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EUROPE ENVIES OUR PEOPLE-CENTERED SYSTEM
Future generations will not grow illusions about capitalism.


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By Heinrich Obenaus


WIEN (Ostmark) - Today the National-Syndikalistische Volkspartei calls upon all the sectors and units to work harder to give full play to the advantages of National-Syndicalism. The people are regarded as the most valuable entity, all the assets of the society are used for the promotion of people’s wellbeing from A to Z and the society develops by dint of the high revolutionary enthusiasm of the popular masses.

Herein lies the superiority of National-Syndicalism over capitalism. To give full play to the advantages of the National-Syndicalism is a more pressing and important priority at present.

Future generations who will not be subjected to exploitation and oppression under free-market liberalism and capitalism and will be in lack of revolutionary tempering, but will emerge as the main force of the revolution nonetheless. Under that situation, if we will neglect to give full display to the advantages of National-Syndicalism, their faith in the workers' revolution will waver and illusion about capitalism will grow among them. As a consequence, they will not devotedly work for defending and glorifying our superior ideology and system.

The faith in National-Syndicalism and indefatigable spirit can be consolidated as firm as a rock and fully displayed only when they keenly feel the advantages of socialist and popular policies through their real life while receiving strenuous ideological education. That is why the Partei stresses the need to fully display the advantages of the Ostmarkian National-Syndicalist system.

All the officials, Partei members and other working people should give the fullest play to the advantages and might of National-Syndicalism under the leadership of the great National-Syndicalist People's Party, so as to glorify the People's Republic of Ostmark as the most powerful country and people’s ideal society to be envied by the whole world.
 

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2019 WILL BE REMEMBERED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS AS A YEAR OF REVIVAL
Without the Wise Leader, we can not even imagine the proud reality of our country.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - 2019 is a significant year in which the Ostmarkian people have written a heroic epic to be eternally recorded in the history of their country under the experienced and tested guidance of Wise Leader Horst Grasser. Thanks to the leadership of the Wise Leader this year, the dignity and might of our state have been further demonstrated, the inexhaustible development potential of National-Syndicalist Ostmark fully displayed and the invincibility of Ostmarkian-style socialism clearly demonstrated.

Volkskanzler Horst Grasser has resolutely weathered the stern tempest of revolution, being responsible for the destiny of the country and people. He made long train journeys to foreign countries in order to defend the sovereignty of the nation, visited islet posts in the forefront to make soldiers keep the spirit of a-match-for-a-hundred and made ceaseless field-guidance to provide the people with happy life.

Without the wise leadership of Horst Grasser, we can not even imagine the proud reality of our country which has emerged from the ashes of poverty and misery as a power while overcoming all sorts of severe trials. The records of the revolutionary activities of the National-Syndicalist People's Party in 2019 are a treasure to be handed down generation after generation.

The Ostmarkian people will strive harder to hasten the victory in the building of a powerful National-Syndicalist nation with great pride and honor of making revolution, led by Wise Leader Horst Grasser, a peerlessly great man.


 

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*The national flag and the flag of the National-Syndicalist People's Party are fluttering in a clear sky over the logo of Television Broadcasting of the People's Republic of Ostmark. People's Chancellor Horst Grasser, sitting behind the desk in his office at the top floor of the Palace of the People's Republic, fades in. *


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Women and Men of Ostmark,
Of the People's Defense Force and the People's Police,
Of the People's Labour Service,
Farmers and Workers,

Dear Comrades,

I extend New Year greetings to the people who are striving with devotion for the dignity and prosperity of our nation with revolutionary faith and patriotic enthusiasm.

Having seen out 2019, a year in which we clearly demonstrated the spirit and might of the great People's Republic of Ostmark that advances by leaps and bounds with confidence in victory, we are seeing in the hope-filled new year 2020.

Last year was a year of brilliant triumph in which the foundations for hastening final victory on all fronts of building a thriving National-Syndicalist nation were consolidated firmly and the invincible might of the Volksrepublik Ostmark was demonstrated under the leadership of the National-Syndikalistische Volkspartei. Last year the harmonious whole of the Partei and the masses of the people was solidified and the purity and might of the revolutionary ranks strengthened.

The ardent yearning of our people for the cause of the National-Syndicalist revolution became intenser as the days went by and they fully manifested their passionate loyalty and pure sense of moral obligation to translate into reality the Party's plans and wishes.

Even in the difficult situation and adverse conditions handed down to us by the Days of Sorrow, last year an upswing was brought about in production in different sectors including agriculture, fishery and chemical, oil extraction and coal-mining industries, opening up bright prospects for the building of an economic giant and improvement of the people’s living standards.

The construction sector kindled the fierce flames for creating the Ostmarkian speed to build many monumental structures that serve as standards and models of National-Syndicalist oriented architecture actually demonstrating the looks of the People's Republic of Ostmark that is realizing its beautiful ideals.

The personnel of the People's Labour Service who engaged in the building of a thriving country achieved breakthroughs in production, construction and modernization and created excellent model units in the spirit of devotedly implementing the Party’s policies and the spirit of match-for-a-hundred combatants.

Fellow Kameraden,

Greeting this significant year, our people are looking back with great pride and dignity upon the glorious history of our Party which have achieved shining victories against capitalist oppressors in the October 2018 National Revolution; they are full of confidence and optimism with a determination to follow the Party and achieve final victory against the western capitalist cliquè of industrialists and lobbies.

In this new year we will ensure that the people-first principle runs through the whole of Party work as appropriate for its nature as a motherly party to make the climate of respecting, loving and depending on them pervade it and Party work focus on improving their living standards. All the organizations and officials of the Party should eliminate abuses of power and bureaucratism, and take warm care of the people and lead them properly to make sure that the latter trust and rely on it as they would do their mothers and throw in their lot with it.

The National-Syndicalist People's Party and the government of our People's Republic will solidify in every respect the bond and solidarity with the world’s progressive peoples who love peace and aspire after independence and justice, and strive to develop good neighbourly relations with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us.

No force in the world can check the advance of the Ostmarkian National-Syndicalist revolution and people who are rushing forward like blizzards filled with rock-firm revolutionary faith and mettle of invincibility under the leadership of the great National-Syndicalist People's Party, and final victory undoubtedly belongs to us.

Let us all staunchly strive to glorify this significant year as a year of great victories and revolutionary, auspicious events, rallied more closely behind the Party and singing aloud the march of our final victory against capitalism.

People of Ostmark, the Days of Sorrow are over!

*The camera slowly zooms out. The flags of the People's Republic of Ostmark and the National-Syndicalist People's Party fade back in on the screen*
 

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No force in the world can check the advance of the Ostmarkian National-Syndicalist revolution and people who are rushing forward like blizzards filled with rock-firm revolutionary faith and mettle of invincibility under the leadership of the great National-Syndicalist People's Party, and final victory undoubtedly belongs to us.
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IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMRADES

"Traitors will meet the sword of the Workers' Revolution" said Volkskanzler Grasser.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - Thousands of citizens gathered this morning in Volksrepublikplatz to commemorate the victims of the Days of Sorrow and remember the vile crimes of the liberal and capitalist regime perpetrated against our nation and our people for over half a century. During the solemn ceremony Volkskanzler Horst Grasser paid tribute to the 3114 victims of capitalist greed and exhorted the nation and the workers to further strive for the making of a new People's Community founded on the principles of equality and proletarian solidarity.

"We will never forget the Days of Sorrow. We will never walk back on our steps. Walking back on our steps will condemn the future generations to live a life of poverty, misery and exploitation. We did not forget homelessness, unemployment and hunger. They are wounds that will never completely heal, but leave permanent scars to testify the dark past from which we, as a nation and as a united people, have so valiantly and proudly reemerged. We will never surrender again this country and its people to the false gods of capitalism and liberalism." said the Wise Leader during his address to the huge crowd gathered infront of the Palace of the People's Republic.

Standing right next to Monument to the Victims of the 2014-2018 Economic Crisis, the statue of Laura Grasser, the Wise Leader promised to defend the People's Republic of Ostmark against all threats, both internal and external, and vowed to ruthlessly annihilate the traitors of the National-Syndicalist Revolution to protect the future of our children, and our children's children "We will find traitors and schemers wherever they are, we will storm and bust their nests and they will meet the mighty sword of the Workers' Revolution. We will have no mercy with those who betrayed the fatherland and the working class." warned the Volkskanzler amid the cheerings of the enthusiastic crowd.
 

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FOR THE RISING GENERATIONS
The National-Syndicalist revolution is love and devotion for the people.

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WIEN (Ostmark) - It is an immutable truth taught by National-Syndicalism that the revolution is, in essence, love for and devotion to the rising generations and the victory of National-Syndicalism depends on the struggle for their wellbeing.

The Ostmarkian people knew that the road of self-prosperity is difficult to follow, but they have chosen it without hesitation and courageously withered all difficulties in order to provide the rising generations with firm foundation for their independent life and eternal prosperity.

The road of National-Syndicalism is the course of fierce class struggle and enemies get more frantic in their moves with the advance of the revolution. If the supreme interests of the people and the nation are abandoned in the face of the raging adverse wind and difficulties, nothing would have remained for the rising generations, except noose of subordination and collapse of the state.

The People's Republic of Ostmark has undergone severe trials which others would not withstand even a week, but advanced like the wind thanks to our Wise Leader Horst Grasser who laid firm foundation for self-prosperity while tirelessly working for the future of the present generation.

It is the intention of the National-Syndicalist People's Party that we should do everything possible for the rising generations to stay true to the values and the principles of our national revolution. Nothing is impossible for the revolutionary people working for bringing earlier the excellent future with warm love for the rising generations.
 

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SUDINSEL TO BECOME OSTMARK'S FIRST SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE

"Sudinsel will become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Europe" said Volkskanzler Grasser.

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SUDINSEL (Ostmark) - The Volksrat has approved with unanimity the establishment of the Sonderwirtschaftszone-Sudinsel (Special Economic Zone-Sudinsel) within the Autonome Provinz Sudinsel (Autonomous Province of Sudinsel), Ostmark's archipelago located to the south.

People's Chancellor Horst Grasser said that the long-awaited People's Assembly approval would help spur economic growth in the area. The Volksregierung has massive development plans for the island, including the construction of luxury hotels and resorts to compete with more popular Gallian and Retalian tourist destinations. Ostmark is still lagging behind in efforts to reach the goals of its "maritime economy" plans, the Volkskanzler said.

The creation of a Special Economic Zone in Sudinsel will allow Ostmark to set up a huge and profitable tourism industry, where domestic and foreign investments are expected to pour in once all special laws and regulations come into effect.
 

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We are pleased to note the increasing opportunities for economic engagement between Ostmark and the world. As a foremost friend of the Volksrepublik, this Commissariat formally submits a request from the Chamber of Commerce at Monserans to send a delegation to Sudinsel to explore avenues for investment and joint venture opportunities.

On behalf of Commissar Lavosnier
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AUTONOME PROVINZ SUDINSEL - VOLKSREPUBLIK OSTMARK
AUTONOMOUS PROVINCE OF SUDINSEL - PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF OSTMARK

Esteemed Kameraden of the Serazinist Republic of Serenierre,

The Board of Directors of the Sudinsel Special Economic Zone will gladly welcome the delegation of the Manserans Chamber of Commerce to begin exploratory talks related to possible investment opportunities in the newly established the Sudinsel SEZ.

Renewing the historical friendship between our peoples,
This office sends its best regards,

The Provincial Council of the Autonomous Province of Sudinsel.
 

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HORST GRASSER GIVES LECTURE AT THE RED STAR UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
The Wise Leader then received a decoration in the "Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour" and the "Medal for Merits for the People".

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - This morning Volkskanzler Horst Grasser lectured hundreds of students of the Red Star University of Political Science in the Kadikistani Union. His lecture titled "The worker and his illusions in a capitalist system" explained the illusion in which disheartened workers live under a capitalist system, enlighting the downsides and the tremendous consequences of life in a materialistic and consumerist society.

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Horst Grasser said:
So what is so charming about capitalism and why is it constantly challenged at the same time?

The answer is not as obvious as it seems.

In Ostmark we used to live in a bubble in which the "There is no alternative" mantra was repeated over and over by the liberal political establishments and by its subservient medias.

Most of us were ready to accept this fact simply because an alternative to capitalism was not available within our borders. To most people the downsides of capitalism such as unemployment, inequality, poverty and the discrimination of men and women on the basis of their wealth and social status was an acceptable collateral damage as long as they were allowed too keep a hold on what they owned: their television, their smartphone, their car, their home, their computers.

For centuries the capitalist and consumerist system had brainwashed the entire working class to believe that happiness could only be reached by owning and buying a large ammount of luxury goods. It didn't matter if workers lost their jobs or if entire families were evicted from their homes in the process - it didn't matter as long as they could keep dreaming about owning the latest electronic devices and brands. That's what happiness is all about in a materialistic and consumerist society.

None of us were ready for the coming storm, but when the storm struck we quickly realized that the latest brand and model of smartphones and cars couldn't feed our children, and our illusions about happiness being the result of ownership of goods soon collapsed under the weight of the lies of the predominant liberal and capitalist political establishment.

As you all know the revolution in Ostmark developed after a general election, and despite the huge suffering inflicted upon our people during the years preceding that election, large portions of society were still skeptical about our agenda and our solutions simply because the few who held a grip on their wealth were extremely scared to lose it.

A Workers' Revolution however is not about deprivation, it is about redistribution within the frameworks of a society founded on social justice and equality. Inevitably in all human societies there will be individuals who will own or have access to more goods than others. What really matters is that such ownership or access does not deny another individual's right to live his life in dignity, to feed his children, to provide them a good education and secure them a good future.

Some of you might be wondering how all this related to any of you, given your backgrounds as citizens of the Kadikistani Union who never had such an experience. Well, the point is that some of you, or someone outside this room, might be wondering if capitalism can serve as an alternative to the system in place. Some of you surely have had the chance to travel in a capitalist country and might have fell prey to the glamour of sport cars and luxury hotels that were apparently available to anyone simply by climbing the social ladder and ammass a considerable ammount of money.

The reality of the capitalist system is that those who are already standing on the top of the ladder will never allow you to climb it. Instead, they will set up a system in which they will allow you to dream about it, but exploit you in the process and make sure you will live just above subsistence and chain you to a quasi-slavery system that forces you to work for food. Your life will be one of deprivations and wage slavery, but with a constant mediatic exposure to a wealth you can keep dreaming about.

They will constantly remind you that employers are doing you a favor by employing you, considering how hard it is to find a job in a country with two digits unemployment such as pre-revolutionary Ostmark. They will ask you to tighten your belt, because that is what "the market" demands from you. They will blame you for living above your means and condemn your children to live a life of deprivation nonetheless.

From that moment onward, it will be only up to you. Will you endure your child's cries for food? Will you survive a cold winter with no heat? Will you accept to see your parents denied medical care because their pensions do not allow them to afford an insurance? And what will you do when the authorities on behalf of the bank will evict you and your family from your home for not being able to pay the mortage that month?

If you are ready to accept all of that, then capitalism is just the right system for you.

Luckily for you, sooner or later someone will stand up and say:
"I will not be plundered any longer".

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"Mon dieu," he said under his breath. "The old man just doesn't stop does he?" The president laughed, "I will not be plundered any longer?" he mockingly repeated. "How pompous! Herr Grasser is certainly being dramatic this year." A copy of the Ostmarker news publication was on the table in front of them in the lobby.

"I think this is quite enough," Elisabeth Martinique said crisply. "Be careful."

"Young girl, remember who you're talking to," he hissed. "I was Premier before you too! I know how it works."

"Yes, I remember. Five years of chaos. Followed by my fifteen years of stability. I think we both know who is more capable."

"Enough," Commissar Lavosnier intervened. "Let's keep this discussion civil. We are after all in Kadikistan, we need to be on our guard."

President Hortefeux said: "God awful Ivar, Directorate 77 could whip these fractious blasphemers into shape."

Elisabeth smiled. "Well, we should certainly hope so."
 

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VOLKRAT APPROVES ESTABLISHMENT OF WALLIAN AUTONOMOUS PROVINCE
Slavian minorities in North-Eastern Ostmark achieve greater autonomy.

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Wilhelmstadt-Vilgélmgrad (WALLIA) - During this morning's plenary session at the Palast der Volksrepublik, the deputies of the People's Assembly approved the establishment of the Autonomous Province of Wallia (Autonome Provinz Wallien - Volksrepublik Ostmark / Automnaya Guberniya Valliya - Ostmarkaya Narodnaya Respublika) granting more decisional powers to the kadikistani-speaking slavian minorities in the north-east. According to the last census, Wallia is home to 35,000 ethnic slavians.

Amongst the changes introduced by the establishment of the new administrative unit there is institutional bilingualism and the teaching of Kadikistani language starting in elementary schools. The vehicles of the People's Police will also be displaying the bilingual decals Volkspolizei-Narodnaja Policija, while the officers will be encouraged to take kadikistani language lessons to renew their bond with the local communities.

"The National-Syndicalist People's Party values cultural and historical heritages, and the approval of the establishment of the Autonomous Province of Wallia is a testament to the uniting spirit of our political and social system, in which all individuals can find a place and take advantage of all the constitutional rights and privileges. The Slavian minority has for centuries contributed to the glory and the prosperity of Ostmark and its status as a proud, independent and sovereign nation, and never hesitated to take up arms in the defense of the fatherland during times of crisis. Ostmark is also the home of the Slavian minority of which they feel undoubtely part of." said Volkskanzler Grasser during a press conference at the Palace of the People's Republic.

Wallia became part of the Duchy of Ostmark in the mid 15th century during the years of the "Eastern Push", a policy adopted by Ostmarkian Dukes to extend their dominions in lands previously controlled by slavian polities and communities. Theories suggest the word "Wallia" derives from the old germanian word for "Strangers", which was often used to refer to all non-germanian people. The area soon became know as "The land of the strangers", or Wallia, and it retained its toponym up to modern times.
 

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INTERVIEW WITH VOLKSKANZLER GRASSER

An informal chat with the Wise Leader.

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Heinrich Obenaus: Good afternoon Volkskanzler Grasser. Another New Year's Eve is gone, the second one since the National-Syndicalist revolution.

Horst Grasser: Good afternoon Mr Obenaus. Yes, we are entering the second year since our liberation and the foundation of our dear People's Republic. I suppose i should quote a number of figures from official data and reports to confirm the good health of our national economy and the positive growth registered in the last year. However, i do like to measure the state of our economy by checking on the well-being of the people and the letters of support, but also of criticism, i receive on a monthly basis.

Heinrich Obenaus: Do people write to you a lot? And what do they tell you, or ask you?

Horst Grasser: Fathers and mothers, kids, elders. They send me letters to express their concerns, to report criticalities, to encourage me in my work, to express their agreement or even disagreement with my policies and reforms.

Heinrich Obenaus: Can you give us an example of criticisim?

Horst Grasser: In late October 2018, during the very early hours and days of the People's Republic of Ostmark, a landlord from Wilhelmstadt criticized the Affordable Houses Act, which basically states that rents can in no way drain more than 1/3 of a worker's salary. He protested over the fact he was not allowed to set a higher rent, thus curbing his profit and income in the future.

Heinrich Obenaus: And what was your reaction?

Horst Grasser: We met in Wilhelmstadt and had a chat. Most of his apartments were empty anyway and as a matter of fact he was not profiting as much as he wanted to. Only two, out of 8 apartments, had residents paying the rent. In the end he agreed that with 8 fully occupied apartments under the Affordable Houses Act, he could have secured a higher profit for the next year than by keeping 6 apartments empty due to rents being too high for the average salary.

Heinrich Obenaus: So in short you explained him that the profit of private businessmen can be compatible with the dignity and the rights of the working class, as long as it is regulated by laws that defend and secure dignity and rights.

Horst Grasser: Yes, and this is the essence of National-Syndicalism. We do not deny the right to conduct private economic activities, but they must not be detrimental to the rest of society and they must not lead to a state of deprivation of basic and fundamental needs such as housing. We were fighting a relentless war on homelessness. Many houses were empty and many citizens were homeless. So i said: Why don't we provide a job to those people and make sure they can afford to pay the rent?

Heinrich Obenaus: Do people ever ask you to help them?

Horst Grasser: Not as much as during the first months of my administration, but sometimes they still do.

Heinrich Obenaus: What was the most touching and heartbreaking help request you've ever received?

Horst Grasser: Well.. it is very hard to make a ranking of such terrible stories. Those days were truly dramatic and desperate. Tens of thousands were living off the streets. Starving, in some cases. Freezing, in all cases. Winter was quickly approaching, we were running out of time and money. We were lacking resources to help everybody, but we wanted to help everybody nonetheless. At some point in November we were lacking the funds to buy pens and paper for the public administration offices. Employees of the Wien Town Hall for example were instructed to bring their own pencils from home.

Heinrich Obenaus: There must be one case, out of so many desperate situations, that you still remember for one particular reason.

Horst Grasser: In fact, there is one. It was a mother and wife, with three children in elementary school age. Her husband was disabled, and lost his job due to his disability. That of course led to an eviction from their apartment, and they became homeless as a result. In her letter she told me they had been living under the railway bridge, the one near Hirschfelden Strasse, for two months and the situation was, for obvious reasons, unbearable. Her three kids were ill, but since neither she or her husband had a job, they had no access to medical care for their couldn't afford an insurance plan. Shortly after that the People's Assembly approved the reform of the national healthcare service and extended full coverage to all ostmarkian citizens.

Heinrich Obenaus: And how did you react to that letter?

Horst Grasser: Emotionally or practically?

Heinrich Obenaus: Both.

Horst Grasser: I was perfectly aware of such situations, but reading those words was a devastating emotional experience. I was assailed by both anger and sorrow, but i quickly collected myself and swiftly reacted. It also led to a precedent heavily criticized by my advisors.

Heinrich Obenaus: What do you mean?

Horst Grasser: We had no money and we were facing a catastrophe, economic and social, even worse than the one we had been facing during the 2014-2018 economic crisis. I had no other choice but to give those people a temporary shelter in the Palace of the People's Republic. And then more calls for help came in. Tens of families in similar situations were desperately crying for help. I really had no other choice. Other than leaving those people to freeze and starve on the streets, and when my advisors warned me and said "We can't transform the seat of the parliament and the government in a homeless camp. We'll run out of rooms", i told them "Then i'll sack a few advisors and create new temporary shelters in their offices".. i'll let you guess their reaction..

Heinrich Obenaus: They changed their mind and supported your course of action.

Horst Grasser: Of course..

Heinrich Obenaus: May i ask you what happened to that family after that? How are they doing now?

Horst Grasser: A few months later they moved to one of the apartments in the new residential areas in the outskirts of Wien. The woman is employed now. Her husband receives a disability pension as prescribed by the law and he is currently assisted by the National-Syndicalist People's Welfare. The children are in school and they have received clothes and books.

Heinrich Obenaus: Let's completely change the subject. After the establishment of the Sudinsel Special Economic Zone che Larsian ministry of foreign affairs issued a warning travel to its citizens, claiming that Ostmark does not respect human rights. What was your reaction?

Horst Grasser: It is the apotheosis of hypocrisy when monarchies lecture workers' republics such as the People's Republic of Ostmark on human rights. I, contrary to popular beliefs, am not a nobleman or an aristocrat of any sort. My position has been earned by popular vote and support - unless someone wants to dispute the results of the free and fair elections held in October 2018. Ostmark surely does not adhere to the common standards of a "liberal democracy", but liberal democracies have security services that act against those groups and individuals who pose a threat to the establishment, don't they? Would the Grand Duchy of Lars allow the election of an anti-monarchy political party that seeks to dethrone the royal family and change form of government from Grand Duchy to Republic? I don't think they would. In this sense, there is absoloutely no difference between our State Security Service, which protects Ostmark from destabilizing forces, and the Larsian intelligence agencies that performs the same duties.

But my real question is: where were all these human rights champions when ostmarkian children were fainting in classrooms due to starvation? Where were all these human rights champions when mothers and fathers lacked the money to feed their children? And where were they when unemployed young boys and girls hanged themselves? Where were they? You see, this is exactly what's wrong with so-called "liberal democracies". They mention human rights and democracy only when their establishment is seriously challenged by an alternative force. Even here in Ostmark, during the Days of Sorrows, the liberals were quick to label us as extremists and populists, and claim that we exploited poverty and suffering to win the support of the population. So let me ask you another question: why didn't they act against poverty and unemployment if they knew we were exploiting such tragedies to win the elections? Why didn't they fix the issues, rather than blaming us for taking an advantage? I'll tell you why: because they would rather accept the suffering of their people than aknowledge the criticalities and cruelty of their social and economic system. To those people, poverty and starvation are just fine as long as their free-market capitalist and individualistic societies are preserved. To them, the people are irrelevant. Their only goal is to preserve their power and therefor the power of their sponsors, the capitalist lobbiest.

Let me make this very clear: Ostmark will never repay its public debt to international loan sharks. This includes that debt we owe to the Grand Duchy of Lars. We will also never return land and resources to multinationals and we will never allow international zionist capitalist cliquès to enrich themselves by sucking our nation dry of resources. Our People's Republic is a Workers' Republic that prioritizes workers rights over corporate profit, as far as humanely possible. We will never amend our values and social system to accomodate globalist forces that regard humans as trading goods. We are ready to trade, cooperate and talk with all the nations that respect our sovereignty and wish to conduct relations with us on an equal ground - the best example is our neighbor to the west, the Union of Eiffelland-Retalia, with which we've had nothing but good diplomatic relations and displayed astonishing cooperation several times in the past, in the face of those that think two nations with different political system can't be good neighbors.

However, we will undoubtely shun and dismiss all those nations that want to impose their system on Ostmark simply because they think they know better than us or because they think they have the moral authority to dictate what is good and what is bad for everyone else. We decide what is good and what is bad for us, this is a non-negotiable requirement to conduct talks with the Volksrepublik Ostmark.

Heinrich Obenaus: Thank you for your time Herr Volkskanzler.

Horst Grasser: As always, it's been a pleasure Mr Obenaus.
 
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CAPITALIST MEDIAS IMBUE THE PEOPLE WITH THE BURGEOIS IDEA

We will not fall prey again to the machinations of the international capitalist lobbies.

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By Heinrich Obenaus

WIEN (Ostmark) - Mass media in capitalist societies talk much about "freedom of speech", but in fact it is no more than a reptile bugler for defending the reactionary internal and external policies of the ruling class, the capitalist class, and representing their interests. Their medias serve as carriers which propagate and nourish the corrupt bourgeois idea, culture and way of life.

The ruling class in such societies uses the press as a means of benumbing the sound ideological consciousness of people and commercial profit-making organizations for their profits. Owing to the bourgeois idea and culture spread by the press, various crimes like exploitation and plunder, fraud and deception, murder and flesh traffic are prevalent, immorality and racial discrimination and misanthropy are rampant in the capitalist society, where immigrants are merely regarded as resources and as a cheap and expendable labor force to be assigned to the hardest jobs the rest of society refuses to undertake whereas in the People's Republic of Ostmark all individuals are granted the same dignity and the same value.

The people's consciousness of independence is being benumbed and they are ideologically and culturally being poisoned and degenerated owing to the influence of the press which imbues the people with the bourgeois idea and culture. Their so-called free press is a tool for implementing the aggressive anti-workers policies of the ruling class, that regards humans as trade commodities to be moved from one country to another.


The capitalist press also plays a big role in rationalizing the exploitation and suppression of the popular masses and the aggression and plunder of other countries and spreading the reactionary idea and culture to obliterate the independent ideological consciousness.
 

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We can confirm that also we consider the cooperation with the Volksrepublik Ostmark fruitful and good. We also acknowledge that it should be the Ostmarkers to decide on how they want to be governed and under which economic system they want to live.
However, His Excellency Volkskanzler Grasser's recent remarks regarding constitutional monarchies and liberal democracies leave us puzzled. As you know, Eiffelland-Retalia itself is also a constitutional monarchy and a liberal democracy, complete with freedom of speech. It will be up to the economists and the historians to determine why the economic situation in Ostmark escalated so badly in the years precediing the October 2018 change in power, but the liberal democracy in itself was not the problem, only the way the liberal democracy worked in Ostmark. Eiffelland-Retalia and Lars are examples of well-functioning liberal democracies with free market systems where the population leads a comfortable life without starvation. Maybe because the liberal democracy allowed the social market economy to establish itself, but nevertheless.

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On behalf of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Workers' Party, the Council of People's Commissariats, the All-Union People's Assembly and the united soldiers, workers and peasants of the Kadikistani Union, I have the honour of congratulating our most esteemed Comrades and Allies in the Glorious People's Republic of Ostmark. By creating the Autonomous Province of Wallia our Western friends have taken a giant leap forward in achieving an even firmer solidified internal harmony. The latter being essential to the advancement of socialism and thus the further emancipation of the working class. Along with the People's Federal Socialist Republic of Kadikistan, the People's Republic of Ostmark now proudly stands as an example for other multi-national countries in their endeavours for stability, harmony, equality and freedom. The visionary wisdom of the Ostmarkian popular leader, Weiser Fuhrer Horst Grasser, seemingly knows no bounds. Know that your most loyal friends in the Free East watch with pride, in awe and with a deafening applause.

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WE WILL NO LONGER BE PLUNDERED!
The invincible military of the Volksrepublik Ostmark is a firm guarantee of sovereignty.

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WIEN (Ostmark) - The revolutionary mission set forth by our beloved Wise Leader People's Chancellor Horst Grasser reflects the iron faith of the National-Syndikalistische Volkspartei to counter the isolating and stifling moves of the hostile forces and open the road to National-Syndicalist construction by steadily building up our own force under the unfurled banner of achieving prosperity by dint of self-reliance.

All people should fully demonstrate once again the spirit and mettle of National-Syndicalist Ostmark by breaking through head-on all the barriers to our advance and achieving a great victory by dint of self-reliance as intended by the Partei. Today’s offensive for making a breakthrough head-on is the traditional way of struggle of our people who are confident and sure of the imminent final victory against the hostile international capitalist lobbies

The leadership of the National-Syndicalist People's Party is instrumental in winning the victory of the offensive. The idea and decision of our Party is science and victory. This is the faith and will of all the Ostmarkian people. The inexhaustible strength of our united and diligent people is the source of victory. The politico-ideological strength of the single-hearted unity is immeasurable.

Strong national power is needed to counter the threat of aggression with the treasured sword of revolution, respond to the pressure with tough stand and meet one’s own demands. We have tremendous strength with which we can realize what we are determined to do. The invincible military capability of the Volksrepublik Ostmark is a firm guarantee for the defense of our national sovereignty and the working class.
 
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