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The Failure of Anthroposophy in the XXIth Century: Brexit, Europe, and the Triumph of Distrust

Today is a sad day. The majority of the citizens of the European Union and United Kingdom are not at all aware of the scope of what happened just a few hours ago, with the decision in Referendum, by a narrow margin, of the citizens of the United Kingdom, to leave the European Union.
brexitThe EU was and is far from being perfect. Even more so, is deeply imperfect. It lacks appropriate  democratic mechanisms and effective governance processes, and above all, in the past decade , it has lost the ability to give answers and to create enthusiasm in the citizens of the various countries.  member of it. And this is a good part of the reason why British citizens, especially those older than 50 years, have voted «leave». Because, quite simply, the EU was for them, something they perceived not close, important, or simply beneficial.
But the fact that they do not perceive it does not mean that it wasn’t so. It means, that it benefits were «way beyond» thee scope of their immediate perception.
To this problem, or better said, in relation to the same, joins the problem of emerging extremisms and nationalisms at the length and breadth of the world. Instead of advancing in the «democratization» of the areas controlled by authoritarian systems (that always are, by definition, extremists and nationalists), has begun to happen otherwise: the democratic world turns nationalist, extremist, and not taking much, it will become authoritarian. Sigue leyendo

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The Spanish Folk Spirit and its possibilities of future development. The mistake of Nationalisms.


I did not want this post to be published before the elections in Catalonia on  November 25th, 2012, as far as they had been raised politically as a validation of the alleged Catalonian sovereigntist route, and so, as the ultimate guarantee for another great independence process in Spain, the process linked to the Basque independence.

Today we yet know that most of the Catalonian people want to be «independent», as far as they have voted by CIU and ERC, but not in the way that the independentista Leader of CIU, Artur Mas, has raised. For, «independence» and «separation» are not necessarily the same thing. One can be independent without isolating, that is, it is possible be independent and, at the same time, maintaining a coexistence with the neighboring communities, in Spain or in any other part of the world. In real life, being independent does not require to isolate oneself from the world, or putting boundaries or signs of any kind, like this IKEA advertising says: «welcome to the independent republic of my home».

All this said, the aim is not to criticize whoever wants to do it so. My point is simpler than that: independence and separation are not at all, the same thing.

That said, and connected with this subject, I would like to go a bit deeper on one aspect that, from the point of view of anthroposophy, has been touched very slightly in Spain. I’m talking about the mission or destiny of the folk spirit of Spain, and its current situation.

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