Young Metternich, Alpine Trump, Knave of Hearts, Little Hitler – as soon as the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was not called ! Oh yes, also a child prodigy and Mozart. The world’s youngest foreign minister and the youngest chancellor in Austrian history began political activity at the age of seventeen. Today, at thirty-five, Kurz is a true political heavyweight. His sudden resignation from the post of chancellor became a global scandal.
The Austrian Chancellor practically does not speak about the ancestors and past of his family. According to official data, his mother is a teacher, his father is an engineer, both are devout Catholics. However, evil tongues accused young Kurtz of being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. “Horse riding, golf, prosecco, balls in Vienna Opera – this is his way of life” – gossip renowned sociologist Bernhardt Hayntslmayer.
All this somehow does not fit into the professions of the parents, but there are many such lacunae in Kurz’s biography. The life of his girlfriend, a high-ranking employee of the Ministry of Finance, Suza-nne Tyr, is also extremely classified. It is only known that they met when they were both 18 years old, and since then have not parted, although the marriage has not been formalized.
Young Kurz was brought into politics by Marcus Figl, the great-nephew of Leopold Figl, the famous Austrian politician who at one time – shortly after the war – was also the youngest chancellor in the country. This family clan professes a conservative agenda based on the values of the Catholic religion and classical capitalism. Well, he transfers to relatives by inheritance high posts in the Austrian People’s Party (ANP).
Under Feegle’s wing, Sebastian Kurz made a rapid career in the ANP youth division and became its leader. At the age of 25 he was appointed Minister for Integration, at the age of 27 – Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was so busy that he dropped out of university without ever getting a degree. “How will he look next to Lavrov and Steinmeier ?!” – then critics of the young talent were indignant.
From the very beginning, Kurz was torn apart by the people’s love-hate. On the one hand, his close-up photos were on the front page. His jackets and socks became a topic of conversation. As soon as he went out in public, crowds of fans rushed at him to take a selfie. (Note in parentheses that the Austrian Chancellor really looks great.) On the other hand, serious political figures – in old age, regalia and wrinkles – grumbled that all this was a mess and would soon be over.
However, the child prodigy did not give up and really showed himself to be an intelligent diplomat. Under him, Vienna became one of the leading centers of world politics. This is where the Iranian deal was negotiated. Vladimir Putin came here on a state visit .
And in 2016, Young Metternich achieved the seemingly impossible. At the insistence of Kurz, who overcame the resistance of the German establishment and personally Angela Merkel , the “Balkan route” was blocked – the road to Europe for illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East . This significantly reduced the burden on the EU and allowed the bloc to somehow survive the migrant crisis. And at the same time, it positioned Austria as the heiress of Austria-Hungary – the defender of the Slavic countries, its former possessions, from invasion from the East.
In May 2017, Kurz bec-ame the head of the ANP, and in December he beca-me the chancellor of Austr-ia. Local liberals went into hysterics. The Austrian left hated Kurz when he was Minister for Integration. He pushed through a law on compulsory German lessons in schools for migrant children and a ban on the veil. Kurz was also against gay marriage, believing that the already existing partnership law was enough for homosexuals. In addition, the Chancellor is an open Catholic, which is simply a mortal sin today.
Leftist haters have nicknamed the politician Baby Hitler. “Austrian time travel! Hitler can finally be killed in infancy!” – the German satirical magazine “Titanic” was having fun .
However, Kurz did not work out with the extreme right either. By agreeing to a coalition with a rather radical, by European standards, Party of Freedom , Kurz deftly intercepted their agenda. First of all, it was a painful migrant issue. The leader of the ANP cut benefits to migrants and payments to their families, tightly controlled the flow of visitors, campaigned for national Austrian values and the integration of “come in large numbers.” After the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, he openly stated that his country would no longer accept a single Afghan refugee.
But at the same time, the Chancellor harshly suppressed any nationalist antics. Upon learning that the New Zealand terrorist who shot the Christchurch mosque was transferring money to the Austrian identityists, Kurz demanded that they be dispersed immediately. And again a stream of insults poured on him – now from the right-wing radicals. Paradoxically, the Chancellor – the star and hope of European conservatives – began to be called “Soros’s henchman . “
There was some truth in this. When Viktor Orban expelled the European University of George Soros from Hungary , Kurz immediately suggested that the scandalous oligarch relocate the university to Vienna . The Chancellor meets regularly both with Soros himself and with his son Alexander.
At the same time, Kurz manages to be friends with Trump and his entire family. This does not prevent him from attending the secret gatherings of Bigtech leaders, which are hosted by the owner of Alphabet Eric Schmidt , although everyone knows that Trump’s IT oligarchs hate.
For careful silence on scandalous reasons, Kurtz was nicknamed the Quiet Chancellor in his homeland. His maneuvering and ability to make friends with absolutely opposite people really infuriates radicals – both on the left and on the right. However, for Austria, such a chancellor turned out to be a real gift. The country demonstrates sustainable economic growth from year to year. Vienna has regained its former splendor, becoming one of the centers of world diplomacy.
In 2018, Kurz invited Vladimir Putin to the country and in a peculiar way celebrated the 50th anniversary of gas supplies from Russia: the Austrian OMV signed a contract with Gazprom for a period until 2040. As a result, today Austria has bypassed the pan-European energy crisis.
All this, of course, could not get away with Kurtz. The American partners got worried. How is it that in a seemingly completely controlled Europe with its sterilized political elite, a bright statesman suddenly appeared who has the courage to conduct a sovereign policy?
He has his own point of view on everything – and he is not afraid to express it. Kurz’s list of thought-crimes against the globalist agenda is truly endless. Either he defends Viktor Orban, or he supports the Visegrad Four. That says that “there is no need to destroy the world economy to save the planet from climate change.” In general , he declares that “peace in Europe is impossible without Russia.” With this it was necessary to urgently do something.
Left-wing politicians, fed by Kurtz’s best friend George Soros, have launched an information war on social networks against the Austrian Chancellor. This summer it became known that Kurz’s girlfriend was expecting a baby. Haters immediately began to memorialize “Little Hitler will have his own baby.”
Department of State US said that US diplomats Russian security services insulted in Vienna. The publication Politico reported that “political prodigy turned into a criminal mani-pulator”. German newspap-ers, regularly serving Ame-rican interests, discovered in the Chancellor “a pench-ant for Nazi rhetoric.” What was it, you ask? Maybe the chancellor was shouting “Sieg heil!” No, no, Kurtz just used the word homeland a few times.
While Kurtz was on a business trip, the Chancellor’s office was searched. The Austrian prosecutor’s office accuses his employees of using budget funds to conduct certain polls that put the politician in a favorable light.
It seems that there were some bribes to the editors of the Osterreich newspaper. This accusation sounds particularly strange. Kurtz is a star himself. His instagram has about 350 thousand subscribers. Bloggers and influencers discuss the color of his socks and like his pictures. Journalists do not need bribes at all to write about him.
Whoever was behind the attack on Kurz, it is clear that neither Washington nor Brussels needs such bright politicians at all. According to the same scheme as the Chancellor, the globalist elites are annihilating today Matteo Salvini , the leader of the Italian Northern League.
However, Kurz continues to be supported by voters. Many political analysts in Vienna believe that his resignation is just a clever political move. In 2019, he similarly left after the Ibiza Gate. It was a crudely fabricated provocation against the leader of the Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache. Kurz then broke the coalition with this party and resigned. And almost immediately he won new elections and again headed the country’s government. It’s funny that the chancellor has hammered together a new coalition not with the Freedom Party, but with his most vicious antagonists – the Greens.
Now it is the Greens who are drowning Kurz with all their might. However, it is quite possible that the bell is ringing for them. “Kurz will take revenge on them all,” says the editor of the German tabloid Bild . “And especially the Greens.” and what a rock star without comebacks? Leaving to return is Alpine Trump’s favorite trick.