* Scroll down to watch an exclusively-translated video of German political commentator Markus Gärtner discussing the increasing tyrannical role played by unelected bureaucrats in Germany.
On February 12, 2020, Bavaria became the first federal state in Germany to appoint a commissioner to monitor “hate speech” on the internet. The unelected “Hate Speech Officer”, criminal law enforcement veteran Klaus-Dieter Hartleb, takes action against thought crimes on the Internet – including armed raids in his bullet proof vest. Other federal states are planning something similar in the future.
Officer Hartleb believes the only way to stop speech criminals is with a hard hand against hatred and hate speech online. “The vehemence of the language and the contempt for people that is rampant is terrifying” states Hartleb.
Chancellor Merkel and her left-wing sister party, Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), were the ones to appoint the new officer who is working with Bavaria’s 22 public prosecutors. Bavarian Minister of Justice and CSU MP Georg Eisenreich believes that the fight against the spread of perceived hatred over the Internet is a “central challenge of our time”. Eisenreich has declared that “something has been brewing on the Internet that is a real threat to our democracy.” Eisenreich (CSU) and Merkel’s CDU party believe that they are the arbiters of what is deemed acceptable thought.
Officer Hartleb arrests and/or fines citizens for crimes dealing with “hate comments, agitation, racist and right-wing extremist posts and their criminal prosecutions on a daily basis.” The officer’s powers also extend to shutting down dissenting voices of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s left-wing party, tyrannical government and/or suicidal open door migration policies:
‘Anyone who attacks [with words] politicians does not only attack specific people, but also democracy, said Eisenreich.’ A new online procedure, which should be set up by April at the latest, will make it easier for local politicians to contact the judiciary directly…
Left-wing politicians are cheering the decision to prosecute even those who “insult” them online. The Bavarian Association of Cities cited a survey defending how necessary this step is to hire a ‘hate speech’ officer stating:
In a survey published by the association on Wednesday, 80 percent of mayors reported insults by letter or online…
Severe Criminal Punishment
When Hartleb was first appointed to his position, he proudly announced that he would take a hard hand against hatred and hate speech online. As noted in a local article, the officer claimed that there is “alot of leeway under the criminal law.” He continued:
“As an example, he cites a sentence for sedition of three months to five years imprisonment. In the event of insult, there is a penalty of up to one year in prison. However, the Free State urged that the maximum punishment for insults on the Internet be increased to two years. Hartleb explained: ‘Insults on the Internet have a much greater reach and are much more difficult to get rid of.'”
Watch the following exclusively translated video by RAIR Foundation USA of Markus Gärtner discussing the appointment in Bavaria of a commissioner to monitor hatred on the Internet. Gärtner is an author, journalist, and editor-in-chief of Privatinvestor Politik in Germany.
Gärtner also talks more generally about the proliferation of unelected federal “representatives”, some of them members of the Bundestag, appointed by the government in Berlin. These unelected officials are a tool for the left-wing politicians to expand the government and further extend their control.
“Hate speech” is the Marxist version of Islamic blasphemy laws.
In fact both Islamic law (Sharia) and Marxist thought are not just incompatible with Western culture, but are designed specifically to be a destructive force to the Judeo-Christian values historically associated with the West.
Last year, Angela Merkel ironically declared she would impose blasphemy laws to protect free s
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Transcript: Many thanks to Miss Piggy!
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Bavaria now has, as the first federal state in Germany, a representative against “hate speech”. He takes actions against “hatred and agitation” on the Internet, and we learn from the newspapers that he can also initiate raids.
Of course the first thing you ask yourself is: Why such powers for an agent who is NOT part of the hierarchy in a ministry?
This is very worrying for me.
But this is not all about the subject of the “Federal Commissioner” or representatives of the federal government.
Max Otte made this clear today in a tweet and asked; “Is that INSANE! Control and denunciation now completely official?”
“And that in Bavaria first?” My additional question: “What does that say about the state government in Bavaria?”
So, the subject “Federal Government Commissioner”.
There are quite a few: Representative for emigrant issues and national minorities,
for information technology, against anti-Semitism, for Afghanistan and Pakistan, for German-Polish cooperation, for energy-efficient construction, care-giving, drug issues and transport of goods, etc. etc.
We also recently learned from a tweet from the federal government that there is now also a “start-up commissioner”.
Of course, he recently helped young companies who have come under pressure from the “Corona crisis”.
What about these “representatives” of the federal government, and then of course also of the state government. That is not an exclusive “Berliner” appearance.
It’s very difficult — I saw that this morning during my research — to find the numbers. I found at least one example for 2008.
I owe that to a request that the FDP submitted two years ago.
There were 32 such “representatives” of the federal government. There are now at least 38.That means, in the past decade alone, there has been a 20% increase in the number of “representatives” of the federal government.
What are their official duties? They are appointed by the federal ministries or the Chancellor, and they support, it says here, in an independent and advisory form, and are NOT included in the hierarchy of administration.
I think this is a very important note: “NOT included in the hierarchy of administration.”
And in the German of the entrepreneur one would say, “They are out of balance sheet”. Yes, this is off-balance sheet growth that is taking place.
And they should, above all, as part of their work, bundle topics, large topics that extend over the work of several ministries.
But with the number of state secretaries we have here, one wonders: “Couldn’t THEY do this?” Then on some of the subjects I wrote down, one asks oneself of course; “Why do they even exist?”
“Well, can’t you do that internally?” For example, there are posts that coordinate cooperation with Poland ,France, the USA and Russia if you start looking, but there are NO “representatives” of the federal government for the coordination of work with Italy, the Netherlands, China or even Austria.
Maybe it would be necessary now, after Ms. Merkel and Mr. Kurz have argued about accepting migrants from the Greek islands, just by the way.
The government officially says: “Well, very few of them have their own budgets”
But some, or even many of them, for example, have their own staff. So a whole chain is being built up here. This of course has effects or consequences, which I consider to be at least questionable.
When you look for example at — I’ve made that clear to you here in a screen shot —that of the official list, the link that leads to this list, you’ll find yourself under the video.
Then you will see that more and more MPs are being “entrusted” with these tasks to be “commissioners” for the federal government.
And that means, in plain language, that the legislature, i.e. parliamentary capacity, has moved into the executive branch of Government.
They are now tapping into the legislature, the MPs’ capacities, and pulling them in. With this, of course, the government is extending its control further. Which the government has been doing in many areas for many years by providing financial support to the media, through advertising, for example, and help, for example by supporting NGOs that are doing the work the government deems important, or by inflating the Bundestag further and further with the same number of constituencies in which we voters, we citizens, when we are entitled to vote, determine the MPs with the first vote, but their number remains pretty much the same. Then when the size of Parliament grows, the influence of the parties grows, whose officials submit the state lists.
Over these state lists an ever-increasing percentage of [party] members comes into the Bundestag, and now these “AGENTS” of the federal government. If you now say: “Well, 38-40 federal commissioners, that’s not so many.” If you just keep in mind that less than a handful, and that’s already an exaggeration, of virologists have such an influence on politics and on the manipulation of the media, then you can imagine what capacity is being built here.