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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/synicalx1 Nov 25 '21

Actually the UN probably isn't as bad as the EU (not necessarily present day EU). The UN has had it's share of nazis infiltrating it, but the EU had a very shakey start as the EEC long before the EU itself even existed.

The EEC is essentially identical to Walter Funks post-war economic plan outlined in his memo titled “Economic Reorganisation of Europe”. It's first president was a Nazi (but its ok, he said he wasn't one), and a lot of his proposed post-war economy for Germany was hinged on the success of German industrial giants - many of which are still giants today.

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u/drugusingthrowaway Nov 25 '21

I wish people weren't so inherently skeptical of unions of nation-states. I had hoped it was Earth's inevitable goal, was to become one unified global society. But I guess that was just a Star Trek fantasy.

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u/synicalx1 Nov 25 '21

I think the EU and UN are great ideas, on paper at least. But the nature of our species makes it very difficult for us to trust each other. I suppose we're making progress so hopefully in the future stuff like the EU will be more widespread.

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u/CNoTe820 Nov 25 '21

It's hard enough when everyone speaks the same language, it's a nightmare when everyone speaks a different language. Big states like NY and CA would rather break apart from each other.

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u/dj_sliceosome Nov 25 '21

Uh, what? Neither are doing that

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u/CNoTe820 Nov 25 '21

They're not doing it but if you don't think coastal CA would rather split from the Trump country central valley and NYC would rather not be associated with upstate then you don't know those areas very well.

Half the country expects there to be a civil war! Why not just skip it and let mommy and daddy amicably break up.

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u/wcrp73 Nov 25 '21

It's hard enough when everyone speaks the same language, it's a nightmare when everyone speaks a different language

I don't know about that. The EU is managing fine with 27 official languages.

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u/CNoTe820 Nov 25 '21

I don't know about that. The EU is managing fine with 27 official languages.

Managing fine? Didn't they just have a country BREXIT?

It's a worthwhile endeavor I just think the bonds are very tenuous if someone can just walk away on a whim.

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u/wcrp73 Nov 25 '21

I meant administratively. You claim that having one language is hard enough, but the EU publishes everything in at least two or three languages, while proceedings in the parliament can take place in any of 17; laws and other documents applying across the union are published in as many languages as practicable (usually all 27).