Hubert von Goisern: Open letter to H.C. Strache

4th April 2006 | Text: Hubert von Goisern

While Rainhard Fendrich and Hubert von Goisern resound from the loudspeaker, Patrick Haselwanter begins as the first speaker: "I grew up here and have experienced the development. The Turkish families have settled the town. It's a systematic creation of a ghetto." It is an unbounded cheek, the "Islamification" must be curbed.

Strache follows and does not want to put up with "an Austrian being worth nothing more". The mayoress drives over citizens, the comrades are no alternative, according to the placards: "The Indians couldn't stop immigrants, today they live in reservations. If you want a house, you have to wear a headscarf...." (Tiroler Tageszeitung)

Dear Mr Strache,

I am pleased to hear that you are an admirer of my music and that you identify so strongly with the content of my songs that you use them at your election events.
However, since I conversely do not share your narrow-minded manner and xenophobic views, I ask that you refrain from further use of my music at your events.

I stand for an open, tolerant society, for the destruction of fear of the unknown and new, and not for the fomentation thereof.
I stand for looking changes in the eye and looking forward, not for the attempt to stop time, or to even turn it back; that is the content of "Heast as nit..."


Hubert von Goisern