For whom the red carpet is rolled out

A short comment on controversy described in David Crossland’s article Critics pan Berlin film festival for giving ‘reactionary’ Jeremy Irons a starring role in The Times, January 22 2020.

Lech Borkowski  22 January

This outrage occurs in Germany, whose current long-time leader was a voluntary member of a totalitarian, Communist organisation: Freie Deutsche Jugend, the youth branch of the East German Communist Party. By being a member, Angela Merkel accepted and affirmed the totalitarian regime, expecting to make a career in the red dictatorship. This is much more serious.