Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Régime de Bananes

The “Failed state” narrative finally finds the obvious. In Europe.

Failed States are usually those African countries blamed by westerners for not having started their democratic and economic ascend, ravaged by poverty, corruption and a clear lack of good governance. But what if this vocabulary of “Failed State” could apply to European countries having failed over the last decade to foster growth and radically change their society in the light of the upcoming challenges? This is particularly the case of Belgium, and this is dangerous for the Europe.
What do you mean “what if?” It already has. Plus, what’s all this sudden talk of “intervening to save” Belgium? Didn’t they have this thing against meddling and nation-building being, like, y’know, like wrong ‘n stuff?