“In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt, 1979
I wrote about the great German politicians and persons to be respected, who lately fell into disgrace (here) in MAY of this year 2011, namely the former secretary of war, Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg. Guttenberg is the one, who copied and pasted his whole dissertation; he was promoted to the doctorate by the university of Bayreuth, and summa cum laude became doctor iuris.
He had to be stepped down, and with much fanfare moved with his family to the US, sometime in the summer of this year, if I remember right.
Now we have November. The baronet last week made his first public appearance at the Halifax International Security Conference, where he staged himself as the critic, independent, honourable, conservative.
The public prosecutor of Hof yesterday announced that the proceedings against the plagiator is discontinued, because there “is no harm” – the defendant has to pay 20.000 Euro to a charity, what is already done. Please note: That means that he goes unpunished, without conviction, ohne Vorstrafe.
Today we have to face “the first big interview” as lead story in DIE ZEIT, a former honourable weekly, head editor diLorenzo unashamed provides the stage for the “aristocrat’s” showmanship.
And as I just read there, in the coming days a book with the whole baronet-blabla will be thrown at us, released in a catholic publishing house.
The hillbillies in Oberfranken really have the effrontery to speak of this cheap fraudster as Lichtgestalt, a shining light for the conservative party. The bloke with not one single word said “sorry” or admitted to have stolen the whole damn text, he always speaks of “a mistake”.
And he’ll get through with this. Impudence wins.
Or, as H.S.Th. put it: The scum is always rising.