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How Merkel’s Germany Helped Build the Nationalism She Now Warns Against
By Daily Bell Staff – May 16, 2016
Merkel warns of return to nationalism unless EU protects borders … German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged European leaders to protect EU borders or risk a “return to nationalism” as the continent battles its worst migration crisis since World War II. – Yahoo
Merkel and other Eurocrats are worried about a degeneration of Europe. The idea is that until Europe pulled together as one entity, its quarrelsome nation-states fought one another regularly, culminating in world wars.
But this is a misreading of history. For at least the past 500 years and probably longer, Western elites have been behind the wars that Merkel warns about.
Germany itself formalized colonialism with the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 attended by Western powers.
In fact, the twin motors of modern colonialism…