A top German official has labelled people who may be planning to protest against energy blackouts as “enemies of the state” and “extremists” who want to overthrow the government.
The interior minister of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Herbert Reul (CDU), claims that anti-mandatory vaccination and anti-lockdown demonstrators have found a new cause – the energy crisis.
In an interview with German news outlet NT, the droopy eyed totalitarian said that German security services were keeping an eye on those “extremists” who planned to infiltrate the protests and stage violence, with the unrest being planned via the Telegram messenger app, which German authorities have previously tried to ban.
“You can already tell from those who are out there,” said Reul. “The protesters no longer talk about coronavirus or vaccination. But they are now misusing people’s worries and fears in other fields. (…) It’s almost something like new enemies of the state that are establishing themselves.”
Despite the energy crisis being a real and immediate thing with blackouts now an inevitability, Raul claims these were just feeding the conspiracy theorists. So, no matter how great the danger, how great the tirrany, point to that and you are a conspiracy theorist. However, it’s no “conspiracy theory” that Germans across the country have been panic buying stoves, firewood and electric heaters as the government tells them thermostats will be limited to 19C in public buildings and that sports arenas and exhibition halls will be used as ‘warm up spaces’ this winter to help stave off death for citizens who are unable to afford skyrocketing energy bills.
Still, protest any of this and you are now classified as an enemy of the state in Germany.
“Reul, like the country’s federal interior minister, Nancy Faeser, is attempting to tie right-wing ideology and protests against Covid-19 policies to any potential protests in the winter.” labelling anyone protesting against the government as an enemy of the state is nothing new of course, during the 1930s the Nazis systematically labelled any opposition as enemies of the state, it's something that comes naturally to them it would seem.
The accusation comes as news that civil unrest in German cities is highly likely this winter. Declaring the protesters enemies of the state will likely give German authorities the excuse to use extreme force they will need to 'crush' the protestors. Nobody will raise and eyebrow if authorities are clearing 'extremists' from the streets, even if that 'extremist' is a 75 year old grandmother who will die from the cold if something isn't done.