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Europe's Destiny was Shaped Centuries Ago - Today's Observations Merely Reached a Late Conclusion

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 12, 2016 at 11:52

This perspective of Europe's dilemma in maintaining some semblance of its ethnic identity was formulated so very long ago by virtue of a process that this article alludes to: an erudite philosophical attitude that took root in Europe's early metamorphosis from Roman influences of an empire that straddled two continents before collapsing into the fragments of multiple societies that would struggle to find a morally common basis over which to reform, but never will reach a moral conclusion. In the end, selfish desires are made into national agendas will rule until such rule dies.

Here is irony: more than seventeen hundred years ago, there was a slim change the fortunes and destiny of an embryonic European continent might have formed into a symbolically peaceful Union under Christian principles; but more antagonistic heads prevailed. Thus, the antipathies of a thought process that keeps mankind in turmoil, becoming more antagonistic during the onslaught of Islam those centuries ago. How many think that battle was ever over? Just ask France.

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