Germany’s Karl Guttenberg on the rise
Many in Germany are looking more and more towards Karl Guttenberg to lead their country:
Guttenberg ‘the future’ say young conservatives
The head of the Christian Democrats’ youth wing has delivered a stinging blow to the leadership of Angela Merkel, slamming the party’s centrist direction and describing Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg as the best hope for conservatism.
The Local – Oct 14, 2010
Philipp Mißfelder, head of the Junge Union, told the Leipziger Volkszeitung that the middle road that the Christian Democrats (CDU) had been following was turning off conservative voters.Amid dwindling support in the polls, Merkel is under intense pressure, with some conservative commentators recently speculating about whether she may be forced out…
Mißfelder also made it clear that he saw Guttenberg, who belongs to the Bavarian sister party of the CDU, the Christian Social Union, as the best hope for the future.With his modern but clearly conservative orientation, Guttenberg was the “best political guarantee of survival for the union and defence against the Green zeitgeist.”
“Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, with his great credibility, appeals to many non-voters and former voters, so that in a very short time he has become an indispensable bearer of hope,” he said. http://www.thelocal.de/politics/20101014-30485.html
As regular readers of this page are aware, I have had my eye on Karl Guttenberg since late 2009. And he may be one to watch to rise up as the final “King of the North” (see also my examiner article Baron Karl Guttenberg and defense cuts. Might he be the Catholic Great Monarch?).
If Karl Guttenberg is part of a major Middle East peace deal, if he establishes armies (or a great army), and if he establishes something like a new religious order within his version of the “Catholic” faith, he likely will get more people’s attention.
And if Karl Guttenberg ultimately does gain the top job in a restructured Europe (especially if there are various signs and wonders at and after that time, cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ), all would be wise to realize that he pretty much is the one who will be the final King of the North (despite the type of denials that would be expected).
On the other hand, he could simply be a rising politician, like many others. We will see. But Karl Guttenberg does seem, for now at least, to be rising (and he could fall and still rise to the top job).
Karl Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg (born 5 December 1971), known as Karl-Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg or simply Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, is a German politician of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU), currently serving as the Minister of Defence of Germany in the second Merkel cabinet (since 28 October 2009).
Guttenberg holds a doctorate of law and has worked as a journalist. A Member of Parliament since 2002, he briefly held the post of Secretary General of his party before he was appointed as Federal Minister for Economics and Technology in the first Merkel cabinet on 10 February 2009. After taking office as a cabinet minister, he quickly became one of Germany’s most popular politicians.
He is the grandson of two prominent politicians, Baron Karl Theodor von und zu Guttenberg, a West German CSU politician, and Count Jakob von und zu Eltz, a Croatian politician of the 1990s.
Guttenberg is a member of the prominent Franconian noble House of Guttenberg, known since 1158 and imperial barons since 1700. The preposition von means “of” and historically denotes a family’s place of origin, while the preposition zu (literally, “to”) historically denotes a family’s current possession and place of residence. “von und zu” thus marks a noble family still resident at and in control of their original habitation. Since such titles became frozen centuries ago, they usually do not correspond to present-day realities any more.
His grandfather, Karl Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg (1921–1972), was a CSU politician and hardline conservative during the Cold War, noted for his opposition to the Ostpolitik. His grandmother, Rosa Sophie, Princess of Arenberg, is a member of the princely House of Arenberg. Guttenberg’s father, the conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg, owned the winery estate Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl. Both his grandfather and his great-greatuncle, the Catholic monarchist Karl Ludwig Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg, took part in the military resistance to the Nazi regime; the latter was executed after the 20 July plot.
Karl-Theodor’s mother, Christiane Gräfin und Edle Herrin von und zu Eltz genannt Faust von Stromberg (now Christiane Henkell-von Ribbentrop), is a member of the Eltz family, which has strong ties with Croatia. She is the daughter of Jakob von und zu Eltz, a former President of the Association of Winemakers in Rheingau who became active in Croatian politics after Croatian independence, and is related to the princely family of Liechtenstein and is also a descendant of the Habsburg-Lothringen imperial family, including Maria Theresa of Austria. She divorced Enoch zu Guttenberg in 1977 and married Adolf von Ribbentrop, the son of Hitler´s Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop (NSDAP), in 1985, and has two children from her second marriage. In addition to his half-brothers Rudolf and Friedrich von Ribbentrop (born 1989 and 1990), Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has a younger brother, Philipp Franz von und zu Guttenberg (born 1973), who married a daughter of Godfrey James Macdonald, 8th Baron Macdonald.
In February 2000, Karl-Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg married Stephanie Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen (born 1976), the great-great-granddaughter of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the Prince of Bismarck and Duke of Lauenburg, known as the “Iron Chancellor” and granddaughter of the politician Gottfried Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen (NSDAP) . They have two daughters. Guttenberg is Catholic, while his wife is Protestant (Lutheran).
He is a fourth degree nephew of the Oscar-winning film director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
She is the glamorous other half of a political couple who have been dubbed Germany‘s answer to the Kennedys, admired for their sparkling public appearances and aristocratic backgrounds and said to be the nearest thing Germany has to royalty.
But Stephanie zu Guttenberg, great granddaughter of the founder of the German empire, Otto von Bismarck, and the wife of Germany’s defence minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenburg, is finding her rising star overshadowed by pressure to distance herself from a TV show in which she helps expose alleged paedophiles.
Zu Guttenberg, whose celebrity has been growing as rapidly as that of her charismatic 38-year-old husband, co-presents Tatort Internet. The show involves an actor, impersonating a teenager, who communicates via web chat rooms with men searching for sex with minors. When a man meets the “girl” he is confronted by a journalist posing as her mother and the incident is secretly filmed.
The show has been compared to the US series To Catch a Predator, which was abandoned after a Texan lawyer shot himself dead during filming when he was confronted in his home by police accusing him of paedophilia.
The German programme, broadcast by the tabloid channel RTL2, has now come under fire from child protection groups, the justice minister and lawyers, after an alleged child abuser exposed by the show this month went underground. The programme makers admitted they failed to inform the police of their suspicions about the man, the 61-year-old head of a youth group funded by the Catholic charity Caritas. His family said he did not go home after being fired by the charity when the allegations were made and his identity was revealed on the web. They fear he might have taken his life.
watch this man..hes ticking a lot of boxes..and with merkel in some sort of death spiral the most popular politician in germany will be on the rise..any of our german friends like to give us some more info on this man?
I don’t think that Guttenbergs foreseeable rise to power has something to with new nazi tendencies within germany. He is not a Nazi as he is not a nationalist, antisemite or rassist. But without a doubt he is a fascist from the international elite.
He is their perfect represantative as he unites the two strong after war wings of conservatism in Germany: black nobility resp. catholic vatican forces (his ancestors are members and leaders of orders like smom, sepulchre and golden fleece) and anglo-american forces (member of the most powerful german pressure group atlantik-bridge, aspen institute, DGAP (german spinoff of the CFR), American Council on Germany (ACG) etc.)
He is befriended with persons like Kissinger (http://bilder.bild.de/BILD/unterhaltung/leute/fotos/2010/02/07/sicherheitskonferenz-party/guttenberg-kuesst-seine-frau-stephanie-14866931-mbqf,templateId=renderScaled,property=Bild,width=227.jpg) and with Soros (http://www.welt.de/multimedia/archive/00772/guttenberg_soros_DW_772965p.jpg)