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“The Mindset”: Growing Number of Investment and Economic Analysts Grasping Reality of Eurozone Crisis

As “Europa Ger­man­i­ca” takes form and addi­tion­al sub­stance, the real­i­ty of what Ger­many is doing is being rec­og­nized by a grow­ing num­ber of ana­lysts. They are grasp­ing the extent to which the Ger­man polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic agen­da is bad for busi­ness. The pro­gram Deutsch­land is impos­ing on Europe under­mines the secu­ri­ty of any wealth invest­ed in the afflict­ed nations.


“We have a new kind of occupation in Europe by the Germans”: Did Germany Inflate Greece’s Deficit?

Wag­ing “war by oth­er means,” Ger­many has used its banks to do what Teu­ton­ic armies have accom­plished in the past. A Greek offi­cial has charged that the 2009 Greek deficit was delib­er­ate­ly inflat­ed to jus­ti­fy harsh aus­ter­i­ty mea­sures. Zoe Gero­gan­ta stat­ed “We have a new kind of occu­pa­tion in Europe by the Ger­mans.” Ger­many is wag­ing World War III in the eco­nom­ic sphere, in keep­ing with the prin­ci­ples of Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Carl von Clause­witz.


“. . . Almost a Victory in the Third World War”

Wag­ing “war by oth­er means,” Ger­many has used its banks to do what Teu­ton­ic armies have accom­plished in the past. A for­mer Ital­ian cab­i­net mem­ber has accused Ger­many of delib­er­ate­ly pre­cip­i­tat­ing the euro-zone cri­sis. Telling­ly, Rena­to Brunet­ta termed what Angela Merkel did as “almost a vic­to­ry in the third world war.” It is vital to under­stand that the events over­tak­ing the world were delib­er­ate and pre­con­ceived. Ger­many is wag­ing World War III in the eco­nom­ic sphere, rather than the mil­i­tary one, in keep­ing with the prin­ci­ples of Pruss­ian mil­i­tary the­o­reti­cian Carl von Clause­witz.


Austerity, Up Close and Personal, Part 3: The Continuation of War by Other Means

As the Euro­pean deba­cle con­tin­ues, we are in a posi­tion to fur­ther eval­u­ate the depth and scope of the social destruc­tion stem­ming from it. A recent report notes that Europe faces sev­er­al “lost gen­er­a­tions” as impov­er­ished young peo­ple incur the dam­age result­ing from “aus­ter­i­ty.” Inter­est­ing­ly and sig­nif­i­cant­ly, large num­bers of des­per­ate, unem­ployed youth are seek­ing work in Ger­many. Ulti­mate­ly, this fig­ures to have the effect of increas­ing the social stress and pres­sure on the Ger­man work­force, who will face increased and intense com­pe­ti­tion for avail­able jobs. “Anti-immi­grant” sen­ti­ment has proved an effec­tive recruit­ing tool for the far right around the world. The neo-fas­cist Gold­en Dawn has begun active­ly recruit­ing among Greek expa­tri­ates who have moved to Ger­many in search of work.


German Banks and the Eurozone Crisis

Ger­man banks were fun­da­men­tal­ly involved in pump­ing the cap­i­tal into the now-trou­bled Euro­zone economies than oth­ers, despite lies to the con­trary. In addi­tion, they have been using Ger­many’s bailouts to shore up their own bal­ance sheets. Ger­man finance is prin­ci­pal­ly respon­si­ble for this cri­sis. Cur­rent­ly hold­ing the world econ­o­my hostage in order to dis­solve the polit­i­cal sov­er­eign­ty of Euro­pean nations, Ger­many is attempt­ing to real­ize the goals of the Third Reich.


Krugmenistan vs Austeria

There has been some chat­ter in recent weeks about Paul Krug­man’s tiff with the nation of Esto­nia. It’s being referred to as “Krug­menistan vs Esto­nia”. It might seem like a small sto­ry about one man piss­ing off an entire coun­try, but it’s actu­al­ly part of some­thing much big­ger: Krug­menistan vs Aus­te­ria.