The Austrian left still has huge problems with apparently taking the side of Israel, which was attacked by Palestinian terrorist gangs on October 7, and clearly condemning the killings of 1,400 civilians and the taking of 240 hostages. In the SPO, the problem of anti-Semitism grew to such an extent that an entire district group of Socialist Youth in Vienna had to be disbanded.
The silence of left-leaning Austrian cultural figures on Hamas’s shocking crimes since October 7 also speaks volumes. Those who usually always have something to say are now conspicuously silent about terrorist attacks on Jews, terrorist killings in Israel.
Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jellinek (77) is now ending this silence on the cultural scene: Jellinek has published the text “No One and No Other Anymore” on her website, which is clearly a statement of the Hamas terrorist gang’s “unconditional Destructiveness”. , who deny their membership in “civilization”, seized upon because their only goal is the destruction of the “other.” For Jelinek, this represents “a break with everything that can still be negotiated.”
FAZ writes: “This also explains the title of the text ‘No One and No Other No’, which begins with a nod to the great Viennese linguistic artist Ernst Jandl, and then expounds upon the ideas in a typical Jelinek manner. and finally a stream of associations that span from the Nazi invasion of Poland to the Thirty Years’ War.
In his text, Elfriede Jellinek states conclusively that Hamas has destroyed itself forever by its crimes. Especially when innocent Palestinians in Gaza, “for whose liberation the terrorists claim to be fighting” are actually being used as human shields and deprived of their future.
The statement of the Nobel laureate is also interesting: the “shouts” and “insults” of supporters could not change anything, because they were trying to confirm “the legality and righteousness of their actions” throughout the world.
“In doing so, she deliberately takes a stand against statements such as those of the American philosopher Judith Butler, who said in relation to Hamas terror that moral evaluation aimed only at specific acts was anti-intellectual because the attacks took place in the context of the last seventy years. Must be evaluated,” comments FAZ.