Wednesday, January 05, 2005



Dr. Peter Roland has written a hymn in Latin celebrating the European Union, to be sung to the tune of Beethoven's Ode to Joy. Unfortunately the diversity that he lauds (line 3 of stanza 1, "unified in diversity," "una in diversitate") is proving to be to be the downfall of Europe as it degenerates into Eurabia.

The Latin word diversitas also had the meaning disagreement, contradiction, contrariety, e.g. at Tacitus, Histories 1.62:
Mira inter exercitum imperatoremque diversitas.

There was a surprising difference of opinion between the army and its commander.

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