German President Booed, Attacked; Claims "The People Are The Problem, Not The Elites"

Tyler Durden's picture

Revolution is closer than you think...

Following Angela Merkel's earlier calls for German CEOs to hire refugees, and as Martin Armstrong notes, Germany has raided its healthcare funds to support the refugee crisis...

The government passed a law that allows them to take 1.5 billion euros from the liquidity reserve of the public health care fund (10 billion euros in total, paid by all members and additionally by the taxpayer) and to give that money to refugees / asylum seekers.


What would you call this? Insane?

We thought a reminder of the tensions that are bubbling under the surface in Germany.  

As VoxDay noted appropriately, Germany's elite is going to get a well-deserved one soon as German President Joachim Gauck was booed and attacked in the streets of Sebnitz, Saxony after he blurted out the following unbelievbable statement:

“The elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.”

Official German State TV and State Radio reported that "a handful of right wing extremists" have attacked the president and disturbed the otherwise peaceful and welcoming reception of the President. This is simply not the case, as seen in the video...

The people repeatedly shouted "Traitor!", "Get out!", "We don't want STASI Pigs" and "We are the people!".

One man, carrying his young son on his shoulders, appears to have spit on him whilst exclaiming insults. Other citizens were heard saying "You killed our children" and "What have you done to us?". They were blocked by police in riot gear, to whom they said "You are protecting warmongers, shame on you!"

The situation escalated and the riot police was forced to use pepper spray.

Heiko Maas, the German Justice Minister, called the attackers "cowards who insult the president because of their personal frustration". He himself was booed off the stage as a traitor by hundreds of Germans at the annual Labor Day celebration on the 1st of May. He said that they will be persecuted immediately, as "it cannot be allowed that such a tiny minority has influence on the political climate in Germany".

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan explained perfectly...

The larger point is that this is something we are seeing all over, the top detaching itself from the bottom, feeling little loyalty to it or affiliation with it.


It is a theme I see working its way throughout the West’s power centers.


At its heart it is not only a detachment from, but a lack of interest in, the lives of your countrymen, of those who are not at the table, and who understand that they’ve been abandoned by their leaders’ selfishness and mad virtue-signalling.

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Racer's picture

He is in the same league as that moron who said that global warning was the reason for the increase in rape and sexual assaults in Sweden!

Dutti's picture

That President is a pastor from the former commie east and Merkel is the daughter from a commie pastor who consiously moved from West Germany to commie East Germany in the 50'.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Dutti Aug 13, 2016 3:13 PM

Just do as allah says and you'll be fine.

Now go buy some burlap sacks for your wife and daughters to wear.

thesonandheir's picture

Just wear an anti-rape bracelet and you'll be fine.


Coming soon - new anti-terrorism rings, 'don't axe me bitte'.

JRobby's picture

Great photo of him! Easily recognizable. His head will look great on a Pike with his eyes gouged out and pig genitals shoved in his mouth.

Never One Roach's picture

Looks like the top wants to detach themselves from the people whom they refuse to respresent so it's no wonder people are ready to get physical. If the police protect the traitors, seems like the Germans will target them also as traitors.


Shame on those German leaders and the police.

BuddyEffed's picture

The view from the top/elite is that the "people" he refers to aren't as pliable and low cost labor as the refugees which conviently gives more profit to the elites.

Pure Evil's picture

Ah......muzzies, the equivalent of Mexicans and Central Americans in the labor, or NWO slavery on a different level.

beemasters's picture

If you think about it, the people are truly the problem...for not revolting against the elites or demanding the system be cleaned. Instead, the elite get the media to focus blame on muzzies, Mexicans, Central Americans. And that's how common people are distracted...

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) beemasters Aug 13, 2016 8:12 PM

“The elites are not the problem, the people are the problem.”

A very dictatorial statement.  It has no place in political discourse in the west.

philipat's picture

Another perfect example of just how out of touch with we the people that the Global "elites" have become. And illustrative of the fact that these people will never reform. Change will only come via pitchfoks or a total financial collapse. Even then, the process of re-building a new structure needs to be watched very carefully because it will likely be members of these same "elites" who are in charge of the process.

Hail Spode's picture

This is the blueprint of the process of re-building a new structure. If it is followed there will never be national elites,

Pairadimes's picture

Sounds suspiciously like "let them eat cake" to me. I think we all remember how that turned out.

Dizzy Malscience's picture

You know, it’s not all that hard to shove it up his butt…

..just lay prayer rugs out in his front yard and wherever he has to walk.


gonetogalt's picture

Actually, Philpat is wrong in that a total economic collapse won't help without the pitchforks.

UndroppedClanger's picture

Not sure I agree. I certainly look forward to seeing these 'elites' trying to eat money.

Dizzy Malscience's picture

“We don't want STASI Pigs..."

Well, for whatever it is worth (my German might be a little rusty) …

Der Eurocratsn are shoving the sausageschongen up u’r butenholen.

Ok, so bomb Belgium.



Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture


I am, however left wondering what he meant by "it cannot be allowed that such a tiny minority has influence on the political climate in Germany". The first thing that statement brings to my mind are the 0.1% of elites trying to push their insane globalist agenda on the entire rest of the German population. I'm guessing that's not what he meant though...

monk27's picture

Here's the deal: people might be the problem, but the elites are always easier to get rid off because they are way fewer. Just think of it "mr. president"...

sessinpo's picture

What we need to understand is they don't think that way. They are termed elites for a reason. It isn't just a name we call them. It is a name they call themselves. Think about it.

They truly believe they are divine. The reason they are wealthy is because they are better and that is what they deserve.

While I do believe hard work and smarts can bring you great achievements, they believe that we serfs cannot achieve even with hard work and intelligence. We are not divine, we are not elites. They are the chosen ones and their god protects them and ordains them as such. They will go to their graves with that attitude and we must send them them to hell.

SDShack's picture

Precisely correct. In Feudal times, they were called Nobles and Lords. Today, Elites. Their intention though is just the same. To reimpose a New Feudal World Order with Elites in control of the Serfs using the bought and paid for National Security State. The evidence is all around us and is becoming plainer everyday. Plan accordingly.

Griffin's picture

One of the fjords in north east Iceland was first settled by Helgi "magri" Eyvindarson and his wife Þórunn Hyrna.

Helgi was born in Ireland and his mother was the daughter of the king of a place called Osraige. At that time there were ca 9 kings on the island.

There were lots of kings back then.

If there was a hill somewhere, there was a king of it, and that king was at war with the king of river and the king the valley and the king of the mountain across the valley and of course, the king of that other hill etc.

This system was useful to create and maintain order, but eventually faded away when better political ideology came along.


What is happening now is that some people are trying to reboot this old and obsolete ideology, and the new kings are large multinational corporations and individuals who have access to large amounts of money and power.

The new kings are the king of ketchup and the king of some horribly awful chocolate milk, or the king of soda drinks etc.

Those kings would then form a alliance against the old world (democratic system) and this new empire would rule the world. 

All kinds of trade deals and treaties could be used to transfer power to those kings, away from the people.


It would be smarter to stick with democracy, a far more intelligent control system.




cheech_wizard's picture

>It would be smarter to stick with democracy

It would be smarter to sick with a Representative Republic,

Standard Disclaimer: There, fixed it for you.

Griffin's picture

I suspect you will see more direct democracy in western countries in the future, and the general public will be better informed and more directly involved in politics.

If there was a platform where anyone could be involved in shaping ideology and pitch new ideas, then we would be harvesting skills from a very large group, rather than leaving all the planning and thinking to a small group who all have the same background and share interests that are not always ideal for the general public.

I think western politics will evolve in this direction, towards direct democracy.

Tompooz's picture

It is becoming clear that representative democracy is failing and that the problem lies with the Representatives rather than with the Demos (although school-brainwashing is creating weakness on that side too). Saving democracy requires shorting the process and bypass the Reprehensibles with new Institutions of Direct Democracy. This will meet with resistance.

Killdo's picture

it also helps that so many people are brainwashed to glorify submission to invisible masters - and to turn another cheak and love their enemies (elites)

NAV's picture

The people are not criminals, but ranking elite politicians the likes of this exactly fit Josephine Tey’s definition of what makes a criminal.

“Your true criminal has two unvarying characteristics, and it is these two characteristics which make him a criminal. Monstrous vanity and colossal selfishness. And they are both as integral, as ineradicable, as the texture of the skin. You might as well talk of ‘reforming’ the color of one’s eyes.

“To define the criminal is a very simple definition after all. The criminal is a person who makes the satisfaction of his own immediate personal wants the mainspring of his actions. You can’t cure him of his egotism, but you can make the indulgence of it not worth his while."

Griffin's picture

I think that most of the people who could be categorized as a part of the elite are just ordinary people trying to aquire or hold onto wealth.

The problematic part of the elite would be the ruling elite, those who are trying to influence politics to force a certain policy or some form of private interests.

Gauck sees the people as the "problem" because the ruling elites are not getting the support they needed to make their plans and ideas work out.

Killdo's picture

I have a few friends who work for EU governemnt in Germany. They have more benefits thatn anyoen I know - for their children too and they pay no tax. They don't give a fuck about the people, or their country - they just liek to keep their positions and paychecks. They don't like their work either. One of them hasn't worked for  years and is trying to get the EU government to give him a settlement (pretending he is exposed to too much stress - which is not true) He's been paid all these years even though he has not worked. 

IT's liek mafia really - they don't even think about the people. 

wildbad's picture

and the other coward Heiko Maas hwo also was forced to flee recently says that 'it should not be possible that a tiny minoroty rule the political discussion'...he was talking about the masses but i am thinking of another minority, the political royalty class.


that Gauck even calls them the "Elite" makes me sick.  that globalist traitor puts himself out as a holy and moral man and supports every possible involvement in war and arms sales the the german industry can pump out.


he IS a traitor to the people and a slimy fuck whose face is know everywhere.

Rubicon727's picture

His declaration says everything about the German elite. Look at their history. By and large, most Germans demand of themselves and others - order, discipline, rules and an authoritarian figure such as Merkel.

It's almost as though Germans remain wedded by its tribal origins; the authoritarian tribal leader.

Merkel would never have survived the rough and tumble nature of adult Americans.

Idaho potato head's picture

Merkel would never have survived the rough and tumble nature of adult Americans, who lived in 17th century America.

there etc etc

Kaiser Wilhelm II's picture

They are here to help us, they told this on T.V : therefore they cannot lie!

They told us that they are our friends and they only want our happinness!

Phoenix Pilgrim's picture

Those links are excellent reads. Thank you! It helps to know there are still deep independent thinkers sparkling in the abyss. 

Dick Buttkiss's picture

The people don't have a chance against the forces arrayed against them — — until they are able to circumvent through technology, e.g.:

The idea is to build out from Bitcoin and add in various cryptographic ledgers that handle all types of financial and non-financial applications like machine-to-machine transactions, equity transactions, contracts, content, and accounts that require multiple signatures in an environment that offers flexibility, anonymity, a fast and cost-effective process, and greater freedom across a global network where people and businesses are already connecting.


wildbad's picture

Blockchain voting is ready to roll out though and is a perfect mechanism for that task amoung many others. where accountability and accuracy and transparency are paramount.

conscious being's picture

When it comes to voting, pen and paper is the way to go. You may have crackerjack blockchain technology, but the internet you communicate through is already corrupted. See Edward Snowden, et. al.

nomofiat's picture

lol Ethereum would just roll back the results if it wasn't what the elites wanted.


this is an elegan way of blockchain voting

incline's picture

I downvoted you for the Ethereum cheap shot, but then upvoted for the link

Al Bondiga's picture

Exactly. But, that's so abstract. It's way more satisfying to blame towel heads, niggers, and spicks. And we can't forget--THE JEWS! Scourge of humanity.

Richard Chesler's picture

globalist scumbags are a dime a dozen.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

It would appear your thesis is being invalidated. I get your point, but if you actually watched the video you would see that it shows the worm has turned. Pay attention to what the people are shouting at him.

All non-color, non-Soros, non-PNAC revolutions of any import occur after the people reach a breaking point and usually in conjunction with a flash point. Remember the Arab Spring? Before it was hijacked in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood with Obama's blessing, the gripe was inflation and the literal flashpoint was the self immolation of a Tunisian vendor.

conscious being's picture

But this migrating Muslim thing IS a Soros, PNAC operation. PNAC calls for the destabalization of the MidEast. We've been funding, promoting, arming, training Jihadis for many years. In addition, we've been bombing and droning their homes for decades. You would leave your home too.

Let's stop destroying these people for a change.

Muslim anger was a Zionist blowback problem.

Now the Zionists have managed to make it everybody's problem.

How did that happen?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

"The situation escalated and the riot police was forced to use pepper spray."

Don't you just love the language of the conditioned police state of mind. Let's make a small change and see how differently it reads.

The situation escalated and the riot police decided to use pepper spray.

The first, and original, version pleads that the police 'state' had no other choice but to use greater force. Poor police state. Imagine if they were 'forced' to use guns and bullets.

The second version states it was a deliberate choice...which it was. There were other options available. But this is the police state and it must be obeyed. They are the law, they are righteous and just.

Bow down and submit or I will be forced to subdue you by any means available.

Fucking uppity peons.

new game's picture

they violated natural law when they put on the uniform after becoming brainwashed voluntarily.

do this and never mind free will and such. it seems a certain sect of humanity will set aside morality and natural law for a paycheck...

or to dumb to think