Category Archives: Germany
Christmas, Peace, and War: Ukraine
After four months of horrible deaths, more than 200,000 at Ypres alone, on the eve of Advent, Pope Benedict appealed to the warring parties that they should “cease the clang of arms while Christendom celebrates the Feast of the world’s Redemption.”
That was December, 1914. Would that the Patriarchs voiced such a plea today.
The Great War began with Austria attacking Serbia after the murder of the Austrian Archduke and his wife, Sophia. Long standing provocations by Serbia stood in the background.
Seeking to avert a larger war, the allies of Serbia and Austria sought to mediate preventative measures. Czar Nicholas of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany (and King George of England) were cousins and long standing friends since childhood, being grandsons of Queen Victoria.
In a flurry of correspondence, known as the Willy-Nicky Telegrams, they sought to avoid a wider war. [They signed the letters with their childhood nicknames.]
On 28 July, Vienna declared war on Serbia.
On 29 July, in a telegram to Willy, Nicky noted the “indignation” of his public over the invasion of their ally, Serbia.
“I shall be overwhelmed by the pressure forced upon me and be forced to take extreme measures which will lead to war.”
He asked Willy to act as a mediator. Willy perceptively feared “involving Europe in the most horrible war she has ever known.”
“I fully understand how difficult it is for you and your government to face the drift of your public opinion.”
The Kaiser felt the same pressures.
On 30 July, Willy noted that in the face of military mobilizations, “my role as mediator…will be endangered if not ruined.”
On 31 July, following the mobilization of Russian troops, Willy complained, “my mediation has been made almost illusory.”
“Responsibilities for the safety of my empire force preventative measures of defense upon me.”
Nicky’s telegram stated, “It is technically impossible to stop our military preparations…[they are] obligatory…my troops shall not make any provocative action. I give you my solemn word on that.”
On 1 August, Germany declared war on Russia.
On 3 August, Germany declared war on France
On 4 August, King George declared war on Germany. The war to end all wars was underway.
World War I started as two close friends desperately tried to avoid a wider war as public sentiment and bureaucratic powers worked against them. Today, there are no good actors. Propaganda drives public sentiment. This horrendous propaganda pushed by the American main stream media has nothing to counterbalance the bi-partisan war mongers. There are no clues that our politicians even know the basic history (link) behind this tragedy.
Where will lead today’s sabre rattling? Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the American neocons firmly behind him, scuttled the peace negotiations in April. He promised more war machines and money. The U.S. goal of “bleeding Putin” (to quote a friend in Europe) as President Biden stated his desire for “regime change” in Russia, all point to disaster ahead.
German Doctor’s Letter on Refugees
The Changing Face of Germany
Female physician in Munich, Germany: Message to German Government Authorities and to the World
Yesterday, at my hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle the Number of migrant medical emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the main Hospitals.
Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and we women are now refusing to go among those migrants! Relations between the staff and Migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.
Many Migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we in Europe do not know how to treat. If they receive a prescription to the pharmacy, they suddenly learn they have to pay cash. This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when it is about drugs for the children. They abandon the children with pharmacy staff with the words: So, cure them here yourselves!
The police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but also the large pharmacies.
We ask openly where are all those who welcomed the migrants in front of TV cameras with signs at train stations? Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are
already here and we will definitely not be able to send them elsewhere.
Until now, the number of Unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now it will be at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely unemployable. Only a small minimum of them have an education and even less a trade or profession. What is more, the women usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten women is pregnant.
Hundreds have brought along infants and little kids under six, many emaciated and very needy. If this continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I am going home to the Czech Republic. Nobody Can keep me here in this situation, not even for double the salary. I came to Germany to work, not to Africa or the Middle East!
Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman, who has cleaned every day for years for 800 euros and then meets crowds of young men in the hallways who just wait with their hands outstretched, wanting everything for free, and when they don’t get it they throw a fit.
I really don’t need this! But I am afraid that if I return home, at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their systems, cannot handle this, then, guaranteed, back home will be total chaos…..
You – who have not come in contact with these people have absolutely no idea what kind of badly behaved people they are. Those who are Muslim act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.
For now, the local hospital staff have not come down with the diseases these people brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every day this is just a question of time.
In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, who they’d dragged across half of Europe for
three months. The child died two days later, despite having received top care. The pediatric physician had to undergo surgery and the two nurses are recovering. Nobody has been punished – what ??? The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we can only inform you through email.
What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed the doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurses face and threatened her with infection? At a minimum he would have gone straight to jail and later to court. With these people so far, nothing has happened – WHY?
If it were up to me I would round up all those greeters and bring them here first to our hospitals emergency ward as attendants! Then to one of the buildings housing the migrants, so they can really look after them there themselves, without armed police and police dogs, who, sadly today, are in every hospital here in Bavaria. Is this “situation” coming to your country ??? YOU BET IT IS!!!! “ end