Angela Merkel and global vs. national elites

Daily Mail tells us,

Merkel on the ropes: Thousands of German protesters take to the streets saying she ‘Must Go’ and a key coalition ally withdraws support to open-door immigration policy after terror attacks

Horst Seehofer, the conservative premier of Bavaria, said he did not share Merkel’s ‘we can do it’ credo on accommodating the almost 1.1 million migrants and refugees who arrived in 2015.

Seehofer, who leads the Christian Social Union, the sister party to Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats, said today ‘”We can do this” – I cannot, with the best will, adopt this phrase as my own.’ More.

Reality check: Some fear it’s the Nazis stalking the land again. Let’s wait and see.

Merkel appears unable to understand that the average German does not benefit from her freelance global philanthropy—or else she doesn’t see that as a problem. Which points to a key difference between a global and a national elite: National elites can be very dangerous (cf World Wars I and II) but they are usually loyal to their own citizens, because they must be.

Merkel doesn’t need Germans that badly, or thinks she doesn’t. And more Germans are beginning to feel the same about her.

The era of global elites may or may not diminish wars but it is likely to be marked by a great deal of internal unrest.

See also: Broad world dissatisfaction with globalization

  • I really have no further desire to support Free Trade deals that aren’t nor any politician who mouths the poison of mass immigration and multiculturalism.

    I will not be voting conservative in the next election as all indications are they want to be just like Justin.

    • Maggat

      Don’t give up yet.

  • barryjr

    The only duty of any elected official is the well being of their constituents, everything else is a far distant second. At least that is the way it is supposed to work. If you want to promote anything other than that get out of public office and promote your various causes as a private citizen.

    • Right on!

      Unfortunately the progressives have a different primary agenda.

    • pdxnag

      And when Muslims vote what does that mean?

      • barryjr

        Good point, I hadn’t thought that far ahead. If it comes to the point that Muslims have enough clout in the political process that they can elect people that want to change western governments and laws to Sharia compliant governance then one of two things have already happened; there are enough Muslims and useful idiots voting to destroy our system and it has been done already socially with society bowing down to unwritten social values and rules, of there has been a violent destruction of our way of life and the election process will just be a way to “legitimize” it. Either way western society has already lost and Shari has won and it is far to late to stop the slide.

  • moraywatson

    Considering the powers the European Commission keeps heaping upon itself it is no wonder those like Merkel will betray their national constituency in return for favours from the Union.

    • simus1

      And vice versa.

  • pdxnag

    He (or she) who makes common cause with Islamists (Muslims who choose not to become apostates) represent the same (or worse) scourge on this Earth which has otherwise been pinned on Nazis and on all White folk generally.

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