Merkel Desperate to Rehabilitate Image Using Immigration Crisis

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Immigrants arrive at the Central Registration Office for Asylum Seekers in Berlin, Germany. Courtesy: Sean Gallup

By Ann-Marie de Veer
Saturday 5 September 2015

Plato, and his pupil Aristotle, both Greek philosophers of the 4th & 3rd Centuries BC respectively, defined a tyrant as one who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics against his own people as well as others. The concept of tyranny has changed very little over the last two millennia given the modern interpretation of a tyrant is routinely described as an absolute ruler who is unrestrained by law or constitution or one who has usurped the legitimate sovereignty of a nation state. The notion that the latter definition, the modern tyrant, has eschewed the use of extreme and cruel tactics is entirely spurious given that these objectives can now be achieved by nominally legal means.

Cue Merkel, the tyrannical head of the German Fourth Reich since November 2005, who has unilaterally been trampling all over her nations constitution for the last ten years: her preponderance for micro-managing issues and tasks into oblivion, mostly by doing nothing when something should be done, has inspired the younger generations in Germany to create a new verb Merkeln, i.e. to Merkel is to do nothing. Clearly the Chancellery has been occupied by a dysfunctional despot for some time, as evidence of its failures in addressing both national and international issues can attest. Thus Merkel, who is considering a fourth term in office at the Chancellery or possibly a stint at the United Nations (UN) as Secretary-General, is desperate to recover her standing both at home and abroad by launching what she perceives as a safe political campaign grounded in human rectitude to address the effects of the European immigration crisis.

Hence Merkel's prescient political epiphany:

The notion that the European immigration crisis is without cause, as the Western mainstream media seeks to portray it, is patently false. Most of the European regimes now inundated with immigrants from the Middle East, who are mainly seeking to escape the ravages of war, have been, and some continue to be, responsible for the max exodus from the region and beyond. The foreign policy of the Obama regime, ably assisted by its European vassals, is known to have created most of that which ails the Middle East in the Empire's quest for unfettered access to its natural resources and geo-political supremacy. The immigrants, excluding those from Eastern Europe who are generally seeking a better life in the West, have fled in their thousands from the war-torn countries of Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, to name just a few. That not even one Western European country is prepared to publicly raise the issue of causation is telling and clearly demonstrates the degree to which their foreign policies are broadly aligned with the US Empire.

Of course, it should also be noted that Germany is a country that thrives on immigration given its shrinking native population: the vast majority of Western countries, of which Japan is the most notable exception, rely on immigration to grow their populations and their economies as their death rates continue to outstrip their birth rates among their native inhabitants. In fact, the immigrant population in Germany has been growing since the late 1970's when Turkish émigrés sought to escape a US inspired military coup d'état that was being used as a proxy war against the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Germany would not be the manufacturing and economic power house that it is today without this influx of new labour and it would most certainly not be able to maintain its current growth trajectory without them. The truth is, Germany, like most other Western nations who grow their populations via immigration, rely on an economic model where the short-term viability and sustainability of the nation state, which in its current form includes a high standard of living for its people, can only be met by interminable growth.

Naturally, at some point in the future, this unsustainable model will collapse.

Nonetheless, given that the causes of this current wave of immigration are extremely unlikely to be addressed in the near future, if not at all, and the rate of influx is beyond the capacity of all European nations to process and absorb, the situation is destined to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

Merkel is keen to exploit this human misery for her own political rehabilitation.

Clearly Merkel is pandering to both her national electorate and the wider international audience in a desperate bid to rehabilitate her flagging image by seeking to address the effects of the immigration crisis. The irony of her calling for a humanitarian solution to resolve an issue for which she is partly responsible, and yet she chooses to completely ignore the causes, is both socially and morally indefensible. That this repugnant behaviour is further compounded by a sycophantic mainstream media, whose de facto operating procedure is to mislead and misinform the public, is equally damning.

There is no doubt about Merkel's devilry in this dabacle: it firmly places her amongst her friends in the depths of hell.

A tyrant is readily identified by the moral vacuum they occupy.
Ann-Marie de Veer