United States of Europe
The United States of Europe can only be the natural consequence
of the growth and development of a European consciousness
“Why is it that man thinks he believes in saving himself only and above any other thing?” He asked rhetorically.
“Faced with a drowning man you would not hesitate to reach out a hand in the attempt to save him. You would feel he is a part of the same humanity that you are, and in that dire moment you would suffer his very plight and instinctively want to save him. There is no separation between men…”
He said reflecting on our condition. We had arrived early and while we waited for the sentencing before the European Commission, the Dreamer drew a clear parallel between our own plight and that of the newborn European State.
“There are no bombs dropping, no tanks, no planes crashing into the ground where we stand, but the danger is far more grave. It is an inner division that silently and from within will reduce the entire world to a shambles. Men believe they want to save themselves above all and everything, when in fact, they are intrinsically drawn towards unity.
Even the ‘Founding Fathers’of the United States of Europe are faced with a ferocious Antagonist
He said beginning to expound what was one of the most illuminating thoughts of all times on the subject of cultural, social and political separation.
“The economy of a country, its wealth, is directly proportional to the number of luminous individuals that live in that country. Healthy, upright, complete individuals.
This prosperity cannot be reached by separate states at odds with each other – there must be a healing in the psychology of man. What we are missing is a vision of man as a whole, what we are missing is a ‘European Consciousness’.
The United States of Europe can only be the natural consequence of the growth and development of a European consciousness. Being European doesn’t mean to occupy a certain geographic area in Europe. Being European means thinking as a European, living in a country with European beliefs and traditions, and feeling as a European. Being European is an inside-out process which means to develop in each citizen a European consciousness – an inner sense of European patriotism – a conscious, eternal idea of a united nation called “Europe.”