“Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty”, according to Merkel, who told an audience in Berlin that sovereign nation states should ignore their citizens when it comes to questions of immigration, borders, and sovereignty.
Even though Merkel has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2021, it is clear that she has doubled down on promoting the globalist agenda before she leaves office.
“In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel added. She condemned those members of her own party who think Germany should take into account the will of its citizens in refusing to sign the controversial UN Global Compact for Safe and Orderly Migration.
“There were [politicians] who believed that they could decide when these agreements are no longer valid because they are representing The People.
“[But] the people are individuals who are living in a country, they are not a group who define themselves as the [German] people,” she claimed. But the Migration Compact was never put to the vote.
Merkel has previously accused critics of the UN Migration Compact of not being patriotic, saying “That is not patriotism, because patriotism is when you include others in German interests and accept win-win situations”.
She echoed the deeply unpopular French President Emmanuel Macron who stated in his Remembrance Day speech that “patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism [because] nationalism is treason”.
The French president’s words were so unpopular that hundreds of thousands of Yellow Vest protesters in France took to streets to disprove his notion of patriotism when he tried to make citizens pay for a globalist climate policy.
Macron, whose lack of leadership is proving unable to deal with growing protests in France, had told the Bundestag that France and Germany must be at the heart the emerging New World Order.
“The Franco-German couple [has]the obligation not to let the world slip into chaos and to guide it on the road to peace” Macron told his audience.
“Europe must be stronger… and win more sovereignty,” he claimed. But his notions of “sovereignty” essentially means that EU member states surrender national sovereignty to Brussels over “foreign affairs, migration, and development” as well as giving “an increasing part of [their] budgets and even fiscal resources”.
Merkel’s successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has overtaken the Chancellor in the polls. Although Kramp-Karrenbauer is pro-migration, she is against full adoption rights to same-sex couples and has also argued against revising the definition of marriage as “a long-term responsible partnership between two adults”, claiming it could lead to demands to legalise marriages between close relatives, humans and animals, as well as polygamy.
Germany has meanwhile discussed the possibility of recruiting nationals of other EU countries into the ranks of its army with its European partners.
Due to the lack of candidates, the Bundeswehr plans to recruit specialists, including doctors and IT experts from other EU countries, according to Deutsche Welle, referring to the remarks made by the chief of staff of the German army Eberhard Zorn in an interview at Funke Mediengruppe.
According to media reports, the German government has already held consultations with its EU partners on this issue. Most countries, especially those in Eastern Europe, reacted with caution. For example, Bulgaria has expressed concern about the risk of a brain drain.
According to the Bundestag Commissioner for German Armed Forces Hans-Peter Bartels, there is nothing unusual in this recruitment, because many soldiers of foreign origin or dual nationality are already serving in the ranks of the Bundeswehr.
Currently, the German army has some 182 000 troops and, according to the plans of the Ministry of Defense, this number should reach 203 000 by 2025.