Bayern!

Today were Bavarian state elections. Since I am in Munich I have been looking at all the posters on the streets and read all the shmere in the newspapers. The social democrats had high hopes to conquer Bavaria (with a coalition partner, of course) from the blacks, the Christian social union that has been ruling Bavaria since 1962. Their candidate for Bavarian prime minister was Mr. Ude, the most successful mayor of Munich so to say. But Munich has always been “red”, as most big towns always were since democracy came about, and Munich is not Bavaria. This is a mistake that politicians often make these days. They live in the big cities and their attitude is a “big city lifestyle” one.

The election results are, of course, not all in yet. It appears, however, that the blacks got slightly less than 50% of the votes (you know, when I was a teenager, the Christian Union under Strauss ALLWAYS had more than 50% and could do what it wanted and I felt miserable and suppressed). The 48-49% they seem to get is as good as a carte blanche. But then, in all honesty, they had it easy. The current/future prime minister Seehofer exhausted himself in his campaign by telling people: just look at Bavaria and how it fares.

And de facto Bavaria is number one in Germany in basically all categories. An island. And while I have never been a fan of (or voted for) the CSU (Christian Socialist Union) my lifelong career in the stock market has taught me one thing: never change a winning system! And the system works for Bavaria!

I just wish so dearly that I could implement some of the Bavarian attitude and formula in the “management” of Bansko. This has been my dream since I have “adopted” Bansko as the Bavarian part of Bulgaria :) – at the beginning of the new century. I have given up on it now. “Aus Gesundheitsgründen” as we say in Germany (for health reasons)…and I am sad about it because the “Bavarian way” would hold the best possible future for my beloved Bansko: tradition with a future…

As it seems, the “Free Democrats” are out of Bavarian parliament. They are my party – I will miss Frau Leutheuser-Schnarrenberger (the wife of a friend of my father’s) with who I drank many a pint at our garden parties in the past. Not because of that. She was the German minister of justice – and she was the most straight and intelligent person I have ever come across in the German cabinet. She defended private data, ages before it “leaked” that the NSA has a clear picture of everyone of us. I have NEVER seen/met such a non-corrupt politician whose sole interest is the benefit of the nation with the frames of our constitution and our values. No Guantanamo with her! In addition she is a woman! Yak!  In my personal view far beyond Thatcher, Merkel and (lately) Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia.

By the way, Brasilia! Have you noticed how many positive things have been going on in Brasilia since Roussef has taken over? No, you haven’t! Because she dares to have her own national politics without always consulting the US :) And, like it or not, our leaders, the US government, are not amused and don’t publish anything about Brasilia in their media…and as we usually mainly copy what we get from them there is an information void…

Well, I am not interested in politics. Enough of this shite now. Politics (in Western countries) is for people who are not in balance with themselves, people that are torn between desires and inferiority complexes…

Bavaria shall survive! Now that the government is reinstated, and even with a higher percentage of votes. It would not be easy for me to face their self-congratulatory faces in the coming weeks – but I am heading off for Asia in 9 days – and when I come back in December things will be back to usual…

 

 

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