What is labeled good is publicly sprinkled with holy water and worshiped emphatically, while what is classified as evil is damned, demonized and anathematized. Typical of this culture of irrational exorcism rituals – we mistakenly believed that we had overcome the irrational behavior in the course of the European Enlightenment – was also the way in which the criticism by WKO President Harald Mahrer of the Russia sanctions of the red-green pink moralist community, which unfortunately will govern Austria soon, was circumvented.
Mahrer’s accusation that only one half of the brain was used when deciding on the sanctions and that these would primarily affect the economy of the sanctioning states and not that of the sanctioned Russians, the left snowflake’s usual whining of dismay broke out again. As always, they were outraged, shocked, disappointed, deeply shocked and of course stunned. The WKO has been waiting in vain for a reasonable answer to their objection to this day.
The talk of the tyranny of values goes back to Carl Schmitt. As early as the 1970s, he unmasked the gentle and carefully murmuring moralism of values as an aggressive attempt to usurp the power to interpret world events. Efforts to realize values almost inevitably lead to fanaticism, and Carl Schmitt rightly reproaches the moralistic zealots for saying that no one can value without devaluing, upgrading and ultimately utilizing. Here it is suggested that the value moralists are basically driven by an egocentric economism, which is primarily concerned with personal advantage and not with general morality.
Karl Marx said that the dominant morality is always the morality of the ruling class. What he could not foresee from this statement, which was correct for his time, is that the elites gradually succumbed to decadence and today no longer even care about their own morality. Even in the home of the dogmatic and purist Muslim Osama Bin Laden, the American task force that hunted down the demon found cassettes with pornographic films. And, of course, the moral imperative “Freeze for freedom” only applies to ordinary people and not to the elite, who will pay the expected astronomical heating costs with a smile out of petty cash and spend the energy crisis in well-heated rooms.
Language is a deceptive medium. What they convey to us often has nothing in common with what people think and even less with what they do. In the media society, language has become a means of power equal to the weapons of a well-armed army. Whether in times of war or peace, the war of words is always waged. Politics in particular is about directing and leading people with the help of language. This works quite well as long as the electorate does not see their existence threatened. If the material foundation on which the middle classes lead their harmless, mundane life in terraced houses with middle-class cars, twice a year’s vacation and good educational opportunities for their children becomes precarious, they shake off the tyranny of values and rise up against the elites.
Symbolic moralizing politics works well in times of prosperity, but in times of crisis it has little effect. And so the post-materialistic climate, LGBTQ and Corona moral chatter is currently reaching the limits of its persuasiveness more and more clearly. The issue that really moves people today is inflation. The middle of society in particular is worried, while nothing has yet been heard from the apathetic lower classes. They have long since withdrawn from politics, no longer go to the polls, but will be carried away when the bourgeoisie rises to the barricades, as the French Revolution showed.
The value-strong Green voters, predominantly academics and privileged high earners, are very willing to share with the poor of this world, but only a little, the good-human Caritas must not touch the substance of their own wealth. The Greens are particularly distinguished by their welcoming culture. They cannot bring enough, as they call them, “refugees” into the country. And there are a lot of them coming right now, we just don’t know how many because we’re not told. Our borders are full of holes like the proverbial Swiss cheese, at least those of Burgenland. According to Governor Doskozil, around 1,000 “refugees” infiltrate there every week. He announced this publicly two weeks ago. Since then there has been silence in the forest. Neither he nor other politicians have made any suggestions as to how this creeping process could be stopped. In the end, this humanitarian luxury costs us an estimated two billion euros a year, we don’t know exactly, the numbers are kept secret. At the same time, the Poles are building a five-meter-high fence – a construction of practical sense – on the border with Belarus.
Couldn’t the last reasonable people in Austrian domestic politics have an idea? Of course not, because they stare spellbound like rabbits at the snake at the rising moral monster red-green-pink. If it takes power, we will get what the Germans already have. The immigrants into the social system are offered a long-term perspective with a “chances right of residence” and Austrian citizenship will soon be handed over to them at a discount price. And it’s easy to find a candidate like Ferda Ataman, who has just become the “Federal Commissioner for Anti-Discrimination” in Germany. She qualified for the job by calling Germans “potatoes” and calling for a migrant quota for public service. When this quota is reached, qualifications will no longer count, but ethnic origin when it comes to job allocation.