[lit-ideas] Re: Thereabouts
- From: "epostboxx" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ("epostboxx")
- To: Lit-Ideas <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 12:26:22 +0100
On 11. Dec 2022, at 00:44, David Ritchie wrote:
“This week you might ask some Germans. Or maybe not; I don’t know if they
have that word.
This week Heinrich XIII, Prince Reuss of Greiz and 25 of his most faithful
subjects were arrested by the German police. According to Wikipedia, “[t]he
General Federal Prosecutor Office said: 'The arrested suspects belong to a
terrorist organization which was founded by the end of November 2021 at the
latest and which has set itself the goal of overthrowing the existing state
order in Germany and replacing it with its own form of state, the outlines of
which have already been worked out.'"
There doesn't seem to be a single German word for the English "seditious";
Apple's Dictionary app gives "aufrührerisch staatsgefährdend" - i.e., an
adjective applied to legal offences that are "state-threatenly inflammatory" or
"inflammatorily state-threatening" (take your pick). That same app translates
the appellation "Aufruhrer" as "rabble-rouser"; according to the General
Federal Prosecutor, the suspects arrested have gone a little further than that.
The Guardian has a current article on current events involving 'seditious'
German groups on its website:
The Reichsbürger plot: sinister plan to overthrow the German state or just a
And for more on the Reichsbürger Movement, see:
The whole movement seems ridiculous ("back to the German borders of 1937",
'restoration' of the monarchy, etc.) but has been taken seriously enough by the
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (Federal Office for the Protection of the
Constitution - which has been monitoring the group since 2016) to ultimately
initiate raids this week involving thousands of police officers searching "more
than 130 sites (including homes, offices, and storage facilities) throughout
Germany, one of the largest anti-extremist raids in the nation's history."
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