Streetwise Professor

July 21, 2019

Zip It, Fritz

Filed under: Economics,History,Military,Politics — cpirrong @ 5:59 pm

File this under “We didn’t bomb them enough.” (Maybe I should create a new category for easy reference.)

Item One: Angela Merkel expressed “solidarity” with Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaiba, and Pressley. She then proceeded to pontificate on her views of what makes America strong.

Item Two: The CEO of Siemens called Trump “the face of racism and exclusion.

To which I say: mind you own goddam business, Fritz.

Merkel has obviously let all the post-November 2016 bologna about her being the new leader of the free world go to her head. In fact, she is merely the de facto leader of the 4th Reich (who recently succeeded in installing her puppet as de jure leader), and one who has pigheadedly stuck to immigration policies that many Germans strenuously oppose: this no doubt explains her haste to chime in on an issue that is related to America’s immigration debate.

As for Siemens: where to begin? This company’s history is so sordid that its CEO (a successor to a long line of corruptocrats, and an accomplice to mass murder) should not dare to cast aspersions on anyone for anything.

Siemens was deeply enmeshed in the Nazi war economy. Its attempted justification for its conduct makes appalling reading. It attempts to distance itself from its role by claiming it didn’t make things that actually blew up, like bombs and such. It only made electronics. Which of course were vital to a technologically advanced war (e.g., vital components of V1 and V2 rockets, which did in fact blow up, causing thousands of civilian deaths).

It admits to using forced labor, but its description is extremely sanitized, and incomplete. This sentence is rich: “The fact that Siemens allowed people to work against their will during a time when the company was an integral part of the wartime economy of the national socialistic rogue regime is something that the company‚Äôs current top management and employees deeply regret.”

Allowed people to work against their will? That sentence is an oxymoron, and a disgusting one at that. And the description of the actual extent of forced labor, and the nature of the forced labor, does not do justice to the malignity of the company’s conduct, and its complicity in the Nazi regime’s atrocities. It talks benignly about moving production facilities due to Allied bombing, but manages to neglect mentioning that it operated these facilities at numerous death camps, including: Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Flossenberg, Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, Neuengamme, Ravensbruck, & Sachsenhausen.

The whole presentation is so dishonest as to make it utterly worthless as an apology, or even an acknowledgement.

That’s in the past, you might say. Well, post-WWII, the company hasn’t utilized forced labor, but has engaged in what is likely the most pervasive pattern of corruption of any large company anywhere in the world. Google “Siemens corruption” and the suggested search terms list a slew of countries: Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, Russia, China. It has paid billions in fines.

Like other German companies, it rushed to do business in Iran (the country that has pledged to finish the job German started), only to state regretfully that the Bad Orange Man made it impossible to continue to do so.

And, of course, Merkel holds Siemens in the highest standing.

Merkel’s and Siemens’ opinions about US politics and US society are gratuitously offered, and worth less. And considering the source, they have no business lecturing others. So zip it, Fritz.

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5 Comments »

  1. All of these Eurocrats have seen their corrupted ways stifled by Trump and so they join hands with the corrupt political/media complex in the US and to find any way possible to oust Trump. It is the same script repeated over and over again. Russia, Russia, Russia didn’t work so now it is back to racism, racism, racism. Siemens must have really taken it on the chin with the Iranian sanctions.

    Comment by Michael S Dillon — July 21, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

  2. They do make some lovely Riesling wines, yer Krauts. We have a Kraut fridge: the design is excellent, the execution not so good. Their cars are comically over-rated.

    Most of the Krauts I’ve known I have liked. But then the same’s true of Frogs and Eyeties.

    As for Mutti Merkel: Theresa May, Hillary Clinton – ’nuff said?

    Comment by dearieme — July 22, 2019 @ 7:10 am

  3. Trump has Merkel shaking in her boots. So she jabbers about us as if an Ostie knows about the United States.
    Not only is it no business of hers, but just voicing this emphasizes the fact that Zeropean influence is waning as their borders disappear into history.
    They are doomed, and we had better adjust our policies to accommodate that.

    Comment by Richard Whitney — July 22, 2019 @ 10:14 am

  4. No need to go deep into history on Siemens’ collaboration with brutal dictators: they have quite recently supplied Putin with turbines to install in occupied Crimea, then pretended they had no idea the turbines were for Crimea even though this was very much announced in the Russian WSJ equivalent two years prior.

    As for Merkel, AfD should really give her some sort of honorary position in their party, given how much of their electoral success they owe to her wise leadership.

    Comment by Ivan — July 22, 2019 @ 4:07 pm

  5. I could not care less what Angela Merkel says about anything. She has severely damaged her country by allowing well over a million Muslims to settle at taxpayers’ expense. Generations of her people will have to deal with the consequences of all these colonists wanting to transform the German homeland into an extension of the Ummah. She is personally responsible for the rapid resurgence of the extreme Right in Germany. In her quest to be popular with the globalist elite, she completely forgot to whom as the Bundeskanzlerin she owed loyalty.

    Comment by Ben — July 24, 2019 @ 2:27 pm

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