an important message to the german people...
The world admires Germany and would like to see more active engagement from the country. But Germans themselves are reluctant and Chancellor Merkel has steered clear of taking on more global responsibility. Berlin should rethink its role in the world.
When a German reads current travel guides about Germany, written by foreigners clearly enamored of the country, he feels noticeably better afterwards. The travel guides praise Germany as a colorful, high-energy, beautiful country, a European power center in every possible way, a miracle world of culture and technology, inventive and with an entrepreneurial spirit, "truly … a 21st-century country."
IMPORTANT Note to the German people: Don't. Getting involved in world affairs is time consuming, energy sapping and full of hypocritical pitfalls. I know. I should not be here telling everyone what to do. I should be doing precious things that would bring home some bacon to go with my dry bread and water.
The Americans can afford it because most of what they do is designed to build and maintain a weaponry arsenal. And they lie and are empire building. The last time you, the German people did this, you got hit for six. Thus the simple lesson here, let all the other spruikers of crap tell the world how it should behave and concentrate on making your precious little things... Apart from rare cases, there is little proselytising in selling stuff, though most of what you produce is geared for the rich bastards...
If fact, Merkel had already said too much by telling the Greeks to go and f%$@&*k themselves — because they are, compared to you, a very lazy bunch of philosophers.