Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Reality of Germans

In my local regional news....there was a piece on the Wiesbaden Aktuell that got onto a political disturbance in the Wiesbaden area.  I won't go into detail but I came to the end of the piece where the editorial writer obviously sat and reflected.....saying:

"The values ​​of democracy. After years of a quasi-homogeneous political landscape in Germany, which resulted in years at federal and state level in many coalitions, which appear to serve only the personal maintaining power of the parties and their politicians, we are apparently discovering a new democracy and encountering uncomfortable opinions in dialog and argumentative."

There was this period in the 1970s where a segment of German society felt that the older generation was not in step with modern times, and what Germans would describe as a dangerous and chaotic period came to be.  You couldn't open a newspaper or watch the nightly news without feeling the quasi-homogeneous political landscape in Germany had been threatened.

As we stepped into the 1990s and the Berlin Wall came to a closure.....the conflict between old DDR and FRG should have ceased entirely but people seemed to sense a chaotic and troublesome period.  The quasi-homogeneous political landscape in Germany had been threatened.

As we stepped into the Euro and the expanding world of the EU zone, people sensed a chaotic and troublesome period.  The quasi-homogeneous political landscape in Germany had been threatened.

As we stepped through the Greece economic fall of 2015, with the potential for EU to dissolve and the Euro to fail.....the quasi-homogeneous political landscape in Germany had been threatened.

The truth is....there just isn't this mythical quasi-homogeneous political landscape existing in Germany. I know....people sit around....sipping gluhwein, fancy liquor, and five-star beer.....talking up in some pub situation about how they love this political thing, or this soccer team, or this thrilling German krimi-show.  They seem to drift around and think everyone is in agreement with them, and are shocked with their fellow buddy at the bar doesn't agree.

Germans live in a harsh fantasy world.....where they drift in and out of reality.

1 comment:

Norman Peterson said...

Have to laugh at the truth of this... And I think it applies to us on a personal level...