In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday a number of people have set shelters on fire, eradicating the accommodations for a whopping 12,000 residents. Disturbingly, the arsonists are probably disgruntled inhabitants themselves. The rage is believed to have been sparked by corona restrictions that were spwaned by the positive test results of 35 individuals. What was left after the first fire, was burnt down in a second one in the night from Wednesday to Thursday, destroying an additional 1,000 shelters. Soon voices were heard that blamed Europe on the situation. Not the elites. Mind you! Europe. Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of the state North-Rhine Westfalia, knows what NGOs and media want to hear and proposes to take them to Germany. Interior minister plays the “bad cop” feigning some lukewarm conservative approach, which is to distribute them across Europe. This is controlled opposition. The hyper-bad-Nazi-gestapo-cop solution to distribute them across Asia and Africa is not offered.
Three nights in a row squatters in Leipzig have engaged in fights with the police. While BLM are Marxists under the hood, these people are open communists who fight property. And, of course, they do so by occupying property. They also happen to hate gentrification, but they may postpone squatting until after renovations are completed. The houses are just unused anyway, or renovated, which is worse in their view because it makes the neighbourhood expensive. Why are you so critical? Who is it hurting anyway outside of the owner who is losing his retirement income or the businesses that would profit from a “gentrification” of the hood. The writings of the protest organisers exposes them. I run you through in the video.
Horst Seehofer has called upon 12 distinct members of ‘”science” and practice to form the “Independent” Expert Council against Islamophobia (German: Unabhängiger Expertenkreis Muslimfeindlichkeit UEM). According to the website of the ministry their job is to ‘analyse the changing forms of Islamophobia and research the overlaps with anti-Semitic attitudes as well as other forms of group-oriented hostilities against human beings.’ A lot of cultural context to unpack here. I run you through in the video.
The website of the ministry:
My previous video was on the unjustified ban of the corona virus protest. Overnight the court struck it down and people came together, mostly peacefully. The police still ended the “march” or rather a gathering with false excuses.
The topic is a bit uneasy for me because I only stand partially behind the protest since Germany happens to have fairly lax restrictions. Of course, this can differ regionally, but overall we are not California. The issue is that conservatives are split on that. And while I support Trump’s defacto nuanced stance, I feel uneasy about the direction the right-wing opposition in Europe takes. For some, a short-term alliance with hippies and esoterics seem to be more relevant than their own convictions. This is not to say that everybody who has different views has no convictions, but some have flip-flopped heavily without explanation. Others like blogger Jürgen Fritz or former Pegida spokeswoman Tatjana Festerling stand by their views and are now marginalised within the conservative opposition because many apparently find it more important to reach out to hippies who heal everything with nature and dope.
It was announced today that an anti-corona policy protest, which was to take place the coming Saturday, was banned. The happening was scheduled to draw a crowed of around 20,000 demonstrators. But worse than the ban itself is the overall contempt of our elites that is echoed in the cheering of ZEIT columnist Christian Bangel. He celebrates the ban with an article titled ‘New Toughness’ (German: Neue Haerte).
A number of food maker corporations have begun to rename a popular bell pepper sauce. The “Gypsy sauce” or “Zigeunersauce” ostensibly offends Sinti and Roma or Romani (Whatever the true word is, the hell awaits all of us who get it wrong.). “Knorr” was the first, “Bautz’ner” followed, “Homann” promised to consider a name change by the time of the next “product relaunch.” Retailer “Edeka” is still contemplating while hotel and restaurant guild “DeHoGa” hectors its members to not offend their customers with food anymore.
But how in the world is “Zigeuner” even an offensive word?
Today, a number of planes have been delayed by the activist group “Extinction Rebellion.” They climbed onto the property, chained themselves up, used glue, unfolded a banner and gave stupid speeches. I show you the footage of two of their sermons and give my two cents.
Poland is leaving the feminist Istanbul Convention. The country argues about the convention. I join in and read the treaty in 9 videos. It is possible that the EU may ascend the convention which could come with sanctions for countries that don’t oblige. As of today the Istanbul Convention has not been ratified by EU members Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. East Europe is currently also battled by the Eurocrats for keeping some of their departments free of leaflets that advertise for queer pressure group talking points. Some Polish cities are currently cut out of EU city partnership programs because of that.
I don’t want to discuss the queer policy wars in this series, though.
Episode 1: The Preamble
Today, I run you through the Preamble of the feminist Istanbul Convention.
Episode 2: Chapter I
In Chapter I it becomes clearer how the pretext of violence prevention is used to usher through a whole baggage of ideological policy goals “against discrimination” and for the “empowerment of women.” It should be no surprise that violence is redefined to include obscure concepts like psychological and even “economic” violence. The self-righteousness is so epic that the treaty does not even shy away from suggesting constitutional changes.
Episode 3: Chapter II
Turkey is now also considering the exit. While many points touched, not tackled, in the treaty are still a considerable problem in Turkey, and much more so than in Poland, the vagueness and the focus of the treaty shows why other approaches are more effective. I read Chapter II which shows how the Council of Europe bundled its energy for the purpose of channelling money into feminist groups, sinecure offices and newly established bureaucracy.
I mention a previous video on the NGO funding through the German state. Additionally, you can see where such money probably turns up again in “chaz”-like autonomous areas like Rigaerstraße or Connewitz in my videos on Rigaerstraße and Connewitz.
Episode 4: Chapter III
Today I read chapter III which lines out the propaganda efforts from education over public to private media. All areas of life have to be mobilised for the eradication of all violence to the last case.
Episode 5: Chapter IV
Hotlines, battered woman shelters, trauma support, the wheel must be reinvented. The ladies touched a lot of issues that have already been solved. Yes, a legal system does exist and, yes, despite Black Lives Matter, a police force also does exist.
Episode 6: Chapter V
I read Chapter V which “solves” all the problems of Islam. For whatever reason feminists believe that committees, sinecure offices and tax payer money are what heals the wounds. It also “solves” all the problems, you thought, were already solved. Yes, it should be illegal to threaten people and countries should criminalise physical violence.
Episode 7: Chapter VI
Episode 8: Chapter VII
In this episode I read Chapter VII which deals with all matters of migration and asylum. Of course, barely any elitist writing comes without migration support these days. Even the ostensible topic ‘violence against women’ seems to offer a stage for that issue.
Episode 9: Chapter VIII To End
I run through the rest of the Istanbul Convention. It seeks to establish GREVIO the “Group of experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence.” It is selected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the obscure “expertise” is supposedly based on the sheer divinely supremacy of their pristine virtues.
This week the mandarins of the EU came together to strike a deal on the next generation or however you call bludgeoning the future of the people to come. They call it EUNextGeneration and they tank somewhere between 750 billion EUR and 1.8 trillion EUR mostly for the sake of CO2 reduction. At least when they get away with it.
They call it the ‘Hamilton Moment.’ And indeed this is the nature of the deal which is nothing short of the creation of a nation. But unlike Alexander Hamilton’s vision of a republic, it is not designed to be a free society in which everybody, no matter who he is, can organise a majority for the things that are dear to his heart. The Eurocrats only assume fiscal power to assume power. People are just a pesky disturbance in their brave new world which makes sure your soylent green is both soy and green. Nothing is openly discussed. The citizen is presented with the facts after the facts. I also happened to find out that I have actually got a citizenship I did not even know I had.
Big things are moving fast right now. Merkel already announced a big transformation (great transformation, grand transformation) at her speech at the last international economics summit in Davos. She wants to abolish our way of living that ‘we got used to in the industrial age.’ On a different occasion Christine Lagarde, head of our central bank ECB, said she is willing to buy bonds from environmental corporations. Up to now the ECB adheres to market neutrality and does not privilege one business over the other. But the EU has already compiled a “green list” of financial products from green companies. It is a matter of time until the central bankers will cave and find a market where they can’t see one now. Why this is undermining the currency is explained in the video.