Almost Weimar: Merkel summed up the results of her rule
On the eve of her resignation, Chancellor Merkel -
Germany's permanent leader for sixteen years - gave a long farewell
interview to the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
In her answers - and even more in pauses -
there is a drama that is very typical of modern
Journalists reminded her of a speech she gave
recently in Halle at the celebration of the anniversary of German
In it, for the first time in her career, Merkel allowed herself to
speak out about the tragedy of East Germans. About how in the new
Germany they were humiliated, rejected, treated as second-class
people. About how this internal confrontation has not yet been
overcome. Frau Kanzlerin
has many personal memories of this subject.
The first half of
her life Merkel lived in the GDR. The position of her family was
extremely ambiguous. Her father, a Lutheran pastor, moved to the GDR
from the Federal Republic of Germany immediately after her birth. In
a socialist country, the family lived as top representatives of the
nomenklatura. A big house, two cars, regular trips to the West,
everyday comfort, not dreamed of by ordinary GDR people.
same time, Angela’s
Dad remained a pastor, played an
important role in the religious life of the GDR. No, he was not
accused of direct cooperation with the Stasi, but it is clear that he
was looked after from the very top.
Merkel was a pioneer, a
Komsomol member, won Russian language Olympiads and traveled to
Moscow. However, the whole family was a typical West Germanic family.
One detail speaks about their standard of living. When rumors about
the unification of Germany began to circulate, Merkel's relatives
they would celebrate this event l- they would go to West
Berlin and gorge themselves on lobster at the famous Kempinski
restaurant. Needless to say, most of their compatriots did not have a
car or West German marks
to afford such luxury and
didn’t know anything about Kempinski.
Merkel has never explained these contradictory twists in her
biography. She never spoke about what made her suddenly go into
politics in the late 80s. In the GDR, she was never one of her own.
But did she become her own in the united Germany?
In the early
90s, Merkel was deliberately promoted as the first politician from
the GDR in a united Germany. But how much she had to endure! She was
taken under the wing of the leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Helmut Kohl. He publicly called her "my girl". Merkel was
in her late thirties, she had a degree in physical chemistry. Wow,
that's a compliment.
CDU leadership was the cream of the European aristocracy. Descendants
of counts, princes and barons. Not just old, but very old money,
fortunes that have successfully survived both the first and second
world wars. Most of their fathers and grandfathers served in top
positions in the Wehrmacht. Just look at the current politicians
around Merkel - their
names speak for themselves.
Ursula von der Leyen, Thomas de Mezieres ...
And now a woman
from the GDR, a former Komsomol member, poorly dressed, awkward,
funny, falls into this super-rich elite. A typical "mutti",
a housewife mom. “She didn't even know how to use a fork and a
knife,” Helmut Kohl later recalled. This clearly shows the
level of snobbery that Frau Merkel had to face.
But Merkel was
than all of them. A great orator, a subtle politician, a real
statesman - and the rich kids
around her troll her for cheap
are still distanced from your party, aren't you?" - journalists
hint sarcastically. “No, no, the party is my home,”
habitually lies Frau Kanzlerin.
perfectly explains why Merkel so passionately supported the illegal
refugees, who literally flooded Germany in 2015, and opened the
borders of the country for them. She really sympathized with these
poor people, despised by the
rich German Burgers.
She wanted to hurt these Burgers,
to remind them, stagnant in their well-being, how people live in the
Then a column appeared in the Welt am Sonntag
newspaper that deeply offended Merkel. The author wrote: “She
against the republic she was called to serve by saying,“ If you
have to apologize here for being friendly during the migrant crisis,
then this is not my country. ” At that moment it became clear
that she was not born German. "
Merkel remembered this
article in her speech in Halle: “Not a born
German, but a trained German,
or what?! Do we have two sorts of Germans - some are
real, others - the second grade?... Who
decides this? "
general, for all sixteen years, the leader of Germany was torn apart
by conflicting feelings towards the country she ruled. Experts
believe that many decisions harmful for the country - the abandonment
of nuclear energy, the same migrants, participation in the US
military adventures, inciting Ukraine against Russia - were made by
Merkel under pressure from the Americans.
understandable, of course. In terms of the number of American
military bases, Germany is second only to Japan. Even German
politicians are already daring to say that this is a direct
occupation. And the German people not without reason invented the
legend about the "chancellor-act" - supposedly every new
leader of the country should fly to the United States to get a label
for reign. Popular fantasy in a colorful form reflects the real lack
of independence of German politics.
However, one cannot
fail to notice how well these suicidal
decisions fell on the internal psychological problems of Chancellor
Merkel. In many ways, she took revenge on the rich, prosperous
country to which she came from the GDR and in which she encountered
such a hate.
general, this is a problem for many modern top
politicians. They have some kind of eternal
scores with their country. They do not like her, to put it simply.
This is why they are so easily manipulated by the American
The scale is not the same, but just look at Saakashvili
– at first he
worked in Georgia,
then he did as he was told and
went to Ukraine. Then his masters tell him
to return to Georgia. Well,
he has returned - now he is in prison.
Merkel, with an
immeasurable talent, belongs to the same breed of "nomadic
leaders." Hence, her "misunderstanding" of Vladimir
Putin. In an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung, she says how
surprised she was that the Russian president was saddened by the
collapse of the Soviet Union. Such feelings were simply
incomprehensible to her. She did not feel sorry for the GDR - a
unique country with its own civilization code, the highest culture,
and a benevolent
lifestyle. For years, she branded her homeland as a "dictatorship"
and scolded it with all her might, just to become her own among the
West Germans. However, in relation to the united Germany, Merkel did
not feel any special sentiments as
was an outstanding stateswoman,
and the consequences of her decisions will be reflected in the
historical perspective for a long time. The migrants are turning
flourishing German cities into criminal enclaves. Dependence on the
United States was complemented by dependence on China.
gap between the poor and the rich is growing in the country - and in
parallel, the confrontation between the eastern and western lands is
growing. The main issues dividing them today are migrants and Russia.
call each other "fascists". Ossies
- for considering the West Germans to be the descendants of the
for not liking the attitude of East Germans towards refugees.
the cherry on top is the energy crisis. In part, it is caused by
Merkel's refusal to develop nuclear energy. Citizens
of one of the richest countries in the world plan
to spend this winter in unheated
apartments. This is not Weimar yet, of course, with its
hunger and insane inflation, but there is
something Weimar in all this. It's time for the head of state to
resign and look at what is happening from the outside.
main - and most dangerous - failure of Chancellor Merkel was the
anti-Russian hysteria that has been whipping up in Germany in recent
years. The Germans did not succeed in capturing Ukraine with the help
of the "Maidan" - this territory was occupied by the
Americans, saying "Fuck the EU!" But Ukraine has become a
constant lever of pressure on our country - sanctions, gas, regular
hysterics in the press, "Navalny case"
(does anyone yet
remember this name?).
If the attacks on Russia do not evoke any
sympathy in Ossies,
then on the psychology of Wessies they
fit just perfectly. Many West Germans still feel defeated. They have
the warmest feelings towards the American occupants. But the
resentment against Russia remained, it seems, for
Chancellor Merkel defiantly fought various right-wing
nationalists. (Sometimes there were just
poor fellows, who did not want criminal
migrants in their cities). However, at the
same time, she strongly encouraged German resentment towards Russia.
This feeling was well described by her compatriot Friedrich
Nietzsche. This is the resentment of the defeated against the winner
- vindictive, envious, mean.
This resentment permeated the
disgusting articles that regularly appeared in the German press. With
headlines like "Why Putin needs these boastful parades?"
and the message
- should Russia celebrate May 9 at all? (You weren’t asked,
damn it.) This resentment was reflected in the immoral idea of paying
pensions only to the blockade of Leningrad of Jewish origin.
is very dangerous to wake nationalist
resentment in such country as
Germany. When other nations
try to revise the
results of the Second World War, it is a mistake. When the Germans do
it, it is a crime.
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