The Bundesrat (roughly comparable to the US Senate) has passed a law to monitor our heating habits. The lawmakers say that they want us to learn how to heat ‘consciously’ (German: bewussten und sparsamen Umgang mit Wärmeenergie anzuregen). A snitching, remotely accessible heating meter is to be mandated on all new installments and existing heaters will be fitted with one by the end of 2026 at the latest. On our utility bills we will not only see our energy use compared to that of the previous year, but also to the AVERAGE of OTHER RESIDENTS.
The Green party is ubiquitous in German life. Public broadcasters are gushing. The corporate media is gushing. Legend has it that they even recycle their bathwater as drinks. And yet polls suggest that they will only win around 20% of the votes in the upcoming general election.
Why bother then? Because the other parties – with the exception of the AfD – are following the same script. It is their policies that will be pushed through, no matter what. They are the equivalent of the AOC-wing of the US Democrats which has driven every concern for the little guy out of their party. We are witnessing a snobbish cult infecting one public institution after the other and leaves behind nothing but empty shells, exclusively answerable to their political whims.
Finally an initiative is propping up info posters in the big city where political education is in dire need: Green Feces, #GruenerMist!
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 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.
Germany is mourning the 30th anniversary of the country’s reunification. In the wake of the fall of the wall today’s president Frank-Walter Steinmeier had lost his column at ‘Demokratie und Recht,’ a magazine financed by the East German dictatorship. The publisher went bankrupt (due to the cruelty of the capitalist, fascist market, i.e. people who rather buy something else).
Media and politicians wail about the hardship East Germans faced after their beloved dictatorship fell. All these people wanted, so the wisdom of our elites, was equality. They may have shouted ‘freedom!’ and ‘we are the people!,’ but what they meant is in the eye of the elites and that is constantly aired in the Western media for 30 years and running. After 30 years of constant petty comparisons about wage differences, pension differences, employment rate differences, property ownership differences on TV and in print the elites finally hear them, they hear their cries for freedom and stubbornly translate them into cries for equality.
Note: Sorry for the voice-box sound. I noticed it too late.
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.
Rainald Becker, the editor in chief of public broadcaster ARD and its “Coordinator for Politics, Society and Culture”, tries to whitewash the party that ran the East German dictatorship. If you believe the party LINKE were the heir of the SED, you have understood nothing, he says. But have you understood nothing? You have. But you must know some details to recognize why LINKE is indeed not the heir of the SED. It IS the SED!