A crowd. A battalion. An army of about 50 000 people, most graduated from some of the highest ranked Universities in the EU, who have a high intellectual sensibility, speak several languages perfectly and have lived and worked in several places in Europe. In short, of what the continent produces best in terms of International Public Affairs, all gathered in one same location, the EU bubble, making it the place with the highest concentration of academically qualified people in the world.
Yet, in a society where academic and intellectual success is so high valued, it is interesting to see eurobubblers suffering from such a bad reputation, despised by millions of EU citizens blaming them for being a bunch of lazy nerds, to the point that many of them end up being pretty comfortable with the idea that they are the highest qualified useless rat racers in the world.
Please note that I use despised, not hated. There is no passion here, no fascination, positive or negative.
As a picture is worth a thousand words, let’s see what the first thing is that comes to people’s mind when thinking about Brussels as compared to similar places of power like Wall Street or DC:
I mean please, we all know that attraction comes with power and that the EP is not DC, but there is still something strangely pathetic here. Just watch the promotional video of the Euro’s 10th anniversary (and join the 0.01% of the EU population that did it so far) and you will get my point.
So let’s imagine for a minute that we are in this party with plenty of girls around. You have Hong Kong here spitting her game, London there sipping a cocktail, getting a bit old but still quite the MILF, the young BRICS dancing naughtily in the middle driving all the guys crazy, Wall Street with her little dog Washington, the usual bimbo attracting most of the attention … but where is Eurobubble? Oh there she is, the nerdy girl that no one really feels like asking to dance, who vaguely tries to get a bit of attention by laughing too loud when someone cracks a joke, talks about something no one really listens to and eventually never gets to open a pack of condoms, when a
slut seductress like Wall Street wouldn’t know where to put the empty boxes. Think about Olivia Newton John in the major part of Grease and you got it.
She definitely got the curves. All she has to do is learn how to shake that booty.