“I pause to ask myself what it's like to be a Belgian, if there is such a thing. Too proud? Too masochistic? Difficult to decide. Like the mule, it seems to be a country without pride in paternity or hope of posterity.”Top that. Belgium is a rung below Eeyore. But aren't they the model that we should aspire to? They are multicultural/multi-lingual, self-effacing and old. No leader would ever say, "there have been times where Belgium has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive." No, there cowboys in Belgium.
For my part, I'll stick with crude. And free.