Not too long ago, Angela Merkel was hailed as “the leader of the free world,” and declared Time Magazine’s “person of the year”—the “chancellor of the free world.” But that was before the reckoning for her decision that what Deutschland needed was virtue-signaling, in the form of a million “refugees,” the overwhelming majority of whom were military-age males, claiming to be fleeing the brutal civil war in Syria. The result, predictable to anyone who lives in the real world, where the irony of “the religion of peace” sobriquet for Islam is blindingly obvious, is that her coalition government is fighting for its life, and she is faced with an intolerable choice.
The two parties embroiled in Germany’s escalating political crisis gave themselves one last chance to resolve their differences, agreeing to meet at 5pm Berlin time on Monday for talks that could seal the fate of Angela Merkel and her three-month-old coalition government. If the two fail to bury the hatchet, Horst Seehofer, interior minister and leader of Ms Merkel’s Bavarian sister party the CSU, has said he will resign, a move that would mark a historic rupture in the centre-right of German politics. (snip)
Mr Seehofer proposed last month that German border police be given the power to turn away refugees if they were already registered in other EU countries. Ms Merkel said such unilateral moves would lead to a cascade of border closures throughout the EU that would endanger the Schengen passport-free travel zone and threaten European unity. She also hinted that she would sack Mr Seehofer if he persisted with the policy over her objections.
Now, it is coming to a head for Merkel and her party.
With the fate of her government hanging by a thread and only 2 hours from the time of this posting to go before the deadline, there is no time for tears. A reckoning is coming for liberal delusions in a matter of hours.