Zeitenwende

The Turning Point



Germany, not wanting to allow any alternative geostrategic project to be created in the eastern part of Europe, is successively blocking the flow of funds to Poland to prevent the construction of a competing construct: North-South.

Whether we are talking about the Intermarium or the Three Seas Initiative, this is only a semantic problem, because such a project can definitely weaken Germany's idea of ​​economic cooperation with Russia and China. The victorious Ukraine, together with Poland and the Intermarium countries, and perhaps even together with the Scandinavian countries, could build a rapidly developing region in this part of Europe, which could threaten the slowing economy of Germany and its concept of economically dependent countries called Mitteleuropa.

We all remember the speech of Chancellor Olaf Scholz – “When, if not now? Who, if not us?" – in Prague, where he presented his own concept of Germany in Europe. The Chancellor presented a proposal to reform the European Union. Its extension, which it advocates, should however require a gradual departure from the unanimity rule.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (Source: Polish Press Agency)

It is clear that this head of government pursues a specific policy aimed ultimately at dominating the European Union by Germany and subordinating the other countries. However, there was a new speech by the Chancellor. Olaf Scholz published his article in the prestigious "Foreign Affairs": "Germany wants to be the guarantor of security in Europe." This article is an extension of his speech in Prague.

The world is facing a Zeitenwende: an epochal tectonic shift. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has put an end to an era. New powers have emerged or reemerged, including an economically strong and politically assertive China. In this new multipolar world, different countries and models of government are competing for power and influence.

says the Chancellor.

Everything is, of course, Putin's fault, and there is nothing in the article about the German responsibility for this state of affairs. One can also notice the active German information policy, which says a lot about Germany's aid to Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees, while conspicuously omitting Polish aid.

The talks of the German Chancellor with the head of NATO is another attempt to divert attention from objective numbers. Zeitenwende is also about creating a new German narrative, where it is impossible to renew the Cold War and isolate Russia and China from the peace process. Germany's "green pacifism" combined with being one of the largest arms exporters in the world is a typical example of German hypocrisy. Just like "the pure business nature of Nord Strem 1 and 2."

So we have a beautiful narrative of a "moral empire" in which German business has the last word, which is already preparing for "business as usual" with Russia and China. Our western neighbors create a great personification of "peace doves" so that their business can make money as soon as possible in Russia, China, and Ukraine.

What will the Americans do with yet another child who has become disobedient to its parent?




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