Angela Merkel is hardly ever seen in speaking roles. After her holidays she deigned to speak to a selected audience of people.
The presenter says, “No questions were prepared, no questioners selected.” He must have missed that all media, state media and private media, have already spilled the beans: The people were selected.
One citizen asks, “Why does the EU not market itself and its achievements better? I’m convinced that if we knew more about the EU, we had an easier time to identify with it.” He identifies as an “EU citizen” and complains that the media is only reporting about bad things.
La Merkel: “The first thing is, ‘Do we even have to know what politics does?'” [sorry for “politics does”]
I shit you not.
Next guy wants a “master plan for integration” because he thinks that discussions about borders were just a make-shift remedy and not the way to a “Europe how I can imagine it.”
Before I give the floor to her Highness, I express my discomfort about the repetitive use of the word “integration.” All I hear is “jobs” and “language.” What about not getting the head chopped off for an Islam joke? What about democratic principles?
La Merkel: “Every country in Europe does it differently.” She says that she were talking to Macron and other European politicians. So?!?
Next question: “[Orban has throttled immigration] Is that how we want to go about things in Europe?”
La Merkel: “It is important that those who have come to us, had come legally.” She then talks about UNHCR and registration. In between she drops the lie that we have the obligation to “rescue” people from emergencies on high sea and “to bring them here.” She already throws her net to Africa and Asia. Of course, it isn’t about Iraq and Syria. It never was. Oh, and tomorrow (today) the Nigerian president visits her and, oops, we have a “migration deal” with him. The media did not speak about a Nigeria migration deal so far. And, of course, we must save Africa and all the planet so that people don’t come.
Next. Some guy wants “specialists for the medical sector.”
I don’t know how but she is right back on the EU and that single nations must not make trade deals. At this point I think that she is stupid. Anyway, her answer is *drumroll* socialism.
La Merkel: “The EU ministers for health can come together and decide how many hours are spent on a patient.” Because some countries have better work conditions and payments the governments must “do more.”
The mic is given back to the guy. He notes that the doctors already don’t speak German.
La Merkel: She just fills in anecdotally that in her constituency the doctors are Polish.
A second questioner says that the language barrier is too difficult and that after coaching and bureaucracy the doctors move to the cities.
La Merkel: Along the lines of “many people in the countryside flee.”
Yes, it is the reason why the country goes downhill! The whole country bleeds out!
Okay, enough already. Bullocks.