“How does one hate a country, or love one? … I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply?”
— Ursula K. Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness)
@aral @neil This is true... but I guess I might not be fully agreeing to that also. There are countries that are expressing a certain culture. It is not about hate though. It is about how one can relate and resonate to that culture or not. And also, you may have been born in a country and not relating to the culture attached to it.
Thanks for the toot Aral.
Yes... I remember 5 or 6 years ago there were this decision (in France) to bring some areas together...
it was (is) very arbitrary but clearly quite political. And of course, everything was (is) coming as well under the governance of one place (Paris)
Parallel to that, some wanted to define another approach which was more based on interdependance...
I am looking for the map to show that. I can't find it... yet.
@aral EU may not be perfect, but it seems like it's possible border forces to not check me, and restrict freedom of movement
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