Stratfor: The Refugee Crisis Redefines German Politics. It could get ugly.

Summary: Stratfor looks at this week's regional elections in Germany. Much of the value of Stratfor's analysis is their top-down analysis provides a window into the thinking of the West's ruling elites (essentially their clients). Stratfor's analysis suggests that German's leaders remain delusionally complacent about the rising anger at their open borders policy and its … Continue reading Stratfor: The Refugee Crisis Redefines German Politics. It could get ugly.

Stratfor: Germany Does an About-Face on Greece, hoping to save Europe

Summary: Mass immigration and the collapse of Greece's economy have combined to bring the European Union to the breaking point. Now the two issues have merged as Greece becomes a gateway into Europe. Germany has loosened its grip on Greece, hoping to use it as a buffer state for the flow of migrants. It buys … Continue reading Stratfor: Germany Does an About-Face on Greece, hoping to save Europe

Stratfor: Europe makes Greece a Scapegoat for the Migrant Crisis

Summary: Europe's immigration crisis shows no signs of abating, and the European Union is struggling to figure out how to address it. The bloc's original strategies of cooperating with Turkey to limit the number of asylum seekers and redistributing migrants across the Continent have clearly failed. Now, EU member states are looking for alternative approaches as … Continue reading Stratfor: Europe makes Greece a Scapegoat for the Migrant Crisis

Germany’s treatment of Greece shows what the Right wants us to become

Summary: The Greek-eurozone tale is a common one, much like that of America's inner cities. As usual, the Right begins its tightening with the weak and poorly behaved. People are told that they deserve their harsh fate.  But it doesn't end with them, as austerity is a medicine always requiring another dose.  {1st of 2 … Continue reading Germany’s treatment of Greece shows what the Right wants us to become

The Greek crisis shows Europe’s 1% winning, just like their cousins in America

Summary: Previous posts reported economists' explaining the roots of the Greek crisis, so unlike the simple morality play in the newspapers. This post looks at its politics, a narrative of victory by Europe's 1%, a milestone on their 2-centuries-long quest to destroy the Left. Progress requires sacrifices, so examples have to be made -- such … Continue reading The Greek crisis shows Europe’s 1% winning, just like their cousins in America