Denmark’s agriculture ministry Monday announced that the government has started to construct a fence along the border with Germany to keep wild boar from entering the country.
Once completed — which should be done by the fall of this year — the Danish fence could stretch for nearly 70 kilometers.
Germany, more advanced in matters like this, would never dream of putting up a wall on it’s border.
“We have 11 billion good reasons to do everything we can to prevent African swine fever reaching Denmark.”
This happens regularly, of course. The cool thing about this particular one is that it comes from the mayor of Berlin himself.
Michael Müller (SPD), apparently not all too familiar with the history of his own city, has implied through a message he sent to President Trump on Friday that the wall he is planning to build on Mexico’s border is somehow comparable to the infamous one that divided Berlin for decades. “Divisive?” Certainly. Most walls are divisive, as far as I know. Otherwise they wouldn’t call them walls.
But what Müller and others bend over backwards to ignore here is that the one in Berlin was built to keep people “in.” You know, like a prison wall? The planned Trump wall, however, is being built to keep people “out.”
Now I understand that I am being an annoying stickler for details here but one really ought to consider this from time to time. Before the next misleading comparison comes over the wires, I mean. Because you’ll be hearing them regularly, like I say.
“Berlin — the city which stands for the separation of Europe as well as the freedom of Europe — cannot watch silently as another country plans to build a wall,”
Yeah, I know that this question has already been posted before but now it looks like reality has finally caught up with Germany.
Sorry, I meant it looks like Germany has finally caught up with reality, of course.
Germany’s police union chief has called for a fence to be built along the country’s border to stem the flow of migrants. Rainer Wendt told the “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper that other countries would then follow suit.
In an interview with the Sunday newspaper “Welt am Sonntag,” Wendt insisted that tough measures – like the construction of a fence along the border with Austria – were vital for the country “to carry out serious border controls.”
Deutschland stehe vor sozialen Unruhen, warnte der Gewerkschaftschef. Daher müsse die Notbremse gezogen werden.
PS: Thanks a lot for this link, A.K.:
Germany makes the best fences in the world and sells them everywhere. For instance, it was Munich-based Airbus Defence and Space that designed Saudi Arabia’s €3.4 billion border fence with Iraq, which works perfectly.
So when German mainstream politicians assert that fences don’t work, we should treat them the same way as Soviet economists saying in 1988 that the five-year plan has been gloriously fulfilled. If fences don’t work, why do Germans spend billions a year building and maintaining them all over Germany?
Why build just one wall when you can build dozens of them instead?
Like how un-European is that? This type of shocking and evil thing can only happen in shocking and evil places like US-Amerika or Israel.
Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death.
The EU is doing all it can to keep out refugees.
PS: The Germans would be contributing a lot more here but they only have experience with keeping refugees in.