originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Americans in particular are wondering WTH was Merkel thinking that made this possible. It all goes back to the end of WW2 when Frankfurt school
ideologues fanned out through Germany to revise the academic, judicial and historical view Germans took of themselves. Along with military disarmament
there was a mental component; one that vilified Nationalism in every form. The Allies thought it better to neuter the population of the Will to Wage
War in the first place.
In their efforts to renounce themselves of all things Germanic the new Germany would become a model of multiculturalism, welcoming people from all
over to replace the old ideals of racial purity.
Today's human tide of immigration is a direct result of the Allies mental makeover of Europe and particularly Germany. The war in Syria has little to
do with it as that has been ongoing for several years now. Some very powerful interests decided it was time to swamp the EU with a human tidal wave,
as to why we can only guess. Mine is that either A): they know an economic depression is about to happen and need someone else for the people to blame
or B): they intend to bring in as many radicalized Muslims as possible in order to create a violent backlash from the Right wing and Nationalists in
order to institute a martial-law type control grid to monitor and control everyone. I lean more towards reason B.
My thoughts on this topic mirror yours although I am sad to admit I'd not heard of the "Frankfurt" school and the spread of its ideologies. I was
living in Africa after the break up of the English empire and the grants of independence to its former colonies and watched with some degree of horror
as the UK began policies that basically opened its borders to residents of those colonies. Years later I was introduced to the mind bending ideology
of multiculturalism as applied in the UK and then as imported to the US.
Like others I'm surprised at Merkel's misstep, but I think that what it reveals is that Merkel is so far removed from the realities of what her
Government's agencies capabilities are that she had no idea the extent to which the importation of this many refugees this fast would so quickly
overwhelm their abilities to cope. For example, I'd read recently that while Merkel wants to put forth a posture of military competence vis-a-vis the
Russians, something like only 25% of the total inventory of the German Army's main battle tank, the Leopard 2 are battle ready; worse, they've decided
to upgrade by selling off a vast stock of their tanks and at the moment only have some 250 in inventory.
While its apparent Merkel is out of touch with her nations Governmental capabilities, my guess is that she, like US leaders, is the pawn of powerful
business interests driving her to import mass quantities of cheap labor for their factories and sweat shop operations. I'd lay that as the main
reason she has done this. That and the fact she's faced with the declining birth rate in Germany which has been below replacement levels for decades.
She and other German leaders know that they face the Japanese demographic disaster of far more pensioners than workers to pay for benefits.
Whether the EU survives this onslaught or not, I can not say. The breakup of the EU could have disastrous effects on the world economy and that being
the case, I rather suspect it will somehow stumble past this, yet another crisis, if only because the Banks can't fade a breakup of the EU at this
To put that thought into perspective, we have to recall that massive sums of debt are presently priced into the Euro and as a result, with the
exception of the UK, I'd expect that other member states would find themselves near bankrupt if they had to translate that debt into the respective
national currencies. I wish I could present a better feature of what I'm trying to say there, but I can't think of a way to do it. I'll try: if
Italy's debt is 3 Trillion Euro and tries to leave the Euro Zone/Economic Union, it suddenly "owes" that debt to, mostly....Germany, but as the holder
of that debt, the European Central Bank. So.....Italy would have to re-up the "Lira" and value that currency in the face of a 3 Trillion EuroDollar
debt. That would, overnight, make the newly minted Lira.....worthless. We'd be facing the Weimar Republic situation in Italy with people needing
wheel barrows to carry enough "Lira" to the market to buy a loaf of bread!
God, help us. Just having written that I realized that this "Migrant" crisis could result in the possibility of the collapse of the Euro
Zone/Economic Union which could very well spell and economic dislocation of Biblical proportions.
Time for a beer! I can't quite wrap my mind around that scenario!