Merkel’s 89-Points Catalog Against The Far-Right (Episode 4)

Merkel has announced her 89 policies against the right. In this last episode I translate and explain the policies of the ministry of education and a slew of sinecure commissioners.

This is another load of projects and studies that claim to illuminate and combat racism. We have a commissioner for media and culture that is set to sedate the Jews with additional funding for some culture and arts activities. He will also supervise the expansion of a “diversity strategy.” He will also “strengthen media competence” and fight “hate on the web.” A Commissioner for Refugees, Migration and Integration(!) will research the “victim experience.” He will actively communicate (verbatim: “advertise”) the pathways to naturalisation (citizenship). And so on… The remaining points and commissioners are explained in the video.

Merkel’s 89-Points Catalog Against The Far-Right (Episode 2)

Angela Merkel has cobbled together a long list of policies to fight the “far-right”. Of course, this is not about the handful of neo-Nazis who are drunk by lunchtime. Nobody in his right mind cares about them.

The new German fanaticism will be flushed through various ministries. In this episode I will run you through the items that belong to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Defence. Merkel’s goons don’t even shy away from lecturing others about colonialism, which was a fairly mixed period of time with positive and negative aspects.

Feminist Alice Schwarzer And The Left’s Attitude To Islam

Alice Schwarzer is the best known feminist in Germany. She is one of only few who are granted to speak critically of Islam in the larger public. The story she presents is therefore one of supposed “conservative Islam” and a good “liberal Islam”. She has her own fair share of blind spots. Left-wing Muslims may occasionally turn against the headscarf doctrine, but they are united with their Western comrades in their fight against America. Surprised that the Iranian revolution 1979 brought what it announced to bring, their major concern is still “(neo-)colonialism” and not freedom. A friend of late French authors Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Schwarzer also fails to see how imposing postmodernism on Islam and weaponizing the faith against the West is the actual left-wing concern about Muslims.

The treated article is now behind a paywall:
https://www.zeit.de/2019/31/alice-schwarzer-islam-islamismus-kopftuch-streit

Sea Watch Captain Carola Rackete – Lock Her Up?

Alerted to medical predicaments of her passengers, Captain Carola Rackete navigated her ship into an Italian harbour without permission. Italien authorities have arrested her. She had consciously broken the law, but could she have avoided it? Probably not at that stage. But what let up to the situation? And what role in the big picture does she play? Should she still be punished for it? I confess that I don’t hold all the answers. An open talk.