Attn: Scotty from Submarining. Being a big shot on the world stage doesn’t interest most voters.
Merkel's own constituency in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which she has held since it was created in 1990, goes to the SPD: 27-year-old Anna Kassautzki beats 33-year-old Georg Günther https://t.co/KBjVPTviJ3
— Philip Oltermann (@philipoltermann) September 26, 2021
A plebiscite held in unison with the election asked Berliners if they support a proposal to confiscate thousands of properties from landlords to make housing in the city more “affordable.” The result is non-binding legally but 56 percent of burghers have voted in favour of the theft.
Doesn’t tell you much about Berliners, except that like most well-paid upper-crust denizens of any big and prosperous city anywhere, they like any cause that aligns with their ideology.
So long as they stay insulated from the consequences of their ideals.
Remember, that running street battles between Communist, Socialist and Anarchist street militias and the Freikorps, with a paralysed and emasculated polizei looking on was a feature of the average Berliner’s life this time a century ago…