Germany: Meet Angela Merkel’s Second Successor
- “You get the impression that Armin Laschet still believes in a partnership with Putin’s Russia. He ignores the fact that there simultaneously is both a geopolitical and a value conflict with Moscow. This conflict requires a certain degree of severity, a policy of deterrence and also a policy of sanctions. It is wishful thinking that all foreign policy conflicts can be resolved through dialogue and goodwill.” — Ralf Fücks, former Green Party politician and head of the think tank, Center for Liberal Modernity.
- “Mr Laschet’s first priority will be uniting the party. It will not be easy. He beat Mr Merz by 53 to 47 per cent of the vote. There is a large minority in the party who want it to take a clearer conservative direction. When he lost the 2018 leadership contest, Mr Merz retreated. This time, he seems determined to weigh on the party’s future.” — Editorial Board, Financial Times.
- “The new CDU chairman faces a difficult task of maintaining coherence in a party that is struggling to find its identity while simultaneously trying to lure voters from the environmentalist Green Party and the right-wing AfD.” — Oliver Hackel, senior financial strategist, Kaiser Partner Privatbank.
- “German politics is drifting away from Mrs. Merkel’s breed of consensus. Despite winning a leadership election among delegates to the CDU party conference, Mr. Laschet’s soft foreign-policy views are increasingly at odds with prominent CDU figures who advocate a sterner approach to Russia and China. The Greens are on the rise as a mainstream center-left party on the back of their foreign-policy hawkishness and hostility to crony capitalism at home.” — Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal.
Biden Regime Embraces ‘Great Reset’ Plan to Destroy Capitalism
The Biden regime is fully embracing a radical globalist plan that seeks to destroy capitalism and replace it with a socialist system.
“The Great Reset” was unveiled at the World Economic Forum (WEC) in Davos, Switzerland last June, using the coronavirus pandemic and “global warming” as pretexts to impose on the world far-left social programs like government-provided basic income, the Green New Deal, universal healthcare, and of course, massive tax increases.
In one week, Joe Biden has signed over 30 executive actions, a far-left wish list dealing with race issues, the Covid-19 pandemic, illegal immigration, “gender identity”, and the climate. Meanwhile, his Department of Justice has been focusing on punishing political enemies under the guise of combatting “violent extremism”.
As World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab wrote back in June, “the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of Capitalism.”
In three open letters to President Trump last year, Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former papal nuncio to the United States warned that The Great Reset would usher in a “one world government,” eliminating the sovereignty of nations, and crushing religious freedom.
At a panel discussion about the Great Reset hosted by the World Economic Forum, John Kerry, Biden’s special envoy for climate, declared that the Biden administration not only supported a great global reset, but that it “will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine.”
“And yes, it (the Great Reset] will happen,” Kerry continued. “And I think it will happen with greater speed and with greater intensity than a lot of people might imagine.”