Merkel Calls for More Censorship to Silence the Opposition
There are growing fears that Merkel will resort to totalitarian censorship laws after Christmas market truck attack
Germany’s Angela Merkel has come under renewed criticism for her suicidal migration policies after a migrant committed a terrorist attack by driving a truck directly into the crowds at a Berlin Christmas market. Many see the terrorist attack as a direct consequence of Merkel’s vocal support for the EU’s deliberate policy of running down the national states of Europe by mass importation of migrants from the Middle East and North America. Instead of heeding the legitimate criticism, the opposition warns that Merkel will respond by doubling down on her government’s efforts to silence the opposition.
A recent report detailed how the EU has already been in lockstep with the US working on tightening the screws on the media and the opposition. The report raises the concern that the Western powers are in the wake of the fake news hoax and the much hyped Russian propaganda scare plotting to establish a totalitarian media regime with full scale censorship. The German government has lately sent out strong signals preparing the public for such extreme measures.
Speaking in parliament at the end of November, Merkel expressed concern that alternative media outlets are responsible for subverting the government’s control over the public. She claimed that alternative and social media pose a “danger to national security” as the public opinion was being swayed away from establishment politics. Translating from German, this means that Merkel tells the elite and establishment media now face overwhelming problems in spreading their lies. “We must confront this phenomenon and if necessary, regulate it,” Merkel proposes in order to rescue the license to lie. Merkel stresses that, “opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago.” Could be a reference to her native GDR, but most probably she just meant the Western mainstream media, which two are more or less the same, only the Western media used to put up a better show.
Hereby Merkel is using the CIA developed toolkit: accuse them of fake news, lies, hate speech, extremism, and even populism and then crackdown on it. – Her inclusion of “populism” in the list of dangers is especially disturbing. Participation in political processes is “democracy” when it fits the elite agenda, but “populism” when the people dare support alternative programs that contradict the elite’s totalitarian agenda. In fact, it is the same with “social media.” What is this social media but a platform for people to express and share their opinions? A crackdown on social media is then nothing else than a crackdown on people, on their right to free speech.
Thomas Jarzombek, from Merkel’s CDU party, interviewed by Germany’s Deutsche Welle - which is a public propaganda bullhorn of the German government broadcasting in English and some 20 other languages. (And then they have a problem with Russia’s Sputnik!) – told that time is now of essence: “We have ten months until the next national election in Germany, and we need to find appropriate mechanisms.” He wants to crackdown on opposite media but adds that hereby “it's important that we never give the impression that we're censoring anything." The dilemma, then, is how to censor without letting on that you censor. Jarzombek will surely consult Goebbels’ heritage in order to work around this delicate problem.
A couple of days ago, Germany’s justice minister Heiko Maas - a Social Democrat in the coalition government led by Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – joined the chorus of Germany’s leading politicians calling for censorship. He told that the courts must prosecute the opposition for spreading “malicious gossip” or trying to “manipulate the political discussion with lies.”
Hereby the government and their mainstream media have already made it clear that they are the ones who define what are malicious gossips and lies, and that is basically all the arguments that call into question the government’s platform aiming at transforming the EU to a superstate and wiping out national identities. ( The report referenced above outlines in detail what these policies are and what they aim at.) Maas singled out especially Facebook, demanding that the social media platform under threat of fines do even more to cooperate in the government’s totalitarian crackdown on free speech.
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