Politics

EU election campaign:
“You are known by the company you keep”
And the European Parliament's company ain't very palatable

The EU is calling on us to show up at the polls in the name of progress, civil society and our shared European values. And yet, some of its official campaign partners have well-established links to extremist ideologies that embrace the exact opposite vision.

Civic anarchism:
Concerning Spain versus Catalonia
A farcical court case

The judges are employed by one of the two parties to the dispute.

Yellow vests in the West:
France Sees Yellow
Some background on the bitter protests in the country ruled by Emmanuel Macron

"The place is going to blow up", warned a French parlamentarian five years ago.

Political and media fragmentation:
No Majority for Anybody
German politics revert to the norm

The filter bubble is not an invention of the online age, but an ancient German institution.

Brexit:
A Country Divided
The UK will eventually regain its national sovereignty, one way or another

Dissatisfaction with Brussels will continue to get louder all over the continent.

On Angela Merkel and her style of politics:
History is Returning
The “first green Chancellor” is finished – as is her system

Merkel was the right leader for a society that believed itself to be at the end of history. Those days are definitely over.

Looking back at 2018:
News from the Madhouse
In Germany, insanity has become official policy

A leading politician suggests a points system for crime. According to it, after 60 (!) thefts a migrant could be deported. One manslaughter might be insufficient.

The German Right:
Under Permanent Stress
Persecuted by political opponents, the media, and incited thugs

From whence should a society of hangers-on possibly draw the strength to resist?

Civil unrest in France:
Revolt of the Ordinary People
Who are the Gilets Jaunes?

The new diesel tax was the straw that broke the camel's back.

The state of the nation:
Jamboree in the House of Europe
25 Years after the Maastricht Treaty created the EU, the political experiment is visibly failing

Like a wandering dune, the growing European construct continues to crunch its way across the continent.

Bungling politics:
Open Door and High Wall
Why current asylum and refugee laws lead to barriers

Politicians often agree on slick soundbites to create a good image, trusting that no one will be so foolish as to follow through what they have decided to the very last consequence.

Merkel’s final days:
Will Everything be All Right Again in the End?
Always the same old musings about self-sacrificing politicians

A change at the top does not improve politics. But then, what does?

The media on Chemnitz:
New Myths Leveled Against the Right
Rallies critical of the government are scandalized

Immature authors assume the attitude of colonial masters.

Demonstrations in Chemnitz:
The Next Level of Outrage in Germany
Against the government, its failing immigration policy and its lapdog media

20 percent of Germans no longer believe the Ministry of Truth.

Siemens CEO Kaeser on AfD leader Alice Weidel:
A Hero called Joe
A corporate leader goes astray

Formerly known as Josef Käser, this man signs deals with sheikhs but lambasts the AfD for using supposedly un-PC words.

Trial against Identitarian Movement:
Powerless, Distraught, Angry
The court case is the punishment

The authorities can only win, even if they lose legally.

The case of Özil and Gündoğan at the World Cup:
Market-Compliant Booing and Collective Identity
Fans not only buy the sport, but also the sense of community

The controversy surrounding two German soccer players with Turkish roots reveals that sport is an expression of identity.

US leaving the UNHRC:
Trump as a Chance for Germany
Germans can now ignore the human rights council when setting their immigration policy

Without the weight of the US backing the UN Human Rights Council, countries are liberated from its hyper-morality.

Civic anarchism:
Class Action Lawsuit Against the State
Why for once we could be thankful for the EU

Let's apply this new law to governments.

Parallels to the end of the GDR:
Angela, it’s over. You have to go
Once again, there is a ‘broad social alliance’

It's déjà vu from 1989 all over again.

State sexism:
What Women Want
Freedom to prove their worth and earn it

Quota requirements and the like destroy the value of women's work.

Women's march in Kandel:
We Will Crawl No Longer!
We have been robbed of the lightness of being.

Women are standing in the way of a political-correctness-dictatorship.

Declaration against mass immigration:
The Political Tide is Turning in Germany
Against the postmodernist, multiculturalist establishment

What happens when the middle class revolts against the establishment? Germany is about to find out.

UN Human Rights Council on Switzerland:
An Alpine Outpost of Injustice and Violence
Politics cut to the chase

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