Internet Statement 2002-07
High-ranking German Official Falsifies in Public the Results of the German Upper House
The question of demographic development
March 26, 2002
The utterly important question of population policy which because of a process of 30 years has brought about conditions in the demographic development in Germany which are more extreme than in any other country, was before the house in the form of an important law. Germany has an extreme increase in the percentage of old people and a lack of births. In this law the present federal government, a coalition of Social Democrats and Greens, had by no means provided for changes in the social conditions which virtually make it extremely difficult for today's normal wage-earners to raise children in this society, but presentend a so-called immigration law, by which the gaps existing already for a long time in the work force are to be closed by means of recruiting foreign work force, and moreover a transfer of so-called refugees and others into the country is intended, from which the ruling coalition hopes to recruit a social pillar for itself. They are seeking a strengthening of the social pillar for their imperialist policy of stagnation, of keeping up their decrepit bureaucratic structures in the own country, of protecting the structures of international exploitiation, as they are today, and finally of participating in military adventures. This immigration law, according to the view of many neswpaper correspondents, does not meet consent in the majority of the population.
In spite of this not only the majority of the German bourgeoisie is demanding this law, but it is being supported also by international organs, for example by press organs in the US and Great Britain.
Part of the employers are against this law because it further undermines
the own social substance, and because they also are opposed to the forms
of bureaucratism and public parasitism which especially with the present
government parties are in good hands. For such reasons the Christian Democrats
(Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union) opposed this law
in spite of the pressure by the employers' umbrella associations, the
trade union leaders, the associations of workshops, the so-called human
rights advocates, the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees
- with success. In spite of such a public pressure, thus, the majority
for this law in the upper house was not achieved.
The occurrence demonstrates the explosive force of the population question in Germany. In the meantime also other nations as Japan, Italy, and even the US are hit by similar developments. This development concerns mainly the working people in this country who are partly decomposed and pressed down, partly corrupted, all of this on the fundament of the international exploitation.
This occurrence shows how the currents connected to the so-called green and alternative policy, which is particularly clear in the case of the so-called red-green coalition in Germany, are more and more going over to a behavior which is disgusting in public, criminal, and distorts the truth, and even are top in this regard. They even declare in front of the whole public that the problem of the demographic development, of the composition of the population, although it is concerning the whole population, must by no means be displayed and discussed in public. This, too, is a signal of what they understand by democracy.
The international public is being systematically disinformed about this occurrence. The Washington Post, for example, wrote:
Here the very decisive point, that a split vote of the state is not admittable, and that completely unequivocally a breaking of the law in counting the votes was committed, is not mentioned. The well-known international forum MSNBC on March 23 maintained a stony silence on the event. With quite a large number of other international press organs it is very similar. This serious conflict is played down.
The vote-riggers' hope now turns to the federal president Rau who also
belongs to their party, that he may give his blessing to their action
which from the legal point of view is completely unequivocal. (In Germany,
laws have to be checked and signed by the federal president in order to
come into force., tr.s notice) They possess votes a lot in the German
Constitutional Court (which might be invoked about the constitutionality
of the passing of this law, tr.s notice) and the federal president as
well, and calculate that their result will be secured virtually by force.
In this question, too, in Germany it will matter that the resistance in
this question does not subside, is not systematically throttled by the
campaign of lies by the media. All people which oppose it are disparaged
by the media campaign.
These events concerning exactly the demographic question in Germany make it clear how important this question is. Those manipulating the matter are themselves thus stressing what it is about in this question. They don't want a new trend in society, they want the dictate against large parts of the working people in its present form to be continued, they want that their decomposition is pushed and that all forms of resistance in today's crisis which is newly bridling itself, are fought. This must by no means happen only under openly racist key notes, but it can equally use key notes like those of Social Democracy, which amount to completely open decomposition.
Editorial staff of Neue Einheit