Collectivist ideas:The Mania of Collective Power
It ends in terror and blood and is called ‘virtue’ and ‘morality’

Collectivist ideas result from narcissism of people who have ‘progressively’ detached and ‘emancipated’ themselves from all that has been tried and tested.

Debating the GDR:Injustice State and Antifa “Justice”
Rare pushback in a country conditioned by red-green ideology

The communist leaders who returned to the East Zone from Soviet exile in 1945 to bring socialism to Germany knew from their own experience that the Stalinist system was a murderous one. Nevertheless, they acted as his satraps.

Reason for the success of ‘Fridays for Future’:Children of Privilege
Risk-free rebellion

These aren't rebels, they're conformists.

Open letter to Greta Thunberg:The Climate Emergency Exists Only in Your Head!
How dare you speak of a “stolen childhood”?

The politicians are not interested in your welfare

Significant disparities between the east and west of Germany:Why the East is Different
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall there are still traces of German division

The East Germans learned over decades to mistrust their media and to read between the lines. The West Germans never did.

Libertarian Youtubers:The Vloggers Are Fired Up
A bubbling spring in an ambitious alternative media environment

Imagine there’s public radio and television and nobody’s tuning in anymore!

Conservative critique of neoliberalism:Just One Small Step From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
Anyone who wants state social security must love the Federal Republic of Germany

It’s not unusual to find conservative contemporaries who complain that culture has been going downhill since the French Revolution, and then complain about welfare reforms and demand higher social benefits, without being aware of the contradiction or even comedy of this attitude.

30 years after the ‘turnaround’:The smoldering conflict
The AfD is riding high before crucial east German state elections

Slogans like “Complete the turnaround!” and “Then as now. We are the people” evoke associations with the upheaval of 1989.

The German Chancellor's policies:An Affliction Called Merkel
What’s driving her?

The worst visitations often come in the guise of supposed harmlessness.

On the eve of state elections in Saxony:You Forgot Decency, Michael
Does he want a coalition with the ex-SED?

Merkel’s CDU is no longer the party of Adenauer and Kohl. It’s a chimera.

Endangered gestures:Drinking a Sundowner
Marking boundaries in life is important

If everything is relative, drinking becomes dangerous.

Praise for the Chancellor on her birthday:Merkel Trembling Hard
She’ll go down in the history books as the destroyer of her country

Germany is now “largely isolated and hated” again.

New German megalomania:From A High Horse
Politicians, journalists, churches and even business representatives treat migrant ship captain as a quasi-saint

German hyper-morality, born as a reaction against the amoral Nazi past, has turned into a turned into a “moral imperialism”.

Contemplating the near future:When the Night is Darkest, Daybreak is Closest
Mainstream politics is showing signs of weakness, even panic

Editorial for this summer’s double edition of eigentümlich frei

Witch-hunt against the Right:Acute Panic in the Establishment
The third German ideological state has begun

Germany is releasing its neo-totalitarian potential.

Commemorative concert with Gregor Gysi as speaker:A Mockery of the Peaceful Revolution 1989
He saved his totalitarian party from its deserved demise

Leipzig, of all places, is now the source of a monstrous falsification of history.

30 years after reunification:A Coup d’État by Stealth?
A green-camouflaged SED strikes back

What the Western citizens completely misjudged at that time was a furious grievance that had been inflicted on all socialists in East and West by that victory of freedom.

Murdered official:German Establishment in Panic Mode
Sliding ever faster towards totalitarianism

The German ruling class are calling for stripping anyone they consider to be a right-wing ‘extremist’ of their fundamental rights.

German pension system:Private Insurance for Uncertain Times
Precious metals and diversification

Claudio Grass talks to Carlos A. Gebauer, part 2

Civic anarchism:Brexit – What’s That All About?
An attempt at an explanation that my grandson at any rate understands

Some things are so easy that only children can understand them.

German pension system:“You can’t eat a cake that has not even been baked yet”
Old age poverty is on the rise

Claudio Grass talks to Carlos A. Gebauer, part 1

Alleged ‘manhunts’ in Chemnitz:Antifa Dictates Government Stance
They led the Chancellor by a nose ring for all the world to see

“Do not call lies truth and do not call truth lies,” says Merkel, whose nose ought to be yards long.

Follow-up to the ‘Ibiza affair’:Standards Are Being Ruined
Two models of democracy are on collision course

Democracy is a backdrop, consisting of simulations, fictions and self-delusions, behind which decisions are made that the demos neither wants nor has legitimized.

Endangered gestures:Saying Grace
Invokes community

Grace can only be said where there is still a commonly used table.

Effects of unconditional basic income:No Suffering, No Life
Eliminating it means depriving humans of the chance of happiness

The key is not to avoid suffering, but to transcend it.