The Crisis haunts the English

There he is again the ugly German. This time he’s female, depicted in “New Statesman”, a left wing magazine. In an outfit of the well-known terminator, Angela Merkel is presented as the most dangerous Woman on earth. Journalism cannot be more appalling or at a lower level even in this country known for a low-level journalism. The comment following that outrageous picture has nothing more to offer then the cheap cobbled- together image of the German Chancellor with the face of the terminator. Marked by envy and hatred the author of that comment, an Englishman with obvious migration background, puts together some prejudice, some half-true statements and some false accusations. One could put the text disgusted aside, forget it and start reading some more substantial and serious articles about the matter, would not have been a comparison drawn to the really ugliest German in history. The comment accuses us Germans to be always offended as soon as somebody reminds us of our past. One has to say after a comment like this, we as Germans have all the right in the world to be offended not only concerning this tasteless comparisons of our chancellor with a fictional and a real world destroyer.
The author accuses us to, not only worsen the crisis but also exploit it to our advantage. He forgets, presumably with a well-calculated reason that all the trouble connected with this crisis comes from this island. What he just called a crisis caused by some top bankers would be more a crisis triggered by a financial product invented in England. While in other countries, the responsible politicians learned from the disaster in reversing all the overestimated house- and land prices. Here in England they still play the old game. By the way since long a failure of English politics to let house prices within just 10 years raise to a height of up to 400% of the actual value without to interfere in this catastrophic development. One can only speculate about the reasons for this. Most likely it is the fact that politicians in this country without any need squandered the main industries and there was nothing left but the construction industry and, as we all know, the finance industry, which brought us this financial crisis.
One of the most stunning statements in this comment is the calculation (the author must have been to a very special maths course) that the Greek work in average longer hours then their German colleagues. The nonsense of this argument becomes clear in the authors attempt to undermine even this virtue and to suggest that the Germans are greedy for profit and show no solidarity with their European fellows. The other explanation for this ludicrous statement would be the attempt to distract the reader from the fact that Great Britain is far away from showing solidarity with other members of the European union. Because how is it understandable that, after the French president announced a tax increase to 70% for wealthy people, Prime Minister Cameron called on those rich people to come over the channel and spend their money here in the kingdom of the rich.
If the last statement in that comment asks Frau Merkel to be stopped, the real meaning is obviously Germany, as a whole, has to be stopped. That is rather the everlasting fear talking of a German dominance on the European continent together with the knowledge of the financial and moral decline of British governments. One can only hope that most readers in Great Britain didn’t lose there old virtue in taking such tirades not to seriously and with a smile go on to the results of the last soccer games.