It ocurred to me today an unavoidable correlation about Austria being the only country in Europe, perhaps in the world to take such a step of not just pressuring and coercing this fake vaccination through threats of unemployment but actually having it as a legal offense with fines. That is correlated with the removal of the most popular elected politicians.
I may have mentioned it before but in 2 steps the existing government was basically dismantled:
- Heinz-Christian Strache as leader of the FPÖ, a hard-right party as they like to call it in these times quit after he was framed by an attractive woman posing as the daughter of a newspaper owner, saying he would manipulate the press. He was popular and the party had the third biggest percentage of seats in government in recent years. So he quit and that was more or less the end of it. Some more comment on that below.
- Sebastian Kurz of the ÖVP, which as I understand is a bit like the German CDU also quit after some accusations of fraud and bribery. He was celebrated as the youngest European leader when he was voted in.
I watched that 'Ibiza' video of Strache's so you can see what happened. Don't necessarily agree with the public's response to it though. Actually if anyone knows, can they say a bit more of what Kurz did to earn that dismissal? ( @Utopia2013
) I lived in Germany so never followed the news in Austria that closely..
What other country sequentially destroys the heads of 2 out of 3 most popular parties, the centre right and hard right? The party left untouched of course was the SPÖ, the socialists with the second biggest following.
This is so sick and it surely must have something to do with Austria being the country to go most extreme with the vaccine laws.
I don't get it the way they do these scandals in the German speaking world. Bill Clinton became president although he "didn't inhale"
and stayed president although he "did not have sex with that woman"
. Donald Trump became president despite saying you can simply "Grab ’em by the pussy
When I was living in Germany in 2011 the minister of defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was a much loved politician in the running to become chancellor. Then it came out that he had plagiarised parts of his PhD thesis and German radio could not talk about anything else for two weeks. I just couldn't understand it.. Of course it's not wonderful, but is it worse than "didn't inhale"
or "Grab ’em by the pussy
". Strache said "Journalisten sind sowieso die größten Huren auf dem Planeten."
and that must to German ears have been very bad.
Anyway obviously some parts of the German / Austrian mentality that is lost upon those of us who didn't grow up there. Just seems like they managed to get themselves into this nasty situation in Austria by letting some of their most popular politicans get removed by scandals.