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The world is a mess right now. More than usual, I mean. China appears to have demographic and economic imbalances that would seem to lead to a catastrophic correction at some point. Russia has social and economic problems that just can’t be sustainable. America is doing it’s very best to destroy itself and its allies as rapidly and spectacularly as possible. And then there’s the EU – a random collection of 27 nations united in one economy which is based on, really, nothing whatsoever.
Germany is the gorilla in the EU room, with a population that dwarfs the other 26 countries, and an economy that actually produces things. Try to imagine the EU without Germany. Why would earn the money to pay for everything? Greece? Italy? Spain? Portugal? Estonia? Romania? Many countries in the EU are essentially insolvent, and are completely dependent on the support of the EU, meaning the support of Germany, to continue to pay the bills. Which means those countries, and the rest of us, might take an interest in the upcoming election in Germany.
Angela Merkel’s 16-year reign of mush is coming to an end. After this week’s election, it appears very likely that Germany will be ruled by a coalition of the Socialist Party, the Left Party (a direct descendant of the Marxist Leninist ruling party of the former East Germany), and the Greens. According to Andreas Hellmann of National Review,
The Left Party calls for an end to all Bundeswehr (German army) missions abroad, a stop to all German weapons exports, a shutdown of the NATO alliance, and a replacement of NATO with a new system that includes Russia and China. (emphasis mine)
The Left Party also wants a wealth tax of 5 – 30%. The Socialist Party questions the value of property rights and wants to nationalize BMW. Please read the whole article. This could be very important to Germans. And other Europeans. And everyone else, really.
Imagine the German economy collapsing under a steaming pile of leftism, and the EU forming a coalition with Russia and China. This might help Russia and China postpone their reckonings with their own internal problems. And the focus of world power would move away from America and toward Putin and the Chinese Communist Party.
The part of all that that upsets me the most is that President Biden, and most Democrats, will see nothing wrong with this.
The American election last year was a big deal. The world’s greatest superpower finally succumbing to the left has enormous global implications. Just like the election this week in Germany. This is a big deal. And it looks like the outcome will be the same, there. Lord help us.
Things are changing fast. I wonder what the world will look like in 20 years…Published in