To be a bit comical so late at night.
There was a French Empire of a sort in various part of Africa, Asia and America. There was no such German Empire. There was a widespread British Empire all over the world. There was no such German Empire. Had Germany won WW1, then the massive, massive territories of Britain and France would have passed to Germany, almost as though Britain and France had made a will to bequeath those overseas possessions to Germany.
Hitler et al wanted ‘lebensraum’ – ‘space for the people’. It is reasonable to say that what they really wanted was a German Empire. And, for a while, they had such an Empire by invading East and West.
We may not realise it as yet, but we have a new Empire-builder. It is the UN.
The UN is no longer a ‘talking shop’ where nations might discuss their border problems etc and come to amicable agreements. It has become an impersonal ‘thing’. That idea is very, very important. The UN is ‘a thing’. It is not human, it is ‘a thing’. The WHO is not human; it also is ‘a thing’; Tobacco Control may have been human a couple of decades ago, but when Godber said that SHS must be ‘perceived’ as dangerous, even though it was not, then TC became ‘a thing’, and we moved from ‘human’ to ‘dictatorship’.
Dictatorship denies humanity. “Public Health” is as dictatorship. The interesting thing is that there is still a place for ‘public health’ in terms of water supplies and such. There is no place for “public health” as a religion or dictatorship. The convolutions of the USA FDA (Federal Drugs Administration) which are likely to destroy the ecig industry are ‘religious’.
The EU is similar. Its existence requires faith. But where is the EU ‘Heaven’? There is no EU ‘Heaven’. It would not be so bad if there was an EU ‘Heaven’.