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Red Bull Boss Slams Mass Migration, Forced Multiculturalism in Europe

Dietrich Mateschitz was born in  Austria to a family of Croatian ancestry. His parents were both primary school teachers and separated when he was a young child. Although never married, he has a son. He holds a pilot’s licence and enjoys flying. After taking ten years to graduate from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration with a marketing degree he started work with Unilever, where he worked marketing detergents. He subsequently moved to Blendax, the German cosmetics company. It was as part of his travels for Blendax that he discovered Krating Daeng, the drink that would later become Red Bull. In 1984, he founded Red Bull GmbH  with his Thai partners Chaleo and his eldest son Chalerm Yoovidhya, with the launch in Austria in 1987.

Subsequently, he turned the Red Bull drink into a world market leader among energy drinks. He is co-founder of the Wings for Life foundation that supports spinal cord research together with Heinz Kinigadner. Since 2014 the foundation has organised the Wings for Life World Run to raise funds. He lives in  Austria but also owns Laucala Island, off Fiji, which he bought from the Forbes family for £7 million. In 2013 Mateschitz purchased a custom DeepFlight Super Falcon, an extreme $1.7 million submarine for guests at his Laucala Island resort in Fiji. He is a smart man and his views should be listened to:

In a rare interview, Red Bull boss and Austria’s richest man Dietrich Mateschitz has slammed mass migration and political correctness, warning they threaten to destroy Europe’s true cultural diversity.

Speaking to Kleine Zeitung, the Formula 1 investor called the decision of key politicians to open the borders — which resulted in Europe’s migration crisis — “unpardonable”, noting that “if a company were to make mistakes on the same scale, it would have gone broke”.

Highlighting the “hypocrisies” of what he called the “refugees welcome brigade” with regards to migration, Mateschitz said: “I am talking about the fact that none of the people shouting ‘refugees welcome’ or [Chancellor Angela Merkel’s famous phrase] ‘we can do it’ were preparing their own guest rooms or tents in their gardens to accommodate half a dozen migrants.

“Even then it was clear to everyone that most of the people [arriving in the continent] did not correspond to the definition of the refugee. In any case, not the Geneva Convention”.

In the interview, Mateschitz took a stand against the “destabilisation of Europe”, which he said threatens the “uniqueness of [the continent’s] diversity and individuality with its different cultures and languages”.

“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”, Mateschitz told the newspaper, possibly alluding to comments made by European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in 2015.

“Any society, anywhere in the world, will be diverse in the future — that’s the future of the world,” Timmermans said, demanding that Eastern and Central EU nations undergo similar demographic transitions to Western Europe.

Of political correctness, Mateschitz said: “It seems that no one dares to tell the truth, even if everyone knows what the truth is.”

“The elites want citizens to be frightened, and easily manipulated,” he added.

The Red Bull founder said he sees numerous problems plaguing the European Union (EU), the architects of whom he fingered as belonging to a “so-called intellectual elite” with nothing to contribute to the continent.

“Policies which are steeped in political correctness have been imposed in the name of a self-proclaimed, so-called intellectual elite who have nothing to contribute to our country neither economically nor culturally despite their best intentions,” he said.

Mateschitz also poured scorn on how Russia has been framed as the EU’s nemesis by large parts of the media and Western liberal establishment, telling Kleine Zeitung: “I do not need anyone to tell me who my enemies are.”

Criticising attempts to destroy the former Soviet superpower through economic sanctions, the Formula 1 investor pointed out that “for Europe as a whole [this policy] results in losing billions of Euros”.

Challenged by the Austrian newspaper with the assertion that he too is an ‘elite’, Mateschitz hit back, describing himself as a “humanist” but “someone who basically opposes any dogma”.

Speaking about banning the Islamic veil, a talking point in Austria currently, the Red Bull boss said: “I can’t bring myself to think that this is really a matter of any importance … It’s silly to make a political issue out of something like this when there are far more pressing matters.”


{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Tommygun 25/04/2017, 2:14 am

    Sounds like he has a pretty good understanding of the situation! I’d like to read the full article, but it would be in German.
    I particularly liked his assessment of the disgusting way Russia is always portrayed by the MSM as “the danger” to the EU. It was that idiot Obama who dictated to the EU that THEY should apply sanctions to Russia. So the Europeans who were profitably trading with Russia have lost millions (probably billions by now). Nice one, Obama; they apply the sanctions and the USA has no repercussions!
    As for the loss of culture, etc. I used to think Europe was great; so many small, different countries so close together and yet so different. Different customs, languages, currency, foods. Now comes the “Homogenisation of Europe”.

    • Fred 25/04/2017, 8:20 am

      There is a fare bit of saber rattling going on in the small European countries.

    • Robert TG 25/04/2017, 10:27 am

      There is a small matter of the invasion into the Ukraine that may have affected the opinions of the Europeans.

      • Tommygun 25/04/2017, 2:46 pm

        Robert, you’ve been at the MSM Kool-aid again!
        There never was any Russian “invasion” of Ukraine.
        That is a complete construction of the EU/USA media.
        To be sure, there are many ethnic Russians living in the east of Ukraine (the “Donbass Region”) who wish their lands to be part of Russia. This was denied to them by Ukraine and so they fight for their rights. (The right to speak Russian, for example, which was denied to them by Ukraine Govt.)
        As for the Crimean Region; they are also 95% ethnic Russians, who speak Russian and wished again to belong to Russia. They held a referendum (ignored by the EU, of course!) and voted to return to Russia, so Russia took the Crimea back. You should see the changes since that has happened, because under Ukraine it was completely neglected. No invasion.
        By the way, I have visited the Crimea recently (I am living nearby right now) and have seen the changes myself and have seen how happy the people are.
        Please Robert, don’t swallow mainstream media propaganda so easily.

    • Neville 25/04/2017, 12:08 pm

      TG, you could try finding the article, and running it through Google Translate. It’s a bit hit and miss sometimes, and in that you’d need to read carefully and work out what the author was actually trying to say. However, generally speaking, Google Translate is not too bad.

      • Tommygun 25/04/2017, 2:38 pm

        Good idea. thanks Nev!

    • Robert TG 25/04/2017, 6:18 pm

      The power of the media is scary as to how they can misrepresent international events and opinions.

  • Greg 25/04/2017, 9:42 am

    A breath of fresh air. Someone prepared to stand up. He tells the truth, and we know that can be dangerous. But opposition to the unproductive elitist loudmouths is increasing and there is hope.

    • Neville 25/04/2017, 12:12 pm

      Yes, Greg, I notice that same thing – in a small, unorganised way. But I agree that it does seem to be increasing, from bits and pieces I pick up from people.
      Thing is, at some point it DOES need to become more organised. the lefty-socialist-cultural marxist bloc have been at it in an organised way for about 100 years, and there’s a LOT of ground to recover before ALL human affairs (including politics) are balanced again.

  • Joe Blogs 25/04/2017, 12:06 pm

    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

    • Biking Voter 25/04/2017, 6:13 pm

      If no one was around to hear it fall, how then could anyone have seen it fall. The big question then is, did it really fall?

      Sounds a bit like Schrodingers cat.

      • Joe Blogs 25/04/2017, 7:07 pm

        I think you missed the context, BV. Get an early start to the day?

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