German Angst Is Back?

What do you mean, back? Did it like step out for a quick cigarette when nobody was looking or something? I certainly never saw it leave.

Angst

I mean, Germans have angst when they don’t even need to have any angst (it’s “the German lifeblood“). That’s why they qualify German ‘angst’ with the ‘German’ part. They’re sure as hell going to have some angst whenever there’s a good reason to have angst. Talk about your no-brainer.

Here, help me answer these:

– Do we react more skittishly to change than others?

– What unnerves the Germans so much about this large influx of refugees? Is it fear of terror, or concern about rising crime, or diluting the culture?

– Are we being overcome by a fear of the future?

– Is there a typical anxious German?

– Is the political landscape in Germany fundamentally changing?

I’m glad you asked me that, Deutsche Welle. The answer here is, of course, yes.

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One response

  1. They’ve always been angst-y. Has nothing to do with “the war”.
    But in fairness, I’d be a little flighty about these refugees too.
    Especially if you’re going to wind up like the girl in Denmark (the story of which just proves I’m psychic or something…too bad all she had was pepper spray).
    And they wonder why we love our 2nd Amendment…and the Castle Doctrine.

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