How do the Rothschilds avoid media attention

Conspiracy Tales and Myths: A Threat to Democracy?

Why are conspiracy narratives suddenly ubiquitous? How do they come about, what connects them? What role do anti-Semitic, racist and anti-feminist resentments play in this? Who is interested in their dissemination? What do they mean for our democracy and how can we counteract them - in both private and professional contexts? What special challenges are there in different areas of education? Where can I find technical support and practical help?

Online seminar

Friday March 26th 2021

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

With:Judith Rahner from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation (requested), Kai Venohr, Mark Haarfeldt and Ulf Teichmann (technical support) from the DGB Bildungswerk Bund.

Conspiracy narratives have gained a lot of attention in the wake of the corona pandemic, and they are spreading rapidly, especially on social media. In times of crisis and uncertainty, people look for simple explanations and “enemy images” - this paves the way to anti-Semitic myths and misanthropic worldviews that have existed for centuries and function according to a certain pattern. They are typically directed against a political, economic, media or scientific "establishment" that allegedly acts on behalf of a secret elite.

While QAnon supporters believe in a satanist leading power that desires a rejuvenation drug made from children's blood, other corona deniers suspect that measures to contain the pandemic will lead to world domination by the "Bilderbergers", the Rothschild family, Bill Gates or George Soros. In the conspiracy narrative of the “Great Exchange” of the European population through migration propagated by the so-called New Right, anti-Semitic, racist and anti-feminist resentments are combined. These ideological core elements not only function as a motive for right-wing violence, but are also increasingly gaining support in the middle of society, as is the case with anti-establishment slogans, as can be observed, for example, in protests by the “lateral thinking” movement.

The online seminar in cooperation with the DGB Bildungswerk Bund (VAU project - networking, education, support) is aimed at all interested GEW members who grapple with these anti-democratic tendencies and the associated risks of radicalization and who want to discuss possible courses of action in order to counteract them.

Registrations are possible until March 22nd and will be considered in the order in which they are received. For organizational reasons, automatic registration confirmations are sent. We therefore ask for binding registrations. After the registration deadline, all participants will receive an access link and information about the course of the seminar by email.

The organizers reserve the right tohigh demand to limit the number of participants and to exclude individual persons from participation, should they appear through racist, anti-Semitic or other inhumane statements.