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“Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states must not listen to the will of their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, or even sovereignty.
“In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel joked, attempting to lighten the mood. But Merkel has always had a tin ear for comedy and she soon launched into a dark speech condemning those in her own party who think Germany should have listened to the will of its citizens and refused to sign the controversial UN migration pact:
“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People”.
“[But] the people are individuals who are living in a country, they are not a group who define themselves as the [German] people,” she stressed.
Merkel has previously accused critics of the UN Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration of not being patriotic, saying “That is not patriotism, because patriotism is when you include others in German interests and accept win-win situations”.
Her words echo recent comments by the deeply unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in a Remembrance Day speech that “patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason.”
originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: infolurker
Them sounds like fightin words. Looking forward to seeing the Germans do more protesting like the French are still doing.
Maybe their leaders will listen to the will of their people.
Hard to believe that the leader of a country would not put their own country and people first.
Bizzaro world. At least America is on the right path!
Researchers Dr. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels and Dr. Helen Marrow published their new report on November 28 in the International Migration Review. They analyzed data collected in 2014 and discovered that people who do not feel “very strongly” about their national identity were most likely to live abroad.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: DBCowboy
So are you saying that Europe as a whole shouldn't trust the intentions of Germany?
Weird flex, but alright.
What did Germany ever do to anyone other than bring us good beer and sausage?
What?? What historical reason would anyone have to do that???
They also invented the turtle-neck sweater, the waffle iron, and Justin Bieber.