Posts Tagged ‘rightists’


七月 29, 2018


(u.a. für den Österreichischen Bundespräsidenten Alexander van der Bellen)




alle menschen sind f
alle menschen sind ff
alle menschen sind fff
alle menschen sind fffr
alle menschen sind fffrr
alle menschen sind fffrrr



als vogel,

als wild.

alle haben dieselben würdenträger
und die gleichen rechten
von geburt an. nicht wahr?

alle sind mit vernunft begabt
und mit gewissen,
außer dem innenminister.

sie sollen einander begegnen
in brüderlichkeit. ach ja. 1948.
nach dem krieg
nach der shoah
auch zwei chinesen waren dabei.

muss man die menschenrechte erklären?
muss man oder frau die menschen erklären?
wahrscheinlich schon immer in jeder familie
in jedem dorf oder haushalt
jeder und jedem
an jedem sonn-und feiertag,
an jedem werktag.


und so weiter in alle ewigkeit amen.

MW Juli 2018





“FPÖ: verlässlich rechtsextrem”

六月 23, 2017

Bernhard Weidinger Der jüngste Text auf unserem STANDARD-Userblog erschien mit Verzögerung. Grund war der von uns ursprünglich gewählte Titel: “FPÖ: verlässlich rechtsextrem”. Unter diesem Titel, wurde uns von STANDARD-Seite mitgeteilt, könne der Text nicht erscheinen, da Leser*innen “der notwendige Kontext fehle, wenn sie nur den Titel lesen”. Außerdem sei es “Usus in Österreich”, die FPÖ […]

via Was geht — FIPU


四月 25, 2017


es geht um strach.
um angst und schrecken.
genau wie in österreich, ungarn, frankreich.
was glauben sie, glauben
frau angst und herr schrecken
wirklich das was sie sagen?
ich glaub sie glauben
an angst und schrecken
mehr als genug
für affen für deutschland.

MW April 2017




warum spricht niemand von österreich
warum spricht niemand in österreich von österreich
im radio, im fernsehen
warum vergleicht niemand
die extremen rechten?
warum fragt niemand den außenminister
warum er sich nicht deklariert hat?
(in österreich! )

MW April 2017


四月 24, 2017


warum spricht niemand in österreich
von extremen rechten in österreich
warum fragt niemand den außenminister
warum er sich nicht deklariert hat

MW April 2017


一月 19, 2017



he is very very limited
he is very very limited
he is very very limited
he is very very limited
we are very very limited

MW January 2017



I am not happy!
my son’s very eloquent
we aren’t happy!
says a man at the bar
otherwise we’d be at home
we aren’t happy
except Austria’s leading
in downhill or slalom
then we are happy
some of us
for a short while

January 2017



where is italy?
where is the moon?
where is feldkirchen in kärnten?
am i going to see you
on the other side
of the moon?
please please please
please please please
please please please
wake up and tell me
you’ ll be alright

MW January 2017



so eine große
so eine schöne
so eine großzügige Frau
so eine große Lehrerin
so viel Geduld
so viel Liebe
so offen
für Neues
so ernsthaft
so warm
so eine große
so eine gute
so ein großer Mensch

sie sieht so jugendlich aus

MW Januar 2017







tiere sind wir, schön wie die tiere
bäume sind wir, schön wie das licht
hänge sind wir, stark wie der wind
tiere sind wir, froh wie die tiere
tiere sind wir, erbärmliche tiere

MW Januar 2017







ein kreuz auf dem dach
ein haus des gebets
wächst das rettende auch?

MW Januar 2017



ich bin nicht glücklich!
mein sohn schreit sehr deutlich.
wir sind auch nicht glücklich!
sagt ein mann an der bar,
sonst wären wir zuhause!
wir sind alle nicht glücklich
außer beim slalom
führt österreich
dann sind wir glücklich
jedenfalls manche
jedenfalls irgendwer
für eine zeit

MW Januar 2017



nächster halt!
nächster halt!
hat sein gutes gehabt

MW Jänner 2017




十一月 6, 2016



are very small
is also short

MW November 2016



sind ziemlich klein
ist auch noch

MW November 2016

WARUM? warum spricht fischer nicht gegen hofer?

七月 5, 2016
photo by David Howard

photo by David Howard


warum spricht fischer
nicht gegen hofer?
warum beschützt er nicht die verfassung?
warum spricht der verfassungsgerichtshof
in österreich
nicht gegen die rechten?
woher kommt die verfassung?
wovor soll sie schützen?

MW Juli 2016


AAAAAAAHHHHH! Es gab nicht genug Ablehnung. Nicht genug Abgrenzen. Zuviel, viel zuviel Akzeptieren, Ermöglichen, Zusammenarbeiten. Wer die 2. Republik infrage stellt, Verbotsgesetz etc., darf den Staat nicht repräsentieren. Wer das nicht kapiert, schadet uns allen.

Photo by David Howard

Photo by David Howard

SPRING IS A WONDERFUL SEASON – April 15, 2016 in Vienna. #Schutzbefohlene *

四月 15, 2016



April 15, 2016 in Vienna. #Schutzbefohlene *
Spring is a wonderful season,
trees spilling their green.
Some are cut, some are planted.
Downstairs across they are planting a park,
used to be train tracks.

Last year we had refugees at the station.

Spring is a wonderful season.

They said it was 90,000 people or so
in all of Austria,
mostly in a few months,
who wanted to stay in this country.
Ten times more went on to Germany.
So many people wanted to help.
Train workers, even police.
Volunteers, often more than enough.
We live in the neighbourhood.
My daughter Maia went down to play with the refugee children.
After a while she knew the volunteers.
It was safe.
The refugees staid down by the station.
Some people from our house took in refugees.

There was discussion to use the shop,
the empty shop downstairs in this new house,
for refugee quarters.
Just for the winter.
That shop has bathrooms and everything.

But then they closed down at the station.
It was in December.
They took them with buses, they said, from the border.
On to Germany.
If you said you wanted Germany, they let you in.
They were building a fence.
So in December, the station was empty.
Maybe Mid-December.
No quarters in our house.
But people still coming in.
Coming up through the Balkans, used to be Yugoslavia.

In early January we played Tarot down in the library.
We have a library in our house.
And we play cards, for a few pennies.
On Friday nights.
We have had readings, and even theatre.
Gudrun and Peter, they built a stage.
Downstairs in the big common room.
We had a night reciting Bob Dylan.
Down you masters of war.

But then in January, there was Cologne.
In Cologne at the train station, on New Year’s Night.
Hundreds of women harassed.
Raped, one or two.
Many foreign men there at the train station.
Not enough police, or police doing nothing.
We should discuss this, one of us said.
We had been playing cards.
What is there to discuss, there ‘s not much in the news.
Maybe social networks did play a role.
I want to discuss this.
These refugees becoming a problem.
What is there to discuss, there’s not much in the news.
These refugees becoming a problem.
A discussion is stupid, without any facts.
So one of us went away in a huff.

Later I was away, I was in China.
In southern China, a poetry trip.
From southern China to Southeast Asia.
The year before they went to Vietnam.
Wrote some good poetry.
Vietnam wars in the background,
including China attacking Vietnam.
And other stuff, daily life.
Morning routine.

This year I went with them through Southeast Asia.
Poets from all over China. 16 or 17.
One or two guides.
Guides of Chinese extraction.
Thailand, Singapore. And Malaysia.
Then back to Nanning, to southern China.

Poetry meetings, almost every night.
Sometimes more.
One time in the airport.
Plane was delayed, nothing better to do, call a poetry meeting.
Poems written there on the road.

Yi Sha has this dream, before every border.
Dreaming they won’t let him through.
Normally he writes down all his dreams.
Makes for good poetry.
But not this time, he was afraid.
Only when we were safe in Malaysia.

They had a crackdown, in Kuala Lumpur.
There was an attack in Indonesia.
Muslim majority in Malaysia, too.
If the father is Muslim, the child has to be Muslim.
Not Chinese or anything else.
It was not like this before.
At least according to our guide.
They have elections and a Sultan.
Or they call him a King, at least in Chinese.

It’s a beautiful country.
Tribes in the woods.
Our guide lived with a tribe for a week.
For a project at university.
She was very young, has a small child.
She speaks Fukien Chinese.
Mandarin with the tourists, of course.
Liked to talk about sex.
Malaysian men with many wives.
Just a few Muslims, who can afford it.

On February first, I came back to Austria.
Refugees still coming, though not so many.
News had been shifting.
Creating a climate against refugees.
We put a limit on loving our neighbours.
That was a poster.
The foreign minister, he’s very young.
The interior ministress.
She’s not there any more now, she’ll become governess.
Governor of Lower Austria.
And the candidate.
Their candidate for Federal President.

President is just a figurehead here.
Like in Germany.
In Germany, he is elected in parliament.
So he is from the majority party.
He or she.

In Austria, everyone votes for the President.
Everyone should.
Everyone is automatically registered, every citizen.
Nowadays you can vote in advance.
Local district office.
Ballot per mail, or there at the office.
That guy for limits on loving your neighbour won’t make it.
He’s trailing far behind in the polls.
But his policies are federal policy.

They let that happen, the Social Democrats.
They are the majority.
But they let it happen, they are just like the rightists.
News had been shifting.
These refugees becoming a problem.
Some Social Democrats work with the Rightists.
Those other Rightists.
That Freedom Party.
Some Neo-Nazis.
Some Neo-Nazis cling to this party.
Some were just Liberals.
In the 1980s they were for joining the European Community.
Anyway now they are shameless Rightists.
Austria should not be ashamed, they proclaim.
Including old Nazis, including SS.

And Social Democrats think they should work with them.
But they are trailing, the Social Democrats.
Maybe their candidate will fall behind,
though not as far as the one with the limits.
They are far behind, both of them.

Three candidates are in front.
Front-runner is from the Green Party.
They always were for refugees.
And there is a woman.
Not from a party.
A former judge.
Liberal views, for the economy.
Definitely not from the Left.
Those two were leading.
But Freedom Party candidate is closing up.

No, he doesn’t say we are all Germans.
Though he says many things.
Austrians first, don’t be ashamed.
Don’t be ashamed of anything.
Works better than just talk about limits.

So I’ve voted already, ten days in advance.

I’m afraid.
That Freedom guy is worse than Trump.
Similar causes why they are so popular.

Austria is very small.
President is just a figurehead.
But I’m afraid.

Austria becomes Hungary.
Headline in Switzerland, two days ago.
Rightist government, fences.
Italy protesting, not only Greece.
Against Austria, in the EU.

EU has been weak.
Rightist reactions in Eastern Europe.
Rightist rhetoric against refugees.
From Social Democrats, some of them.
EU is weak, was very weak in the Yugoslav wars.

Mid-April sun is shining outside.
Spring is a beautiful season,
trees spilling their green.
Some are cut, some are planted.
Downstairs across they are planting a park.

Martin Winter
April 15, 2016
*Schutzbefohlene means people placed under protection. It is the title of a play by Elfriede Jelinek, the Austrian author who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2004. She wrote the play in 2013. It was performed, by refugees, at University of Vienna on April 14, 2016, when a group of rightists stormed the stage. They sprayed red paint and reportedly injured performers, including children. I wrote the long poem above on Friday morning, April 15. I had not been at the performance and knew nothing about the incident before my text was finished. But I think my text works as background reading, at least.




四月 13, 2016

ru ye sheying


österreich ist das viertreichste land
das ist ein ganz großer notstand

der bundeskanzler ist ein feiger hund
das ist ein ganz großer notstand

sonst fällt mir leider auch nichts mehr ein
das ist ein ganz großer notstand

MW April 2016

Lieber Gott

March 20: danube, cherries, liu xiaobo

三月 21, 2012

6 on the beach near the northern tip of the island in the danube at vienna, march 20, 2012


the danube flows
vienna starts
somewhere downstream.
the island goes
a couple miles
or maybe four.
they have an ice-cream stand today
with buttermilk and radio.

i came to see the cherry trees.
they’re fast asleep.
they need another month or so.
in april we may still have snow.
the cherry trees are from japan.
i went there 19 years ago.
it was before i knew my wife.
i went by boat.
it took two days.
and almost everyone was sick
except the crew.
a boat from china to japan
in january, in ’93.
the plum trees bloomed among the snow.
in february, when i was there.

it’s nice and warm.
the danube flows.
they had an earthquake in japan
a year ago, a little more.
the biggest one they ever had
or maybe not. but very big
with 20.000 people dead
and nuclear power plants kaput.
and still the trees bloomed like before.

it’s nice and warm.
the danube flows.
a month ago the cherry trees
and rhododendrons were in bloom
in taiwan, just a month ago.
it was quite warm. we even swam
in mountain streams.
and austria had lots of snow.

today they read for liu xiaobo
they have a day for poetry
when spring begins, from the un
the 18th was for prisoners
in china and america.
for prisoners of politcs.
they have a day for everyone.

the danube flows.
i brought my son to therapy.
he goes to school. there’s progress now.
he speaks much more.
our daughter doesn’t read a lot
but on the whole we’re doing fine.

the danube flows.
this city is a crying shame.
they say it’s very beautiful.
a neonazi gets a third,
a little less.
a rightist. just like hungary.
a little bit more affluent.

the danube flows.

MW    March 20, 2012

This one’s for all the bloggers out there

Susan Sontag: Pay attention to the world

Elfriede Jelinek

政治與戲劇     Vaclav Havel/文  董恆秀/譯

March 21, Kardinal Nagl Square, U3 subway, Vienna. Many bees in the tree.

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