It is unusual for members of the super-elite billionaire class to speak out against the politically correct narrative, whether it be on immigration, feminism, sexuality, or a host of other issues. It is often the corporate leaders who most enthusiastically tow the cultural Marxist line. This is probably not due to genuine conviction so much as dependence on the system. The current world order has rewarded these people handsomely with billions of dollars and control over vast systems of production. Why would they attack the principles of the system?
So it is refreshing when one of the billionaire class does speak out against the absurdities of modern times. Regardless of how things work out with his presidency, Donald Trump’s decision to break from his class and speak for the interests of the common man and in the voice of common sense has emboldened others to do the same. This is exactly what the enforcers of political correctness feared when Trump began shooting his mouth off.
In this case the man speaking in the lonely voice of reason is Dietrich Mateschitz, the richest man in Austria. He co-founded Red Bull, which is the most successful energy drink in the world, and his net worth is estimated at $14.7 billion. Maseschitz is an Austrian citizen with roots in Croatia.
Speaking to Kleine Zeitung (“small newspaper” in German), the largest regional newspaper in Austria, Maseschitz slammed the ruling elite of Europe for their decisions in the migrant crisis and their general worldview on multiculturalism. He called the handling of the migrant crisis, with the opening of borders to anybody from all over the world to come in, “unpardonable.” Sounding a lot like Trump, he said “if a company were to make mistakes on the same scale, it would have gone broke.”
He accused the European elite of hypocrisy, as they set policies for the people, but due to their wealth and power they do not have to suffer the consequences of their own decisions. This is the problem of the “champagne socialist” or “limousine liberal” who imposes costs on the common man, does not share those costs, takes moral credit for the decision, and then attacks any common person who complains as a retrograde bigot, racist, or denier of some sort.
Mateschitz said: “I am talking about the fact that none of the people shouting ‘refugees welcome’ or [Chancellor Angela Merkel’s infamous slogan] ‘we can do it’ were preparing their own guest rooms or tents in their gardens to accommodate half a dozen migrants.”
No, instead refugee dwellings were placed all over Europe, including in small villages, and huge numbers of middle-eastern men were dropped onto ancient German villages, fundamentally disrupting life for the common people who have no say in such decisions.
He also pointed out the stupidity of even calling these people “refugees,” as many of them are simply economic migrants looking for a more pleasant or profitable way or life, or in some cases they come looking to conquer, to take the resources and enjoy the women of Europe. In the worst case scenario, they come to conquer and are willing to use terrorism to do so.
The pretext for opening the borders of Western Europe in 2015 was the crisis in Syria, but the majority of migrants who entered Europe in 2015 were not even Syrian. And a hugely disproportionate number of them were military aged men.
Mateschitz also talked about the “destabilization of Europe,” referring to the disruption of the social fabric of ancient cultures by the imposition of “multiculturalism,” which translates to the destruction of the unity and hegemony of the original culture. Multiculturalism has been shown through social scientific research to destabilize and disintegrate the social order. The liberal researcher Robert Putnam, much to his displeasure, found that in neighborhoods with higher levels of diversity, there is less “social capital.” People have fewer friends, donate less to charity and vote less. They “hunker down” and keep to themselves, spending more time watching television.
These are devastating consequences for those who value a thriving community life, but they are minor compared to the violent conflicts that can break out when clashing ethnic groups finally resort to destructive tribal struggle, as can be seen throughout Africa and the Middle-east.
Mateschitz said that the “uniqueness of [Europe’s] diversity and individuality with its different cultures and languages” is threatened by the policies of multiculturalism enforced by its elites. And he expressed concern about the totalitarian attitude of the multiculturalists.
“I hope I’m not the only one who’s worried that one of the highest officials in Brussels said that countries which aren’t multicultural should be wiped off the map”, he said, seeming to allude to comments made by European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in 2015.
“Any society, anywhere in the world, will be diverse in the future — that’s the future of the world,” Timmermans said in a radio interview, angry that eastern European countries such as Hungary, with high levels of homogeneity, were refusing to take quotas of Muslim migrants. Timmermans and his ilk seek to wipe homogenous nations off the map, though they are mostly focused on doing this to European nations. It’s unlikely you will see Timmermans down in Nigeria anytime soon demanding they accept state-imposed diversity.
In an unhinged speech given in a gathering of EU leaders, Timmermans expounded on his viewpoint:
“Diversity is now in some parts of Europe seen as a threat. Diversity comes with challenges, but diversity is humanity’s destiny. There is not going to be, even in the remotest places of this planet, a nation that will not see diversity in its future. That’s where humanity is heading. And those politicians trying to sell to their electorate a society that is exclusively composed of people from one culture are trying to portray a future based on a past that never existed. Therefore that future will never be. Europe will be diverse, like all other parts of the world will be diverse.”
Of course, the way things are heading currently, it is only Europe and America that will become diverse. Most of Africa, Asia, and the Middle-east will remain as they have long been while western Europe and the United States become “diverse.”
Maseschitz also spoke words of true political and cultural liberation that show how serious he really is about these comments. “It seems that no one dares to tell the truth, even if everyone knows what the truth is,” he said. “The elites want citizens to be frightened, and easily manipulated.” The elites have erected an Orwellian system of thought control, and they did it under the banner of rainbows, jazz, and Thai food.
He also mocked the self-appointed elites of Europe as idiots who promise great things but fail to deliver. “Policies which are steeped in political correctness have been imposed in the name of a self-proclaimed, so-called intellectual elite who have nothing to contribute to our country neither economically nor culturally despite their best intentions,” he said.
This is reminiscent of the essay by the great Lebanese scholar and genius Nassim Nicholas Taleb. In “The Intellectual Yet Idiot” he argues that considering the multitudinous failures of the elites in recent years, “people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons.”
When asked what he thought about the debate over banning Islamic garb such as the veil in public, Maseschitz said, “I can’t bring myself to think that this is really a matter of any importance … It’s silly to make a political issue out of something like this when there are far more pressing matters.” It clearly is a stupid distraction, as the issue is with the people, not their head scarves, and banning them from wearing their scarves will only further inflame tensions.
Further solidifying his opposition to the elite, Maseschitz called out the insanity of the vilification of Russia, saying “I do not need anyone to tell me who my enemies are.” Arguably, the elites and their hordes of Muslim invaders are more of a threat to Europe than Russia. When was the last time Russians shot up a theater or drove a truck into a crowd in a major European city? Hopefully his Austrian opponents don’t accuse him of being a Russian agent for speaking words of peace.