Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen (CDU), former head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and chairman of the conservative-liberal association WerteUnion (WU), does not believe that the traffic light government will break up soon. „I can well imagine that the tacticians in the government parties will still hesitate,“ Maaßen said in an interview with Helmut Reinhardt from the magazine „Politik Spezial“. Because many ministers and parliamentary state secretaries who have only been in office for two years would then „lose all their political privileges“. He is also not convinced that a „new coalition will really emerge stronger or whether everyone will be losers then“. The Union and „ecosocialism“ Even if there is a „government reshuffle involving the CDU“ one day, he does not necessarily expect the CDU to assert itself „with conservative and value-based positions,“ Maaßen said, referring to the state of Berlin and its governing mayor: Even under the Christian Democrat Kai Wegner, „what has already happened under Red-Red-Green“ is happening, namely „ecosocialism“. He is also „disappointed“ by the Union in the Bundestag and its parliamentary group leader, CDU party leader Friedrich Merz, in light of the party exclusion proceedings against him, Maaßen said: I have the impression that Mr. Merz has a very emotional relationship with me. […] I expected a higher level of professionalism from him in dealing with internal party criticism. He obviously can’t stand it. He can’t stand some other things either. He can’t stand some other things at all. I just have my doubts about Mr. Merz’s character strength.“ Instead of offering a „powerful opposition to the politics of this ecosocialist government,“ Merz and his colleagues in the parliamentary group had agreed to the citizen’s income with a „yes, but“. In addition, the Union did not even support the dismissal of Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD), Maaßen emphasized in the „Politik Spezial“ interview (video on „YouTube“). And this, even though Faeser is „responsible for the mass migration to Germany by the hundreds of thousands“ and even though she dismissed the „very good“ cybersecurity chief Arne Schönbohm „without reason and under circumstances resembling character assassination“. German state finances „deliberately ruined“ Other ministers in the „traffic light“ coalition also have „no sense of wrongdoing“. This was evident in the lack of understanding for the Union when it successfully went to the Federal Constitutional Court because of the retroactive supplementary budget for 2021. He himself has the impression that German state finances are being „deliberately ruined“. Finance Minister Lindner and Chancellor Scholz know „very well […], what they are doing here“ and that they are „imposing an incredible burden on us, but also on future generations, for what I consider to be irresponsible politics“. It could also „very well be,“ Maaßen said, that the Lastenausgleichsgesetz (compensation law) was deliberately changed four years ago to be able to enforce forced mortgages from 2024. KGB techniques of subversion against critics The excitement surrounding Thomas Gottschalk’s departure from his last appearance on „Wetten, dass“ (a German TV show) is a sign for him that not only ordinary citizens, but also artists are becoming „politically awake“. However, the Gottschalk case also shows that there is a „relentless attack“ against politically unpopular people, against critics of government policy. In his view, this is driven by „subversive techniques“ straight out of the KGB playbook – from systematic defamation, discrediting, damage to reputation, and character assassination to „the destruction of economic livelihoods“ and the „criminalization of political opponents“. Maaßen: The fact that some figures in the media and politics are carrying this out so professionally arouses my suspicion that these people have learned it in training […]. It’s professional, I have to say. Hats off to the figures in ARD and ZDF who do this so professionally against their political opponents in the middle class.
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Hans-Georg Maaßen: „Gegen Kritiker der Regierungspolitik wird gnadenlos zu Felde gezogen“
Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen (CDU), ehemaliger Verfassungsschutzchef und Vorsitzender des konservativ-liberalen Vereins WerteUnion (WU), glaubt nicht daran, dass die Ampelregierung demnächst zerbrechen wird. „Ich kann mir durchaus vorstellen, dass die Taktiker in den Regierungsparteien doch noch davor zurückschrecken“, sagte Maaßen im Gespräch mit Helmut Reinhardt vom Magazin „Politik Spezial“. Denn viele Minister und parlamentarische Staatssekretäre, die erst zwei Jahre im Amt seien, würden dann ja „alle ihre politischen Privilegien“ verlieren. Außerdem sei er nicht davon überzeugt, dass eine „neue Koalition wirklich gestärkt hervorgeht oder ob nicht dann alle Verlierer sein werden“. Die Union und der „Ökosozialismus“ Selbst wenn es eines Tages zu einer „Regierungsumbildung unter Beteiligung der CDU“ komme, erwarte er nicht unbedingt, dass die CDU sich „mit konservativen und wertegebundenen
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