The Larger Implications of the Global Economic Malaise…

… or, more succinctly, “Where have we seen *THIS* before?

“The acrid immigration debate sparked this summer by former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin has apparently had an effect on the German public. A poll released on Wednesday showed that one-tenth want a “Führer,” while one-quarter admitted to strong xenophobic attitudes – up from one-fifth in 2008.”

Let’s see…  A desire for a “strong leader…” Xenophobic attitudes… Anybody know what the unemployment and  inflation rates are in Germany right now??

George Santayana, in his Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1, wrote “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  This is frequently misquoted as “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it…

I think history might be clearing its throat — is anyone listening?

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Stalin or Hitler, or Chavez and Castro; at least you know where to group the current regime.


    And they can't even make the trains run on time!

  2. sammy22
    sammy22 says:

    The unemployment rate in Germany, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is about 2% lower than in the US.

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