Zumwinkel Scandal 9
Followings are addressed to the German friends who saw the devastating outcome of the market fundamentalism and neo-liberalism, as a whirlpoot wind, swept the whole life of German citizens in terms of the basic postal services which was almost dominated by a market fundamentalist or German neocon for the past almost two decades.
Mr. Klaus Zumwinkel, who was the true engine of the privitization of the Deutche Post was only a money monger or tax evader who tried to concealed tax payment and even tried to transfer the money to the tax haven in Europe and reportedly to some other colonial havens such as Cayman and Bahamas. Wumwinkel several times visited Japan and preached that the Japanese Postal serveices should be privitized together with his agents in Japan, rather vociferously, and I remember very cleary that he even delivered a key note speech at the Primie Ministers residence on 17 January 2005. Why I rember the incident cleary is because the day was the tenth anniversary of the tragic earthquake happend in Kobe and Osaka or Kansai, western Japan, which killled several thousands citizens and collapsed the housings, and the cold blood Prime Minsiter Koizumi and Minister Takenaka held a conference at his official residence in Tokyo while neglecting the accompanying trip to the affected area though the Emperor and Empress visited and show codolescence and sympathy with the suffered citizens, and it was usuallly reagared the tour of duty of the Prime Minister to accompany the dignified trip.
Zumwinkel degraded the German reputation even in Japan, which are under the assault of neocons .market fundamentalists., and villains of Wall streets.
This writer met a top leader of the labor union of the Deutche Post several times in tha past and I asked a question whether you were happy about the privitization of the postal service in Germany or not. I remember he clearly answered to my blunt question that there was even a bit not a happy thing about the privitization process.
German postal service was in the difficult time because the East and West has to be amalgamated and the infrastructure of the basic national service had to be adjusted and quality of service was being degraded by the rapid expansion of the universal services which were demanded in the unified Germany after the collapse of the totalitarian East Germany.Mr. Zumwikel probabaly came into the scene and market fundamentalism or euphoria of Globalizaiton was introduced to the staggering German postal services and on the surface it was seen as a miraculous success even though hie only provided with the slightly better encouragement or streaming of the management of the service .Acquisition of the DHL was also called a success but it can be said that the accumulated wealth of the Postbank was utilized and the assets was transfered to the hands of the American capitalists or New York city and there is a evidence that the perfomance of the subsidiary's operation is that country is not so dramatic as was told in the public relations acitivities. Mr.Zumwinkel was one of the Mckies, some people named the members and partners of the famous world class consultancy firm and it was called a conflict of interests because the consultant became the top management of the client, usually the relationship should be kept in strictly classified files.. He was at the same time appointed as a memberof the the board of the Morgan Stanley, an American financial institution. which tried to erase Malaysia from the Asian economic index because Mr Mahathir, Prime MInster of Malaysia harshly antagonaized the Asian market clush which was brough in by the speculations of the hedge funds and other rampant disorderly investors from the rest of the world , especially from the United States and assisted by the IMF and other speculative financial institutions.
Japanese running dogs of the market fundamentalism praised the "success" of Mr. Zumwinkel and they regarded the model case for the privitization of the Japan Postal services and Mr. Koizumi then Prime Minister praised the German experiment and newspapers in Tokyo without any questions propagated the message and words of Mr. Zumwinkel.
Now the typhoons of postal market fundamentalism is over. It is right time to seriously ponder how to maintain the global universal services of the Postal services.
Through Universal Postal Union or through the dialogues of the postal administrations of the world, possibly including the United States Postal service or the Royal Mail, or even French Post , or Russian Post? There is not yet a clear cut answer to solve the situation of turmoils which was hailed by the market fundamentalists such as Zumwinkel and succeeding Mckies or market fundamaentalists.
This writer sincerely wishes that the wisdom of the German citizens and Postal workers and users will bring out the steady development of the postal services which serves every corner of the country and connects to the rest of the world. The tax evaders' whirlpool wind centered in Europe is now stopped and it is high time to restore the prestige and order of the universal postal service which was inaugurated by the German postal pioneers slightly more than a century ago.