Won’t you agree, that politicians have a strange kind of understanding about what people can and can’t do? In Germany we learned after a
referendum about changes in the way schooling has to run. There are a few interesting twarts in Germany.
– home schooling is a a no-no (well one family has been granted asylum in the US because of political chase, because they did not wanted to let their children go
– another speciality of Germany is a just 4 years long primary school. In Hamburg the CDU/Greens wanted to have 6 years of primary school. They were voted down and lost this case.
The four years will be kept.
Ok, now what’s the point? After this election a discussion has started on how to handle such referendums. And on of the politicians just said (not just anyone but the Chief of the CDU) that
people can’t be trusted not to choose without emotions. Especially problematic areas should be security and finances. Well this just shows what they think about us. We are hardly able to choose every 4 years our Deledefs, but hey we surely can’t be trusted with other questions. They are too complex and we’re too emotional and therefor votes could be at random. Well in Germany the parties have way too much power and they get special “care” from the political system. They get something called money for votes. That will say every vote will be paid for xy cent for the party which has won this vote….
And therefor it’s clear we should not to anything to constrain the power of the parties. They are the only ones which probably do not decide emotional or whatever. Well this whatever is interesting, at first we have > 1.7 billions of debts, I feel you can’t see that as an success. And more intersting that are just the official debts, there must be quite more but this information is not given out. This money is put in dubious shadow budgets. Not official and well nobody knows them all, but the interests surely have to be paid for…..
The war in Afghanistan is very doubtful also. And most of us would not have send even one soldier down there. But those which are there are poorly equipped. Whoever has “enjoyed” his time in the German army knows what bureaucracy and beeing underfunded means. Just one example the motorcyled used by dispatch riders are 2 strokes (12.5 PS) and around 50 years or so old…, I guess the whole fleet of vehicls will be between 10-20 years old (on average). So again they send our our people to war and let them alone with equipment which is totally antiquated…
But hey they are the only ones with are able for founded votes…..