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To be or not to be concerned
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Concerned about the latest world events
Welcome to our article (58), to be or not to be concerned.
Concerned about the latest world events
Dear readers, as citizens of the world, every time that some world events happen, that we believe they may change our way of life, or the way the world affairs are run, or something else that may affect our lives, we should be concerned, because it may affect lots of people including ourselves, sometimes it may affect us adversely. Therefore, it would be the right thing to do, to let let our views known to our friends and the public, if we have the means to do that. For this reason, I am writing this article, hoping that some people will read it; anyhow, we will start this article, with this important world event, Britain exit from the European Union.
Therefore, today we must ask ourselves; should we be concerned about the outcome of Britain leaving the European Union? Or we should think, that in the end everything is going to be all right and don’t worry about it at all; so, the question that we are going to ask ourselves today is, to be or not to be concerned about Britain exit from the European Union? Now, let us see the outcome of this action.
Because today the people of Britain have voted to exit from the European Union, a lot of people seem to worry about it. For this reason, when we look at the news today, they sound alarming. The stock market seems to be going down everywhere, to hear some experts the financial future forecast is not that good, in fact, they are even talking about that a world recession is possible. All this could happen just because Britain is leaving the European Union. I don’t really know what to think about this issue, because it is only one country leaving the (EU); so, I believe that the European Union could continue to run just the same as before, provided the other members of the EU, are willing to continue as before Britain voted to exit.
But then again, it might not be as simple as it seems, because of all this negative attitude that financial institutions have shown, from the first moment that Britain announced that they have voted to leave the EU. Anyhow, I believe that financial things could go back to normal, once the surprise and early scary part is over. However, we feel that this issue is something that we are going to follow closely, starting with this article that we are writing here. So, whenever we believe that there is something new to be said, about Britain leaving the EU or something else, we are going to add and report it here in this article.
Therefore, because Britain has voted to exit the EU, today we are looking for the reasons why Britain wants to exit from the EU. Now, while we are looking to find the reason why Britain is leaving the EU, something else is happening these days in the Mediterranean Sea, lots of refugees are coming to Europe; looking at what is happening there, we believe that this could be the real reason why Britain is leaving the EU, since we believe that it has influenced the people of Britain to vote to exit the European Union, so, let us explain our point of view a bit more.
Here we have also to make our personal observation, and this is that we believe. We believe that the real problem why Britain has voted to exit, has not been pointed out properly to the public from the press, at least this is how some of us feel like. So, while these discussions go on about to leave or to stay; the real problem that has made the British people vote to exit the EU still goes on in Europe. Anyhow, we would like to explain our point of view here under, first of all. And then, if we have time we are going to come back and talk about Britain exit, and then write our personal point of view about what it might mean to Europe. We are also going to look at the history of how the European Union was formed and other things as well, because it is a long history, if we want to know how it was formed.
But at this moment, we feel that we would like to point out, what has caused all this problem, and then talk about the problem that Europe is facing today. We would like to do that, because there is very little said about the reasons, which we believe is due, or partly due to the refugee movement, since they come in great numbers to Europe. So, we are going to express our views, and say what is happening right now in Europe, because we believe that this is the real problem that upsets most of the countries of the European Union. So, let us talk about what should be the biggest concern for Europe.
A ship of the Italian Cost Guards with some refugees aboard.
The biggest concern for Europe
Dear readers, when you are reading this article, you might think that we have changed issue altogether, because here we are going to talk about Europe and not just Britain, so, some of you might think that I have completely forgotten what I was saying above, because I seem to have changed subject altogether; but I am sure that the subject I am going to talk about here under, it is well linked to Britain exiting the European Union. Because, the biggest concern for Europe and the entire world should be about the illegal emigrants that emigrate by thousands every day, and for this reason, they are causing all these problems, in the counties they emigrate. And I believe, that this is the real reason why Britain has voted to exit.
So, let us talk about the refugees, and what is happening right now on the coasts of Italy.
Here I want to point out, that these events don’t seem to be reported much from the world press, at least not as much as I believe they ought to be reported. You see, to see what I am going to report here under, I had first to Google the Italian news and then ask about refugees before this article came up. To me it is an important article, because it seems to be mostly ignored from the world press and I wonder why, it is so.
Anyhow, let us talk about what I found, in this Italian article.
In a single day, this is how many illegal emigrants, or refugees have arrived in Italy, and the following list is a shortened list of the Italian Google news:
The (Guardia costiera italiana) Italian cost guards, this morning have rescued about 1400 illegal emigrants about 40 miles near Libya who were heading to the Italian coasts.
Another 655 emigrants have disembarked in Messina;
Another 1300 have disembarked in Brindisi;
150 in Port Empedocles;
And 1135 in Augusta.
If you add the numbers up they come just under 4000 illegal emigrants in one day.
Now, this is the real problem that Europe and the entire world is facing. And in my opinion, this is the real problem that has made Britain exit from the European Union.
Because of what is happening, the common people of the world are concerned, and therefore ask those people in power to come up with a solution soon, because we are concerned that everything might become out of control, in fact, it may already be out of control, if we look at all those violent things that happen in the world today.
There are many things that can be said, but the entire world seems that is spitting in two, but this is hard to explain easily. So, we are going to spent some time to think about it, and then try to explain our points of view about this subject, when we edit this article many times, in the future. Now let us go back to the European Union, and give a short description if we can.
The European Union
The European Union of today has 28 member states, it has an area of 4,324,782 Km. and a population of over 508 million. Now because Britain is leaving it is going to be 27 member states, but that is okay, since it still covers most of the western Europe continent, which has very advances technology, but it has not been like that at the beginning. So, let us write a very shortened version of what I have found on the internet, even though I know a little bit myself, since I was living in Europe when I was young.
The very first step was, European Coal and Steel Community, in 1952; in 1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany signed the, Treaty of Rome, which created the European Economic Community (EEC), after that some other member joined the European Union, a lot of them in 1973 this group included also the Britain if I am right, and since then most of them have worked together until now. Here we have to add that later on Greece and several other smaller states joined the Union.
From my own personal point of view, it seems to me that the European Union, was serving its members well, until the time that some smaller and poor states joined in. You see, the people that were living in the poor states started to move to the richer states quickly, in search of a better life for themselves of course, so, nobody can blame them for wanting to live like the rest of European people, since they became part of Europe when they joined.
Anyhow, at this point of time there was nothing to worry about, because they could have been absorbed easily in the rest of the European community, provided there was enough time for these people to amalgamate. But this freedom of movement in Europe has set a precedent, so, whoever is a European citizen is free to move around to other states. Now, as you can see this has been the beginning of uncontrolled emigration. So, I believe that this is the real problem that Europe faces today UNCONTROLLED EMIGRATION.
I firmly believe that this uncontrolled emigration is the reason why, Britain has voted to exit the European Union, you see, they are concerned and they have good reasons to be concerned. I believe that the British people feel as if they are losing control of their own country, and so, they prefer to exit instead of letting the European Union tell them what to do.
Anyhow this is not the only concern that the world is facing today, because every day there is something else to worry about; these concerns may be similar, or they might have only a link to the problems that we have mentioned above. Anyhow, let us see what is happening in the USA these days.
The American problem is a concern
We should all be concerned about what has happened in USA today, because it seems that it is a trend that is going to continue, if all the people involved don’t change their attitude and the ways of thinking; but let us first look at what has happened.
Today there has been another tragedy in USA, in Dallas Texas a gunman has shot dead 5 policemen and injured 7 others, after opening fire on this supposed to be a peaceful demonstration. At the beginning, it was thought that there were a few gunmen that opened fire on the police, but it turned out to be only one gunman, who had been in the army and served in Afghanistan. The gunman then was killed by police using a robot bomb.
Anyhow, this seems to be a real problem for USA, because there is too much hatred between different communities of different race and color, and worse still it seems to escalate with time. Some of these communities are more violent than others, so, instead of cooperating with the authorities they fight them.
The police that are involved in controlling these people feel that their lives are at risk, just about every time they have to do their job, so, they are a bit edgy, and if they feel that they are in danger they shoot first and ask question later. Of course, the people that are abused or shot by the police blame the police for it, and for this reason they hate the police. So, it seems that this is a trend that would never end.
What could be done to improve the situation one could ask here? But there are no easy answers to that question. Most of the world is just wondering, if anybody could come up with any ideas how to improve the situation.
We could ask ourselves whether we should be concerned or not, and for me personally I believe that we should be concerned. We should be concerned because, so far, no political leader has come up with a way of how they could solve this ongoing problem. Anyhow, I believe that we should all give this matter some thoughts, and see, if we can see the reasons why this is happening, and then talk about it.
There are a lot of other things that we could say, but that has got to do for the time being, since we have said enough in this article already. We are continuing about this issue, in our next article, an old man view of the world.
See you soon.
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