Our Canadian correspondent Rembrandt Clancy has translated an essay and two videos about the rise of the multicultural-fascist European superstate. The translator also includes an introduction that provides additional context for the texts and videos.
After the Enabling Act: Overcoming Socialism
Introduction by Rembrandt Clancy
The original German of Roland Woldag’s essay “After the Enabling Act: Overcoming Socialism” was posted for the first time in May of 2013. It has now appeared again for a second time on the Internet portal eigentümlich frei on 21 February 2014. Although the piece stands on its own, it was given a surprise media context which, although limited to Germany, is yet pathognomonic of a malady prevalent in the West as a whole, hence worth including here as an introduction.
The essay’s reappearance was triggered by an unpleasant altercation which took place on “Studio Friedman”, a talk show hosted by Michel Friedman on Germany’s private N24 news channel. It was supposed to be a discussion between Manuel Sarrazin of the Green Party and Bernd Lucke, Chairman of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), a Eurosceptic party which is participating in the European elections scheduled for May. The stakes were therefore high, and Lucke had to be discredited. After repeatedly refusing to allow Lucke to finish speaking, and after attempting to associate him with “the extreme Right scene” and pummel him with what Lucke finally called the “right wing populism cudgel”, Friedman insisted on reading the following “racist” quotation, for the second time, while falsely attributing it to Lucke’s AfD candidate, Beatrix von Storch, although it was later found to come from Roland Woldag’s essay:
“Multiculti”… has the task of homogenising the people … and in this way to extinguish them religiously and culturally.”
Friedman then attempted to force Lucke to either stand behind the “racist” quotation or discredit his own candidate. The following 1:27 minute subtitled video shows the climax of the situation, as Bernd Lucke leaves the studio after Friedman drowns him out, refusing to allow him a chance to finish speaking to the quotation. The full video is available in German on YouTube.
The full “racist” quotation reads:
“Multiculti”, as mendacious term for mass-“culture”, has the task of homogenising the people through mutually imposed pressure to adjust and in this way to extinguish them religiously and culturally. The result is the same as for the Nazis: a population brei which binds nothing more than the dependence on a custodial dictatorial regime. Out of National Socialists emerge supra-National Socialists with a Maoist by the name of Barroso as Führer.
Beatrice von Storch and Roland Woldag are both contributors to the Internet portal eigentümlich frei. But Beatrix von Storch made it clear.
The quotation attributed to me by Michel Friedman is NOT mine. It comes from a blogger [Roland Woldag] who is personally unknown to me. Friedman has given expression to a falsehood. His methods are well-known.
It might be noted in passing that there is irony in a liberal academic like Bernd Lucke starting a Eurosceptic party downstream from socialist institutions after the “long march”, since he himself cannot “get real” (Nigel Farage); that is, he has his own “right wing extremists” with whom he must not be seen to associate if he is to avoid being discredited and defamed as some type of “-phobe” by the likes of Michel Friedman: Lucke’s extremists are Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage — and the list is not exhaustive. But all that can change.
The deeper irony behind Michel Friedman’s attempt to defame Bernd Lucke with the “racist” quotation is that the essay itself points to this very requirement of Socialism to “dispose of their opponents”:
The champions of the “modern” Zeitgeist need to be on their guard by pointing the finger at the Nazis, for this finger is reflected in history and points back at them.
Roland Woldag operates the website called familienwehr.de, dedicated to the defence of the family. According to the short autobiography which he offers on Die Freie Welt, he was “active in the anti-socialist resistance against the Stalinist regime in the Eastern Zone” and “in 1988 was under Stasi detention, following which he emigrated with his wife and three children to Kiel” in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The book which most recently impressed him is Oswald Spengler’s Jahre der Entscheidung, which is available in English translation as Hour of Decision [pdf].
Indeed we find Oswald Spengler’s influence in Mr. Woldag’s essay. The old-culture of the West has only one internal enemy, collectivism, as Woldag implies when he refers to the “European breeding ground of Jacobinism”. Spengler calls it “general equality”, but while he too derives it from Jacobinism, he prefers to call it by its contemporary variant, “Bolshevism”, which he saw, not as a foreign excrescence from Moscow, but as having already taken power in the West. Therefore Spengler must also have had National Socialism in mind as a surface variant of Bolshevism, which may well have contributed to the banning of his work. Our own contemporary collectivist mutation, or surface facade, the neo-Bolshevism of Multiculturalism, is also readily recognisable in Spengler’s description: