Red Bull Gives Internet Nazis Wings
Red Bull is a gross drink that tastes like liquidated children's Tylenol and leaves an awful taste in your mouth. What might also leave a pretty gross taste in your mouth is a recent interview with Dietrich Mateschitz, the Austrian billionaire who co-founded the company and owns 49% of it.
Mateschitz rarely grants interviews, but spoke at length with Kleine Zeitung's Hubert Gerhard and Patterer Nöhrer about his feelings about refugees, political correctness, Donald Trump, and "intellectual elites," and said a lot of real creepy things about what a horrible threat cultural diversity is to ... um, diversity. Because while he likes Europe's diversity of white people, he is not so keen on that diversity including migrants and refugees. Who he claims are not really even "real" refugees by the Geneva Convention standard.
For all of this, he was summarily cheered on by Breitbart, which eagerly rained praise upon his "slamming" of "forced multiculturalism." Although this is not a thing to normal people, it is a very big concern of the Breitbart audience. Because they're all pretty racist. And also kind of murdery:
In the interview, Mateschitz stated that he thinks those who want to welcome refugees are hypocrites, on account of the fact that they have not prepared guest rooms in their own houses for said refugees. Which is not really how those things are supposed to work! I mean, they could hypothetically prepare guest rooms, but I sincerely doubt that any government would go "OH, hey, you have a guest room? Here is your refugee!"
“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, referring to a time when European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said no such thing.
Rather, Timmermans said, “Any society, anywhere in the world, will be diverse in the future — that’s the future of the world,” which sounds more like a general acknowledgement of the way things are headed than some kind of plan to wipe any country off the map.
Ironically, he then claimed that his problem with the "elites" and their "political correctness" is that "it seems that no one dares to tell the truth, even if everyone knows what the truth is." Said elites, he claimed, "want citizens to be frightened, and easily manipulated." Thank goodness there are billionaires of the people like him out there to calm the populace by going around insisting that immigrants and refugees from war torn countries are coming to take their "culture" away.
Commenters, naturally, adored Mateschitz and decided that they will be drinking all of the Red Bull from now on -- and if they keep true to their word, their arguments won't be the only things that are toothless.
Citing this interview, white nationalist Andrew Anglin of The Daily Stormer has now officially declared Red Bull to be the "Official Energy Drink Of The Alt-Right." In fact, Anglin is certain that Mateschitz must be a Daily Stormer reader himself! Which actually would not surprise me as he seems about as wacky as Anglin is.
Anglin says that Mateschitz's willingness to come out as a weird bigot who is ascared that his desired White European culture cannot compete on the free market with all those brown people hanging around is something that would not be possible without Donald Trump:
We should remember that Trumpism has done a lot for us.
Without Trumpism, there’s no way this guy would have the nerve to say this publicly (even though you can tell he believes this just by looking at his face).
It's true. Never before has an Austrian white guy been able to bravely come forward and discuss his hatred of "elites" and "multiculturalism." This is a new one, for sure. Thanks, Trump!
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