Wolfgang Schäuble is member of the Bundestag for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and a former President of the Bundestag. In the following interview Dr. Schäuble addresses questions about the coming period of icy darkness in Germany brought on by electricity blackouts and a gas shortage.
When Vlad and I were discussing this video, we speculated about who and what might provide the best fuel for burning this winter in Europe. We agreed that corpulent politicians might supply the most efficient source of heat and light for Build Back Better.
|00:00||How do you feel about the fact that now, after the decades of prosperity we’ve had,|
|00:04||we’re talking about blackouts and cold apartments? —That’s not a given. It’s good.|
|00:09||Just wear a sweater and maybe a second sweater, then everything’s fine.|
|00:14||Having electricity is no longer a reasonable expectation, or having light?|
|00:18||Having electricity is already a matter of course, but there can also be an interruption, right?|
|00:22||That’s why, just in case, it’s good to have a few candles and matches at home.|
|00:26||Of course it’s important that you know where they are, so when it gets dark,|
|00:30||because it’s difficult to find things in the dark. I just think we need to say,|
|00:34||“Yes, sorry, I really understand you don’t want to pay more for energy,|
|00:40||but instead you could give up a vacation trip,|
|00:45||or perhaps vacation in Germany somewhere,|
|00:50||and not travel to the Galapagos Islands or wherever the heck else.”