Imagine you get a guy who’s seriously in the redhe has about $50 in his pocket, but he owes thousands. He knows he never will pay off what he owes.
And he finds another guy pretty much the same way. Maybe he has only $20 in his pocket, but owes thousands more than hell ever see.
Now these two guys somehow hook up with three or four other dudes in the same dire straits. And more incredibly, they find about six guys more in the same financial situation. A small bit of cash in their pockets, but very angry creditors.
Hey, one of them says, I cant pay my bills, and you cant pay yours. But maybe, if we pool all our money together, we can pay all our bills!
Yeah, agrees another, I only got like twenty bucks, but with your twenty, and your thirty, and your ten, and twenty…thats a hundred bucks none of us had!
A flurry of high fives, and they get to work writing checks.
But fundamentally, thats the European Union, right there.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.