It seems any accusation of being “populist” is now ‘verboten’ in the nation primarily (but wrongly) identified with populism. In the best example to date of resurgent German Fascism, Hausfrau – Volksfuher merkel’s government is moving to abolish the right to free speech and suppress dissent (just as Hitler’s Nazis did) in a bit to stamp out ‘populism’. discussion of ‘populist’ ideas (simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites) will henceforth be banned in Germany. There will be no reporting of them in manstream media and as we know, Hausfrau Voklsfuhrer Merkel’s Thought Police are shutting down website that criticise the establishment. This restriction applies to criticism of the government (especially regarding immigration and energy policies), of the EU, of Islam, of government officials and of the media.
As in communist and fascist dictatorships of the past, the more obvious the failings of the government, the more aggressively the establishment attacks those who try to report the truth about the shortcomings of The Controllers. And woe betide you if you should suggest that the masses deserve to have their opinions represented.
Large companies such as Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), BMW, Mercedes-Benz and the supermarket chain REWE have straightaway complied with the latest diktat and promised to place the hugely popular Breitbart on the blacklist immediately, and never to advertise there again.
A plucky little pizza delivery service responded to the blacklisting demand by declaring that it was “not the morality police”. The company was denounced by Der Spiegel as “inept”, and after “protests from customers”, it ended up capitulating, as the newspaper reported with much satisfaction.
The elites and intellectuals are apparently now counted among the German minorities in need of protection.
Toward the end of last year, Germany experienced a previously unheard-of boycott campaign – funded by the German government, no less — against several websites, such as the popular “Axis of Good” (“Achse des Guten“). The website, critical of the government, was suddenly accused of “right-wing populism”.
The German government’s push towards Nazi style thought control seem to have begun with Brexit, the decision by UK voters to leave the EU back in June, and intensified after the victory of Donald J. Trump in the US presidential election. The rise of the anti – EU, anti – immigration party Alternatif fur Deutschland, now the second most supported party in the federsal republic according to opinion polls, may have been a factor too, as Merkel and her goons face an election later this year and are desperate to keep their seats on the gravy train. Germany’s foreign minister and the probable future federal president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier — one of the first to travel to Iran after the removal of sanctions there to kowtow to the Ayatollahs, and an apologist for Muslim sex crimes against German women at home, called America’s newly inaugurated president a “hate preacher“.
Germany’s newspapers are suddenly littered with apocalyptic predictions and anti-American fulminations.
For hard-core Trump-haters, however, a Nazi – style purge alone is insufficient; they want activism! The German government, instead of merely hoping that newspapers would voluntarily — or under pressure from the Press Council — refrain from criticising the government’s immigration policies, decided that it, itself, would inaugurate censorship.
The Federal Government’s “Ministry of Truth”
To this effect, as reported by Der Spiegel, the Federal Interior Ministry, intends to set up a “Defense Center against Disinformation (“Abwehrzentrum gegen Desinformation“) in the fight against “fake news on social networks”. “Abwehr” — the name of Nazi Germany’s military intelligence agency — is apparently meant to demonstrate the government’s seriousness regarding the matter. The purpose of this is to ensure only lies, distortions and misrepresentations helpful to the government are reported by mainstream media and the truth is suppressed.
“It sounds like the Ministry of Truth, ‘Minitrue,’ from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984“, wrote even the left-leaning daily, Frankfurter Rundschau.
Frank Überall, national head of the German Association of Journalists (DJV), bluntly stated: “This smells like censorship.”
It seems that all ideas suspected of being “populist” — or simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites – will now be banned in Germany. This restriction applies to criticism of the government (especially regarding immigration and energy policies), of the EU, of Islam, of government officials and of the media.
The Federal Agency for Political Education — the information agency of the Interior Ministry – is quite open about it: “Anti-elitism”, “anti-intellectualism”, “anti-politics” and “hostility toward institutions” are the “key characteristics of populism”. and quite right too; politics is corrupt, intellectuals are CHIMPS* and elitists are shits.
Toward the end of 2016, one of the biggest German media scandals in recent memory erupted when Gerald Hensel, undoubtedly a member of Germany’s elite, tried to introduce a new form of internet censorship with the help of a team of media agencies and political players. Until recently, Hensel was “Director of Strategy” at Scholz & Friends, one of Germany’s two big advertising agencies. The firm counts among its clients multinational corporations such as General Motors, the German federal government and the European Commission; so one might say the company is close to the state.
Apparently in anger over Trump’s election victory, Hensel demanded: “Let us freeze the cash flow of the right-wing extremist media!” He had previously written a strategy brief declaring debate to be useless; instead, the political enemy — the “populists” – needed to be fought, even with questionable methods
*CHIMPS – Completely Hopeless In Most Practical Situations
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