People often miss what is actually being said in speeches. They miss the little keys that opens the meaning of what is being said. They only hear the fear and that causes them to support what is being said. This support comes, even though they would not support what motivates the speaker.
This is probably true of those who heard the ranting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She spoke of the danger the internet now poses in political life.
German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run for a historic fourth term on the strength of her pro-migrant policies which have seen her lauded with praise by President Obama, moved to address populism in her joint address.
Calling the surge of interest in right-wing politics a “wave” that “engulfs us,” Ms. Merkel noted the sentiment “seems to come from the United States,” but in an oblique reference to President-Elect Donald Trump said it was an issue she was dealing with in Europe, too. She said:
“Look at the European parliament. There are a lot of people who are looking for simplistic solutions and are preaching simplistic solutions which are very unfriendly policies. We have them here in Europe, too, we have them in Germany too.”
This has nothing to do with misinformation and everything to do with retaining power. Merkel, whether she runs again or not is more concerned with the same issues as Obama; her legacy. She knows that if there is a continue sweeping away of the humanist/globalist policies of the last fifty years, all she has worked for is finished.
Her solution is censorship. The grabbing of power and information. The one reporting the news controls society. Right now, her side is losing the information war. We know this because of what has happened politically over the past year.
Now, she is trying to ebb any further moves away from the globalist left.
It may be too late.