Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I welcome this diary. We have struggled to find a unifying purpose the like of which energises our USian counterparts, so we have become a cheerleader for an as-yet-undefined philosophy.

and if we don't know what we stand for, it's no surprise that everyone else is confused.

Anyway, I had a bit of a go once myself. not sure I agree with it all anymore, but this seems to be similar to where you're at.

So when asked what we are for my feeling is that we are more than a mere coming together of like-minded people.  Perhaps it is pretentious to say that we are somehow part of a larger phenomenon that is building a new politics that understands old ideas surrounding cheap energy & globalised corporate capitalism simply cannot continue as they have. That we need new new perspectives, that the observance of rights and dignities are important in building the just societies we hope to preserve in the decades to come. Or perhaps it is simply a recognition that the way we do things now doesn't work for the majority of people any more.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 29th, 2010 at 01:54:06 PM EST

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