OSCE Warsaw: Dealing With “Fake News” Without Censorship

2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Freedom of the Media, Session 3

Intervention read by Henrik Clausen, representing Wiener Akademikerbund

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Below is the prepared text for Mr. Clausen’s intervention:

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Will Hans-Georg Maaßen be Fired for Contradicting His Chancellor?

Hans-Georg Maaßen is the president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence agency. During the recent controversy over anti-migrant street demonstrations in Chemnitz, Mr. Maaßen determined that media reports about “neo-Nazis” and “manhunts” of migrants in Chemnitz were utterly without foundation. Law enforcement agencies plus the political leadership of Saxony agreed with him.

The only source for the spurious assertion of a “manhunt” was an Antifa propaganda video. On the basis of this video — and without consulting her security services — Chancellor Angela Merkel made her own assertions about “manhunts” by “xenophobes” in Chemnitz.

Mrs. Merkel’s coalition partners in the SPD (Social Democratic Party, specifically Martin Schulz, if I am not mistaken) have said that the chancellor will soon fire Mr. Maaßen from his position as head of the BfV, for contradicting his chancellor about the “manhunts”. If she really does give him the boot, it will set a devastating precedent, and signal the complete politicization of the German intelligence services.

Just think about the ramifications: Mrs. Merkel’s intelligence chief gives her an accurate assessment of the domestic situation, so she fires him. Such an action makes certain that whoever succeeds him will NEVER tell the chancelloress anything she doesn’t want to hear.

It reminds me of the way Stalin handled his underlings in the USSR (except, of course, that Mr. Maaßen is unlikely to end up neckshot in the basement of the Bundeskanzleramt). No commissar would dare tell the General Secretary that only 300 tanks had actually been produced by the factory in Novosibirsk, rather than the 5,000 listed in the Defense Ministry’s report*. Comrade Stalin did not want to hear such facts, and telling them to him could end one’s career, and most likely one’s life. As a result, Stalin made important strategic decisions using bad intel, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

Bad intel was one of the things that helped bring down the USSR. Mrs. Merkel would be wise to remember that fact.

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The following video discusses remarks by Alice Weidel, the leader of the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) about the possible firing of Hans-Georg Maaßen.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

For those who read German, more information is available at Politically Incorrect.

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OSCE Warsaw: Freedom of Assembly Still in Trouble

2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Monday, 17 September 2018

Working Session 10
Fundamental Freedoms I, Including Freedom of Expression

Intervention read by Henrik Clausen, representing Wiener Akademikerbund

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

Gottfried Curio: The Chancellor and Her Government Are Making Themselves into the Mouthpiece for Antifa

Dr. Gottfried Curio is a member of the Bundestag for AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany). In the following excerpt from a press conference, Dr. Curio names all the authoritative agencies who have definitively stated that the incident in Chemnitz was NOT a “manhunt”: the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the federal police, the Saxon police, Saxon political leaders, and others. All of them agree that what happened in Chemnitz can in no way be construed as a “manhunt”.

Moreover, as Dr. Curio explains, the “manhunt” meme was retailed by the Chancellor’s office, which acquired it directly from Antifa and did not consult with the German security services to authenticate it.

Never has the treason of German leaders at the national level been made so abundantly clear.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Matteo Salvini Makes the Cover of Time Magazine

Here’s the report from ANSA:

Salvini on Time Cover, ‘New Face of Europe’
‘Immigration czar leading mission to undo EU’

(ANSA) Washington, September 13 — Anti-migrant Euroskeptic League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has earned the front cover of the latest Time magazine with a photo captioned “the new face of Europe”, calling him “Italy’s immigration czar who is leading a mission to undo the EU”.

Inside, Time ran a long interview with Salvini, who is also deputy premier.

The rightwing populist leader has spearheaded a tough new stance on migrants since taking power in May, turning back NGO rescue ships and vowing to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants.

He has also sounded combative notes on EU budget limits.

Salvini tells Time that “we are working to recover the European spirit that has been betrayed by those who lead this union”.

The minister says “it is clear that I must change the European dynamics”.

Time’s Rome correspondent Vivienne Walt speaks of Salvini as “the most feared man in Europe”, “the captain whose rocketing rise over just six months has jolted Europe’s establishment and threatens to finally upturn a political system that has reeled under a populist surge for the past three years”.

Walt says:…

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OSCE Warsaw: Jailing Journalists in Britain

2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Freedom of the Media, Session 5:
“Worst Practice” against independent media in Britain

Intervention read by Henrik Clausen, representing Wiener Akademikerbund

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OSCE Warsaw: Dealing with Shadow Censorship

2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Freedom of the Media, Session 2:
Dealing with Shadow Censorship

Intervention read by Henrik Clausen, representing Wiener Akademikerbund

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

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Did We Forget?

Seventeen years is a long time.

Or it is for younger people; for someone of my advanced age, events of seventeen years ago seem like just the other day. Assuming I can remember them at all, that is.

September 11, 2001 is one of those days I can remember quite clearly: what I was doing, the course of events during the day and for the next few days. I assume it’s the same for many people in my age bracket: those hours are now permanent markers, stuck fast in the brain until the final dissolution removes everything.

In contrast, consider someone who has just graduated from high school. He was just a tiny infant back then, so everything he knows about 9/11 — assuming he is aware of it at all — he learned from his parents, or his teachers, or the TV, or his phone.

A young woman who just graduated from college this past spring is not that much better off. She was probably aware that the adults around her were upset and acting strangely. She probably saw some confusing and disturbing images of destruction and panic on television. But other than that, her knowledge of 9-11 would be from her elders, the TV, her phone, and her college professors.

The cohort who took their doctorates last spring — with a median age of what? 26, maybe? — fare slightly better. They were in grade school at the time, and in the days following surely they heard discussion in class from teachers who had not yet fully assimilated the politically correct line on what happened in Manhattan and Washington on that beautiful fall day.

And so it goes, on up through the age groups until you reach us geezers, who definitely remember. Or at least some of us do.

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I saw a hash tag yesterday: #NeverForget911.

My reaction was immediate and cynical: It should read #WeForgot911.

But how much forgetting has really taken place? Of those who were adults in the fall of 2001, how many paid attention, assimilated the memories, and incorporated them into a meaningful structure that was permanently retained? And how many simply went back to the way they had lived before, letting 9/11 become a brief blip in an otherwise undisturbed succession of life experiences?

I don’t know the answers to those questions. My intuition tells me that many younger people — who have been subjected to far more relentless indoctrination than I ever have — regard 9/11 through the politically correct lens that their education and the media have so painstakingly constructed for them.

My intuition also says that those of us who were over fifty when it happened probably retain a slightly less propagandistic memory of it. But only slightly, most of us — my generation stares at the vidscreen a lot, too.

For some of us, however, the events of September 11, 2001, were the beginning of seventeen years of close investigation of Islam. Back then I had read V.S. Naipaul’s Among the Believers. But nothing else. The Sword of the Prophet by Srdja Trifkovic was to come later. The writings of Robert Spencer later still. And then Reliance of the Traveller and Steve Coughlin. And much more in the years since.

In seventeen years I have learned enough to know that the dominant Western cultural narratives about Islam are simply false. If you do your investigations with due diligence — and especially if you follow Maj. Coughlin’s advice, and read sources written by Muslims, intended for a Muslim audience — you learn the extent to which you have been lied to and misled by your own leaders, who themselves have listened to the whispers of Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators.

The construction of what became the current Narrative began shortly after 9-11 with President George W. Bush, the man who inspired us all when he stood on the rubble of the World Trade Center. Islam was proclaimed to be the Religion of Peace (and eventually the “Religion of Peace and Love”, by Condoleezza Rice). A great religion had been hijacked by a tiny minority of extremists. The words “Islamism” and “Islamist” were coined to provide good cover for our friends, the nice Muslims, the “moderate” Muslims. The word “Islamophobe” gained greater and greater currency to describe those who refused to swallow the Narrative.

And so on and so forth, until we arrive at the present day, seventeen years later, when it is no longer possible to publicly assign the problem to Islam itself. Islam unmodified, without prefixes or suffixes. The core ideology, which is not religious, but political. A totalitarian ideology which has world domination as its long-term goal — 1,400 years and counting.

You can’t say those things and expect to hold onto your job, even if it’s with a private corporation. If you wear a slogan like that on a t-shirt, you risk a public beating.

And there are more Muslims now in all Western countries, and more official or unofficial rules against offending them, more public recognition of their sacred days and customs and sensibilities.

Yes, #WeForgot911.

At least enough of us did to facilitate the eventual victory of the Sword of the Prophet.

First Chemnitz, Now Köthen

Köthen is a town the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Like Chemnitz (which is in Saxony) it is in the former DDR. Also like Chemnitz, it has seen recent mass protests about the death of a local resident after a violent encounter with culture-enrichers.

The incident in Köthen differs in some respects from the one in Chemnitz. The victim died of heart failure after being beaten by Afghan migrants, but the medical examiner determined that death was due to a previously existing heart condition, and was not directly attributable to his injuries. The residents of Köthen are not mollified by this explanation, and have taken to the streets in protest.

German media outlets are now following the standard left-wing playbook in their reporting on Köthen: the demonstrators are “right-wing extremists” and “neo-Nazis”. News reports emphasize the victim’s unrelated cardiac failure as the cause of death, and make sure to tell their audience that the deceased’s brother is a convicted right-wing extremist.

In other words: Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

The first two videos below are MSM reports on what happened in Köthen. The third one contains excerpts from a speech given by an unidentified man during one of the demonstrations.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

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Germany 2018: Fake News, Fake Nazis, and Propaganda

Our German translator MissPiggy has been working overtime translating videos for us, so much so that when I’m away from my desk for a while — as I was a couple of days ago when our Internet went out overnight —multiple videos land on my desk, awaiting posting.

Below are five clips from Germany that have accumulated over the past few days. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling them.

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The following video shows Jörg Meuthen, the national spokesman for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany), attempting to counter the fake news propagated by the hostile progressives who brought him onto their television program. The compiler of the video inserted additional footage to demonstrate how much of the media narrative has been augmented, distorted, and outright fabricated by the establishment, beginning with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the top and working its way down the food chain:

The next video deals with the alleged “Nazis” who sieg-heiled for the cameras during demonstrations in Chemnitz. At least one of Hitler’s alleged fans bore a tattoo for the RAF — the Red Army Faction, a hard-core Communist group that made headlines for killing people three or four decades ago:

It’s important to note that the identification of one of the sieg-heilers as a journalist named Thomas Victor is spurious — see this debunking report. That particular “Nazi”, however, is not the one with the RAF tattoo.

The kiddy propaganda in this video was difficult to watch. The imaginary world that the “Welcoming Culture” conjures up is at such variance with reality that you’d think that the commercial’s audience would notice the difference. But they don’t — at least not enough of them. Even after their daughters have been raped and murdered by culture-enrichers, far too many of the Gutmenschen continue to believe the dreck put out by the state’s propaganda outlets:

In response to what happened in Chemnitz, some sort of “concert” was held to regale the populace with musical propaganda. As Vlad points out, the singer’s exhortations mean that every wheelchair-bound person in the audience must be a Nazi:

Finally, here’s some automotive propaganda from ADAC, the national motorists’ association — the German equivalent of AAA. It’s not enough that everyone must fahren fahren fahren auf der Autobahn; ADAC has to push for open borders in its commercials:

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How to Become an Unperson in the Swedish Academy: Publicly Discuss the Statistics on Gang Rapes by Culture-Enrichers

Bilyana Martinovski is an associate professor in Human-Machine Interaction at the University of Stockholm (her Twitter account). She initiated a research product on aggravated rapes (gang rapes, violent rapes, rapes at knifepoint, etc.) in Sweden, which of course are mostly committed by third-world immigrants. In the process of collecting statistics, when she tweeted about what she had learned — just the statistics, mind you, based on official public judicial sources — she was immediately condemned as a “racist”, a “Nazi”, and all the other epithets that opponents of mass immigration have become accustomed to.

More significantly, her position at the university was immediately terminated, and the person who denounced her also wrote letters to other universities, thereby making certain that she would be unable to find further employment in her field.

The two videos below are from a two-part interview with Dr. Martinovski. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview and uploading the videos.

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The Truth is Spoken in a German Television Studio — And the World Doesn’t End

Peter Hahne is a German television presenter, journalist, author and theologian. In a recent television interview he spoke lucidly and forthrightly about the grievous error of allowing mass immigration into Germany — the kind of truth that I thought was not allowed on German television.

MissPiggy, who translated the clip for subtitling, sends this brief bio of Mr. Hahne:

Peter Hahne is a former ZDF co-moderator and editor. Hahne moved to ZDF’s main editorial department “Aktuell” where he worked as co-moderator and editor of Heute-journals (1989-1991) and studio editor of the main issue of Heute (1991-1999). He was also at the development of the children’s news show logo! which he moderated until 1991. From 1999 until the end of March 2010 Hahne was the deputy director of the ZDF capital city studio in Berlin, moderated alternately with Peter Frey for the political magazine Berlin with the ZDF summer interviews.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Angry Germans Confront the Lügenpresse in Chemnitz, Part 2

The following video features yet another encounter between a media person and ordinary citizens on the street in the German city of Chemnitz.

The media person in this case is a left-wing lesbian TV journalist named Dunja Hayali, the daughter of Syrian Christians who escaped to Germany — in other words, real refugees. Their daughter, however, has become a full-fledged gutmensch.

In the clip below a citizen named Inge Steinmetz takes Ms. Hayali to task for what she and her fellow media snoids have done to smear the people of Chemnitz as “right-wing extremists”, “xenophobes”, “neo-Nazis”, etc.

This footage seems to have originated with an outlet for ZDF, the reporter’s mega-media employer. It made me wonder: Did ZDF and Dunja Hayali not realize that their star presenter had been pwned by an ordinary housewife?

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Home Schooling in Russia

Homeschooling is a sacrifice. It requires that the parents come up with the financial planning to make this undertaking possible. Two parents working full-time obviously can’t do it. Thus, families may have to be creative.

Homeschooling is also a reward. Most days it takes little more than two or three hours for academic work, leaving lots of time for other endeavors – time outside playing or running a track, plus time inside playing musical instruments or reading or playing fiercely-contested boardgames. No electronics save the computer for learning the keyboard as soon as possible.

Homeschooled children are noticeable. They don’t have the pressure of “socialization” at school so they’re freer to be themselves.On one occasion, the owner of a small bookstore where I’d taken the future Baron asked me if I homeschooled. Taken aback, I admitted as much and asked how she knew. “Without exception”, she said, “the homeschooled kids I see are calm and poised.” Since then, I’ve learned to pay attention to kids in public…I think she’s right, though I don’t ever ask.

As public education continues to swirl the drain, I feel great sympathy for those who don’t have the choice to educate their children en famille. It was a joy I’d not have missed for anything.

Dr Turley reports on Russia’s growing homeschooled population: