WDoes anyone know what has become of the club for clear pronunciation? The last chairman known to us and committed to this honorary position was Franz Josef Strauss. His voice pointed the way when you had to choose between freedom and socialism, when the Russians were standing at the door and the SPD was Moscow’s fifth column in Germany. Do we need to enumerate more parallels to underline how much the republic would need such a sharp-tongued speaker today?
Strauss would have mocked gender hiccups
Strauss would not only have mocked the gender hiccups, he would also not have gone along with the whitewashed renaming of Belarus to Belarus. Speakers on radio and television emphasize the name as if they were talking about Bella Italia. And certainly not Strauss would have let a political pygmy like Kevin Kühnert get away with accusing the Greens of warmongering. Of course, the chairman of the CSU would have reserved that for himself.
Where do we get to when the partners in a coalition of progress and awakening make the opposition unemployed on their honeymoon and piss off one another? This is exactly what the SPD general secretary did when he warned that international conflicts should not be “talked about” in order to bury unpleasant projects like Nord Stream 2. Kühnert could only have meant the Greens, because they alone are vehemently opposed to this project in Berlin. The CDU and CSU have become so quiet in foreign policy that the prominent Munich resident in heaven can only shake his head at his incompetent successor on earth.
Kühnert’s accusation is so serious that a committee of inquiry should investigate here whether dangerous talk by the Greens or other German pacifists was also to blame for Russia’s having to invade Ukraine, Georgia, Syria and, most recently, Kazakhstan in order to protect its right to territorial integrity to protect.
As it is often said now, the decisive factor is not what we think and plan, but what Moscow thinks about it. And we have long suspected that our “soft power” or what Chancellor Scholz now called “democratic leadership” could be an unbearable provocation, especially for democrats with clear inclusions, that can only be eradicated in the field of honor can be created.
Lambrecht’s saber rattles could have been angry
So we have to de-escalate very quickly, even in terms of language. The fact that our defense minister announced that it would “target Putin and those around him” could have been angry. You can tell that Lambrecht didn’t have much to do with the military. When they hear such words, the hawks in Moscow immediately think of a decapitation blow with a hypersonic weapon. Lambrecht’s continued rattling of sabers, which Kühnert would have to let fall from one swoon to the next, probably did not lead to a nuclear war because the Russian secret service knows that we Germans do not want to get any closer to the two percent target for the defense budget by purchasing missiles, but through the faithful restoration of sailing ships.
Our Social Democrats really shouldn’t babble so carelessly, but rather heed the adage more often: Talking is silver, silence is golden. So do we really want to reproach our Chancellor for saying so little and still saying so quietly? When the SPD ordered a tour from Scholz, they probably forgot to tick the tone, probably on purpose. The party already has plenty of loudspeakers that like to hear each other talk.
Now, of course, what is needed is not sayings, but deeds! We must prevent our Green Foreign Minister from starting a war when she flies to Moscow on Tuesday and gives her die-hard colleague Lavrov the opinion. Perhaps the SPD should send a minder too. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a flawless appeaser like Kühnert, for whom Strauss would have had another title: Giant Statesman.