Below is a report by our Austrian correspondent ESW on the latest news from her home country.
Connecting the Dots in Austria
These are interesting, but worrisome times in Austria. Some of the news has already been published here. Yesterday’s dots in the daily Österreich need to be connected, and the result exemplifies exactly the reason why people no longer “follow” the larger political parties’ lead. There are countless blurbs from more or less high-ranking members of SPÖ, ÖVP, and Greens, lamenting the polls, which clearly show a tendency towards the right. The result is more “education” (brainwashing) in schools, more interviews with so-called experts dishing out reason after reason, explanation after explanation why young people do not vote for the more traditional parties SPÖ and ÖVP.
I would strongly suggest to these experts and politicians that they start their quest to find out what is going on by reading the newspapers.
They might ask themselves how this execution fits in with traditional Austrian behavior of how to work out a dispute. In a restaurant named “Star Kebab Home”, located in a city south of Vienna, Fuat K. accused Ali S. of refusing to pay the €500 Ali S. owed his cook. Fuat K. shouted this and other “very bad accusations” (according to the police) in the restaurant, and when his mother was also called bad names, Ali S., a man of honor, was forced to react: Ali was kicked out of the restaurant by two Bulgarian cooks, Fuat followed him and shot him. The two cooks held down the victim, while Fuat shot Ali once more in the neck. The perpetrator is now in custody.
Another front for experts and politicians to look at more closely is Turkey’s proposed accession to the EU (or is it the other way around?). The Austrians — and, as a matter of fact, the EU populace — do not want Turkey to become a member of the EU. None of the political parties, save FPÖ and BZÖ, seem to listen to the populace. Consider the most pro-EU party in Austria, ÖVP. For years it would have been easier to find the Loch Ness monster than to get a clear answer to the question whether ÖVP favors Turkey’s EU entry (SPÖ is no different in this matter).
Ernst Strasser, the controversial top candidate in the upcoming EU elections and former minister of the interior, and Othmar Karas, who was chucked out as top candidate and is now number two on the list of candidates, are now in open disagreement regarding Turkey. Strasser favors an immediate stop to the negotiations: “There is no ‘basis of contract’ in the sense of popular approval, which is why I believe negotiations should be stopped until things have fundamentally changed. This will take five or ten or fifteen years.” Karas counters, “I am not in the habit of changing my mind during election campaigns. Turkey is currently not ready for accession. But I am against closing doors.” This disagreement between the two top candidates is a worst-case scenario for ÖVP.
The next dot is a classic “there’s more to this than meets the eye” story. The story is a sad one, although one that repeats itself every year during the summer months. The popular recreation area “Neue Donau” is the site for swimming, barbecuing, doing sports and relaxing, activities that ultimately lead to accidents such as drowning. The news reports spoke of a nine-year-old who jumped into the 65-degree cold water and immediately sank. Although the fire department was contacted, none of the numerous passersby jumped after the boy to save him. The firemen arrived after ten minutes and had the boy out of the water within a minute. He is now in critical condition in a local hospital. So far, so awful.
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Today’s news reports offer more revealing information: The boy, Rouzan K., the son of Iraqi-Kurdish immigrants (the father arrived in Austria in 2007, the rest of the family consisting of his wife and six children followed in 2008), spent the day barbecuing and playing, taking part in the Danube Festival with the Islamic Federation. “It is unfathomable, but true: Dozens of adults were watching, but no one jumped into the water to save the boy.” The article also shows a photograph of two very young hijabed girls pointing to the place where they boy nearly drowned. What is most interesting, though, is what the article then says: “Even the Muslim (emphasis added, ESW) girls Nalin and Thalita no longer understand the world. ‘Suddenly there was a big commotion and we heard about an accident. But there were so many men standing around and we thought they had the situation under control. Perhaps everyone thought the other would help.’“
Perhaps, just perhaps, there were many men standing around, expecting the womenfolk to do their jobs, realizing too late that these women cannot swim. And even if they were able to swim, imagine the horrors of these women getting out of water the dripping wet. The question remains whether they would have survived themselves in their long dresses and hijabs. If the boy dies, which is likely, it is even likelier that no one will ask the questions that need to be asked. And of course it will be the infidels who are to blame. Watch for the spin in this case.
And now on to today’s last dot. The headline reads “Strache pelted with rotten eggs — Following the brawl during the blue [FPÖ] demonstration against the mosque [in the Brigittenau district], clashes in Graz.”
Notice that the headline insinuates that it was FPÖ and its supporters who rioted during the demonstration in Vienna. This is untrue. It was leftist goons who attacked the demonstrators, and Strache’s personal assistant, along with others, was injured.
In this latest case, while Strache was speaking at a party rally in the southern city of Graz, about one hundred leftists staged a counter-demonstration, surrounded by police who guarded Strache. Suddenly, he was attacked with rotten eggs. This emboldened Strache who shouted into the crowd, “In truth you are the biggest Nazis!” The police were successful in containing the altercations that ensued. However, they were unsuccessful in protecting FPÖ MP Gerhard Kurzmann and members of the FPÖ youth movement from being attacked by a mob of leftists.
Add to this Andreas Mölzer, FPÖ candidate for the European parliament elections, who defended Strache’s use of the cross, “Had Strache used the cross with corpus christi, it would have been blasphemous. But he did not. He was simply not blaspheming, but defending [Christian values].” He added that “Islamism is today’s Fascism.”, criticizing the Church which attacks the only party warning of Islamization.
And now it is up to the reader to connect the dots.
Black is white, white is black, the sky is yellow; those warning of the attack against our way of life are Nazis, who are actually on the very left of the political spectrum. Does anyone understand what is going on here?