Until 1968 they were called “secret staff” (GM). In many countries, including ours, spy agencies have been privatized for political reasons, with secret personnel coming almost exclusively from the “good” class.
Kurt Waldheim was an officer in the German Wehrmacht during World War II. He later served as Secretary-General of the United Nations and contested the office of Federal President. Unfortunately, Waldheim did not mention the period during World War I in his CV, which gave the Guild of the Good, led by then-Chancellor Sinowitz, the idea to discredit Waldheim as a convinced National Socialist and war criminal. Despite a well-meaning campaign, Waldheim won the election. He was clearly never a Nazi or war criminal. The campaign against Waldheim was nothing more than a monstrous character assassination.
Wolfgang Schüssel formed a coalition with Jörg Haider’s FPÖ shortly after the turn of the millennium, which angered the Good Samaritans so much that they denounced the Austrian government abroad. The famous boycott measures emerged, which embarrassed the governments mainly of France and Germany. Unfortunately, Helmut Kohl was no longer German Chancellor. He would have stopped this nonsense. All he remembered was Federal President Klestil’s gray face when he took the oath. After Schüssel, the power fell on the future Chancellor Kurz. The good guys – this time led by Social Democrat Christian Kern – did not send secret staff against him, but truth expert Tal Silberstein.
A year ago, a movement against Vorarlberg Governor Wallner had created a stir. There was discussion about an undercover employee who allegedly left an affidavit (or anything) in the editorial office. Wallner promised a profit to an entrepreneur in exchange for financial compensation. That would have been a case of corruption. As a result, Wallner was subjected to so much anger and abuse that he became seriously ill and had to take leave. The secret staff of good people has not yet been found. This sordid story turned out to be a sad attempt to ruin the Governor. From health point of view it was almost successful.
Sometimes good guys not only hunt down bad guys, but also protect their people. After it became known in 2011 that former Federal German Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had copied part of his doctoral thesis, it was hard to believe that the report and investigation had been carried out by the public prosecutor’s office. These investigations were later closed, but zu Gutenberg had to resign from his positions and functions. An Austrian minister has copied almost his entire doctoral thesis, including the table of contents and abstract. Nothing happened to him. If von Guttenberg had not been a CSU politician, but a member of the Green Party, he too would have escaped. CV artist Barebock is living proof of this.
It is not only in politics that attempts are made to destroy people. The events associated with the band “Rammstein” are still well remembered. It was about allegations of rape during or after concerts. Generic stories about “sex and drugs and rock and roll” circulated for weeks. Everyone knows that hard rock band concerts are not children’s parties, but some journalists at Rammstein hoped to create a sensation with the help of the group and take advantage of it. Successful bands should suffer minimal losses. Things turned out differently. The Rammstein concerts sold out and the public prosecutor closed the investigation after no witnesses were found.
The last attempt by good people to get rid of a hated political rival to clear the way for the Greens was the case of Aiwanger, whose “free voters” in Bavaria form a working coalition with Söder’s CSU. The political magazine “Cicero” summed it up: “The scandal involving the decades-old prescription… is a lesson for the political culture in this country. Youth crimes should be extended to the present in order to delegitimize politicians.” Prime Minister Söder spoke with Aivanger and clearly stated that the anti-Semitic leaflet was unacceptable. But he saw no reason to dismiss Aivanger from the government. The journalistic team of good people harassed Aivanger and Söder for several days. complained irritably against. The final decision is up to the voters; they will soon give Aiwanger’s party a big boost.
The list presented here is incomplete. The fight of good people against bad people has been going on for many years. Good people are surprised that their efforts were not rewarded by an absolute majority of voters. This is because secret servants with a tendency to constant bourgeois resentment and slander are not well received by ordinary citizens.