"The economic situation is worsening from month to month, and unemployment has reached a level that puts democratic structures ever more in doubt...Labelled 'Europe's most dangerous man' by the 28 November 1998 edition of The Independent, he was quoted thus in the same issue:
The Germans have not yet realised that southern Europe, including France, will be forced by their current misery to fight back against German hegemony sooner or later...
Hopes that the creation of the euro would force rational economic behaviour on all sides were in vain."
"It must remain our goal to overcome the nation state in a united Europe."That's the thing about your 'Red Oskars', they can tear apart a society that works in order to institute a global totalitarianism that only they want. And then, when their vision is in bits and the world doesn't work any more, they'll quite happily pose as shining white knights riding to the rescue of those whose world their idiot convictions destroyed.
No shame, no guilt, no apology. Someone else's fault. Probably those whose 'economic behaviour' isn't 'rational.'
The Independent also told us this:
"He weathered two corruption scandals at home."That's who conned the European people into accepting the euro. That's who f***ed up a continent. That's who's wagging his finger on our behalf now.
The Telegraph added:
"Lafontaine said... Angela Merkel will 'awake from her self-righteous slumber' once the countries in trouble unite to force a change in crisis policy at Germany's expense.
His prediction appeared confirmed as French finance minister Pierre Moscovici yesterday proclaimed the end of austerity and a triumph of French policy, risking further damage to the tattered relations between Paris and Berlin.Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany since 2005, spent the first twenty five years of her life in the former East Germany. She was, therefore, a Communist at that time.
'Austerity is finished. This is a decisive turn in the history of the EU project since the euro,' he told French TV."
Indeed, in the wake of the 1989 revolution, she served briefly as deputy spokesperson for the East German Government.
Wikipedia says this of Merkel's father, a Protestant pastor:
"Several weeks after the birth of their daughter, the family moved from Hamburg to East Berlin. The interior border was not yet completely closed, but most German migration was in the opposite direction. In the first five months of 1954, 180,000 people had fled the GDR, and during the building of the border defenses between 1949 and 1961, around 2.5 million had left...'Red Kasner?' 'Red Oskar?' Coincidence abounds in 'united Europe', does it not? You know, in that place where 'the goal' was 'to overcome the nation state?'
Kasner took trips abroad... and was given the privilege of travelling to the West either by company car or private vehicle... Unlike the children in other pastors’ families, the higher education of the Kasner children was not impeded.
From the late 1960s onwards, Kasner criticised the social order of West Germany, and he did not support reunification...
The East German churches and Christianity at the time were characterised by oppression on account of the Eastern Socialist Party. Pastors took various positions in their willingness to cooperate with the 'construction of socialism'...
asner was considered one of the more 'progressive' forces. His nickname during GDR times, quoted repeatedly in the press, was 'Red Kasner'."