The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?
Chancellor Angela Merkel spent a decade amassing political capital. Now, with the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, she has decided to spend it. With her legacy in the balance, she has finally found an issue to fight for. But why now?
Merkel has hurt European Union and her own country immensely. We will all live to see the consequences of her hubris. What an exciting time to be a leftist. Untold thousands, possibly millions, of migrants finally offer them their chance to implement their aspiration of shattering and transforming the one thing they hate more than anything - Western society.
What I see is vast numbers of economic migrants from all corners of the globe wanting to make a better life for themselves, in amongst some who flee war. I don't blame people for wanting to do this. But I expect my government to take a firm line and give no quarter at all to economic migration. My government is supposed to look after the interests of residents already here! Look, I can barely recognize my country any more. It is a land of parallel societies who share nothing but a common superstore car park. And this will get worse. At some point we have to recognize that we cannot accommodate everyone that wishes to set up family here as a life choice...