Walther von Oldenburg wrote:As a side note, I wanted to ask you before but didn't - how do you imagine Germany without American influence? What would it look like? Who would it ally with? Do you think Americans would simply sit quietly and let their biggest European ally to slip out of their team?
Your first question first, no muricans would not allow germany to slip their influence, that would mean the direct result that US can not force political pressure on European Countries and would destroy the so called "civilized free western world" which US constantly uses when demonizing other nations. That would be the direct fall of the US empire, no political influence they can only do one thing war and when there are no vassals anymore they warmachinery becomes to some 4 grade stuff that is undeployable overseas, since all logistics are concentrated here in europe mainly germany,france and britian. That is why we are kept as a lapdog vassal by US tactical nukes with protocolls that involve their detonation and demize of germany to assure germany can't fall under russias influence or ally itself with other countries.
Germany without US influence, could make own politics that involve pangermanism, like it should be instead going for the US enforced national identity destruction with influx of migrants and the constantly growing turkish population. Without influence of US and true souvereign germany, would mean we could do educational reforms and persue the old known german culture of Dichter und Denker, to assure a prosperous future for the country, you have to take care of next generation education, drop all fees and pays for all educations, it would be compensated by taxes, that would drop the financial burden for less fortune families, while wealthier families will not care for that small taxes anyways. Reforms in education sector are a must, we are teaching kids with a 100 year old school system, with old methods that do not work for todays times anymore.
Entirely take over healthcare under government, which will take care of many of those private health care assurance that are often refusing to pay for treatment because some poorer families can not afford a higher health assurance, so they have to pay the bigger money out of their own pockets for treatment and for medicine which is a horrible private sector that abuses its power in health care system with over expensive medicaments and many medicaments that have more sideeffects than actual use. Taking the healthcare as an average tax with to every citizen that allows access to health care and medicine to same degree and not divide people in wealthier and "private insurence" that get better treatment because their insurence pays more to doctors, hospitals and pharmaindustries for. So no two or more patient classes anymore. That would also deal with the problems we have with our hospitals, been run with not enough nurses and doctors that work many shifts due the lack of personal, nurses being underpaid for the work they do is also a result why they lack the personal in the first place.
Reduce and Counter the problem we have in our society due the americanization of our culture and society. This egoism that is educated upon our generations of being materialistic, egoistic and do not care about anything we can see on daily basis. You can say whatever you want about Soviet Union, but they had a good education and social behavior, they did not spit around, dropped trash everywhere and did not drink or behaved like apes in public like we can see every year here in germany, with coma drinking, the dirty streets and cities, everywhere cigarettes, McDonalds and other american fast food trash thrown around on purpose. You can observe it on daily basis, seen it a few days ago, a trash can just one meter next to a guy, but no he tosses his empty cigarette pack right on the ground. We certainly do not need such asocial behavior of our citizens and that must be dealed with.
Our economics are comprimized due the meddling and sanctionous nonsense of the US, with US out we could develope own markets besides car industry that avoids paying taxes for many years. That would create new markets, partners and make us more souvereign and independend of other countries political games. Overall we should pursue an autark and independend financial and economical sector to not make us defenseless against US or any other entities with hegemonial ambitions. A good relationship and partnership to Russia is a must, we do not have own resources in our country to the extend we need and have barely any metals, russia has shit loads, we also rely on their gas and being hostile to them was always destruction to germany and only a win to anglo-saxons, they made money during both World Wars while we suffered, the US has almost doupled their GDP during WW2 due the war. We certainly do not need that.
Another very important facto is we can build our defensive means based on our needs and not stay some vassal state with literally no firepower to even defend ourselfs against Denmark, which is pathetic. That would mean we could build a larger fleet to assure our waters safe and our sea routes and trade, we would need to highly invest money in Air Defense Systems for protection, tactical scaled weaponary for defensive means a deterance is certainly needed in germanies case, because US and UK will not leave us alone for long and detterance is a must.
Have little time right now, have things to do, can write later more, however an independend germany would have benefits for all, financial, educational, social, cultural and overall better and more prosperous living standards, to degree where germany would be respected again as a country of philosophes, great thinker, engineers, writers and so on.