Ecclesiastical Activism and Biblical Injunctions

Ecclesiastical Activism and Biblical Injunctions

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference

Published in Cicero Magazine
11th October, 2018
Kardinal Marx : Der Schein-Altruist
Translation by TheEuropeans

The Bavarian Church stands accused of interfering with European policy on people smuggling.

Cardinal Marx : The Sham Altruist

Cardinal Reinhard Marx transfers €50,000 to the sea-rescue mission Lifeline — exclusively from diocesan funds. Legally, that might be in order. But in doing so, the cardinal overstretches his remit in an un-Christian way.

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Seamlessness

Seamlessness

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (“AKK”) : “Bring together. And lead together”

Published in Cicero Magazine
7th December, 2018
Frankreich ist eine Warnung
Translation by TheEuropeans

France is a warning

With the election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party chairman, the CDU has settled for continuity. It has, thereby, thrown away its chance to regain the lost confidence of the citizens. France provides an indication of where this path might lead.

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Kramp-Karrenbauer Takes the Chairmanship of the CDU

Kramp-Karrenbauer Takes the Chairmanship of the CDU

The three candidates : Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz, Jens Spahn (seated)

As reported by Cicero Magazine, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (“AKK”) succeeded Angela Merkel as chairman of the Christian Democratic Union, at the party conference, 7th December. The victory was narrow, and went to a second round run-off election between Kramp-Karrenbauer and Merz.

First round results: AKK 45%, FM 39.2%, JS 15.7%
Second round: AKK 51.75%, FM 48.25%

The final result was uncannily close to that of the Brexit referendum — Leave 51.89%, Remain, 48.11% — although in the opposite sense. AKK, the anointed of Angela Merkel, will be counted upon to provide transitional stability, allowing the Chancellor to remain more or less comfortably in her post until the 2021 Bundestag elections. The right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) will no doubt be welcoming the result. AKK, the Merkel-protégée, will be far less likely than Friedrich Merz, the Schäuble-protégé, to win back voters lost to the AfD in 2017 over the principal national issue: immigration policy. Add to that the piquant sauce served up by the narrowness of the Merkel-AKK win.

Open Letter to “A Hated President”

Open Letter to “A Hated President”

François Ruffin, Deputy, La France insoumise

Published in Libération
26th November, 2018
Translation by TheEuropeans

In 2017, François Ruffin addressed a letter to Emmanuel Macron, describing the “hatred” that the French felt for him. More than a year later, the Deputy hammers in the message again: “What unites the Gilets jaunes [Yellow Vests] is the aversion you provoke.”

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What Are The Germans Playing At?

What Are The Germans Playing At?

Olaf Scholz (SPD), German Vice-Chancellor & Finance Minister

FIGAROVOX/TRIBUNE
30th November 2018
by Hadrien Desuin

The German Vice-Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, on Wednesday proposed that France abandon its seat as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, for the benefit of the European Union.

The essayist Hadrien Desuin is a specialist in international affairs and defence policy. He has published La France atlantiste, ou le naufrage de la diplomatie [Atlanticist France, or The Wrecking of Diplomacy], (éd. du Cerf, 2017).

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The UN Cannot Be Trusted With Migration Policy

The UN Cannot Be Trusted With Migration Policy

November, 2015. Having crossed from Austria into Germany, migrants make for the Bavarian village of Simbach, where they are registered by the German police

logo_caesarThe UN Pact on Migration. For those who still believe in the hallucinatory ideal of World Government, and there are many, the UN is only doing its job: attempting to accumulate power for itself by relieving European nations, under hypnosis, of what little remains of their sovereignty. The UN’s little brother in Brussels does the same. It is not necessary to be fooled by this. All one has to do is to assemble the past utterances of various UN luminaries into a coherent Mein Kampf. To take only one of the most egregious examples (as previously reported in this journal ), here is the late Peter Sutherland, then (June 2012) non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and UN Special Representative for International Migration: “We [Europeans] still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others. And that’s precisely what the European Union […] should be doing its best to undermine”European populism is all that now stands between the European peoples and the loss of their individual cultures and shared Civilization. The UN Pact on Global Migration (see Objectives) is a document crafted against Europe, with the encouragement of those twin hovering angels, le couple franco-allemand, Macron and Merkel.

There is clearly a strong sense amongst Western nations that this “Pact” is a bottle marked “Poison”. The question is simply one of trust.

It would come as no surprise to discover that delegations from the push-countries were falling over each other to sign up to the Pact, while those from the pull-countries of Europe, the United States and Australia, were indeed already backing out: including Austria, which negotiated the Pact on behalf of the EU. The European review website, Politico.eu quotes () the senior UN official overseeing the Pact (Louise Arbour) as saying, “The initiative was launched at the request of Europe after the migration surge of 2015 […]”. At the request of Europe? Read, no doubt, “Juncker & Merkel”.

Wikipedia states that the Pact will be “politically binding”, although not “formally binding under international law”, since it is not a treaty. Nevertheless, there is clearly a strong sense amongst Western nations that this “Pact” is a bottle marked “Poison”. The question is simply one of trust.

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