Wikipedia describes a “perfect storm” as an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude.
There appears to be one coming for Germany. On top of a migration crisis of biblical proportions, increasing social and community tensions between the native German population and Muslims, the Eurozone crisis – which has not gone away – and the possibility of Brexit; the Angela Merkel has another woe she could well do without.
Publication in Germany for the first time since WWII of Mein Kampf.
Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” — or “My Struggle” — after he was jailed following the failed 1923 coup attempt known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Millions of copies were printed after the Nazis took power in 1933. Under German law, a copyright expires at the end of the year 70 years after an author’s death — in this case, Hitler’s 30th April, 1945, suicide in a Berlin bunker as the Soviet army closed in. That means Bavaria’s state finance ministry, which holds the copyright, can no longer use it to prevent the work’s publication beyond 31st December 2015.
British Gazette comment: Although Germans who really wanted a copy could have got one from overseas this is of some concern. In ordinary settled times, three score years and ten after VE Day, the prospect of this book on the book-stands of Berlin would be not a terribly big deal. But these are not normal times.
This is a very bad omen.