It’s hard to believe the amount of applause she receives. And look at the ecstatic faces of her supporters in the CDU!
Amazingly enough, instead of dragging her out of her limo and administering summary justice on the street, the German people — or rather, “people who have lived in Germany for a long time” — actually VOTE for her. Over and over again.
Mass insanity is the only explanation I can think of for such suicidal behavior.
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|Dear friends, in truth it must be said that
|sometimes one has the impression that some people
|who have always been living here in Germany are in urgent need
|of a course in integration themselves.
|What exactly happened to our understanding that we
|deal with each other respectfully?
|Agitation like no one’s business on the internet,
|no respect for teachers, for authorities,
|for the police or fire rescue people —
|I see all inhibition fall to the floor at a magnitude
|which I have never before witnessed in my life.
|And that’s when I say, that’s when we say,
|not like that! This…
|This concerns us all, and everybody is asked
|to make their contribution to a culture of debate
|that is worthy of its name.
|And then there are cases where the government has to get involved,
|that’s when the State Prosecutor is responsible,
|even on the internet; the internet is not an extralegal space,
|my dear friends.
|And one thing that I also want to hold fast to, in all clarity:
|Who “The People” (das Volk) is,
|that is still a decision of the entire population in our country,
|that is all of us, and not just a handful,
|and no matter how loud they are, we all decide that.
|Dear friends, if we want to live together
|then people have to be able to depend on the government
|to make sure laws are adhered to,
|to observe law and order and provide safety.
|This of course means we need a sufficient number of personnel,
|for the security services.
|On that we have made terrific progress, especially at the federal level,
|we have just employed thousands upon thousands of new colleagues.
|But let us not deceive ourselves:
|The federal election of 2017 will be difficult,
|like no other previous election, at least not since the German Unification.
|It will truly not be a walk in the park.
|With a strong polarization of our society,
|and with controversy from all sides,
|from the right like never before,
|and challenges from the left with the possibility
|of a red-red-green federal government,
|to the extent that it is somewhat mathematically possible.
|It is our duty to be as strong as needed
|in order to prevent the formation
|of a red-red-green government,
|and we have to integrate from the right.
|And also Europe-wide and internationally,
|we have to deal with disputes,
|or simply put … for…
|to deal with controversy over our way of life.
|And in this situation I have thought about it
|a lot, and very long and intensively,
|whether I also should be a candidate for the office of Chancellor
|at the federal election of 2017.
|This challenge is according to my political understanding inseparable
|with the appointment of the chairman or chairwoman
|of the CDU Party of Germany.
|After eleven years in office and sixteen and a half years
|as chairwoman of the CDU party,
|it’s hardly believable;
|such a decision is anything but trivial.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.