In an article written on Sept. 21, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the chairwoman of the Schiller Institute blasts the current German government and calls for cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative, in particular to develop Africa.
“If one understands ‘theater of the absurd’ to mean the representation of disoriented people in a meaningless world, then we are now witnessing a gala performance of the genre in Berlin”, she wrote. “What the scandal around the former head of the German domestic intelligence agency BfV Hans-Georg Maaßen, who was kicked upstairs as a result of his blindness on the right, the irresponsible behavior of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and the personal efforts of Chancelor Merkel and SPD chair Andrea Nahles to remain in power, demonstrate, is that the Berlin Establishment is in the wrong film. They are acting out the script of a world which only exists in their heads, and has nothing to do with the reality of the normal population or with strategic developments. If Germany is to avoid severe damage, we urgently need a new policy!”
Indeed, Horst Seehofer is desperately attempting to save his CSU party in Bavaria from a total debacle in the Oct. 14 state elections, when the xenophobic Alternative for Germany is expected to make major gains in the form of protest votes. Helga Zepp-LaRouche further commented:
“If Seehofer calls migration the ‘mother of all problems’, then he himself and the geopolitical neo-liberal paradigm that he represents is the ‘grandmother of all problems’. Because there would be no refugee crisis in this form, if Bush, Obama, Blair and Cameron had not waged wars in South-West Asia on the basis of lies, a violation of international law that is never addressed by the German Establishment. A glaring proof of their complicity is the announcement by Economy Minister Altmeier of the sale of new weapons systems to Saudi Arabia, a country which is even now waging a war of annihilation against Yemen.”
And no such crisis would exist, Helga Zepp-LaRouche continued, “had Europe distanced itself from the policy of colonial powers and the subsequent conditionalities of the IMF toward Africa. Had Europe pursued over the past decades the policy of industrialization of Africa that China has undertaken for around 10 years, the African refugees would have had no reason to leave their homes.”
Zepp-LaRouche concludes with what Germany now needs: a new combination of forces that will put on the agenda a policy of cooperation with China and Russia “to solve the greatest strategic challenges” of today. The includes, emphatically, working together with China to develop Africa, as opposed to simply building up a Frontex police force at the EU borders, or setting up detention camps in North Africa…
Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s article in German can be read here:
Was für ein jämmerliches Spektakel!
Deutschland braucht eine andere Politik!
Further reading in German on why Germany must join the Belt and Road Initiative: Deutschlands Chancen mit der Neuen Seidenstraße