Sunday, July 10, 2011
Photo: Ashkelon, re-found Roman statue, standing along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea
Always wanted to say something like this. On a fellow's blog, about patriotism, July 4th, etc., I finally got my chance:
I tried to explain this to someone this week and failed miserably. At one point I mentioned the word "philosophy" and he asked me, with self-righteousness, if I had a degree in it. I actually do, and said so, and said that I focused mainly on existentialism, at which point I lost him. I tried the baseball metaphor again and that went nowhere.
Mark my words, in 20-50 years, most of the world will essentially be one country, and we'll all be using the euro, or the dollar, or whatever. And the United Nations will have more power, and actually be able to use it, and it'll probably be called something else. And a few generations after that, after everyone is from Godwanaland, or Pangea, or whatever that super-country will be called, people will wonder what the heck all the favoritism was all about, and the hatred.
Okay, maybe more than 20-50 years, and maybe more than a few generations, but still...