…sharia is juxtaposed to freedom because it strangles individual liberty, the catalyst of progress.
Germany: Past, Present, Future
The Current Disaster Is Comprehensible
What is happening in Europe? This. Do not read further until you have viewed this video.
It is clear that some refugees can be accepted by non-Muslim nations, and resettled peacefully. It is also true that the German reaction to the continuing violence in Islamic regions is literally insane.
Consider, please: current German policy is largely due to reactions to the fascist National Socialist regime that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. The attempt to cleanse humanity by exterminating the Poles and the Jews still weighs heavily on the conscience of many political activists in Germany, Merkel among them. Of course anti-Nazi sloganeering comes easiest to collectivists who are generally labeled “left wing”; their long history of opposing National Socialist madness gives them pride of place in contemporary politics.
Instead of murdering millions, today’s German “leftists” welcome millions of foreigners. A non-German, multicultural, tolerant Germany is one of the “Left’s” goals. That is their way of compensating for Germany’s presumed “guilt”.
The ethical basis for following a cosmopolitan policy is admirable. Yes, of course the Nazis were horribly depraved, and anything that still reeks of their stench should be stamped out. The desire to make amends by constructing a new society in Europe does have roots.
A rational person can paint a complete picture, as follows: Hitler exploited the failures and plight of Germany in order to control the populace. He benefited from, among other things, these facts and phenomena: defeat in World War I ended with not a single Allied soldier on German soil; the peace treaty with the victorious Allied powers was unwise at best; a civil war in Germany immediately followed the world war; ruinous inflation; mass starvation (due primarily to a British blockade of German ports that lasted for approximately two years after the armistice); the German fear of the communism of the Spartacists; the Germans’ desire to rebuild their shattered society; German Gentiles’ prejudice against Jews; the disciplined and bombastic efforts of the National Socialists to earn the respect of the international community, and a determination to make the world pay for having repressed German imperialist expansion that attempted to ape the British, Belgian, French, and Dutch models.
Accordingly, World War II should have been predicted (Keynes is often cited as a prophet, though he stopped just short of saying that another war was inevitable). Certainly today’s German madness was also predictable.
The modern German political system has been stretched past the breaking point by continued efforts to deal with the past. What we see in Germany today is a compensatory effort to respond effectively to disaster, prevent future failures, and establish Germany forever as a peace-loving and rational power.
That said, facts remain: first, enabling the blood enemies of Western Civilization is a suicidal error. Second, Germany needs the wisdom to understand its place in Europe, its proper role as a decent cultural entity, and its future as an integral part of the Occident.
Insight is called for, along with and discipline and resolve. Those virtues are absent from German governance. Merkel is a fool.
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