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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Sunday thoughts

bridge-53769Merkel meets Netanyahu in Berlin

Today Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel,  brings our capital Berlin to a halt. He is expected to meet chancellor Angela Merkel tomorrow afternoon to talk with her about the Iran Deal. The chancellors heart beates for the Muslims in the first place and it could be a challenge for Israel to be heard. Two votes in the UN Security Council last week have shown that most of the worlds countries have decided to support the Islam rather than the christians or the jews. Do they realize what relentless and violent world they help to create? I earnestly hope that the meeting tomorrow will go well and our chancellor will have an open mind.

Update Monday: 

How do you congratulate a close friend to his 70. birthday? You go to him with a present, write him a nice letter, at least call him, right? 

But not so Angela Merkel. She didn’t congratulate Israel in an open statement or visit Israel at her 70. anniversary neither did she nor any other german representative show up when the USA moved her ambassy to Israels capital Jerusalem. But see how she handels a 70. anniversary instead (emphasis by me, the translation in the video is not correct at this point):

“I find it very important and symbolic, too, that we – in this year when Israel celebrates her 70. anniversary and WE COULD NOT ONLY CONGRATULATE OURSELVES from the distance and WE NOT ONLY HAD A DEBATE in the German Bundestag, but that the Prime Minister is here with us today, too….”

Congratulate ourselves… how does that work? And yes, we had a debate in the bundestag but how does this benefit Israel? 

Netanyahu and Merkel have different opinions in regard of the Iran deal, Germany condamns the statement of the iranian leaders that Israel be a cancer that should be cut off and Germany wants to continue the cooperation with Israel.