Skip to comments.Victor Davis Hanson: Is Germany Becoming Germany — Again?
Posted on 06/05/2019 3:37:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
The more things change, well, the more they . . . So it is with the perpetual German resentments of the U.S.
Recently German chancellor Angela Merkel reminded us of that German fixation, when she made some astounding statements to the German media that revealed what many Americans had long ago surmised.
Merkel all but announced that Germany, or for that matter Europe itself, is no longer really an ally of the United States: There is no doubt that Europe needs to reposition itself in a changed world. . . . The old certainties of the post-war order no longer apply.
She insisted that Germany views the democratic United States as not much different from autocratic Russia and Communist China: Urging Europe to present a united front in the face of Russia, China, and the U.S., she said, They are forcing us, time and again, to find common positions. And Merkel concluded that therefore Germany must find political power commensurate with its economic clout to forge a new independent European path.
In other words, in the calculus of the supposedly sober and judicious Merkel, the democracy that saved Europe twice from a carnivorous Germany and Germany once from itself and once from becoming a Soviet vassal is now similar to the worlds two largest authoritarian dictatorships, nations that not so long ago murdered respectively 30 million and 70 million of their own citizens. And how odd a sentiment for someone who grew up in Communist East Germany, a nightmarish state whose collapse was largely attributable to the Reagan-era effort to bankrupt and roll back the Soviet empire.
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Germany was a crappy ally. They won’t be missed.
Germany turning back into pre-1914 Germany wouldn’t really be a bad thing.
But I think its more headed towards 1933 Germany.
Will Germany someday have the bomb?
Three strikes and theyre out..
Only if it lands on them..
Continental western Europe is more of a burden to the US than an ally. Time to treat them at arm’s length and put them on notice they are responsible for their own defense.
PDJT has a number of economic wars going on, but he also has the only super power military, and nukes behind him. Germany lacks both so I dont know where they think their economic wars will lead them. Speaking loudly with no stick at all...
Have you ever been to Germany? Its who they are.
Except when they did that the global establishment spent the next 1/2 century trying to starve them to death.
Or "how Nazi's were born."
Merkel is just completing Hitler’s dream of a muslim Germany, they can purge the Arab genes through eugenic DNA testing later.
The elite has crushed German wages with Hartz IV, reduced benefits, driven utility costs through the roof with Klimaschutz and invited hordes of Muslims into the country, but the real danger is imported American food.
I lived in western Germany for a about a year in '94-'95-- the difference now is shocking.
This time, they get to KEEP France!
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