Germany… Yes, Germany. It’s one of those key players that now has to become aware of itself.
And here’s my clear statement as a German: No, we haven’t and we won’t so easily.
The reason? Well, Germany lived far too long in the pleasant illusion that we supposedly knew more about the Russians than others. Why? Because we had this decades-long bond with them in East Germany.
But the sad truth is: We lived the last decades only by letting ourselves be guided more and more by this naive idea that the Russian is actually a good guy (even if misunderstood). And we have shown ourselves many things, just as with the Chinese, only “openly”. Hey, we are no longer Nazis. So the world will forgive us if we negotiate properly with the “supposed” bad guys.
And guess what? We have lived with it properly for at least two decades. Without explaining this properly to our own people. All is well in Germany. Our economy is flourishing. We have enough gas. We have enough import/export. We are totally the good guys.
Here’s my very personal view on this: We as a people have completely ignored the fact that our supposed prosperity lives solely from getting into the same bed with the scum of the earth. Because hey… We are no longer the bad guys. So, yes, we must be comfortable with the “misunderstood”.
Bullshit. Sorry, I can’t put it any other way. We have sacrificed our own prosperity to the completely naive view that these autocratic, dictatorial regimes don’t really want anything other than to negotiate with us. We have virtually perfected this agenda under Madame Merkel. We are not evil. The others can’t be evil either. As long as we all profit from it, the world is okay…
Ha… Please bear with me that I, as a German, have more than a weak smile for here. I was always aware that Germany is not trying to be really weak or devious. Because, in fact, we weren’t. We were only so attached to our prosperity that we saw a pack of the devil as something good.
And now we are experiencing the unrest within our people, because we do not want to see that all the prosperity of the last decades was based only on the fact that we sold ourselves like the whore of Babylon. A circumstance that will not change so easily.
Most Germans may see it all a little differently. And is ridiculed and despised for it. But those who have enjoyed prosperity for so long will probably consolidate themselves into the right-wing conservative wing. In principle, here in Germany we are experiencing what has been sold in France, Poland, Italy and Hungary for some time.
We simply placed on the burden of others. And are now too cowardly to want to accept the truth. And how this question will be decided in the coming weeks, months or years will be decided by the fate of the Western world, just as in the USA.