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Some very good impressions of Switzerland

I am very happy, that I have the opportunity to share my views and thoughts on this blog. In particular, it allows me to share my views that may be politically incorrect, in a free and open manner. As I have continued my travels, I now currently find myself in the Geneva airport of Switzerland. I have not had the opportunity to explore the country further, but from being merely in the airport, I have been able to observe some of the great attributes held by Switzerland as well as that of the Swiss people.

Before I begin, I want to make clear, I do not hold entirely doomsday predictions of Europe, as much of it still is a good place to visit. Nonetheless, I cannot help but feel a breath of fresh air here in the Geneva airport, for a variety of reasons. Both visibly, and through the announcements as well as dialogue in the airport, it is clear, that in a way that differs from much of Europe, Switzerland is continuing to have a firmly European identity.

It is crystal clear that I am in fact in a European country, and there is a prevalence of native Swiss. I have not even seen ONE burqa, which differed enormously from London, in which I saw up to 9 burqa clad women escorted by their husband through the airport. It is a beautiful, wealthy country, which is seemingly in a blissful existence regardless of world events.

I do not know a great deal about Switzerland, aside from its significant German heritage, and its ongoing neutrality in all conflicts, since 1865.

Whilst I do not consider myself exclusively a paleoconservative, surely this country can serve as a beaming example of such an ideology. With no military conflict weighing the country down, and a subsequently more withdrawn foreign policy, Switzerland has been able to preserve its identity well, in contrast to much of Europe. Furthermore, it has been able to retain its status as a non- EU state, allowing it to preserve its sovereignty. This was highlighted in the fact that as of September, Switzerland had been approving of only 35 % of potential Syrian refugees, compared with the 70 % average in the rest of Europe.

In this particular instance, when a country in part withdraws from globalisation, multiculturalism, needless conflicts, and instead entirely focuses on improving its own country, in a way that contrasts greatly with the policies of much of the Western world, the result is the development of a nation such as Switzerland; a beaming example of living standards, democracy and sovereignty, amidst the chaos of change and upheaval taking place throughout the world.

I can only help that Switzerland can continue to uphold its relative ethnic, cultural, and linguistic homogeneity, and remain the great country it currently is.

One thought on “Some very good impressions of Switzerland

  1. Would expect no less from the country that holds the world’s stashed money… 😉 Also, I now have a favorite new label for this Mayflower descendant, granddaughter of a Signer of the Constitution, and Daughter of the Revolution! Yes, I happily carry on the tradition of this country’s founding. Thank you!

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