Young Communist Angela Merkel
Robert Strauss sent in the AFP story headlined, "Merkel says migrant influx a fallout from globalisation," adding: "If Mark can sound like Walter, Angela can sound like Angela."
He's right. That is, just as Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, and Walter Luebcke, a German regional council president, speak as if from the same talking points when lecturing their constituents (if you don't like the massive waves of Third World immmigration waving over your state/region, leave), there are echoes to be heard in what longtime Communist revolutionary Angela Davis and long ago Communist nomenklatura member Angela Merkel are saying about same.
Davis calls the so-called refugee struggle "the movement that's challenging the effects of global capitalism."
AFP reports Merkel sees it as "part of the fallout from globalisation, which, she noted, had served Germany well in terms of exports and jobs."
Are there differences in the views of the two Angelas? Davis, 71, depicts the "movement" more overtly as a weapon of destruction of "global capitalism." Merkel, 61, seems to see the influx as a kind of payback for the "fallout" therefrom, "globalisation [having] served Germany well."
The notion that the West is finally getting what's coming to it is common to both.
Merkel put it this way to a German metalworkers' union: "Your experience of globalisation has, until now, basically been: our economy goes into other countries, builds factories, sells products and the results are positive for German employment and business. And now we're witnessing an inverse movement: globalisation is coming to us."
No mention of her own encouragment and support for this "inverse movement." She frames it as inevitable. It is most assuredly not inevitable. This is a new Big Lie, and it is repeated and amplified by elites here and in Europe.
Merkel said that the refugee tide had made "that which we thought was very far away," such as the war in Syria or the bloody conflict between rival factions in Libya, "concrete for us in the form of refugees."
"We must learn to cope with that," Merkel said.
"We will have to accept a certain degree of legal immigration, that's globalisation... In the era of the smartphone we cannot shut ourselves away... people know full well how we live in Europe."
"For me it goes without saying that we'll get there," she said, while admitting the mass arrivals posed "big challenges" for Germany and Europe.
Merkel's hectoring, rhetorical embrace of the "inverse" globalisation of Europe as a point of inevitabilty even echoes something else: as discussed in American Betrayal, remarks by FDR signalling a similarly fightless acquiescence to the conquest of much of Europe, in this case by the USSR, and as early as 1943, well before the Red Army had actually fought its way outside its own Russian borders. This was another disastrous mental turning point in the history of Europe made by another flawed individual with too much power -- and too many Communist agents in his administration.
Merkel, having offered, in effect, to put the Near and Middle East and Africa on the German and wider European dole, depicts the hundreds of thousands of mainly Muslim mainly men arriving through a well-organized pipeline as the inevitable and even righteous consequence of "globalisation."
This is 21st century revolutionary rhetoric perfected. Where a more antique Davis still depicts the "refugee movement" as the engine of revolutionary change, German chancellor Merkel now presses on her people a revolutionary need to change as the engine, or rationale, for her accommodation of the refugee movement.
Thus, we "advance" along the continuum of convergence by which the Free World ultimately disappears into a collectivist, totalitarian superstructure over un-self-governable masses.