Sensible people in neighboring countries and the “NZZ” refer to the federal government’s latest lockdown order as the “bankruptcy of Austrian politics”. The start of compulsory vaccination, which was already set for February, is causing irritation even with the new left-wing traffic light coalition in Germany: the SPD, Greens and FDP quickly make it clear that this “definitely won’t happen” for 83 million Germans.
Curfews, business closings, test obligations, heavy fines – all of this is now possible. And how fast. The Viennese constitutional expert Heinz Mayer wants to “tighten the reins for the unvaccinated” even faster (quote from Zarewitsch Alexander Schallenberg). The constitutional lawyer suggests “compulsory isolation” for those who refuse to be vaccinated. Do you have to knock stones there (wherever) in “forced isolation”? Or are small electric shocks enough to accelerate the rethinking process?
Yes, now the right of politics is following very quickly: Between the fadesse of the governor’s conference and the pick-up date for his new white sneakers, the green part-time health minister Wolfgang Mückstein imposed a lockdown with the turquoise new chancellor in a bizarre mixture of casualness and melancholy .
We are only allowed out if we are working – or if we somehow still want to survive. Only for 20 days, anyway. Or is it longer? As always, the ordinance does not exist until days after the measure has been published. “L’État c’est moi”, comments Vienna’s Ludwig I dryly in the finish and: “Whoever plays the chancellor under me, I don’t care anyway.”
Herbert Kickl, currently the most famous corona victim in this country, can hardly contain himself with hysterical laughter: He, whom the left-wing Bobo-Schickeria has named the worst of the bad in a row, in January 2019 waddled verbally for his sentence “That Law must follow politics ”.
Now the law follows politics almost every week – and the elderly gentleman in the Hofburg asks us all for understanding. It is a miracle that Herbert Kickl does not go crazy in the face of this sensational confirmation of his “Law & Politics” sentence.
And how they all scolded the current upper-blue: At the beginning of 2019, the Federal President even sharply condemned “the shaking of the basic consensus of the Second Republic” when Kickl proposed that criminal asylum seekers should be deprived of their protection status (in order to be able to send them home). Of course, as the Freedom Party put it, “law cannot follow politics” – yes, where would we get to? The ultra-left media bubble eagerly took part: everyone, from the largest daily newspaper to the ORF to the smallest Wiener Wochenblatt.
In 2021 the same players will participate again: They are only now propagating loudly what they actually condemned Kickl for – they shape the law of the republic according to the current political whims. Austria is now being ruled from the pit of the stomach by provincial politicians and media employees right below.
And this left-wing Bobo journalle, who criticized Kickl’s harshly, can’t get it going hard enough: hard lockdowns, even more total than all previous ones. And even higher penalties: punish all those unwilling to vaccinate, then lock them up, including women. All the same.
The “NZZ” commented correctly: We are witnessing a declaration of bankruptcy by the government. But the Chancellor and Health Minister should think their decisions through to the end: How could a legally imposed vaccination requirement actually be enforced in this country? With imprisonment? For real? But please!
We all have to take care of our Austria now, just as we love it. And also bring those who are more fearful or stubborn or whatever back on board. Stop dividing. Before it is too late.
And PS: Have fun with this turning point, Herbert Kickl