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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I just wished you understood German


Not the Germans but what Mark Twain called 'the awful German language'. As an 18th century classics scholar once remarked, "Life is too short to learn German"; so simply read the subs at the bottom of the screen, insufficient as they are to do justice to what this elo-quent woman says about Europe's suicidal madness.

And don't feel too smug about yourself because the same is happening right throughout the Western world. We are being manipulated by interests detrimental to our own. Remember the photo of that little boy's body washed up on a Turkish beach in 2015? Tragic as this was, public opinion changed overnight and Europe's doors opened wide.

The bigger picture, this collective madness the consequences of which we won't see for decades to come, are not being discussed. Those who try are being shouted down as xenophobic, racist and labelled Nazis.

I'm glad I am 72. Because I won't have to see the world these people are creating. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in.