Germany: Suffering from Sky-High Energy Prices is the New Normal, Finance Minister Says

Previously: Germans to Keep Paying Higher and Higher Prices Forever

It’s very normal to be broke and impoverished, barely able to survive, while your life’s work is destroyed before your very eyes.

This is just the price you pay for democracy.

Non-democracy countries may have more money, more freedom, and easier and better lives in general, but what is that worth if you don’t have democracy?


High energy prices will become a new reality in Germany, Finance Minister Christian Lindner warned on Sunday.

In an interview with Bild newspaper, Lindner admitted that Berlin is facing the prospect of more expensive energy in the long term without Russia’s natural gas.

It will be a new normal. Gas via the liquid gas terminals is more expensive than Russian pipeline gas for logistical reasons alone. So, the price level remains higher, but without ruinous spikes,” he said.

Over the course of the past year, natural gas prices in Europe spiked to unprecedented levels several times, driven by sanctions on Russia and disruptions in pipeline supplies. This saw inflation soar across the EU.

Nothing matters as long as you have true democracy and values of who we are in a democracy.

Do you remember that song “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher?

That’s what democracy is like. Think of it like “I got democracy, babe.” I might be poor and living under brutal oppression, but at least there are values of who we are because of a rules-based order.

That’s what really matters in life. Anyone who says differently should be in jail.

Anyway, it looks like they’re getting a fresh shipment of pussy.

Maybe that will cheer things up?

Oh, right – they can’t afford it.

At least they can afford the peace of mind of knowing that there is a rules-based democracy order. Because that is priceless.