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German Politics: Confused, But Self-Righteous, jobs saved or created
Only two of the five parties in the new Bundestag are at all critical of NATO, and they are on the polar margins: the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) on the right and Die Linke (The Left) on the left, outside whichever government emerges. They are the only ones in favor of normalized relations with Russia. Both have at times appealed to neglected East Germans but there is animosity between them.
Biden 2019: "The United States urgently needs to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of this challenge."

Baerbock 2021: "We urgently need to embrace greater ambition on an epic scale to meet the scope of the problems."
Under U.S. tutelage for decades, much of the present German ruling class seems to have interiorized the peculiar American imperial attitude, an arrogant power projection draped in political self-righteousness. This characteristic Anglo-American attitude, forged in the British Empire, is currently to be found in Germany and northern Europe, and will find expression in the virtual "Summit for Democracy" which President Biden is convening in December. This is intended to solidify a new ideological Cold War between the Good, led by the United States, and the Evil--those who are not allowed in the club.

US State Dept |The Summit for Democracy
As President Biden has said, defending America's democratic values is inseparable from advancing our national interest.

On December 9-10, 2021, President Biden will host the first of two Summits for Democracy, which will bring together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.

US President | 11 Aug 2021
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