Artikel-Schlagworte: „Angela Merkel“

Who is Angela Merkel?

Abroad, the German chancellor Angela Merkel is supposed to be conservative, as her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), is for Germany approximately what the Republicans are for America, or the Tories for Britain. Nevertheless, she has led her party to a strictly liberal course with regard to matters like immigration, gender mainstreaming, and the transfer of national sovereignty to supranational organizations (particularly the European Union). Under chancellor Merkel’s leadership, the CDU has engaged in fighting patriotism, Christianity, historical truth, family values, and free speech — er, I mean to say nationalism, bigotry, ethnocentric concepts of history, discrimination, and hate speech, as our newspeak calls things like those.

This policy may be surprising, as this is not what a pastor’s daughter at the head of a Christian party is expected to do. It is worthwhile examining her biography and the milieu she comes from to understand her strange approach.

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From a German Point of View: a Reply to Lawrence Auster

[This article, with an introduction by Baron Bodissey, was also published in Gates of Vienna]

At May 6, Lawrence Auster posted a comment on Germany‘s reaction on Bin Laden‘s death – a comment suddenly highlighting political tensions most of us are normally not aware of. I think it is worthwhile to examine Mr. Auster‘s argument to make clear the nature of these tensions, and what they could mean to the Counterjihad.

Auster‘s starting point is that Chancellor Angela Merkel has been criminally charged for expressing delight over Bin Laden‘s demise. He then quotes a poll according to which „64 percent of Germans do not see the death of Osama bin Laden as something to be celebrated“. To Auster, this indicates the „spiritual death“ brought upon Germany „by the consistent application of liberalism“.

There are some points Auster doesn‘t seem to understand: First of all, the question was not whether Bin Laden‘s death was good or bad, but whether one should celebrate it. In Germany, many terrorists have been killed by security forces during recent decades, and some commited suicide in jail. In no single case did a German government express satisfaction or delight about it, and in no single case there were public celebrations of the kind we are now witnessing in America. Celebrating anyone‘s death, and be it that of an ennemy, is considered undecent in Germany, and therefore, Mrs. Merkel‘s statement was at least an embarassing faux pas, regardless of whether it was illegal or not. It‘s something that is simply not done in this country.

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