The EU Is Scared of Humor

The EU Commission solicited a report on right-wing extremist’s humour. The writers in charge were Maik Fielitz and Reem Ahmed of the Radicalisation Awareness Network RAN. It isn’t quite clear how they define right-wing extremists, but their enumerations don’t contain Islamists who, as the left is convinced, are ‘conservatives’ that, left to their own devices, would degrade any beautiful desert to a stinking free-market economy. We are no longer looking at ‘backward-looking, stiff and formal’ neo-Nazis, they say. But if it isn’t about all these top-hat, tailcoat skinheads with baseball bats that are abundant in Europe, apparently, who are we looking at? Pepe, of course!

And we look at Saul Alinsky, a ‘civil rights activist,’ who wrote the ‘renowned’ book ‘Rules for Radicals.’ ‘Rules for Radicals’ proposes that humour can be used as a weapon. And while sneering does the trick for the left right now, Alinsky’s idea was supposedly ripped from his innocent and harmless communist intentions and misappropriated to sinister internet memes.

sources:
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/sites/default/files/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/ran-papers/docs/ran_ad-hoc_pap_fre_humor_20210215_en.pdf
https://www.focus.de/politik/deutschland/allensbach-umfrage-mehrheit-der-deutschen-ueberzeugt-die-meinungsfreiheit-ist-in-gefahr_id_13403028.html

Thomas Kemmerich – The Thuringen State Prime Minister That Wasn’t

Yesterday, the German state of Thuringen found a new Prime Minister in Thomas Kemmerich of the pseudo-libertarian party FDP. After Angela Merkel let it known from South Africa that she was not pleased and that he should be sacked the outrage crescendo reached deafening levels and saw the man resign today. But it was not just her verdict that a vote for Kemmerich in coinciding with a congruent vote from the dark Lord-and-his-mother-be-with-us party AfD were “unforgivable”. The media saw the rise of fascism upon us and a woman of the SED (now renamed as LINKE) threw a bunch of flowers to his feet. And can’t even go through the backstabbing and flipflopping here, but the destruction of a once fairly free country is palpable and the conflicts continue to escalate.

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Libertarian Party FDP Hauls in Big Money for Election Campaign

Despite the fact that the German electorate is so shiftless that the pollsters yawn, major donors still have high hopes that a minor change may occur in the case that Merkel decides not to continue her coalition government with the left-wing party SPD, but rather with the libertarian FDP.

More than 1.9 billion Euro went directly to Merkel’s party CDU this year alone, while the much, much smaller FDP could cash in more than 1.5 billions.

Culturally dominant parties SPD and the Green Party could only rack up 100,000 Euro, which shows that nobody believes in effecting a change by funding them. Meanwhile, openly Socialist party DIE LINKE lives off state funding alone.

Five out of six major donors, large corporations or extremely wealthy individuals, put their money to the Libertarians.

Despite their libertarian rhetoric the FDP has a history of solely serving the needs of the rich. They embody the clich├ęs the left has of the right.

The investment will go the way the Hillery Clinton funding went. After all German election results are VERY rigid.

source taz.de