[Original title: „Prof. Markus Kerber zur Eurokrise: ‚Ein Schwall von Inflation‘„, in korrektheiten.com, January 14, 2012. Translation by MKH]
The Deutschlandfunk (DLF, a public German radio station) has aired, Friday night, an interview with Professor Markus Kerber. Kerber is an economist at the Technische Universität Berlin. He conducts research on public finance and economic policy. The occasion was the downgrading of the creditworthiness of France from AAA to AA + by the rating agency Standard & Poors. It was about the impact on the Euro. Kerber was speaking in plain language. He said among other things:
In total, Germany can try in this situation only one thing: withdraw from the Euro rescue fund – at least from the Euro rescue fund – to secure its rating and to save [herself]. Otherwise, in the near future the conclusions from Germany’s liability-causing situation will have to be drawn. Germany will have to be liable for all, and this necessarily leads to a serious downgrade. The bailout funds …
Let’s remember who was a friend Gaddafi had when he was still in power. For example Mr. Berlusconi who kissed his hand
or Mr. Sarkozy who called him a friend:
It is hard to decide what is most disgusting: the servility of those greasy guys who called the criminal Gaddafi a friend when it seemed to be politically adequate – or, when this was no longer opportune, their lack of character when they dropped him, hunted him with their air force, and left him to his murderers.
To prepare for an interview with Carolyn Yeager, Schattenkoenig worked out in English the following thoughts to highlight some crucial aspects of Germany’s (and, in general, the West’s) situation.
I. The German concept of Geopolitik
The term describes an outline of global political strategies centered on the German Reich and founded in the tradition of holistic views which had dominated German thinking since the Middle Ages, when the Reich (Holy Roman Empire of Germanic Nation) had formed a kind of ordering brace for nations which maintained their autonomy and national character. In the new age, a more genetic viewpoint was established, giving respect to different peoples’ characters.
Most important seems to me the rooting of German Geopolitik in a scientific and rationally gained perspective of what is given naturally. It thinks of peoples as of what they really are and what their realistic potentials are, instead of forming peoples according to some utopian ideology which is inadequate for reality. The powers victorious over Germany in 1945 were unfortunately following ideological concepts and had little respect for peoples’ natural conditions. If reality causes their utopian views to fail, the worse they make it turn out for reality which will be forced to „change“ – until all the world will wake up in a new totalitarian and globe-spanning Soviet Union with no freedom left to speak out the facts.
by Manfred Kleine-Hartlage, first issued october 24, 2009: Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof: 1939 – Der Krieg, der viele Väter hatte.
Translation by War Blogger, revised
[Update september 28, 2011: War Blogger has produced a video with the following text. So if you prefer videos, click here!]
Translation and Introduction: Kairos
The Jews pose a determined threat to the nations and peoples of the West. I am not being extreme or anti-Semitic, when I say so.
It is interesting to see how views of the German people are revealed that would automatically be regarded as “racism” and “hate” if proposed the other way around. A commentator posted the Latin proverb “quod licet Iovi non licet bovi” (what Jupiter may do is forbidden to the ox).