German politics in the shadow of the World Cup

Stunning facts you could read in german newspapers in the last days

Censorship?

The supposedly independent German Cultural Council recommends to stop all talk shows for fear of the populists.

(german: Deutscher Kulturrat)

Feed themselves

The monthly diets of the deputies will increase to 9780 Euro from July.

(german: rp-online)

Feed themselves

Quick law change: 25.000.000 more Euros for the parties in the parliament.

(german: Handelsblatt)

Long refused

Merkel promises french prime minister Macron to install a new european money pot.

(german: Frankfurter Allgemeine)

Chaos could help to create a new european order

One could think that the chaos around us is created intentionally in order to create a european super world power. A lot of people fear that option and they are right. The european leaders are not democratically elected and only responsible to their lobbyists. It is a high-paid and corrupt bunch of politicians, often pushed to the european government in order to get rid of them nationally.

To overcome these mental reservations you need a crisis, a chaos, a crash. When everybody is scared, politicians can easily sell the idea of a new order.

It took us an exceptional long time to form a new government in Germany after the elections last year. We germans don’t like unsecurity at all. Now the government threatens to fly apart and fear emerges. “Go ahead Merkel and form your european budget!” we shout. We forget about the warning words about uncontrollable expenses and depts. Our former finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said, that it makes no sense to spread the money and have no common government in the euro zone. Every country can throw the money out of the window and no one cares.  Now this step seems possible. The struggle with the CSU urges Angela Merkel to find a european solution. That’s what she wants to do anyway and Seehofer helps her with his 2-weeks-deadline.

Why did the DDR collapse? Their elite lived in wealth and spent money that they didn’t have. The people were forced to keep a house book where they had to note every visit. Of cause the leaders censored the media. Opponents of the system ended up in jail.

Do you feel the similarities? Censorship in our TV and a new censorship in the internet (german: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz)

Bavaria even adopted a new police law that alows the police to close bank accounts, read letters and E-mails and put a person into electronic ankle cuffs if he COULD do a crime in the future. It is not nessecary that a person is already guilty or condemned (german: Netzpolitik)

 

 

 

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Historical crisis in german government

(Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Great events throw their shadows ahead

Usually the CSU follows her bigger sister CDU but now she rebels openly against the current chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). The CSU has been part of the government for many years but she never did anything about the welcome culture of Angela Merkel.

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The great threat for the CSU is the election in Bavaria in october this year. According to actual polls the CSU will lose up to 7% of her votes to the AfD (Information in English). Since hundrets of thousands of immigrants have been coming to Germany the AfD wants to control the border. Most of the Germans want that, too. To get the votes back, the CSU stands up against Angela Merkel.

Angela Merkel follows her idea of unconditionally open borders and is not willing to follow german and european laws. Our home secretary, Horst Seehofer, CSU, made it clear, that he will use his power as a minister and control the border even against Merkel’s will. The consequence would most likely be that Merkel will fire her minister then. But look, she needs the CSU to stay chancellor. If she fires her minister, the CSU might not be willing to form a union with the CDU any more.

The coalition between the government parties is already weak but now this situation could lead to a coalition break and to a break of the government. To make things worse, other leaders of Merkel’s party support Seehofer and the CSU. Angela Merkel’s throne is shaking. As her position weakens many call for her resignation.