13 Aug 2022 8:14 p.m
Not only that they impose the Habeck levy on the citizens. They also want to dictate what one may say or read. And anything that disagrees with that is evil. Real satire financed with tax money.
by Dagmar Henn
Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection is the name of it now, where Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck is up to mischief (abbreviated to BMWK, but somehow MiniWi is more appropriate). And because you’re modern, you also have a Twitter channel. But one is extremely sensitive when contradicted.
This is the original message. Not only the message itself, but also the responses to the reviews below are bursting with involuntary comedy:
That’s what they call whistling in the forest. And Robert Habeck’s bold assertion finds corresponding replies. “Mr. Habeck, you don’t seem to know the economic data, Germany has slipped a long way in an international comparison, we have the worst pensions, schools and infrastructure are ailing and the debt is increasing.” And the response from the ministry’s propaganda team? “That’s not true. The German economy is stable, the German pension level is one of the highest in the world and German debt is comparatively lower.”
Well, one cannot expect that the interns who are in charge of maintaining the ministerial Twitter channel have already read the European pension statistics. Or, for example, know the current data from vehicle production.
Another example: “The misguided sanctions and the grandiose embargo policy of our Minister of Economics is leading Germany into an unprecedented economic crisis. As long as I can remember, politicians have never had such stupid policies. Germany is being ruined senselessly.” And the answer? “How do you get that? The economy is stable despite the challenges. Russia, on the other hand, is struggling with a shrinking economy due to the sanctions.”
In a nutshell: “Without Habeck and Co, we wouldn’t have a crisis at all.” And what does MiniWi mean? “Putin invaded Ukraine. This is the reason for the situation we have to work with now.” It would be new that Putin imposed the sanctions, but …
Even if the criticism is cold, as here: “Ukraine is being burned by the West in order to weaken Russia in a proxy war. Whether it’s Russia that is being weakened in the end, or whether it’s the EU that is collapsing economically in the process the future will tell.” What is the answer? “In fact, the Russian economy is already shrinking as a result of the sanctions: https://tagesschau.de/ausland/europa.”
A little more emotional: “Sorry, but I don’t care, I just see that everything is going down the drain here. You’ve lost sight of your own people. The Russians have the capacity to suffer.” And again scheme F: “That’s wrong. The German economy is stable. The Russian economy, on the other hand, is shrinking because of the sanctions.” Except this time another reader answered directly: “When I look in my wallet, I see what’s really shrinking.”
This is particularly cute.
Those are conspiracy theories.
— Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (@BMWK) August 13, 2022
The intern in charge is probably just 20 and has never heard of the attacks on Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. But he has properly memorized the required propaganda vocabulary.
In any case, there is no lack of boldness. This is the comment: “The damage that this government has inflicted on the German economy and population is difficult to repair! From the outside it looks like a war against its own population! What for? Who benefits from that?” And the answer: “Where are you looking from outside – from Moscow?” So much for conspiracy theories.
Not even dry facts stand a chance against the hard-wired conviction of the MiniWi intern. “Habeck, listen to the signals: The German trade balance closed in May 2022 with a negative balance of 0.9 billion euros. In April 2022, the balance of the foreign trade statistics was +3.1 billion euros, in May 2021 it was still + 13.4 billion euros.” That is an argument, especially in an economy that is extremely dependent on exports. And the counter-arguments? stay out. It only says “You have selected numbers. Here you can see that the economy is stable”, followed by a link to the Federal Statistical Office. On the homepage, by the way, not on a page with specific economic data or media like the monthly report of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Actually, the use of media like Twitter should create a greater proximity to the population. As far as that goes, the MiniWi is a total failure. Whenever it becomes argumentatively narrow, it responds with the same phrases. But at least the reactions are so underground that you can read them as real satire if there’s nothing else to laugh about.
Finally, a particularly nice example.
The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection is confronted with statements by Putin about gas deliveries and then also with an article by Röper and reacts like this: “Anti-Spiegel is Russian propaganda intended to divide German society!” ?.@BMWK oscarreif ? pic.twitter.com/pgXerBYjZu
— N I K I T A (@sorryabernein) August 13, 2022
more on the subject – Industry President: Economy desperate because of high gas prices
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