Jubilant French Socialists elected Hollande in May of 2012. Something changed.
Germany, ‘Veggie Day,’ and Michelle Obama
BERLIN—The elections set to take place here in Germany Sunday are expected to turn largely on the country’s solid economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the European debt crisis and social issues like women’s role in the work force. But add to that plate one more thing: Germans don’t want the government telling them what to eat.
In what could be a cautionary tale for First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to tweak Americans’ diets, Germans look set to punish the Green Party for urging that public cafeterias go meat-free on a designated “Veggie Day” each week in order to help the environment and reduce cruelty to animals. Borrowing colorfully from English, German newspaper Bild described public reaction to the idea as a “shitstorm.”
Imagine that: “Germans don’t want the government telling them what to eat.”
Top that with this, from an older post of mine:
Germany’s Angela Merkel has the temerity and courage to state the obvious. Germany has “had it.” A pull quote: German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “lmmigrants should learn to speak German.” Read the article here.
The article I referred to in October of 2010 is entitled: “Merkel says German multicultural society has failed.” How heinous, how overbearing, how insensitive of her to insist on a national language being embraced by immigrants!
Germany clearly has had it.
The French say multiculturalism is a flop as well, from my February 12th, 2011 post entitled: “Even The French Admit: “Multi-Kulti” = FAILURE.”
So the Germans did the proper thing and re-elected a person who has made them stronger in the face of weakness, more determined in the face of waffling, and more fiscally solvent in the face of budgetary EU failure and bankruptcy.
You won’t see that happening here because this country possesses what I term “Historical Alzheimers.” We learn nothing from history. Leftists are obviously historically ignorant. Obama Socialist? Indeed.
Everyone seems to think they can “do” Socialism better than the prior guy. Including Obama. He just doesn’t have the courage to say what he really means or wants.
But tell me, as one fellow reader at work said to me a day ago: “Show me successful liberalism.”
Key word: successful.
Chicago? Detroit? Even DC?