Decentralization, pushback against the empire, questioning the narrative; Trump is unleashing it all.
Germany hits back at Trump criticism of refugee policy and BMW tariff threat
I don’t care so much about the BMW tariff threat; this isn’t a post on economics. I enjoyed the reasons for the criticism of Trump’s criticism about Germany’s refugee policy:
Responding to Trump’s comments that Merkel had made an “utterly catastrophic mistake by letting all these illegals into the country”, [Germany’s deputy chancellor and minister for the economy, Sigmar] Gabriel said the increase in the number of people fleeing the Middle East to seek asylum in Europe had partially been a result of US-led wars destabilising the region.
“There is a link between America’s flawed interventionist policy, especially the Iraq war, and the refugee crisis…
Finally, a meaningful political figure has the courage to say it. But why say it now, you ask? Well, because it is perhaps becoming acceptable for the empire’s colonies to criticize American hegemony now that Trump is POTUS.
…that’s why my advice would be that we shouldn’t tell each other what we have done right or wrong, but that we look into establishing peace in that region and do everything to make sure people can find a home there again,” Gabriel said.
Yes, you should “tell each other what we have done right or wrong….” Get it out there, debate the issues.
It would do the world some good if Europe pushes back against being a colony. It might reduce tensions with Russia; it might reduce support for interventions in the Middle East and Africa.
It certainly would increase decentralization.
Of course, this could all be merely negotiation posturing on Trump’s part; destabilize the counterparty in order to get them to be more malleable in the end. Even if this is the case, it cannot hurt the broader public dialogue that Trump throws his comments out there and the recipients of his punches decide to publicly respond.
It will get people to talk about things they haven’t been allowed to talk about.
Yeah, The Christian (I thought Merkel was not religious at least that is what RT, Putin News ;-), has on video that I am sure was acted out.) Democrats in Germany have a lot of issues with their new guests. I think the whole experiment to turn one of the wealthiest and most productive countries in the world into a Third World Basket Case is hitting a snag. But what could possibly go wrong when the Germans get really angry?ReplyDelete
Yes, it is long past time that we started debating many subjects that have been taboo for a long time. One of the two most refreshing things about Trump is his ability to start such things with his fearless (or clueless, some might say) brashness. He gives us permission, or at least the courage, to start speaking our minds to everyone instead of whispering to fellow travelers in whatever dark niches of the internet have been carved out for a particular group.ReplyDelete
The sad thing is that over 100 years of government schooling and social engineering have created hordes of ignoramuses incapable of critical thinking and true debate. Those people have voices too, but use them -- generally at top volume -- to spew out endless streams of vitriol, abuse, irrationality, and illogic. I hope the real debate doesn't get drowned out by this.
(BTW, the second of the two most refreshing things is that Trump is the first true outsider that has made it into the presidency in a long time. We don't even get many that make it anywhere near the nomination, at least in the major parties. Even independent candidates are often career politicians.
Now that he's broken the trail, finally proving that it's not impossible for an outsider to gain acceptance among the voters now, I'm looking to see more true outsiders -- especially non-lawyers -- stepping up to the plate and winning seats in congress. Perhaps in a few years we will have the first congress we've had in a long time that is a true cross-section of American. This will be an important part of draining the swamp.)
Trump is not an outsider; it's that he isn't a career politician.ReplyDelete
Yes, the real source of the so called refugees is the American/Saudi war on Syria. However, if Merkel and other Western lap dogs did not cooperate with neocons, and the libturds, their countries would not have been invaded by thugs.ReplyDelete
OK to say: The big mean US is responsible for this. Its not like we (Europe) have been pushing the same exact war propaganda in Syria.ReplyDelete
Not OK to say: Its the Zionists and their neocon agents in Washington who are responsible for the wars, the open borders policies, and Arab-muslim hatred of Europeans/Americans.
Its not progress, its deflection. This is why the US empire exists. To serve as the sword and the shield of Zionism and the banking cartel.
Non-Zionist Americans (and Europeans) can overwhelmingly put a stop to this if they choose. I don't believe in voodoo or witch-doctory.Delete
In any case, I don't care who the man behind the curtain is; I only care that people are tired of pretending there is no man behind the curtain; I only care that it is OK to discuss the man behind the curtain.
This is progress.
"Non-Zionist Americans (and Europeans) can overwhelmingly put a stop to this if they choose."ReplyDelete
This has always been true, which is why it hasn't happened. Americans are illiterate in geopolitics and Europeans are read the wrong books (which, honestly, is probably worse than reading none at all).
The Europeans have been outsourcing the moral responsibility for their own complicity in the empire for the entire post-war era. The French, for instance, like to think of themselves as better than the imperialistic America (the same France that held a North African colony until 1962, not that there is anything per se wrong with that) but were probably the most culpable of all Western Nations in both Libya and Syria.
More to the point, there is no refugee crisis. That terminology is psychological warfare. Blaming US (fronted) imperialism for the (politically) inconvenient consequences of a deliberate and systematic attempt to genocide European peoples has always been part of the plan. (double points if Russia and the US can be blamed at the same time).
The vast majority of "refugees" are adult and male. Only some of them are Syrian, many are African.. They pass through multiple, non-warzone, safe countries (which by definition no longer makes you a refugee), to get to Germany and Northern Europe for the free rapes and money.
It is clear that some Germans are finally getting to the breaking point. Maybe the politician quoted above is an example of that. Apparently his father was a hardcore national socialist to his "dying breath." Maybe some of it rubbed off.
So I will give this guy the benefit of the doubt but my main point is this.
"The Refugee Crisis" is fake news propaganda. It is a program of genocide by those who rule Europe. The wars provided the pretext for what was always in the cards, they are not the cause.
So ultimately 1% of the Elite population which I guess are Caucasian be it Anglo or Zionists want to take out the rest of the Caucasian competition and rule of the backwards 3rd world herds? Not a sour tone directed at you personally...just my curiosity of the way the World really works has me befuddled. The conspiracy theorist has been vindicated finally at least the way I see it has turned out. Maybe not Lizard men, but something very unsettling has taken the helm of Free Men's Worldly Messiah, "The State" and has imprisoned him with its lies.Delete
I was born German and raised im Dritten Reich. Twenty years after the end of WW2 I had seen enough of what had become of Germany. What a wimpy bunch of people. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Now, more than two generations later die Amerikanische Zone is still occupied by American Forces.ReplyDelete
You write, finally, a meaningful political figure has the courage to say: “There is a link between America’s flawed interventionist policy, especially the Iraq war, and the refugee crisis….". I can not believe that a statement like that was uttered by any German. In fact, I bet a communique is already on the way to Washington explaining the misunderstanding.
BTW, Angela Merkel is of Polish descent; nee Kaźmierczak. She grew up (50 mi) north of East Berlin. Merkel was a member of the Communist Free German Youth (FDJ), advancing to the district board and finally the secretary for "Agitprop" (Agitation and Propaganda).
PS I am kidding with my American and three German friends that she is some kind of Manchurian Candidate working to finally fulfill the Morgenthau Plan.