Sigmund Freud would have danced with joy if he had heard German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck’s speech. It has now been proven many times that the theory of the father of psychoanalysis holds true in the world of science despite all criticism, because our most hidden thoughts always ultimately make their way to the surface.
The German vice chancellor and minister of climate affairs said that launching Nord Stream 2 would mean surrendering to Russia. This would be the raising of the white flag in Germany and Europe, and we shouldn’t do that, Habeck said.
At such a statement, people tend to raise their heads and ask: “Is he serious?” After all, neither Germany nor the Union are de jure participating in the war, and the term surrender can only be interpreted in the case of parties at war with each other. It is true that the Germans, like several European countries, supply weapons to the Ukrainians, but this does not mean that they are participating in the fighting.
According to another outrageous plan, the Council of Ministers of the EU on Tuesday prescribed a 15 percent, so to speak, “voluntary” reduction in natural gas consumption for all member states. Hungary was the only country to vote against the plan. In the event of an emergency, however, a mandatory savings target would be set, but what constitutes an emergency would be decided by the EU committee. If that wasn’t enough, then there is the emergency scenario, in which all the gas in the community would be distributed among the member states, citing solidarity. According to a plan unimaginable to sane people, Brussels would confiscate the gas reserves of countries such as Hungary and Poland, which ensured the security of their gas supply early on, and give it to countries suffering from shortages.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock already fears uprisings in the event of a gas shortage.
With some exaggeration, one could say that this is like love “neither with you nor without you.” If there is no gas, then there should be gas at all costs, because social peace would otherwise be upset. If there is gas, they will reject it in disgust, because they will not “feed” the opponent not to mention the fact that it also interferes with the green energy program, which could not be abandoned without losing face.
Or is it? Indeed, Ursula von der Leyen made a fuss in Baku and signed a gas supply agreement with Ilham Aliyev. Brussels previously qualified the Azeri president as a dictator, something that was entirely absent from the EU’s reports of the gas deal.
So, from the point of view of the EU, there are good dictators who have billions of cubic meters of natural gas, and who you can do business with, and there are “bad” member states who have gas we can redistribute, without even giving them their rightful share of money from the EU fund to help with recovery after the coronavirus epidemic.
Do you have gas? Then we’ll take it!