Europe

I still remember it vividly, it was July 2003, I was standing on top of a mountain in Rodalquilar, Spain in the region of Andalusia. On top of the mountain, I could see the town and the whole landscape reaching out towards the ocean. It was beautiful beyond words even now after fifteen years I can still recall the setting. At that moment, on top of the mountain, I saw my future flash before my eyes. Me, becoming a father to several children, growing old, having grandkids and taking my last breath here on this continent. All this flashed in front of me in a moment that’s when I decided I would leave the US after I was done with college. I always believed my life was always heading towards leaving the country either it would be Europe, South America, Southeast Asia or Toronto which was my wife and I first choice before ultimately moving to England. In Cleveland, I was surrounded by racism and bigotry from black and white. Plus, extreme racism I never experience growing up in Mississippi. It seemed that white people in Cleveland really felt superior and a ( I was called a nigger twice from two different passing cars in one summer)  genuine hatred for black people. And black people’s bigotry towards whites wasn’t reactionary but actual hatred which by the way they had a right too. And plus, the city is segregated physically and mentally. At this time, the Iraq war had just gone down and that shit made me angry that the United States could get away with an illegal war without any consequences. While in College, I read everything I could about International law and the International Criminal Court like it was a new religion. From this, I was convinced and absolutely sure the whole entirety of the Bush Administration should have been indicted on war crimes. But that leads me to another topic: the hypocrisy of the International Criminal Court but that’s an issue I will address in detail later. The summer of 2006 was a great introduction to Europe and overall a great summer. I remember the FIFA World Cup had just begun and the whole continent was on fire celebrating, there wasn’t a better time to be in Europe. But that was in 2006, now as I write this article in 2018 the mood in Europe isn’t as carefree as It once was. Since the European governments never learn from their past mistakes in meddling in others people’s cultures. Their sins are catching up to them faster and with devastating results. The new European imperialism is different now than it was over a hundred years ago. Now, European governments secretly support the US government in their aid of aggression around the world while pretending to be better than the Americans. For example, Angela Merkel lets in thousands of Syrians refugees into Germany because of the Syrian civil war. Well, you are probably thinking she is a good ol’ lady, right. No, she isn’t, Germany has secretly been supplying the opposition groups in Syria thus contributing to further conflict in the war-torn country. And around Europe, racist right-wing political parties have taken power making the world hold it’s breath. In Italy, the “Northern League.” In Austria, the “Austrian People’s party.” In french, the “National Front” lay in waiting to bring the nation to ruin. In the UK, well, the Brexit vote which was base on racism as said in a previously posted article. In Poland, the “Law and Justice party.” In the Netherlands, the “Party for freedom” lay in wait to destroy one of Europe’s most multicultural societies. At this moment, Europe is heading down a road of divide and destined to repeat WW2 just in another form than before. The problem, since Europe and Europeans and other white nations have all the global power. We (the world) have to worry because when they decide to do some crazy shit they usually drag everybody else into their idiotic, low cunning plans that ultimaly lead to global conflicts.

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