The Power Paradox
Sheep & wolf or wolves and sheep?
ECB Head: Christine Lagarde, a woman.
German Prime Minister: Angela Merkel, a woman.
EU Commission President: Ursula von der Leyen, a woman.
IMF Head: Georgieva, a woman.
Is it a marketing campaign for selling power as “prettier, nicer, softer”?
Power has no gender. Power is, in the end ruthless.
Or maybe it’s a hunt for the right scapegoats before the EU institutions crumble within the next decade. No idea.
Would Mussolini kill more people if he was a woman? No idea.
Would Hitler kill more people if he looked like a woman? No idea.
If capital is a bullet, you do not even have to fight or yell at anyone..
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Mathew 7:15
Previous decades (a power boy*):
His goal? Political Union.
If you could not create political union during peace & growth — how bad it has to get — for your vision to find consensus to execute? What if the counter happens — and the EU just breaks?
Next decades (a power girl):
Her goal? Green everything..
Is really the only 2050 Vision for Europe “Green Everything”?
Is this the best we can do?
I very much doubt it..
I think 2020 will be both — peak Schäuble in Europe, and peak climate change in the world. If Europe has no better alternative to only Green Everything Vision — it will be catastrophic..