View Full Version : I find this disconcerting

09-06-2010, 09:44 PM
:unsure-1: I discovered the European Union....which is code for Maggie Thatchers great "Back door to a Federal Europe" has an Anthem.

Its sung in German...and this is the translation

Joy, beautiful sparkle of the gods,

Daughter of Elysium!

We enter, fire-drunk,

Heavenly one, your shrine.

Your magic again binds

What custom has firmly parted.

All men become brothers

Where your tender wing lingers.

and this is what it sounds like


I find it kinda offensive because it sounds...far too...patriotic in a Germanic and Nationalistic manner :unsure-1:

It bears to much resemblance to the Horst Wessel Lied, which was kinda the theme tune of the S.A....it horribly catchy and dreadfully bombastic...thankfully in lyrics, the two differ greatly...but I find both very unnerving...and...I didnt realize the EU had quite such high aspirations...