Gerald Grosz on the Closing of Austria’s Borders

The second wave of the Wuhan Coronavirus has hit Europe in full force, prompting Austria to close its borders.

Gerald Grosz is an Austrian politician for the BZÖ (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, Alliance for the Future of Austria) and the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). In the following video rant Mr. Grosz contrasts the current closed borders with the “welcoming culture” of 2015.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   Mr. Kurz, Mr. Angstschober! Incredible 15 hours, locked in a car,
00:05   under the broiling sun of northern Slovenia,
00:08   tens of kilometers from the border, without water or help.
00:11   So I’d like to join the list, which is getting longer and longer every day,
00:14   of those uncomprehending citizens
00:17   who keep constantly asking you, the gentlemen “Good for Nothing” and “Have-Nothing”
00:21   which corner of the house you run into daily on the way to your ink castles,
00:27   and I also congratulate you at the same time on the latest coup d’état
00:31   of your chaos government. The borders of Austria as closed as the Berlin Wall,
00:36   only one check-in counter open to thousands of travelers.
00:41   Barred by those “DO-GOOD” politicians of all people,
00:45   also called in our local jargon idiot “Bumperers”
00:49   who told us five years ago in the face of millions of “we can do this” tourists,
00:54   self-inflatingly declared, “One cannot close the borders,”
00:57   since this would contradict the HOLY European spirit.
01:02   But if it’s going against our own people,
01:05   no harassment is too small, then innocent citizens are being harassed,
01:09   then the law is bent, then the law is broken.
01:14   Probably the most important duty of a government is
01:17   to improve the lives of the people in that country.
01:21   Tens of thousands of vacationers,
01:24   Austrians, to be arbitrarily brought home from their dream countries
01:28   but not to be willing and able to
01:31   properly organize the forced return,
01:35   only testifies to incompetence, and ignorance screaming to heaven,
01:40   which has to be masked by absurd measures.
01:43   A government of intellectual shallow-rooters,
01:46   of the illiterates, the failures, who cover their ignorance with lived arrogance.
01:52   Mr. Kurz, Mr. Angstschober: in truth, you are finished!