The following was taken from the aricle “Wir tun doch nix…” in this week’s Die Zeit.
Germany is neither this consistently pacifist country (described beforehand in the article) nor this worldly-wise state dealing in power politics, rather a bad mix of both: A country that strictly refuses to participate in military interventions but makes every effort to export its weapons instead, gladly to dictatoships in crises regions; a country that is very guarded when it comes to criticism concerning human rights issues in China and Russia, a country that has even begun to wonder if democracy itself is always the best answer; and all of this while acting as if it were the world champion of morality at the same time.
No, nobody would want to live in a country like that. Not even the Germans themselves.
Profitieren statt intervenieren. In einem solchen Land möchte man tatsächlich nicht leben.