They are modern day dinosaurs now, and soon will be a dying species like so much of what once seemed perfect for its time and which proved, over time, to be an excellent model for human learning but flawed. The EU economically, politically, socially and democratically has taught us well about misplaced values and fairness, though some people are much slower than others to assimilate the truth of the lessons.
While choice is an integral part of the Plan of God for man, when man refuses to choose then God will nudge man into action whether he like it or not – and we are witness to this as we observe and experience the tensions between those who insist upon the status quo and others who see that the present has become the past already: the new present is the New Consciousness, embedded in an ethos of simplicity, balance and harmony.
Almost every day we are reminded of the demise of the dinosaurs: much is said about the problems in the Eurozone and the global economy but little has been said about the growing splits within national communities as a result of the fiscal pressures. In Spain, for example, Catalonia which is the wealthiest part of the country is threatening to claim independence as increasingly more is demanded of the Catalans to subsidise its financially sick country; similarly, in the South Tyrolean region of Italy – once part of Austria and still largely German speaking – Rome is claiming higher taxes from this prosperous area than from others, fuelling great resentment and the possibility of separatism. It is another example of the polarisation between rich and poor, savers and spenders, autocracy and freedom, bureaucracy and simplicity.
Pressed too far, the people of Europe will rebel, and it may be more than secession – it may be violence too, but that is the choice of the citizens. The Plan of God is about change, and it is up to us how we deliver it.]]>