Germany - Cardinal spreads antisemitic conspiracy myths

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller
Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller held a powerful position in the Vatican. The 73-year-old is now spreading anti-Jewish myths about the crown pandemic. The German bishops are silent.

The German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller (73) has spread conspiracy myths about an allegedly planned synchronization of people after Corona and a surveillance state. The former Regensburg bishop and former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican spoke in an interview that there was a financially strong elite behind measures against the pandemic.

According to Müller, “people sitting on the throne of their wealth” see “an opportunity now to push through their agenda.” Such formulations have long appeared in conspiracy ideologies and have recently been transferred to the Crown Pandemic. For those familiar with the conspiracy ideology scene, these are clear antisemitic stereotypes.

Last week, the Catholic-conservative “Institute of St. Boniface” from Austria sniffed out a recording of a conversation with the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith lasting 2:19 minutes. Müller confirmed the authenticity of the interview to a German news agency via email. The Vatican did not initially respond to the DPA News agency’s request. The German Bishops’ Conference did not comment on those statements and referred to their call for vaccination.
Political scientist and conspiracy theorist Jan Rathje told the DPA News agency about Müller’s claims: “The statements can mostly be interpreted in terms of conspiracy ideology.” The cardinal and judge of the Vatican Supreme Court also explicitly mentioned the American-Jewish investor George Soros. This could be considered an anti-Semitic code, Rathje said.

Müller said that “people don’t really want to be created and bought out” by people like former Microsoft chief Bill Gates or Klaus Schwab, head of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The two, like Soros, often appear in conspiracy ideologies.

Source: t-online