A Call for a General Strike to Protest COVID Restrictions

The following video is a call for a general strike in Germany to protest undemocratic governmental measures being imposed in response to COVID-19. The strike was called for this past Monday, but I haven’t read anything about it in the news since then.

The man calling for the strike is Ralph-Thomas Niemeyer, a journalist associated with Die Linke party (The Left). He is the author of Germany After Capitalism.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Afterword from the translator:

I have no clue what to make of this, since Niemeyer was married to Sahra Wagenknecht, a well known German progressive, until 2013. Both are associated with Die Linke.

I scanned reader comments, trying to find an answer, and this is comment by Davi55 stood out:

A lefty calls for a general strike, and the right is outraged. Exactly like: Antifa breaks the windows of the Capitol and Republicans marched right in.

Into the trap.

And there you have it.

Video transcript:

00:00   Dear fellow citizens, ladies and gentlemen,
00:03   dear fellow comrades and allies:
00:09   the current political situation will simply not allow us anymore
00:12   to defend our Constitution through only debates and discussions.
00:16   Therefore we are calling
00:19   as an organization of a German Congress, a democratic movement,
00:22   under a red flag, for a general strike
00:25   in Germany, this Monday,
00:28   starting at midnight.
00:31   Only if as many people as possible participate in this strike
00:34   will these measures lead to success.
00:38   Things can’t go on like this anymore.
00:41   Everyone has by now realized this.
00:44   The mandated wearing of so-called FFP2 masks
00:47   leads to damaging effects on one’s health
00:50   if they’re worn over a longer period of time.
00:53   This is simply not acceptable any longer and constitutes bodily harm.
00:56   Human rights
00:59   are therefore compromised.
01:02   I ask you all to help and assist.
01:05   Stay home for real.
01:08   Do not finish any work.
01:11   Participate in this general strike
01:14   in order to —
01:17   just as in the year 1920 —
01:20   show the governing class
01:23   that you will not back their coup d’état.
01:26   We defend the Constitution
01:29   of the Federal Republic of Germany, according to article 20
01:32   paragraph 4, of the Constitution (Grundgesetz).
 

2 thoughts on “A Call for a General Strike to Protest COVID Restrictions

  1. Merkel make sure , won’t happen, they living in DDR regime, and is just a beginning, the pure [solid waste] show will starts very soon..

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