“It is not the creed nor the nationality – it’s the man himself.”
The following deals with German politics, so the links lead mostly to German sources.
Normally I do not write about politics here – first, because politics is a dirty game and the staff is mostly mediocre at best, and second, because I do not believe that the actions of German politicos are of any interest for people who read here.
But the events of the last weeks first made me very angry and second made me think, and look around – and I do not like what I see.
Punctual to the annual Sommerloch – that is silly season when all is shut down, everybody is on vacation and there is nothing to report in the news – a certain Herr SARRAZIN (Ger., Eng.) announced that he had written a book. (Rezension here). It was all very well orchestrated and he got maximum attention. S. was senator of finance in Berlin and when it was the turn of this federal state they shoveled him into the board of the Bundesbank. As senator S. very much liked to pose as provocateur, as “the critical voice”, as “the man who speaks the truth”. So in 2008 he calculated that these lazy bastards living from public money can have a healthy diet from the threehundredodd Euro they have a month to spent, and if it’s cold and you can not afford to heat, put on a coat yah wimp! Please note – this is not Old Knudsen speaking, it’s the senator of finance of Berlin (Germany). Earning a whopping 11.500 Euro a month.
So when the Oberbürgermeister finally had enough they made him member of the board at the Bundesbank and expected him to act like a respected member of said institution, that is mostly discreet, prudent.
But Thilo felt fear about Germany and found the culprits: Stupid immigrants. He blabbed about intelligence and heredity, about rates of birth and made clear that Germany’s days as christian bourgeoise society are numbered: The Islam will take over. He staged himself as deep thinking intellectual using scientific material and results, putting them together in a logical way and coming to alarming results that need to be spoken out against this ruling weak minded idealistic Gutmenschentum, that refuses to even name the problems.
The scientists whose materials he plundered turned in anger: Frau STERN made clear that Thilo did not understand the concept of “Intelligenz” and I think the boys from the Bundesamt für Statistik had a bad smirk on their faces when they showed how Thilo used their numbers – basically he simply choose a point where the graphic showing the birthrate of immigrants pointed up and the one of non-immigrant Germans pointed down – and prolonged that in time, coming to the alarming news that the stupid Islamic immigrants will outnumber the intelligent Christian Germans in – I do not care when, in 120 years? Really fine it became when he discovered the “Jewish gene”. I think that this is Himmler’s wet dream, and again we have Rasse as category – with a big “R” and SS in the middle.
The Thilo show rolled for some weeks. Yesterday he put in a letter asking to be allowed to resign from the Bundesbank board. I do not know how they finally made him leave, and I do not care. He will tour the country now and sit and read from his pamphlet and enough idiots will hail the outspoken hero.
Frau STEINBACH (Ger., Eng.) is still (not much longer) a member of the CDU leading circle and president of the BdV (Ger., Eng.). The CDU is the gouvernement party today. For years there’s a German-Polish project in the making, the Stiftung “Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung”. Steinbach wanted to take part in this organization, but the Poles and others said “NO!”. She backes now two blokes from South Germany who nobody has ever heard about, until lately when these blokes came up with their version of the beginning of WWII. Having heard it, the Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland cancelled it’s involvement with said project and wrote a letter to the secretary of cultural affaires, Herr NEUMANN (Ger., Eng.). In this week the leading circle of the CDU came together and things were discussed. Frau S. said that the German mobilization of August 1939 was only “the second step” [sic!] into the war, a reaction on the Polish mobilization of spring 1939.
Took me a moment to think about.
So the Führer was right: From 05:45 we shoot back.
This is incredible. From the goddam wars we had in Europe over the last 150 years, the beginning of the Second World War is not disputable. What we face here is not “just another opinion” – it is a bloody lie and falsehood aimed to exculpate the convicted criminals!
Sarrazin and Steinbach are symptoms. Both are members of the leading bourgeoise parties here, SPD (yes, Sarrazin is a member of the SPD!) and CDU. Something ugly arrived in the center of this society, or woke up, not only in Germany, but in Europe as a whole. It’s seemingly all right to argue about vererbte Intelligenz and use islamophobic and rassistic arguments; it is seemingly all right to forge and lie about history. In Hungary the nationalists sit in the parliament and march the streets of Budapest in their nice black uniforms, the “first Hungarian Nationalsozialist” is venerated again. For some years now in Romania streets are again named after the beloved leader Antonescu (Ger., Eng.) – how many did he kill? Anyway, the French deport them gypsies back to Romania – European citizens! – one or another of them old camps will surely still work. Austria is more or less openly xenophobic and in Italy the fascists strengthen their organisation and use football as vehicle for their propaganda.
What I see are mediocre uneducated politicos, without any idea about history and historical thinking. The adorable Hildegard HAMM-BRÜCHER (Ger., Eng.) is right, when she says in this interview, many politicians are anti role models.