Has German Chancellor Angela Merkel drunk from the same cup of dysarthria as His Eminence Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, the Grand Mufti of Australia?
Has she maybe been infected with a variety of plasmodium that targets Broca’s Area in the brain? Or did she fall off her exercise machine, like Harry Reid? Or collapse after a faint, like Hillary Clinton?
Or is it perhaps bovine spongiform encephalopathy?
In any case, something seems to be amiss with the Bundeskanzlerin’s vocal utterances. According to Nash Montana, who translated these clips for subtitling, the German syntax in Frau Merkel’s latest statements has reached a new level of meandering meaninglessness. The English translation probably doesn’t do it justice, but readers who understand German can listen for themselves and form an opinion.
The topics discussed are not without interest. In the first video, Chancellor Merkel talks about the need to label products that contain pork, out of cultural sensitivity for some unnamed group. In the second clip she addresses (sort of) the possibility that terrorists may have snuck into Germany along with two million “refugees”.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling these videos.
Angela Merkel on pork labeling:
Angela Merkel rambles on about terrorists among the “refugees”:
Transcript Video 1:
|0:01||On the one hand, we can respect when someone has certain customs|
|0:05||or certain rules, and on the other hand this of course cannot lead|
|0:10||to a restriction for those who have other rules. That means that|
|0:14||one has to make sure that the variety of our offers, the way we are used to them,|
|0:18||is being preserved, but that for example a product is marked|
|0:21||when pork has been used in it.|
|0:25||But tolerance does apply to it in the sense that we do not|
|0:29||have to change our eating habits now, we ourselves know that|
|0:32||there are people who eat vegetarian, that there are people|
|0:36||who have this or that preference, and we have dealt with this in the past,|
|0:39||and that is what we should do now.
Transcript Video 2:
|0:00||And we can think of things right away that weigh heavy on us.|
|0:05||The terrorism, in many countries, around us, around Europe,|
|0:10||but unfortunately as well in our own neighborhood,|
|0:13||in Belgium, in France,|
|0:16||and we feel suddenly that between us and Syria|
|0:20||there is a strong connection, because there are a host of terrorists|
|0:26||who grew up in Europe, in Germany as well,|
|0:30||and are then being trained in Syria. Then some come back again,|
|0:35||and partially even the refugee movement was used to, there…,|
|0:40||to smuggle in terrorists, and that is why the topic of security of the interior,|
|0:46||that Lorenz Caffier, who is the minister of the interior (of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)|
|0:49||in the office right now before he became deputy prime minister (of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)|
|0:53||has very essentially contributed to that the topic of interior security,|
|0:59||has had utmost importance in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.|
|1:04||Now it just came to my mind that I forgot to greet another one,|
|1:07||Herr (…) that is, who isn’t just the state parliament candidate here,|
|1:12||but he does a lot for our economy which I will come back to later.|
|1:16||And so, the topic security of the interior, it motivates us all in the country,|
|1:20||especially in the question of exterior security, and that’s why we are|
|1:25||there as Germany, at many different locations, when it is about|
|1:29||reinstating peace, to fight Islamist terror in the form of the Islamic State,|
|1:34||and our women and men soldiers are doing very essential work.