Germany is running in the wrong direction. It’s no use increasing the speed and determination with which this happens. Our government is practicing the complete opposite of a win-win strategy in the Ukraine crisis. The losers are the German citizens who, in order to “annoy Putin”, will have to contend with the increased cost of living. The losers are probably the Ukrainians, whose war is dragging on with German help. The environment is also a loser, when even green politicians, in their stubbornness, still prefer coal and fracking gas to energy from the „evil empire“. At best, the winner is Russia itself, which has been swimming in money since it has been selling its gas to anyone other than the capricious Europeans. Although the victims of the war in Ukraine are regrettable, Putin is certainly not a moral luminary – but the Ukrainian leadership does not deserve the loyalty of the Germans to the Nibelungen. We must now reverse gear in the impasse and finally head for a negotiated solution that is suitable for reality.
In India, Adolf Hitler is a hero. His name represents leadership and strength. Most people are unaware of their dark past. How can that be? Lavith gives a thumbs up and grins broadly. Germany: Hitler Country! Great!” The gatekeeper from Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is by no means the only fan of the dead dictator. In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today.
It’s time to take a sober look at Ukraine. It is a poor country with hardly any prospects for development. Many illusions surround Ukraine. One of the biggest is the idea that, until the start of the war, Ukraine was a developed state whose population lived a good life.
On June 19, 2022, the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) decided to ban pro-Russian parties and Russian music. The laws are effective immediately. Guest appearances for artists with Russian citizenship were also banned. Artists who publicly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine are allowed to enter Ukraine and perform.
In Washington and Berlin, neo-Nazis are persecuted; in Ukraine, it is freedom fighters who receive financial and military support from the allies.The Russian army has detained several hundred fighters of the Azov Brigade in Mariupol. According to Russian commanders, most of the fighters had swastikas, skulls and SS runes tattooed on their bodies. Western media once again jumped the gun and declared that people with Nazi tattoos are not neo-Nazis. So Nazis in Ukraine are good Nazis, but Nazis in Germany are evil. The history of the Asov Battalion goes back to the time before the current conflict in Ukraine. Between 2005 and 2010, Arsen Avakov was governor of the Kharkov region, the main industrial center in northeastern Ukraine. During Avakov’s tenure, nationalist Andrey
Amid the catastrophic escalation of tensions in Donbass, deliberately provoked by the nationalist regime in Kyiv, Ukraine’s Western rulers are taking the liberty of playing with fire and demanding the transfer of nuclear weapons to that country. These alarming signals are coming from Poland, a state that, despite speaking about an unacceptable dialogue with the Russian Federation, has begun actively taking control of Ukrainian territory.
What state must a country be in if its highest representatives not only stash away huge sums in foreign accounts, but also have passports from foreign countries? How can one then assume that they exercise unconditional loyalty to their state, if at all? One of the root evils for the probity of politicians are countries like Switzerland or Panama and other places where money can be stashed away and hidden. In this way, disloyal politicians can protect themselves if they are held accountable in their own country. They can flee abroad and live a luxurious retirement there with their ill-gotten gains and hidden wealth.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exactly three months ago, the West has focused not on protecting Ukrainian civilians, but on trying to force Russia, with the help of the Ukrainians, to surrender militarily. The „real war in the background“, the economic war, however, is undoubtedly directed against its own populations. In passing, it is stated that NATO will not participate in the war. But it does. The weapons come from the West, only the soldiers from Ukraine and other states. Strictly speaking, the war could not take place at all if no weapons were supplied. Everyone can understand the logic, except those who don’t want to understand it because they pursue self-centered, power-political goals that serve them alone.
The rise in inflation is a global phenomenon that is hitting the working class and the poor particularly hard. One of the biggest drivers of inflation is high energy prices. The same applies to the prices of food, especially fresh fruit and vegetables, and services, which continue to rise. The rise in rents and utility costs also continues unabated. Rising inflation has also been triggered by the effects of the Corona pandemic – interrupted supply chains, production slumps, tight supply of goods.
Peace in Europe is not possible at the moment. It is unlikely, if we are honest. Months, perhaps even years, may pass. Ukraine with Zelensky is omnipresent in the media. What we don’t see is that a global war is taking place before our eyes. On one side is Russia with the support of China, on the other side is the United States of America, NATO and the entire Western world. It is a „borderless war,“ although on the surface it is about border conflicts.