Politics

Debating the GDR:Injustice State and Antifa “Justice”
Rare pushback in a country conditioned by red-green ideology

The communist leaders who returned to the East Zone from Soviet exile in 1945 to bring socialism to Germany knew from their own experience that the Stalinist system was a murderous one. Nevertheless, they acted as his satraps.

Open letter to Greta Thunberg:The Climate Emergency Exists Only in Your Head!
How dare you speak of a “stolen childhood”?

The politicians are not interested in your welfare

30 years after the ‘turnaround’:The smoldering conflict
The AfD is riding high before crucial east German state elections

Slogans like “Complete the turnaround!” and “Then as now. We are the people” evoke associations with the upheaval of 1989.

The German Chancellor's policies:An Affliction Called Merkel
What’s driving her?

The worst visitations often come in the guise of supposed harmlessness.

On the eve of state elections in Saxony:You Forgot Decency, Michael
Does he want a coalition with the ex-SED?

Merkel’s CDU is no longer the party of Adenauer and Kohl. It’s a chimera.

Praise for the Chancellor on her birthday:Merkel Trembling Hard
She’ll go down in the history books as the destroyer of her country

Germany is now “largely isolated and hated” again.

New German megalomania:From A High Horse
Politicians, journalists, churches and even business representatives treat migrant ship captain as a quasi-saint

German hyper-morality, born as a reaction against the amoral Nazi past, has turned into a turned into a “moral imperialism”.

Contemplating the near future:When the Night is Darkest, Daybreak is Closest
Mainstream politics is showing signs of weakness, even panic

Editorial for this summer’s double edition of eigentümlich frei

Witch-hunt against the Right:Acute Panic in the Establishment
The third German ideological state has begun

Germany is releasing its neo-totalitarian potential.

Murdered official:German Establishment in Panic Mode
Sliding ever faster towards totalitarianism

The German ruling class are calling for stripping anyone they consider to be a right-wing ‘extremist’ of their fundamental rights.

Civic anarchism:Brexit – What’s That All About?
An attempt at an explanation that my grandson at any rate understands

Some things are so easy that only children can understand them.

Alleged ‘manhunts’ in Chemnitz:Antifa Dictates Government Stance
They led the Chancellor by a nose ring for all the world to see

“Do not call lies truth and do not call truth lies,” says Merkel, whose nose ought to be yards long.

Follow-up to the ‘Ibiza affair’:Standards Are Being Ruined
Two models of democracy are on collision course

Democracy is a backdrop, consisting of simulations, fictions and self-delusions, behind which decisions are made that the demos neither wants nor has legitimized.

The Fall of Heinz C. Strache:Austrian Government Deposed From Within Germany
What does that remind you of?

Ugly inter-European imperialism raises its head in Germany again.

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.