“Why does it always have to be so grand, so Wagnerian?” – Gunter Grass
There has been confusion, consternation and bewilderment over the mass importation of north African refugees into Europe at the demand of a resurgent and unified Germany. There has also been, especially in the past two years, a growing discontent over the manner in which EU policy seems to be constructed in Berlin, genuflected to by France, and then systematically rammed down the throats of all other EU members. These two aspects are intrinsically related.
Germany, once again, is revealing its desire for European-wide hegemony. As its economy is large, and relatively functioning when compared to the rest of the EU (sauf the UK), it believes it can translate economic power into an EU-wide political domination that will result in its finally realised dream of a (now fourth) Reich. As many Germans privately reveal, what two World Wars didn’t achieve, the EU and the Euro will.
There’s just one problem. A century of history has made huge parts of Europe ill at ease over such a plan. How can Germany overcome both foreign and domestic suspicion that its vision of a new Reich is morally palatable to the rest of Europe? Simple. Atone for Auschwitz by presenting Germany as an open, free, non-racist European power who has purged its demons and is ready to assume the mantle of leadership which it feels it both deserves and is ready for. Allow millions of non-white north Africans and Albanians to flood the country in a demonstration of Germany’s new-found spirit of toleration and understanding.
In its quest to appear politically ‘reformed’, the necessary pre-requisite for its european domination, Germany has laid the foundation of its own, and the EU’s destruction. They have failed. Merkel’s policy on refugees is tearing Europe (and Scandinavia) apart. A multi-front eruption into civil war is no longer dismissed as alarmist lunacy, but tangible possibility.
Just six months ago the popular magazine Der Spiegel (German version of Time) was tipping Merkel as a potential Nobel Peace Prize winner. No more. Recently depicted on its cover wearing the saintly robes of (the mean, vicious and self-serving psycho-fascist) Mother Theresa, Mutter (Mother) Angela now appears, like her Albanian saint-mirror, as a ‘humanitarian’ fraud; or at the very least, stupid beyond comprehension. Maybe Der Spiegel never read Christopher Hitchens’ scathing indictment of that charming Albanian woman.
Merkel’s open-door refugee policy was concocted to give a false image of moral atonement for Germany’s past, that would clear the way for its domination of Europe. But, ever true to historical precedent, Germany is destroying the Europe it hopes to control. This time, the destruction could be for good.
Gunter Grass, the Nobel Prize winning writer, was fearful of the re-emergent German colossus, and stood firmly against re-unification. So did Margaret Thatcher, and so did French President Mitterand. After the drive to re-unification began, in 1990, Grass commented that he had “a powerful premonition of disaster.” That disaster is now in full flow.
At its most innocent analysis, Germany has made a cardinal error in thinking that Turkey, with its post-Ataturk Islam-lite, was a template for the entire muslim world; including the north African and Pakistani world. After all, mass-Turkish immigration into Germany seemed to be fairly innocuous. That has turned out to be a significant, perhaps fatal, mistake. Firstly, the Turkey of the 1980s is not the Turkey of the 2010s. Like all political entities it is a dynamic, and it is one which is turning sharply towards conservative Islam. Secondly, north Africa is no 1980s Turkey. Mass north African immigration, which brings with it the necessity to feed, clothe and house several million unemployable people for decades – perhaps until death, will bankrupt a German government already in debt up to its eyeballs. Massive tax increases will then be needed, as far as the eye can see, which will implode the German economy, as well as the rest of Europe.
Gunter Grass was right… and so was Margaret Thatcher and so was Francois Mitterand. It was insanity to ever let Germany unify. Their attempts to restore Germany’s post-Holocaust moral authority as a prelude to total EU domination (with, of course, France hanging on to German coattails, hoping for newfound glory) through mass north African immigration, has set Europe on a self-destruct course. The dreams of the ever re-born Reich may lay fallow for decades, even hundreds of years, within the German political psyche, but they never seem to actually die. The German political leadership seems pre-disposed towards re-creation of that Reich as its unshakable dream turned nightmare.
They are at it, yet again.