Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Freilich Magazin. The translator’s comments are in square brackets:
Because he criticized Baerbock
Lawyer must pay a fine of €3,000
A penalty order was served on lawyer Roscher-Meinel for criticizing Baerbock.
The Kassel lawyer Markus Roscher-Meinel, known as a national liberal, was outraged and at a loss at the same time on Thursday morning. The reason: Because of a harmless criticism of Foreign Minister [Annalena] Baerbock (Greens), he must pay €3,000 because he was guilty of insulting politicians under Section 188 of the Criminal Code (§ 188 StGB). This is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment for up to three years or a fine. [Implemented a year ago. I wonder why?]
Roscher-Meinel now has to pay such a fine. In August of 2022, he criticized Baerbock and other members of the federal government in a tweet on energy policy on Twitter, and described the aforementioned foreign minister and her cabinet colleagues as “malicious failures”. For the authorities, this statement was enough to issue a penalty order. The lawyer commented laconically on Twitter: “Of course, an objection was filed. After all, I am also a lawyer specializing in criminal law and I defend myself against this abuse of rights to intimidate the citizens.”
Other users on Twitter are appalled. “Scandalous. So you should keep your mouth shut, no matter what they’re doing in Berlin, unbelievable,” wrote the user “Faxen Dicke”. “Yes, that’s how it is. If you tell the truth here, you will be excluded and possibly punished,” said Michael H. Others were stunned: “Surely that can’t be true?”
(We are ruled by vicious, arrogant failures. They let their citizens perish for a green-black-red sham morality, stuff their pockets full and are much too stupid to get well thought-out laws off the ground.)
Afterword from the translator:
Germany has gone full circle.
Winston Churchill said it aptly, to my mind:
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
“I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.”
Unfortunately, our governments tend to view criticism as an unhealthy — towards them — social “evil” that must be eradicated by creating new laws that make dissent a criminal offense.
And isn’t it amazing that there seems to be no “law” that can be used against German politicians in the same matter? Especially with all the vitriol they’re spewing, like a broken and highly pressurized sewer-pipe, against native Germans.
I guess that the old concentration camps like Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Ravensbrück and all the others will soon be decommissioned as museums and memorial sites, to be revived to house these dangerous thought-criminals and dissidents.
Annalena Baerbock is German for “Kamala”.
Just try and fine me, you nasty, well-used WEF gardening implement.
Seems like Germany became a North Korea , it’s so sad to watch how quickly this country is slipping away , …
German 2023 is turning into Germany 1931 , except it is communist” greens” getting the upper hand this time. How long before re-education camps are set up ,or people who disagree with officials policies are declared mental ill.
What was the point of the Cold War and the tens of trillions of dollars spent on it? The GDR has won.
The point was to enrich the MIC while strengthening the position of the USA via its proxies in that century’s version of the Great Game.
It never was about freedom or liberty or defeating godless communism or any of the related tripe which was sold to the average western citizen. Strictly about power for the sake of power while skimming a little off the top for the well-connected.
I wonder how long it will take to go the way of “V for Vendetta” or “Demolition Man”, you know spraying your opinion at a wall where everybody can see it.
Of course I wouldnt be surprised if then there will be new jobs for people patrolling the streets at night or in the early morning to erase or paint over those unwanted opinions.
It will go the way of the Night of the Generals.
Germans reverting to their stupid selves again. This after giving us the Frankfurt School, Communism, Nazism and their beyond crazy “Energiewende.”
Fortunately, they are not breeding so it will become another 3rd rate Muslim/North African populated [sump] in a few decades. Then they will probably emigrate, or just give it to the “Palestinians.”
Germans do stupid better than anyone with Democrats coming a close second.
True the “green” new cult religion has replace any rational thinking in most western countries ,with Germany being the religious stupid on it top of the dog pile. They have also stop reproducing themselves also imported millions of third world Jihadist savages to break down ,destroy all cultural ,and kill the economy .I think they will be done by the end of this decade if WW3 does not do us all in.
The watermellons have now brought back the DDR, crafty little commies ain’t they?