Merkel's Regime to Exploit Migrants to Revive Flagging Economy
By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 5 December 2015
The notion that one man's crisis is another man's opportunity is a common refrain among those who seek to exploit the misfortune of others for personal gain.
Cue Merkel, the tyrannical head of the German Fourth Reich, who is notorious for micro-managing issues and tasks into oblivion, mostly by doing absolutely nothing, and is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of the European Migration Crisis (EMC) that continues unabated to this day.
The origins of the EMC can be traced back to early 2007 when Greece was battling to regulate the flow of undocumented migrants crossing the Maritsa River from its neighbour Turkey: the Turkish Republic has long since facilitated this illegal trade in human cargo from Africa, the Middle East and South-Central Asia to the European Union (EU). Four years later, in the wake of the Arab Spring, aka. the US Empire inspired colour revolutions that raged throughout North Africa, boats and bodies of migrants began pitching up on the shores of Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain. By late 2014, given the probability of death in crossing the Mediterranean had become inversely proportional to the possibility of reaching the EU, the traffickers of this illegal trade in human cargo quickly shifted their route back to Turkey who, once again, opened up its borders. As the refugees began piling up in transit countries, like Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia, on their way to mainly Northwestern European nations who have much more generous social welfare systems, the Merkel regime announced they would be welcome in Germany. Thereafter, from early September 2015, the trickle of refugees quickly turned into a deluge that has yet to abate.
Naturally, Merkel's pronouncement in September has acted like a giant migrant magnet attracting most of those who have entered Europe this year. This is, of course, no coincidence as data in the adjacent table from The World Bank for the last 12 years clearly indicates: one of the primary causes for the flagging German economy in the post GFC period, as measured by its annual GDP growth rate, is the reduction in its population. In the period 2003-2008 the population shrunk by 424,079 people whilst maintaining a modest average annual GDP growth rate of 1.53% per annum. However, in the period 2009-2014 the population had shrunk by a further 1,012,802 people and the average annual GDP growth rate had plummeted to 0.69%.
The truth is, Merkel's Fourth Reich, like most other EU nations, and Western Europe in particular, are in the midst of a demographic restructuring event where the death rates of their native populations currently outstrip their birth rates. This situation is further exacerbated by a rapidly aging demographic who are, on average, living considerably longer than previous generations and therefore create a growing tranche of the population who are mostly non-contributing consumers. Merkel's economy, albeit one that is focused on manufacturing and export, is not significantly dissimilar from the majority in the EU who rely on an faulty economic model where the viability and sustainability of the nation state can only be met by interminable growth.
While the necessity of net migration, i.e. a surfeit of immigrants over emigrants, is an open secret among the elected and non-elected dictators who now preside over the EU and the Eurozone (EZ), it is considerably less well known among the wider general public. The notion that population growth is a prerequisite for nation states to balance their books and thus maintain their current standard of living is patently false: fiscal incompetence among the majority of the despots running the EU is rampant as is their failure to address the aggressive tax avoidance and evasion schemes used by large multinational corporations. Population growth in most Western countries, which includes the majority of the EU, is simply used as a tool to mask regime incompetence and fill the fiscal void created by shrinking corporate tax receipts.
As I have previously noted, at some point in the future, this unsustainable model will inevitably collapse.
Thus, there can be little doubt that Merkel's migrant policy will remain extant for the time being and the deluge will continue. What is in doubt is how long it will take for the migrants to realise they are being exploited ... perhaps not until their temporary protection and work visas expire and they find themselves being shipped back to where they came from.
- In war, the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich make slaves of the poor.
- Oscar Wilde