1 European Commission VP: Europe must accept diversity or face war
Frans Timmermans, a Dutch diplomat and Vice-President of the European Commission, urged all members of the EU parliament to increase efforts to "erase single, monocultural nation states" and accelerate the process in which "every single nation on earth must eventually become diverse". During his speech in the EU Fundamental Rights Colloquium 2015 he put special emphasis on the importance of "not allowing even the remotest places on the planet to exist without diversity".
The future of humanity, so he says, no longer belongs to individual nations and cultures, but rather a mixed super-culture. Contemporary conservatives, who value their own traditions and want a peaceful future for their own communities, value a "past that never existed" and can therefore not dictate the future. Timmermans therefore implies that European culture and heritage are nothing but social constructs and anybody who says otherwise is narrow-minded. He concludes his speech by stating that Europe has always been a continent of migrants and European values inherently mean accepting diversity.
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