This post is essential reading
for every liberty-loving human who opposes the trend of increasingly fascist
governments that only focus on a bail-out of banks while completely ignoring
that the people in the streets consider this the last priority in an
environment where the once lauded social peace is in immediate danger to give
way to a revolt of the sovereign in most European countries.
European politics has certainly descended to a new low when an essentially
bankrupt Germany suddenly plays the terror hoax card to distract from the Eurosclerosis that is a direct result of irresponsible
central bank policy coupled with profligate governments who have obviously
totally disconnected from the needs and desires of the sovereign.
The military's involvement in the Afghanistan war is opposed by Afghans and
Ruling with fear is a policy of tyrants but not a viable method for
democratically elected governments who must not forget that historically all hardline leaders have only very rarely concluded life in
We Are All Debtors
To drive the point home: All of Europe is basically bankrupt when not even
latest austerity measures help to rein galloping budget deficits that have
grown to sizes that make it mathematically impossible to reduce them to
sustainable levels again. Only unsuspecting politicians
still hang on to a pipe dream that the Eurozone or
the EU will manage to climb out of the debt hole in a foreseeable sluggish
economy (at best) they had been so eager to dig in the first place.
Record unemployment almost everywhere will perpetuate soaring social
expenditures and drastically rising yields will bring a European replay of
the US municipal bond crash.
Remember: All Eurozone members operate on growing
fiscal deficits and not a single country has such a thing called savings. We
are all 4-level debtors: supranational, national, communal
and in private!
Let's be realistic: There can be only one Japan in the world with a debt:GDP ratio of 200% and we
have not seen the final outcome of this funny fiat money experiment.
Europe has 3 key problems that will not be solved easily and will require a
rediscovery of frugality in the old world which certainly cannot be called
the 1st world anymore:
- Demographics. Europe is becoming a retiree's home
while stupid anti-immigration policy is designed to aggravate this
problem to the point of becoming unbearable within the next 2 decades.
Europe has none.
- Costs. Unit labor costs are still among the
highest in the world.
One should also be realistic
that even export powerhouse Germany is a country in debts up to its ears if
you apply honest accounting (all EU countries have to take extra
lessons on this one.)
I don't know what's being smoked (ok, rather drunk) in European parliaments when
all eyes are on Germany, with the expectation that the big loser of WW2 will
somehow manage to pull the whole continent out of the mess created by
national governments who still do not realize that income-creating economic
power has shifted eastwards by several 1,000 km. The rest of us is only
saddled with costly social security systems and bloated administrations that
will break our necks if these problems are not tackled immediately.
Unable to resolve the crisis, Germany now shifts into politics of fear,
drawing terror scenarios in order to keep the people from revolting.
German Terror Hoax Smells As Fishy As The Official 9/11 Fairy-Tale
Here a recap of Germany's terror hoax for non-German readers:
Last week an alarm clock with attached wires was discovered in a piece of
luggage that should have boarded a flight from Namibia to Germany. It was
made clear from the beginning that no explosives were involved.
The official Germany, on the defense vis-a-vis thousands of protesters against a crazy and costly
railway infrastructure project in Stuttgart (home to Mercedes and Porsche)
and the unsafe storage of nuclear waste in a sheet-metal warehouse (yes!!!),
nevertheless abused the occasion to initiate a series of terror propaganda.
All thinking Germans would laugh about it were it not for the gruesome fact
that Germany's conservative government wants to silently eliminate its Grundgesetz - sort of a combined constitution & bill
of rights - and enter an era of TIA (Total Information Awareness).
Critical Americans may now smile bitterly as they see a short-term repetition
Critical Europeans sensitive to fascism cannot smile anymore as we recognize
a tactic last deployed by the Nazi regime: Spread fear and erode civilians'
rights in order to install a fascist plutarchy where
capitalists will always get their way (and their money.)
This may backfire enormously. Curtailing all the freedom and liberty that
were the heartpiece of politics since WW2 begins to enrage 500 million
Europeans who intutively feel that governments want to maintain the old power
structure at literally all costs while fearing an uprisal of taxpayers who
are NOT willing to pay for the greedy madness of lending bankers and
The horror story has grown bigger and bigger since Saturday. CNN-owned news
TV station n-tv first alerted viewers to the unproven fact that 2
"terrorists" had entered Germany.
Short excurse: When I worked at former Reuters in the 1990s the term
terrorist was a no-no at this once impartial news service as one man's
terrorist is another one's freedom fighter. Unfortunately Thomson-Reuters
has abandoned its absolute impartiality since 9/11. End of excurse.
The number of guerillas in Germany ballooned to 6 within a few hours and
German MSM (mainstream media) did not elide the stupidity to spread that
these 6 guerrilla were planning Mumbai-style attacks in as many German
Everything Is Suspicious
sense did not go missing in editorial offices only. Politicians easily topped
The leader of the Christian Democratic Union in Germany's Bundestag
(parliament) said in all earnest there were 100 highly suspect people on
German territory (source please!) and this would justify a real-time
monitoring and storing of all electronic communications in Germany despite
the fact that the constitutional court had outlawed such umbrella
surveillance which was last seen under the Nazis and in communist East
Both regimes failed completely.
conservative politician said after the not-a-bomb find in Namibia, it should
be clear now that the hunt for terrorists should not be imperiled by the Grundgesetz.
A German Twitterer was quick to sum it up:
"Everything (about this terror danger) is suspicious."
I now also have to presume that it was the same kind of thinking that brought
us the European financial mess.
Monitoring 82 million Germans to get hold of communication data of 100
suspects does not sound economically to me or anybody else left with a single
The idiocy and politics of fear do not stop here. The association of German
plainclothes police (Bund der Kriminalbeamten)
seriously voiced the opinion that the German Army should support them in
everyday issues and anti-terror objectives.
) who said, "if you are out to describe the
truth, leave elegance to the tailor", let me remind the current German Fuehrers and their slouch hat wearing sub-authorities
that NO COMMONER IN EUROPE WANTS A REVIVAL OF THE TIME WHEN THE GESTAPO
WAS AIDED BY THE WAFFEN SS! The slouch hats would be better advised to
read up their country's history and question the motives of their own
Confronted with so much stupidity and remembering Albert Einstein (h/t @Goldtwatter
At least the German Police Union deserves applause. On Tuesday its newly elected
chairman Bernhard Witthaut voiced a square refusal
towards such plans of Angela Merkel's government in local German media. I am most happy that sanity has not left Germany
"Ihre Papiere bitte"
It is the German police who are now forced into a Nazi-workstyle
again. n-tv aired footage
of machine-gun-toting police guarding railway stations and patrolling public
transport, asking, "ihre Papiere
bitte," ("your papers please") and
searching bags of commuters. The actions culminated this week when police
cordoned off the German Bundestag and closed the building - a main attraction
of Berlin visited by many 100,000s annually - to the public. You can no longer
visit the permanent exhibition on Germany's last 100 years.
These are all eery reminiscences of a dark time
Europe had considered to be laid to eternal rest since the end of WW2.
If there are indeed some violent attacks planned, all of this will not avert
them and chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in totalitarian East Germany
should know best from her own past that oppression only works so long. In the
end the appetite for freedom has always prevailed in all modern societies.
I am no terror "expert" but one thing is out of question: No
government can guarantee total protection of its citizens from suicide
attacks and a war against nouns (terrorism, drugs) has yet to be won to
provide a first example in history books.
What Are Politicians Afraid Of?
Fencing in the German parliament rather raises the question, what are
politicians afraid of? Is it maybe the real fear that Germans will soon take
to the streets as the Greek, the Irish, the Portuguese and the Spaniards once
word gets through that Germany is as bankrupt as everybody else?
After all Germany is just another emperor without clothes, only left with the
delicate fig leaf of an AAA-rating. It cannot save the Eurozone
in a solo effort as the country's banks would need a staggering €625
billion for recapitalization while the whole EFSF has only funds of €750
billion of which already
€200 billion are earmarked for Greece and Ireland and 4 countries (Greece,
Ireland, Austria, Slovakia) have stopped contributing to the fund for the
simple reason that they have nothing left to spare.
This will only extend the crisis which would be best resolved by letting free
market forces work through the overcapacity in banking bankers had always
praised when talking about other industries.
Merkel's answer to the Stuttgart S21 protests - where she massively loses
voters to the Green party - has been to order water guns with higher
pressure. Dozens of peaceful protesters suffer from eye injuries while a few
have even become blind during this attack executed by a stubborn government
that does not realize that it ultimately is the sovereign directing policy in
False Flag Attack Coming?
The world must not forget that WW2 was started with a false flag attack
commandeered by Adolf Hitler. As Germany used agent provocateurs in
protests at the G-20 summit in Heiligendamm 3 years
ago in order to incite violence among peaceful protesters it will be very
difficult to convince critics that any "terror" act in the future
will have not have been executed by state authorities itself.
This is especially valid if a bomb goes off somewhere as German intelligence
has been most vague about the coming attack which made all the latest
surveillance and patrols necessary.
I doubt the quality and genuineness of this information if it culminates in
the statement that German intelligence is almost 100% sure that somewhere, somewhen something terrible will happen.
In this context I also remember a German tweet that claimed if there was a
really big terror danger Germany would ramp up security of its infrastructure
- like nuclear plants - instead of scaring commuters with automatic weapons.
This has not been the case.
I finish with a reminder: The German Grundgesetz,
one of the best constitutions worldwide that has propelled Germany from the
dark Nazi era into the undoubtedly best functioning democracy in Europe was
drafted under the impression of WW2 with the aim to prevent a repetition of
the most horrific chapter in German/European history. It must remain
self-understood that this must not be invalidated for some cheap political
gain as this would be a first step to another war on European soil. Germany
has developed a functioning democracy with a decent political culture since
Don't return to 1933.
the Prudent Investor