by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:
Well, this is a bit of a “fun” story, or is it? I don’t know, which is why I’m filing this one under the “you tell me” category. As Angela Merkel continues to shake both herself and her government apart, there’s been some rather odd “symbolic goings on” in that country. A few days ago I blogged about the intriguing story that Germany has completely rebuilt the facade of the old kaiserlicher Staatsschloss on Unter den Linden in Berlin. The building had, as its name implies, been the official state residence of the Kaisers until Wilhelm II’s abdication, but it was maintained until after the Second World War when the Communists – who else? – demolished it in an effort that would make Confederate statue destroyers envious, for in its place a monstrosity of a modernist architectural box was built. Well, the box itself has been demolished, and in its place has risen the facade of the old Staatsschloss. Of course, the inside of the building is not restored. Wilhelm II’s tastes were decidedly “not modernist” and ran to the Baroque (oddly enough) both in art and music, and restoring the interior of the old Kaiserschlosswould have been prohibitively expensive.