The events in the city of Halle are still unfolding. Information is rolling in slowly. Everybody, including mainstream newspapers, are already speculating. We know that multiple murderers were involved, at least two grenades were thrown (one landed at the Jewish cemetery, another in a kebab shop), a woman and a man lost their lives and a couple of people got injured.
After Greta Thunberg’s global climate march displayed quite a few obvious totalitarian elements I tried to find out what the famous class room experiment “The (Third) Wave” could tell us about it. Most people have come across the tale because the story of teacher Ron Jones who started a mock fascist movement that went a tad out of hand spawned a large variety of art products such as a novel, a cartoon, a musical, countless theater plays, and probably a lot more. But I did not want to compare the climate freak out with fiction and so I dug into the history of the real experiment and stumbled across a huge fraud. Not only was the project stopped with massive opposition from students and parents, it was also rather an anti-Vietnam war protest attempt of Mr Jones masquerading as an experiment after the fact. He made a second similar attempt a few months later and was ultimately dismissed (because of it – what he denies although it’s obvious). Like many anti-war leftists, Mr Jones is also far from a pacifist, very, very far from it, indeed. My video documents the inner contradictions in detail. The fraud may not tell us much about authoritarianism, but it tells us a good deal about successful leftist propaganda and dishonesty.
Björn Höcke (alternative spelling: Bjoern Hoecke) is the leader of the AfD in the state of Thuringen. Last Sunday he gave an interview to the public broadcaster ZDF. The reporter had not prepared any questions about Thuringen and tried to ambush Mr Hoecke instead. In the end Mr Hoecke walked out and by that he raised the question of the purpose of giving interviews to hostile journalists. The interview itself is insightful, however. I would say: Iconic!
The notoriously pitchy singer crawled out of his London gated mansion to screech at the top of his lungs how everybody else should shut up. Critics say, he did not strike quite the right note at his Vienna concert. But then again he never does. Without much ado I let l’artist speak for himself.
Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the president of the council of the Lutheran Church, has announced that they will purchase and sent a “rescue ship” to the Mediterranean Sea. Various groups of the “civil society” are expected to join in and the Catholic Council of the Bishops has already signalled its support. The step follows a resolution of the Lutheran Church Day. A look at the other passed, not yet materialized, resolutions show the nature of the church today.
Link to the resolutions.
My video explaining the Lutheran Church Day Festival.
My video on the Hambacher Forst Woodland fights.
The official story of Angela Merkel’s “opening of the border(s)” (Grenzöffnung) is that she was taken by surprise by an emergency on September 4th, 2015. The reality is much different. The disposal of the Dublin Agreement, which delegates the responsibility of the asylum applications within the Schengen area of the EU, was completed a week in advance and leaked documents show the details of it. The agency responsible for immigration and asylum (BAMF) tweeted out its change of procedures a few days later. The newspaper Tagesspiegel wrote an entire article. If Merkel can read, she knew what was going on. Her role, however, was probably bigger.
Fake-Nuss spezial: Wie das ZDF Merkels Entscheidung von 2015 umdichtete
The talk gives an overview of the German print media, its sales and its mutual ties. Did you know who owns Random House/Penguin or the Business insider today? What are the major #publications and what segment of society do they reach? What are their strategic roles? And what has the Social Democratic Party SPD to do with the supposedly independent press? What is the “research compound” of public broadcasters and newspaper Sueddeutsche? Who was the last SED party leader before its first renaming and who is now a regular columnist for Burda magazine Superillu? Did a streamlining of the editorial boards facilitate the rise of the radical left? The case study of Wirtschaftswoche (wiwo), a weekly manager and economics magazine, may give an idea of what happened behind the doors of the big publishers somewhat between 2014 and 2016.
My video about the SED name changes.
Correction: I said that I would link up the article with the Madsack article and until recently I found it either on waybackmachine or on archive.is. For whatever reason, I’m not so lucky now. So here is the dead URL. Leave me a comment if you know some archive where it still can be found.