Despite the best efforts of elites such as Peter Sutherland to break up the homogeneity of European countries and destroy national sovereignty, people continue to embrace their national identity and celebrate their people’s accomplishments. Humans, when you get right down to it, are naturally tribal beings. It’s hard to find a better example of the truth of this than at the Olympics. Brad MacDonald’s recent article in TheTrumpet.com highlights the abundance of nationalism and the absence of of a fabricated European Union identity at the London games:
Even if you’ve only caught 10 minutes of the Olympics, you’ve surely noticed the omnipresence of the flag. London is covered in flags of every size and color, from the national flags of Guam and the Solomon Islands, to Old Glory, to the Union Jack. National flags are painted on the faces of tourists, emblazoned on jerseys, shirts and backpacks, fluttering in stadiums, on cars, and on the backs of beaming medalists. Every European country is represented, from mighty Germany all the way down to Macedonia and Albania. Every European flag, that is, except for the national emblem of the entity that is supposed to unite them all: the European Union.
…More than any other event, the Olympic Games is a celebration of pure, untarnished, unchecked, NATIONALISM.
And this is why the EU doesn’t work.
The EU is struggling for the same reason European athletes never proudly fly the EU flag: because the citizens of Europe’s nation-states are unwilling to surrender sovereignty to the EU!