MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 22:  Police officers escort people with their hands raised from inside the shopping center as they respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany.  According to reports, several people have been killed and an unknown number injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the north-western Moosach district in Munich. Police are hunting the attacker or attackers who are thought to be still at large. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

Apocalypse Now: A Year of Crises, Shocks and Fears of Terror

Has the world gone mad? This question is occupying the minds of many people these days. It feels like the world is out of step, that multiple crises are encroaching upon us and that the distant world of international politics is about to get dangerously personal. How are we supposed to deal with the feeling of living in an era that we no longer seem to understand?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The answer is to look to Israel and learn instead of repeatedly pooh-poohing their self-defense. Europeans can start by overthrowing the political mountebanks who continue to imperil their lives.

    • mobuyus

      They would rather shelter under the tender mercies of islam.

  • ontario john

    After one of his priests was murdered by muslims, the Pope said today that it is not a war between religions. Perhaps the Pope can tell us soon when he is converting to islam or becoming the Anti-Christ.

    • Clink9

      And I doubt he meant islam isn’t a religion by his remarks.

    • simus1

      To show all is forgiven, Pope Evita Bergoglio the First could donate the church gratis for conversion to a mosque. muslims there would have a warm feeling and a really unique property history edge when competition for “who are the “best muslims”” heats up.

      Pope Evita and Emperor Barry don’t have enough smarts to get into AntiChrist U, let alone be a top of the class graduate. Perhaps some sort of property management diploma from a summer school seminar would slave any hurt feelings.

    • Not a war of religions?


    • Justin St.Denis

      Pope Evita also said “all religions want peace”. What a dork as well a communist, NWO shill, and – according to World Court records – child trafficker.

  • Tokenn

    We have arrived at the intersection of Jihad and Socialism. Jihad has been going on for 1400 years, Socialism for over a century. The only thing I find surprising is that it took this long.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Wow. The Germanic peoples kept the mighty Roman Army off their lands, took on the World twice and now they are being rubbed out systematically by some migrants?
    The rest of us will follow.

    • mobuyus

      Speak for yourself . Please.

      • Cat-astrophe

        I do speak for mobuyus, but seeing as you ask…
        I’m Anglo-Saxon, Blonde and blue.
        Grandfather fought the Germans, Father fought the Germans.
        It is what it is, that’s all, nothing more, nothing less.
        What they did in WW2 was wrong and the world knows, they know for the best part, but wishing to see THEM destroyed is not what I want now either.
        The fifth wave invading them to destroy from within, is also a fifth wave that wants the Jewish population destroyed as well, and that should be far more worrisome if they get the reigns of power over such powerful and well equipped forces.
        Balance of power swings further in the wrong direction for EVERYONE.
        Don’t you think so?

  • Cat-astrophe

    Spiegel seems to really provide a lot of answers here…. ?

    The roll of events has been happening faster and faster….along with the finger pointing and seeming confusion given forward as the who, what, where, when and why it happened.

    We get a shit load of: Hillary, Trump, global warming, meaninglessness of borders, governments beyond corrupt, corporatism (Trade deals), declining economies, no cultural identities or national pride allowed, the war on white society, learning to eat insects for protein instead of beef, the latest disease scare (zika)….at least there is less about earth quakes, volcanoes, ebola, over fishing, Fukushima, deforestation….
    So what are they trying to hide? That’s what I’d like to know, what they truing to hide.

  • Brett_McS

    Dinesh D’Souza in his new film (according to his interviews – I haven’t seen it) details the way that the Democratic Party (ie the left) has turned all its own failures into “America’s failures” in the mind of the public. For example, America is evil because of slavery, Jim Crow, the KKK etc etc. Well, those evils were all introduced and supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans. But they are “America’s” fault. Any specific Republican failure is just down to the Republicans.

  • Waffle

    The bromide offered up by van Rohr is this:

    “This is, however, not the time to give in to panic — it is time to have confidence in one’s own values and keep fighting for the society one believes in. Geopolitical turmoil is best overcome when one is grounded in clear convictions, which holds true for both citizens and countries as a whole. First of all, a clear compass is needed in order to take responsibility for foreign policy, confront dictators and manage the crises that we’re witnessing.”

    Certainly a sensible and rational response to the turmoil if only it were possible. The trouble is few among us have clear convictions. The majority are easily swayed by the hypnotic charms, the phony claims and false promises of the snake-oil salesmen and women they have chosen to rule over us. Those with clear convictions are persecuted by modern-day inquisitions and hounded into silence.

    • Brett_McS

      The people flooding in from Muslim countries have clear convictions. They’re just a different set of clear convictions, but they are very determined to impose them on the host society nevertheless.

    • Justin St.Denis

      We are, and they have tried. But I don’t shut up when told to, and I am very willing to go to court, and have done so on numerous occasions. đŸ˜‰