This month the new hate speech law came into effect. I had made already a video on its limited impact because of its collision with the data protection laws (title: Germany’s vapid fight against speech). The user data on the internet remains rather well protected. In this video I’m talking about the changes to the speech laws themselves where had been altered by the new piece of legislation.
Merkel plans a national lockdown law which will even include a nightly curfew. A open letter by the Society of Aerosol Research is warning of the counterproductive effects, but Merkel seems to go ahead anyway.
When Charles Michel, the head of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, entered the press room, there was one chair for the Turkish leader and one for the European leader. And so Charles Michel sat down. After all he is the leader of the assembly of the heads of government and thus the European leader. Or is that von der Leyen? Does one know?
It’s all damn complicated. Who leads what in Europe and who is answerable to who? Desperate feminists decided that the gender decided who got the chair and that Ursula von der Leyen was outpatriarchied by Michel and Erdogan. Sure enough Erdogan could not know in advance that she would enter the room later than Michel. But he could know and did know that he could totally expose the lack of understandably defined responsibilities and accountabilities in the EU.
In Washington D.C. the Uber driver Mohammed Anwar was murdered by two car-hijacking teenagers in the most brutal, revolting and meaningless fashion. Who is to blame?
The easy answer is society. Everybody but the murderers could have provided better education, welfare and whatever the left-wing wish list of the day asks for. How convenient. But the easy answer is, ‘the girls and the girls only.’ The charm of this answer lies in the ease of ignoring the left-wing wish list. With two easy answers I was prepared to record a short video, but it became a long one.
The tension between individualism and collectivism is felt in every school of thought. Even Muslims insist on individualism to vaporize their responsibility. No group should be judged for the acts of an individual. Blame the suicide bomber! Or whatever is left of him.
And while the left-wing wish list is the only go-to for the public in the age of “liberal” media hegemony, an honest search for the remedies of our societal problems is neglected. The signs of cultural decay are written on the wall. Crime as well as professional, financial and reputational insecurities cause high levels of stress which in turn breaks down families and leaves frustrated singles unable to find their matches. The gender confusion (not to be confused with actual queer people) has gotten so badly out of control that even gay (and mostly left-wing) journalist Glenn Greenwald scratches his head. And amidst the exhaustion conservatives wonder whether ‘everybody for himself’ still holds all the answers.
To illuminate the subject, I discuss the case of a sociopathic murderer who was elected member of parliament in Berlin. His victim died either of his brutal beating or his strangulation. The murderer Gerwald Claus-Brunner electrocuted himself to death five days after the murder.
A new data protection bill was accepted by the shared committee of both chambers of the German parliament (Vermittlungsausschuss, consolidation committee). The bill is therefore highly likely to become law. And as all newspaper articles pointed out immediately the effort serves one purpose and one purpose alone: to remove the legal obstacles to another hate speech law.
Fortunately the law will be unpractical for the purpose. in the video I will run you through the details.
The sources are in the description box on Youtube.
On the 9th of March Angela Merkel held the 13th Integration Summit (German: 19. Integrationsgipfel) which in part established and advanced her ‘national action plan for integration’ (German: NAP-I, Nationaler Aktionsplan Integration). The organiser of the event is Germany’s Secretary for Integration (German: Integrationsbeauftragte) Annette Widmann-Mauz. 300 groups attended the summit among which there were eleven federal ministry’s and 75 “migrant organisations,” i.e. immigration lobby groups.
The goal is the coordination of existing policies across all political level, from local community to the federal government. Additionally around 120 distinct policies are to be developed in four or five working groups (German: Themenforen) in each of the five phases of the plan.
But heart and soul of the integration is, of course, the fight against racism which is the only reason why specialist professionals stay out of the country and migrants already inside the country don’t live up to their full potential. Family Minister Franziska Giffey confirmed her ambition to introduce a bill to support her ‘Living Democracy’ slush found (German: Demokratie leben!). The future law will be aptly named Defensive-Democracy-Promotion Law.
Germans will also see a lot of affirmative action both in the public and private sector. A diversity strategy program for the healthcare system in the state of Saarland is set to be rolled out nationally …
A Chinese newspaper („Chinesische Handelszeitung“) with a focus on news around German-speaking countries has found mission and purpose in being offended by a children’s book. It contained the “racist” statement that the Covid-19 virus came out of China. The outrage errupted in protest letters that denounced the “disinformation” and demanded an apology. The Chinese ambassador’s envoy for the city of Hamburg got involved. A manual how to protest German companies appeared on WeChat. Yet, publisher Carlsen stood the ground … no, of course, they didn’t. They promised to change the book and to destroy all printed copies that have not yet been sold.
The NGOs ‘front-lex’ and the ‘Legal Center Lesvos’ sue Frontex over alleged “pushbacks” in the Aegean Sea. “Pushbacks” are situations in which a Frontex ship forces a migrant-filled dinghy into the Turkish waters where they came from. The agency denies the allegations and they must because according to EU “law” (treaties) every stranger is free to start expensive long-winding legal asylum cases that must be decided case by case. Stopping strangers from coming into EU member states is thus almost a crime in and of itself.
The legal case stands on a shaky ground, though. The main argument is that “pushbacks” violated the principle of non-refoulement which is the prohibition to deport somebody to a place where he is persecuted. Turkey is not such a place.
Frontex is by design a weak agency and the reason for that is the nature of the EU itself. The European Union does not admit to be a nation because evil “nationalism” is the scare the Eurocrats need to dissolve the old nations on EU territory. Therefore Frontex can only be a supplementary border control agency aiding national border security efforts. And despite its limits as information sharing and lend-and-borrow hub, Frontex officers are obsessively lectured on the dangers of breaking human rights all the time. Additionally, the agency has the mandate to hire forty ‘fundamental rights officers.’ An obligation they have been smart enough to ignore.
The second allegation of the legal note is the obfuscation claim. If any meaningful engagement is quasi illegal, then reporting on it by Frontex members of staff is frowned upon. Hence, since every thing is a human right or a violation thereof, a reporting system is baked into the structure of the organisation. The distrust against the light-weight, low-power agency was met with the promise of an almost religious repentance mechanism. This promise was probably also not kept.
OLAF, the anti-corruption agency of the European Union, has searched the office of Frontex Director Fabrice Leggeri and his assistant Thibauld de la Haye Jousselin already on 2020, December 7. Emily O’Reilly, EU ombudswoman for everything, is investigating the claim of a lack of transparency.
The logic of ‘front-lex’ and ‘Legal Center Lesvos’ is that border control should vanish if it does not live up to the aloof standards of the EU treaties and directives. But not law enforcement must be abandoned to accommodate stupid paperwork, it is the paperwork that needs fixing. Unfortunately, it means addressing our infantility culture that is unable to weigh the risk of destabilization of the Western world and the subsequent drop of life expectancy for mankind across the world against the occasional tragedy of the sinking dinghy on the Sea.
The Green party (currently polling at around 18% and culturally far more influential than that already suggests) have written a manifesto in which they demand the inclusion of anti-racism into our constitution Grundgesetz. Article 3, section 3 is to include the goal that ‘the state guarantees the protection against all group-oriented violations of the equal dignity of all human beings and works towards the abolition of all existing disadvantages.’
Additionally a new Federal ministry is to be set up for ‘social cohesion,’ which will most certainly have the exact opposite effect because it is to focus on anti-discrimination, women, immigration, queer, disabilities, family, seniors, youth and “democracy.” Of course, this shall not take away from the already existing sinecure offices because those issues were supposedly cross-sectional and must also be dealt with on all other legs of our balooning state administration.
More in my video.
While we still struggle with the very real consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic and our responses to it, our elites think ahead already. John Kerry (US special envoy for climate) and Ursula von der Leyen (President of the EU Commission) are on record portraying your struggles as a ‘chance’ or as an ‘opportunity.’ They gave their two cents at the World Economic Forum which pushes the Great Reset.
And while this sounds just as callous as they are, they have really only arrived at the logical end of their ideology. Your life must be reset unless you want to continue living with all your “wrong” decisions. In the eyes of the all-truth-hogging elites, people who wish to conserve their “backward” lifestyles do this for one or more of the following four reasons.
1. They are dumb.
2. They are crazy.
3. They are evil.
4. They are dependent on the false paths taken in the past.
At the first glance the only-good-no-bad choices like ‘green’, ‘renewable’ or ‘clean’ energy are only refused by monsters. After all there can be no discussion of negative effects of various technologies. They are perfect. And some left-wingers have spent decades finding the villains in soulless corporations, inanimate objects only frequented by people with jobs. The soul of the world is already bound in trees, nature and the planet.
But some left-wingers have found clemency in the concept of “path dependency.” It suggests that the change to the only-good-no-bad option were too big. Now, with costs running out of control anyway, their opportunity has come to convert the benevolent, yet previously stubborn, to pure perfection.
Meanwhile the underlying current is speeding up. The reassurance of the left that the time for only-good-no-bad options has come can be read in innumerable international treaties and, if you are German like the organiser of the World Economic Forum and the mastermind of the Great Reset, you hear it literally everywhere and all the time. And it concentrates itself in one word: sustainability.
What is in a word? A rose is a rose is a … For Elisabeth Wehling at the linguistics department of Cal in Berkeley, the answer is ‘framing.’ Framing is the emotional content a word has outside of its pure verbatim meaning. Sustainability (and far more broadly in use right now: the German equivalent ‘Nachhaltigkeit’) is a propaganda term designed to make you feel safe and well just when you are expected to consent. In German TV commercials, TV shows, news casts and other media products the word is increasingly replacing the words ‘good’, ‘permanent’, ‘lasting’, ‘safe’, ‘robust’ and ‘positive.’ Parallel to that, the new word is constantly dropped around left-wing and environmentalist policies and lifestyle choices. This is classical conditioning. The new word ‘sustainable’ is that sweet organic-flour applepie and immigration. The legions of people who don’t entertain weighing arguments for and against a choice is growing. And a solid portion still identify the first three possible reasons why you don’t agree: asininity, madness and evil.
Additionally the old ghosts of anti-Capitalism are rising from their tombs. The World Economic Forum seeks to revive the aged and almost forgotten discussion about ‘stakeholder value.’ This is the notion that businesses should not only care about money (pronounce ‘only’ with utter disdain), but also immaterial goods such as happiness of the workers, cleanliness of the ponds and the wishes of other interested parties, ominously called ‘stakeholders.’ While, at first glance, everybody agrees on the basic idea of kindness to women, blacks, customers, gays, borrowers and other potential stakeholders of a given enterprise, the notion is operated primarily as an excuse for external involvements. One face of this is the current diversity management swamp bogging Western corporations.
The Great Reset would be a lame duck if the only-good-no-bad option were merely about organic flour freeing us from our sin of baking with ordinary flour. The pepper is the professed urgency of the climate change. When Greta Thunberg started as a child, we had 12 years to go until the point of no return. The Swedish pro-panic activist is now at an age at which Britney Spears had already preserved her virginity with Justin Timberlake and I have no idea what clock the left is counting down right now. But the idea of utmost urgency is still at the heart of their mission.
The discussion of the urgency of the climate change is fundamental to understand what changes a society must accept, but such discussions have no place in a good-good-sustainable-good world.