Life imitates Brecht*
Taking a leaf from EC President Jean-Claude Juncker — who thinks European governments pay too much attention to popular opinion — German President Joachim Gauck recently said: “The elites are not the problem, the population is at the moment the problem.”
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Nash Montana has also translated an article from Politically Incorrect on the same topic:
Federal President Gauck gave an interview to ARD on the occasion of his decision not to seek a second term as federal president. According to the Bericht aus Berlin moderator Tina Hassel, the majority of Germans would like to see him serve a second term, and a potshot at the AfD was also not far off. In his explanation for his decision, he grinned and reassured citizens that there is absolutely no reason to worry when a new federal president will take office.
He then pushed his arrogance to the limit in the interview when he, in reference to the newly-growing sense of national identity and the danger of a disintegration of the EU, explained: “The elites are not the problem at all, the population is at the moment the problem.”
One has to just explain it to the people better, Gauck said. Instead of serving the citizenry, this man elevated himself above it and he sees his “employers” as THE problem. No Herr Gauck, the problem is politicians like you, who lie to the people, who patronize them and who insult them!
|*||“Die Lösung” (The Solution) is a famous German poem by Bertolt Brecht about the uprising of 1953 in East Germany. Written in mid-1953, it is critical of the government and was not published at the time. It was first published in 1959 in the West German newspaper Die Welt.
Even the satire has difficulty keeping up with the absurdity of real events.
Well, they ARE dissolving the people and electing a new one!
You could argue that the German people are already being replaced by third world Muslim invaders!
And your argument would be correct.
Yes, I thought of that phrase in the UK context, the consternation of the elites is remarkable. The contempt for the popular vote and the voters, by the left and the plutocracy, is palpable–“This (membership of the EU) is too important to be left to the voters.
I’m very pessimistic in regard to the UK ever being able to disentangle itself from the EU. There’s a simple fact that seems to still be misunderstood by many commenters, the vote was not a referendum but a plebiscite. The U.K. Parliament can and probably will, sabotage Brexit.
It is perfectly possible that the British government will carry out secession and still pursue disastrous policies for the English.
It was a British government that kept socialist, wartime restrictions in place after winning World War II, condemning Brits to years of unnecessary suffering and shortages long after Germany, the loser, enacted a free market and basked in prosperity.
It was a British government that brought in hoards of Muslims and other third-worlders to dilute the population, create terror and no-go zones, and absorb welfare dollars.
It was a British government that enacted the speech laws that suppress freedom of expression in England, particularly criticism of Islam or immigration.
It was a British government that attempted an indirect assassination of Tommy Robinson for the crime of questioning immigration while being a plebeian.
So, the Brits are perfectly capable of mucking up their own country, their identity, and their freedoms completely on their own.
To a point yes but we must realise that all of our governments are controlled by the CIA. Until the CIA are removed change will be slow.
How’s the tinfoil hat, francis? Seriously, governments (including the US) don’t have the resources.
Maybe they just need some muscle over there.
Millions of young Muslim males, many very recently and at the personal invitation of Chancellor Merkel, have made their way into the heart of a severely strained German Empire which is now interested in having its own police and army.
Those Germans are still allied with Turkey, both through NATO and one-to-one ties, not to mention historical sentiment. Turkey, now more Islamist than Kemalist, wants to be a great energy hub between the Middle East and Europe. (It probably wouldn’t mind grabbing some oily territory and go full-Ottoman, but patience!)
Turkey and the German Empire now face old enemy Russia, which would only need to stop the dismantling of Syria and grab bit more of the Caspian to be pipeline king in a post-OPEC era where low price and high volume are the only ways to dominate. (High prices bring massive western producers into play, even Australia, which has more gas than Qatar now that Goliath is going, but can’t produce nearly as cheaply as Qatar.)
Fears of full German re-armament, actually using EU funds and resources while draining the forces of NATO, Britain, and France, may seem far-fetched. But the Commission President and German Defense Minister have called for it openly. And do you need to ask how that army’s ranks will be filled with enthusiastic youths?
Of course, you could say that Germany, as head of a dodgy mega-cartel called the EU, is not exactly an Empire.
Me, I’d like to call it quits on Reichs after the third one.
Extremely good letter. If the German leaders are not too picky about their associates, renewing the old German-Turkish alliance (World War I) is not a bad idea. It’s entirely reasonable that a motivating force for Merkel’s flooding Germany with Muslims is not just to dilute the population, but to gain an electoral imprimatur for rearmament on a massive scale.
Ideally, from this perspective, the EU will achieve the subjugation of most of Europe through bureaucracy, rather than force of arms. European, NATO, and US support for rebel movements will remove most of the nationalist governments in the Middle East, leaving weak Islamic entities which are genocidal to people under their control, but not much of a threat to actual countries. Israel will be (or already is) on the hit list, not because it pushes for freedoms outside its borders, but because Israel represents a strong, robust nationalism that will pulverize tangible external threats to itself.
Russia is the natural opponent of such a German-Turkish expansion. This may explain the provocative movements of the US and NATO on Russian borders, such as the Ukrainian adventure, and the military exercises right on the Russian border. Any US-Russian conflict would be disastrous for the US, but would likely leave Russia too weak to effectively counter the German-Turkish expansion.
A US administration with the true interests of the US in mind would not be provoking conflict with Russia.
Your point is well made about balkanising for empire. And Israel will indeed be a bone in the throat for the balkanisers.
There may be an ugly and partial solution to some of the bigger problems. Not in its adventurism, but In its most critical struggles, the US has historically collaborated with Russia: American Revolution (yep!), Civil War (Union), WW1 and WW2. If these powers can’t find a way to collaborate now, what are the chances for peace?
So sup with the devil (or the bear)…unless we feel the world has changed so much that a German-Turkish master plan for dominating Europe is no longer a big deal.
A German Army filled with Arabs and Turks would be a far cry from the Herr of any of the Reichs. Essentially a mercenary army of foreigners (whose average IQ would be somewhere in the mid 80’s) that the Germans, in general, detest; whose first and foremost job is to police the German populace.
If Frau Merkel thinks she is smarter than Machiavelli she should go ahead and reserve a lamppost and beat the rush.
Ah, but the people were smart enough to elect him to be president.
Yuri Bezmenov (Soviet Defector) was right about one thing. Once you get these idiots you are stuck with them until they die or retire and you are stuck with those they educate. They can’t be reeducated. They won’t open their eyes until it is too late. Any strategy needs to take that into consideration if there is any strategy because irreversible changes are being made.
Yes, it’s pretty much impossible to get people to let go of their feel-good beliefs they hold with great certainty unless their lives are falling apart. Basically, if believing lies seems to be working out for someone and gains them social acceptance, why would they change? For most, change will require survival threatening conditions such as possible starvation, undeniable physical security threat, or losing all their friends. Even then they will try to stick their heads in the sand until they’re nearly dead from something.
They never learn do they. We’ve just voted to leave the rotten EU and it is the fault of the indigenous.
I pray to God that our European cousins break free.
Posted a link to this translation in discussion over at Naked Capitalism…… I hope it does some good. My apologies in advance if it attracts “Moon of Alabama” crazy people.