Opinion: (Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder): “‘The current crisis makes it relentlessly clear that we cannot have a common currency zone without a common fiscal, economic, and social policy,’ Schroeder said.
“He added: ‘We will have to give up national sovereignty.’
“‘From the European Commission, we should make a government which would be supervised by the European Parliament. And that means the United States of Europe.’
“‘In the crisis lies a real opportunity to achieve a political union in Europe,’ he said.
“Schroeder, who says the EU can only respond to growing competition with the United States and Asia by being fully united, has long pointed to Britain as a hurdle to further EU integration.
“‘Great Britain causes the greatest problems. (It is) not in the euro but the British nevertheless always want to participate when it comes to designing a European economic area,’ he said. ‘That doesn’t work.'”
My Comment: The world will face the choice between integration and rebirth by suppressing its individual egoistic interests, or disintegration into separate parts and preservation of “unique identity.” And although disintegration will be obviously disadvantageous, it will egoistically confront unity, which requires rising above personal egoism. And thus, in the birth pangs, humanity will come to the realization of the plan of nature, to its full unity.