LGT/German tax scandal: What's really shocking about it
What is so shocking about the German/LGT tax affair is not the paramount greed which the German fisc is giving evidence of, neither is it the recklessness of the German authorities in the whole story (they do not hesitate a second to make open use of purest criminal proceedings to get to their ends). These were things which I would have expected anyway from the collectivist state which Germany has become.
What goes absolutely beyond understanding, while being profoundly unsettling, is the perfect unanimity of the German public - both the media and the politicians are in perfect harmony in their hypocrisis, in pointing at the "greedy"
The statists refuse to recognize that without the capitalists, Germany is nothing but a morbid country. They'd rather tax them a little heavier while living on in their own little mystic world of "social justice". The events of the last days show that Germany is on the verge of moral collapse.