Gab’s legal team is flooded with correspondence from Germany. The authorities are utterly concerned about evil speech giving rise to Polit-Satan – coincidentally – shortly before the upcoming general election. CEO Andrew Torba wrote an email to his subscribers contemplating whether fight or flight is the right reaction. Should Gab block German IPs? Or should all those fines and legal threats go straight into the trash bin where all those spam fake invoices go?
The airport escape route is about to close soon, yet more people are fleeing the Taliban. Nobody knows where they will go, through Tajikistan, through Uzbekistan, through Turkmenistan, through Pakistan, through Iran, anywhere. But Angela Merkel knows already where the most needy are. While the media shows the heart wrenching images from the airport. She offers money. To whom? To Non-governmental organizations, of course. Her buddy Ursula von der Leyen adds some more and, whoops, the bill runs up to 800 million € ($940 million).
The Biden administration and its NATO allies have scrambled out of Afghanistan in the most chaotic and irresponsible way: Weapons fell into the hands of the enemy and, in an attempt to not embarrass the now exiled government, the level of security was misrepresented leaving thousands trapped. During the preparation of the withdrawal no time was spent to identify those who could have moved to other places, non-Western countries, and in the rare cases of highly skilled and highly freedom-oriented individuals, to Western countries. Now, thousands of unknown passengers are transported to Western nations and nobody can identify who is deserving and who merely seeks their financial luck.
Was the war a mistake? After the initial revenge for 9/11 it seems to have grown into one. NGOs and many a military officer saw an opportunity to elevate their status and income. They did not honestly report the (lack of) progress to the citizens at home while more and more money sank into the swamp. Afghanistan was not ready to run its own affairs and won’t be anytime soon. It is a place where small advances can be encouraged, but large civilisational jumps can’t be imposed. The same holds true for immigrant populations. It is not enlightened to expect more of people than they can achieve. The individual can be advanced if he is open to it. Masses of people or entire countries will have to take their time.
Britney Spears begs the authorities to free her from the controlling conservatorship of her father.
In her court hearing she spoke of forced sterilization, punishments for disobedience and loneliness. The whole world, left and right, wonders now how a woman that has left substance abuse and erratic behavior behind herself long ago and is now a tee-total dry (non-)alcoholic can be deprived of all her basic freedoms in the name of care.
It begs the question how a society that does not intervene in mental illness in the sprawling homeless camps across California and other Liberal places and that turns a blind eye to the BLM rioters, can put a high-functioning, hard-working American into a state of slavery. She is an extreme example of what we see at large: The by-and-large most stable folks are exploited and made feel bonkers by people who are actually crazy and far more dangerous.
Last week Hungary passed a law supposed to restrict the exposure of LGBT lobby material to children. It’s application is largely public schools, but Bertelsmann’s TV channel RTL Klub warns already that they were perportedly so scared that they could shift the program schedules of classics such as Harry Potter(?!?) or the sitcom ‘Friends.’
As a reaction the stadion in Munich was planned to be lit in protest garish. Tonight Mayor Dieter Reiter wanted to project the rainbow flag on the hall where the soccer match between the multicultural German team and the brute, yet to be enlightened Huns, eh, Hungarians takes place. That plan was scrapped. The organizer UEFA declined. A first and silent attempt to fight back against the constant politicization of everything all the time.
Harrison Mwilima at Deutsche Welle, which is a leg of the German public broadcasting system, has designed a new form of cooperation between Africa and Europe: Europe denies all its interests and African regimes get everything they want.
For that to work Europeans have to listen. Currently they work with dictators, he abhors, just to curb migration. They should rather listen to same dictators, he proposes. The piece is another intellectual gem highlighting the quality of German public broadcasting.
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.
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.
The story sounded fishy from the get-go. The media buzz began with a white man who was said to have claimed asylum as a Syrian refugee in order to receive the generous welfare benefits available in 2015 and beyond. An attention bait, it seemed, because soon later the man was declared a far-right extremist who supposedly plotted an act of terror. “That‘s just a press scam targeted at conservatives, isn’t it? He probably does not even exist.” That’s what I thought. But Franco Albrecht is real. And he sat in custody for seven months. This is his story.
On the 20th January 2017 the young lieutenant of the Jäger Battalion 291 attended the Ball of Military Officers in Vienna (Ball der Offiziere). He found an old French police and military weapon, a pistol of the brand Unique 17, in the bushes outside. The press would later call it a „Wehrmacht pistol“ because it was also carried by German officers during the Nazi occupation of France. Waking up with a hangover the next day he had forgotten about the antique souvenir in his pocket and rushed to the airport. After discovering it again in his coat he tried to stash it in the cleaners‘ closet in the men’s room. One of the cleaners told the police about it and an alarm was attached. When Albrecht returned to collect the gun, he got arrested. This is when the avalanche of madness came crushing down.
His finger prints had already been known even though he had not committed any known previous crimes. But finger prints were used to register the undocumented immigrants in 2015/2016 and Franco Albrecht used to be David Benjamin back then, a Christian refugee from Syria mobbed for his Jewish name. A mock identity.
I explain the arrest and the asylum claim story in the following video.
What followed was a string of home raids and arrests culminating in the claim that Franco Albrecht and a handful of accomplices tried to topple the state with the found vintage gun and blame it on a non-existing Christian refugee to make it look like an Islamist assault. No sane person could say such a sentence with a straight face, but if you work in the mainstream media, you don’t have to be sane. Even the most random scribbles were blown into far-fetched crime plotting allegations. In the following video, I line out the details of the raids, confiscations and accusations.
Of course, our media were not really woke if they had not done their best to paint the man as a Neonazi. As already mentioned, the Wehrmacht pistol was a French model. An old, valuable copper-sketch print on the wall was described as “Landser poster” because “Landser” is an extinct word for a soldier, a word most Germans rather associate with a Neonazi band than with the military. Their most resourceful quarry, however, was his unpublished master thesis attempt that he made for the elite university École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr. I detail the provided evidence in the following video.
Franco Albrecht is not an isolated case. He was just the most prominent victim of the crackdown. Following his arrest, reporters of the communist paper “taz” went on a research spree to smear any contact of his for their familiarity with one another. The journalists discovered the Telegram chat group “Südkreuz“ which was frequented by Albrecht. It belonged to the „Hannibal“ network. The administrator André S took his pseudonym from the show “The A Team.” The network formed a prepper milieu drawn from former policemen, soldiers and security workers. Leaked chat protocols led to more home searches and the tight German gun laws, which make the legal procurement of arms next to impossible, resulted in arrests and treason accusations as far-fetched as those against Franco Albrecht. This is explained in more detail in the following video.
The deeper reasons for the paranoia and neuroticism that led to all of this are manifold. The most imminent shift in our elite culture followed the failed coup d’etat in Turkey in 2016. Ursula von der Leyen, who is now President of the EU Commission and who was Germany’s Defence Minister at the time, used Albrecht’s arrest for a bonkers iconoclasm in all military bases across the country. It even extended beyond security circles and saw, for instance, the portrait of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt removed from a public hall of the University of Hamburg that bears his name. He wore Wehrmacht attire on the picture. The population, however, let it happen because the military skepticism draws from many sources, not only from the dire experience from both World Wars. Among other things (e.g. the leftist pseudo-pacifism) there is an underlying envy of the last remaining superpower which is expressed in habitual anti-military self-righteousness. The dynamics that lead to the jealous anti-Americanism and that are currently most often described with the word “globalism” can be traced from the writings and talks of one of its loudest proponents Thomas P. M. Barnett, the author of “The Pentagon’s New Map.” He argues that the connectivity between people and places were the main if not sole source of prosperity and peace in and of itself and that rules, including the Western framework, our political system that conservatives believe allow freedom to operate, were just arbitrary and can just as well be removed down the road.
The iconoclasm and Bundeswehr witch-hunt Franco Albrecht and others fell victim to is permissible in a culture that has been accustomed to excessive anti-military skepticism for a long time. The German-language Wikipedia entry for the Bundeswehr reflects perfectly its weird presentation of the armed forces as a white-collar office with an attached sports ground. Girls preferred. The constitution expressively commands that no offensive war must be started. And it sounds so nice … until you wonder what modern government ever said it starts a war for fun. Is that the voice of peace or is it just the voice of immaturity? An institutional expression of that anti-military skepticism is a secret service specialised in the surveillance of the ideology of our soldiers, the Military Defence Service (German akronym: MAD, stands for Militärischer Abschirmdienst). In order to surveil reservists they have formed a joint task-force with the civilian thought crime spy agency Verfassungsschutz. Both agencies are an expression of the paranoia that is commonplace among all corrupt elites around the world, but a specialised secret service that looks into the thoughts of security forces are the cream on the cake. The legal foundation for the elite’s fear of the wider public is the Streitbare Demokratie (something like “defensive democracy” or “ready-to-fight democracy”). It is the idea that only Germany alone had ever experienced tyranny and persecution and that Germans must take different measures than Western nations. In the detail it allows to deprive the citizenry of all rights. The elites present themselves as innocent angels and reinterpret history so as to create the impression the now unwilling Nazis were driven by a braying, savage population into their crimes. This in turn is a common popular misreading of Max Weber’s “monopoly on power” or “monopoly on violence”(Gewaltmonopol) idea that describes statehood and is often mistaken for a normative command. In the eyes of our elites control ranks higher than creating trust. The question at this point is: Is the left able or even willing to deescalate? Reflecting on this cultural context, I have video-taped a corresponding talk here.
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.