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And suddenly Germany is isolated
The European Union has 28 members; most of them could agree on a more restrictive access of refugees with sharper border control, but one of them, Germany, still turns against it. With Merkel's stubbornness something has occurred, that any German government sought to avoid since Konrad Adenauer with all his strength tried to, since the signing of the "Treaty of Rome" on the 25th of March 1957. Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was a German statesman who served as the first post-war Chancellor of Germany from 1949 to 1963.
Germany is now lonely in the European Alliance structure, as it doesn't act European but obstinate.
The Treaty of Rome, officially the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (TEEC), is an international agreement that led to the founding of the European Economic Community (EEC) on 1 January 1958. It was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany. The word Economic was deleted from the treaty's name by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, and the treaty was repackaged as the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union on the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009.
According to article one of the current Treaty of Maastricht, the European Union is the successor of the European Community. The TEEC proposed the progressive reduction of customs duties and the establishment of a customs union. It proposed to create a common market of goods, workers, services and capital within the EEC's member states. It also proposed the creation of common transport and agriculture policies and a European social fund. It also established the European Commission.
"The Treaty of Rome, the original full name of which was the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community has been amended by successive treaties significantly changing its content. The 1992 Treaty of Maastricht established the European Union with the EEC becoming one of its three pillars, the European Community. Hence, the treaty was renamed the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC).
When the Treaty of Lisbon came into force in 2009 the pillar system was abandoned, and hence the EC ceased to exist as a legal entity separate from the EU. This led to the treaty being amended and renamed as the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
In March 2011 the European Council adopted a decision to amend the Treaty by the adding a new paragraph to Article 136. The additional paragraph, which enables the establishment of a financial stability mechanism for the Eurozone, runs as follows:
The Member States whose currency is the Euro may establish a stability mechanism to be activated if indispensable to safeguard the stability of the Euro area as a whole. The granting of any required financial assistance under the mechanism will be made subject to strict conditionality." (Source: Wikipedia)
The loneliness does not yet show in an agreement of sending back refugees or closing borders, but in one first step of limiting the influx by setting a ceiling for each country; this is still not enough, but a beginning. But even at such beginning, observing Germany already being isolated, shows how wrong and self centered Germany and its government is acting. Never again, Germany wanted to move into a position in which it was in World War I, supported by some smaller partners, alone against a large alliance system. Never again would Germany try to play Napoleon or Hitler, that is, to dominate the continent and impose his will.
"I do not want the Germans as neighbors", Konrad Adenauer stated overlooking the 20th century to the historian Golo Mann during a walk at Lake Como. The lesson learnt, which moved the Chancellor, was for reasons of a Federal Republic. In a Community with its European partners, Germany politically realized, that confidence for projects and political aims will set in only which others from that community. In the refugee issue, the present Chancellor writes Adenauers principles quite deliberately into the wind. In her Protestant stubbornness she disregards furthermore another teaching of German history, and that is that since 1871 Germany is too big in Europe, to be passed over or over heard, yet too small to lead the continent alone. If it still tries to do so, it would get a bloody receipt like in the July crisis of 1914 or in the refugee question of the presence.
All this history was meant for the freedom for trade and people within the EU, and was never meant to be open to the world, specially not to hostile and alienated groups who aim for a take over. It was a move for more freedom within, not a freedom to be misused by outsiders to hijack the system and turn the clock back hundreds of years.
All Europeans achieve their quality in life out of the fact that one can speak and express freely in the public, even if it annoys or disturbed the one we target. Yet with this new form of forceful influx of people who don't know about this, don't care about it and all these values are not acceptable due to their belief system and upbringing can't be part of the system, as they also don't want to be; they want to follow their own, and be it in sub communities, till the day they become strong enough to impose their will onto Europe.
One of the evidences that Angela Merkel is betraying her own parties ideology is this example with Konrad Adenauer, the first German Chancellor from the same party as Merkel, the CDU; the same as what is happening to the Leftist SPD, the social democrats in regards to Helmut Schmidt for example, the same betrayal and self destructing forces.
And finally, one more issue about Germany's problem with opposition. In the Netherlands, the PVV (Party for Freedom) shows clearly distance to the real far rights, the nazis and National Socialists, as it embraces all that they oppose, like the LGBT community and freedom of speech and expression. Germany has still not learnt, and as well as the AfD (Alternative for Germany) is doing, it could do better if it would not exclude exactly those free world values, like being in support of the LGBT community for example and drawing a clear line towards the Nazis and like minded. It sadly presents itself not as centered as the PVV in the Netherlands does, even homophobe to an extend; and that's why it manages in the range of 7 to 12 percent of the voters, whilst the PVV with Geert Wilders has reached a comfortable 25% of the voters.
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As long as Germany can't form a true and standing out opposition in support of the broad population including its minorities, the country will remain with a simmering soup of centre leftists, without ideology and results to solve present and future problems for the better and for the remain of identity. As long as the ones opposing Islam are labelled far right or nazis, whilst its Islam that is carrying all aspects of a totalitarian regime, this influx will slowly but surely destroy the sytem.
By Thomas Fleckner