PickeringPost: A German proverb says: “The wise man voluntarily does in good times that which the stupid man involuntarily has to do in bad times”, and Angela Merkel has avoided doing anything in good times that might puncture her popularity.
Euro powerhouses France and Germany, along with Italy and Greece have a history of flirting with communism. Of course it’s a dangerous ideology to embrace in a modern world but somehow liberals never tire of experimenting with it. And the Eurozone was ripe for experimentation.
In a recently published book titled “The First Life of Angela M” the author suggests, “She has had deeper ties to the communist regime than previously known or acknowledged.”
“She has admitted being a member of the Communist Youth Organisation, and a photo has surfaced showing her in a communist uniform. But the book argues that she hid her real role in the youth group, instead depicting herself as someone engaged in “Cultural Affairs”… the truth is that her role in the Organisation was “Secretary for Agitation and Propaganda”, a role Julia Gillard appointed herself to in the infamous Socialist Forum when she undertook, via her own manifesto, to infiltrate the Labor Party in order to move it closer to communist ideals.
But one of Merkel’s defenders said that she (Merkel), “Couldn’t remember” whether she was involved in “Agitation and Propaganda” or not. Hmmm. more here