing a similar dilemma.
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