It goes on like this for a whole hour: Will drill, Merkel blocks. If the moderator asks specifically, the politician digresses. Apparently also because she just can’t think of any answers. At one point, with almost touching openness, she said that she would like to think a little more about possible solutions. Not for weeks, but a few days.
Classic Merkel move
Anne Will is a critical but very polite interviewer this Sunday. Actually ideal for Merkel, who, after apologizing, needs exactly this kind of follow-up in order to allow public self-discovery to follow her public self-flagellation. But the kowtowing is only followed by the usual power-political petty-petty. Where on Wednesday Merkel stood protectively in front of the heads of the countries who had not covered themselves with fame either, she is now pushing the gentlemen forward again to make them look even more stupid. A classic Merkel move.
What does the population want?
In order to counteract constructively, Will refers to Portugal, where a much more massive danger situation has been acted upon very wisely: In Portugal, the incidence value in January was still over 800 in some cases and has since been pushed down to 29 – although the country fell from early the more dangerous British Corona variant had been afflicted. The key to success was a consistent shutdown of contacts.
But that’s exactly what Merkel is obviously very afraid of; During the conversation, she repeatedly refers to the population that you have to take with you and not just patronize. Merkel: »In a democracy this is not done par ordre du mufti, but through conviction. Otherwise one says: What kind of authoritarian chancellery is that? ”
Sure, the people are through, they can no longer. But maybe they are still more alert than Angela Merkel is able to perceive in her own tiredness.