Sunday, December 20, 2015

Diana West: The Angelas Against the West

By Diana West on
 
Young Communist Angela Merkel
Robert Strauss sent in the AFP story headlined, "Merkel says migrant influx a fallout from globalisation," adding: "If Mark can sound like Walter, Angela can sound like Angela."  He's right. That is, just as Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, and Walter Luebcke, a German regional council president, speak as if from the same talking points when lecturing their constituents (if you don't like the massive waves of Third World immmigration waving over your state/region, leave), there are echoes to be heard in what longtime Communist revolutionary Angela Davis and long ago Communist nomenklatura member Angela Merkel are saying about same.

Davis calls the so-called refugee struggle "the movement that's challenging the effects of global capitalism."  AFP reports Merkel sees it as "part of the fallout from globalisation, which, she noted, had served Germany well in terms of exports and jobs."   Are there differences in the views of the two Angelas? Davis, 71, depicts the "movement" more overtly as a weapon of destruction of "global capitalism." Merkel, 61, seems to see the influx as a kind of payback for the "fallout" therefrom, "globalisation [having] served Germany well."  

The notion that the West is finally getting what's coming to it is common to both.....To Read More....  
 

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