German ex-secret service boss preaches racism

This 17 September 2018 says about itself:

German spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen under fire

Merkel will meet her coalition partners today to decide whether to fire her intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen. He’s under fire for questioning the credibility of reports of far-right violence against migrants.

By Christoph Vandreier in Germany:

Germany: Former secret service boss agitates against refugees and plays down right-wing terrorism

24 December 2019

One year after his removal as head of Germany’s domestic secret service, Hans-Georg Maassen (Christian Democratic Union, CDU) has become one of the spokesmen for the extreme right. On Tuesday, Markus Lanz offered him a platform on his talk show for his aggressive smear campaign against refugees as well as the trivialisation and justification of right-wing extremist terrorist attacks. The performance was in every respect that of a fascist ideologist.

For example, Maassen presented right-wing extremists who carry out terrorist attacks on defenceless refugees and their accommodation as concerned citizens. He declared, “The people who carry out the attacks on asylum shelters, at least the identified suspects, were for the most part not right-wing extremists, were not Nazis. They were middle-class people who had radicalised themselves.”

Maassen openly shared the motives of the right-wing terrorists and claimed that they only carried out their attacks because policies were being pursued that they did not want and that they “no longer saw themselves reflected in the media.” The media had talked about refugees coming in 2015, but it was immigrants that had come, said Maassen, who wants to deprive the hundreds of thousands of war refugees who have come to the country since 2015 of any protection.

According to Maassen, the reporting on refugees should have had “consequences”. But unfortunately, he laments, no director has had to resign. The former president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, as the German secret service is known, claimed that “People are calling out a mendacious press”, because the public broadcasters report “nonsense”.

Instead of “refugees”, Maassen said, the report should speak of “1.8 million Arabs” who had come to Germany. His aim is to stir up racist resentments in order to hide the tragic fate of the refugees. The media should stop reporting on “little girls with big eyes”, he said. As well as the word “refugee”, the term “distress at sea” should no longer be used in this context.

The media “are trying to generate a certain world view”, Maassen declared. “I do not accept this framework. I don’t accept the talk about refugees, the talk about distress at sea, but I do expect people to talk about what it’s really about.” In fact, the sea rescue missions, which can only save a small number of people from drowning, were a “shuttle service” to Europe, he claimed.

Maassen left no doubt that these brutal and radical right-wing positions have constituted the basis of his work as president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Talking to Lanz, he vehemently defended his public intervention regarding the right-wing extremist riots in Chemnitz. After neo-Nazis had rampaged through the city for days, attacked and hunted down immigrants and political opponents, Maassen falsely claimed in Bild Zeitung that there was no evidence of such activities and that it was possibly a case of “deliberate misinformation”.

In the meantime, it has been proven beyond doubt that there had been attacks and that a video, on which the press report was based, is authentic. Nevertheless, Maassen declared that his statement at the time was not an error. “I didn’t just do it intentionally, I did it deliberately,” he said on the programme. Then he made clear what his intention was.

Maassen accused the Tagesschau news broadcast of lying, and speculated about a conspiracy of the news programme with the Antifa, because the video concerned had been posted on an antifascist forum, among others, before it received news coverage. “Why did they accept an anti-fascist video as proof? What is the relationship between Tagesschau and Antifa? In my opinion, these are legitimate questions, which should be asked by the president of the domestic intelligence agency.”

Maassen was able to present all these right-wing extremist utterances on prime-time public television. And not only that. The moderator Markus Lanz described his right-wing extremist guest as an “excellent official”, agreed with him on several occasions and if he was annoyed at all, it was expressed over “framework” or “wording”—i.e., the terms used by Maassen. In terms of content, he did not oppose Maassen in any way, despite some disagreements. “You are right,” Lanz declared bluntly, adding as a reason, “You know that we have a population growth in Africa that is enormous.”

This massive promotion of Maassen—not only by broadcaster ARD, but by numerous other media—shows that his views are not a matter of a single individual or an extreme right-wing aberration. Maassen’s right-wing and anti-refugee positions have been known for a long time. In August 2012, the government consciously appointed him president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in order to defend and continue the operations of the extreme right-wing networks within the agency that became known after the uncovering of the series of murders carried out by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU).

In his official capacity, he had also maintained close ties with politicians of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) and discussed the annual reports of the Verfassungsschutz (secret service) with them. While the AfD, its fascist Höcke “wing” and its neo-Nazi environment are not mentioned at all in the chapter on “Right-wing extremism”, anyone who criticises capitalism is defamed as being a left-wing extremist by the Verfassungsschutz and subject to secret service surveillance.

In 2018, Maassen included the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) as “left-wing extremist” in the Verfassungsschutz report for the first time, because it opposes the growing militarism and massive shift to the right in official politics, thus expressing the broad opposition in the population. In doing so, the secret service does not even pretend that the SGP is violent or anti-constitutional, explicitly confirming it pursues its goals by legal means. The secret service justifies its surveillance of the SGP solely on the grounds that it advocates a socialist programme and criticises capitalism.

The SGP has therefore brought a legal action against the federal Ministry of the Interior before the Berlin Administrative Court. “While the Office for the Protection of the Constitution holds its protective hand over terrorists and finances and controls the right-wing extremist scene via confidential informants, anyone who opposes the shift to the right and opposes the right-wing murder gangs and the AfD is placed under secret service observation,” the SGP states.

Since Maassen was forced into early retirement last November, he has repeatedly confirmed this assessment. In November, he published a fascistic manifesto in the Swiss newsweekly Weltwoche, in which he declared “the future of Germany” and “the stability of our democracy” were endangered by socialism. A month later, he stated in the right-wing Catholic daily newspaper Tagespost that anyone calling for the “expropriation of all so-called capitalists” should be classified as left-wing extremist.

Now, on one of the most well-known talk shows on public television, he declares that right-wing terrorists who hunt down refugees and set fire to their accommodation are not extremists.

At the same time, the grand coalition of the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats has installed Thomas Haldenwang (CDU), who had worked for five years as Maassen’s deputy, to continue the course of the former head of the secret service. The 2019 Verfassungsschutz report does not mention the right-wing extremist terrorist networks in the military, the AfD and other organisations, while the SGP, left-wing youth groups and anti-fascists are defamed as “left-wing extremists”.

This shift to the right by the political establishment can only be understood as arising from its enormous fear of the social movements that are currently breaking out all over the world, and especially in France. The promotion of extreme right-wing positions and the aggressive action against socialists shows that the ruling class in Germany is increasingly using authoritarian and fascist methods to openly impose its policy of militarism and blatant social inequality against the growing resistance in the working class.

10 thoughts on “German ex-secret service boss preaches racism

  1. this swine maasen has never cared for individual sane computing;

    merkel apparently appointed him; if she did that, then she is a hidden nazi simply also; then she will get sued-against and imprisoned mercilessly;

    not only chemnitz n lots of other cities are in rightwing extremist and “christian-religious” dumbness-evil-mania;

    in africa, in nigeria, the very same nazism is usurping the land – which creates Escapers, Refugees; that maasen has been lied-to, malconditioned, to disrespect “based” on concise ludicrous lie and racism propaganda against black People, that They (listen to that: “they”) would BREED more than WHITES; in switzerland, the newspapers “baz” and also “weltwoche” are posessed by the rightwinger christoph blocher, who sees no danger in a holocaustdenying “contacts” having “mr” roger koeppel, a total nazi insano simply; a tram driver who tells proudly and disgustedly to Foreigners on the street, how to correctly talk german, is employed by that “baz” socalled newspaper, which also features certain other rightwing in-mixes of pro-“people’s party” type, – the swiss “mass immigration initiative” that by title seems like pro-immigration, is anti-immigration of simply merely poor People; corrupt ultra-capitalists of mafioid type and any fanatics can enter switzerland unquestionedly, in a global game of fascism small money versus antifascist huge capitalist money, LOL, hence the wrong fear by the primitive – not so many BUT many – swine racists, who would need and understand only opression against them, simply simply – opression, which isn’t there, is there as much as back not very much by hindenburg painted as a communist on poster after poster on da wall in berlin in the very early 30s – in the movie “cabaret” shown, a movie, which nazis would “of course” like to burn and forbid, LOL; That the same nazis in usa tried, to “allow” only speakin english, is the same as a swiss female nazi teacher at a school, who forbade other than merely swissgerman to be spoken at the pause yard – which is the same as a senile demented swine of a jewish community chief, who was either wrongly quoted by the not anymore printed racist “blick am abend” axl springer nazi “newspaper”, or who IN FACT by himself said simply “they shall bring their own food” “concerning” simply MUSLIMS Pupils at a a School that stopped to serve PORK meat – against which no-pork-serving, that “blick am abend” “swiss” newspaper “jumped”, demanded “reinstallment of pork serving immediately” connotated with the typical ludicrous joking and evil type of laughing; The same “newspaper” tried to claim merely two years ago, writing the name of Allah in ARABIC in switzer”land”, would be “forbidden”; the hate-propaganda of the entire rightwing is all over the planet THE SAME and generates insane “zombie” people, not quite zombies, LOL, but zombies of racism, zombies not looking like Zombies at all, LOL, even sadly so surely, LOL, but people, white people, also idi amins and heile selassies and the nigerian swine nazi “president” abroad, in other countries too, – who get misconditioned by – typical – xenophobe-racist and “religious” monotheist – ludicrous and by content ALWAYS entirestly untrue, untruths conveying, ALWAYS plain but plainestly lying criminally – that rightwing undue misguided hatred BY fearmaking, GENERATES swine people, who beat Innocents “based” on racism – and thusly such misguided haters, who abuse ANY information of other People AGAINST simply those other People in ANY way —

    my nose got thusly broken suddenly by prohitler muslims;

    and by a black.

    the cops “nevertheless” in europe, foremostly in all but northern europe but there even too gruesomely, are all anti-all-Muslims and anti-all-Blacks;

    trump has massmurdered People by driving them INTO heroin, in usa; that is, what nazis in combo do, simply, to destroy People as the US 70s Comedian called LENNY got driven into suicide by a nazi judge – for Lenny merely sayin “cucksucka”, which is a funny word;

    nazis are pedos and rapists, who find that and any such sadism “funny” and have their pawn-idiots who cover it up perfectly not even knowing of whatever goes on out there simply nay of ignoring it nay of getting paid to ignore it, simply; “negotiation” with nazis is not only a crime, but means the total annhilation of all of humanity without ONE sole survivor. 🙂 And that’s then excellent so. I simply myself since oh12 rung in ALL Yall see now. 🙂 Nischt wird helfen. 🙂 Nothing will help. Say I down to these primitivelings antisemites-naziswines who all need ta die and who deserve NO edu AT ALL, is what they must hear, for they NERELY understand FORCE and or a COMMAND. 🙂 To me, they can not even say a mere “ave”, LOL, since they as racists WILL not exist anymore, but they will get educated, objective, or what then is, is clear, LOL. 🙂 NEED A SAY MO, HU! :]

    We are One, Sir, Sire. With Trotzki alone, n with a Jimmy Carter, with us bethinkin also Abe Lincolnium, “ey” sayeth I unto the many confused out there and to merely few good Ones who are antifa, we will with Trotzki ALONE, with him and not with lenin, get TO a Future AT all. I do think I need soon go out and declare, that US Communists called me WMP. as in world master protector witch mage prime n laak, worldo presidente ministerIAL ja. :] So all People gotta obey me. Anyway merely misconditioned ones need tending, correction, but hide, – yet dumb western cops aren’t educated, didn’t ever form their own worldview, but merely an isolative non-worldview, a world-unview, simply. 🙂 That’s lovely, i laugh against, not about the nazis. that’s a huge diff. 🙂


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