You learned something new at yesterday’s Talk at Maybrit Illner not: The same war propagandists with the same reproaches always had their say, gathered together in their little bubble, which has no points of contact with the life and thoughts of the German population. Right at the front: The green Robert Habeck, connected via video. As is well known, he could never do much with Germany – and even now thinks that one should be ashamed of oneself in this country.
He was outraged that citizens were more concerned with the tank discount than with the exact number of war casualties. He doesn’t want to rule himself out, but he sharply criticizes “getting used to it” to the war – allegedly the media coverage would simply move on, then the summer holidays, the tank discount, the Bundesliga would be more important than the question of how many dead had to be lamented again that day. “We live in such a world, we are part of it,” he mimed, plagued by world-weariness. “If we don’t make this a habit, because we actually have to be ashamed of it, then we have to force ourselves again and again to question this structural indifference.” In doing so, he is swimming on the same wave as party colleague Annalena Baerbock (read: ‘More joy in war, please! Baerbock warns of “war fatigue”’).
Do you know someone whose most pressing problem is the Bundesliga? Is anyone else planning luxurious summer vacations in your area? Or aren’t most people rather panicking about the massive price increases? Isn’t it again primarily the Germans who are forced to sacrifice vast amounts of tax money for so-called refugees? Is it reprehensible lately to deal with one’s own problems – such as the immensely high fuel costs and the tank discount – instead of dealing with the latest figures from either Ukrainian or Russian propaganda? Is it right for a Robert Habeck to tell Germany that it should be ashamed?
Habeck’s statements on the exploding energy costs show impressively that he seems to live in a parallel world: “We will experience a dramatic increase in heating costs”, he said to Illner. What news! “Whether the political measures will then be sufficient to maintain social peace and the feeling that things are fair in this country will be the decisive question of autumn and winter.”
Perhaps Habeck should now ask the citizens how they feel “whether things are fair in this country”. The echo in the comment columns of the reporting media and in the social networks is quite clear in this regard:
He should not “expect an increase” but consider measures to PREVENT this increase.
That’s what the politicians want… so they get more taxes for shitty arms deliveries… the little man can freeze to death…
Yes, it was set up by him that way. But it doesn’t concern him, he’s had enough. He and his colleagues are supposed to cede the heating subsidy to the pensioners.
I can’t hear it anymore Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine and Russia Russia Russia! Politics has failed and nothing else is to blame!
It’s nice that he’s already saying it and watching. Maybe you should stop working and let the state finance you in a warm place…
So the previous doubling to tripling is not dramatic enough?
Foot soldiers are milked and poverty increases. The people’s employees with high incomes live in pure luxury. History repeats itself. Unfortunately, the population accepts it.
Until it hits us too
Someone else will come up with the idea that the roofer and the nursing specialist could go to work until they are 75
He can expect a lot. He doesn’t have to pay for it, the citizen does. It is unbelievable how this government works against its oath of office to the detriment of its own people.